So I’ve officially decided to grow my hair back out.
I have gone through a lot of change in the past year, and my hairstyles through it all seems to reflect that. It all started when I went from a very safe, comfortable place — LONG hair that I would never touch — to shoulder length. Then permed it. Soon after, got bangs. Then, after much anxiety and indecision, went through with the pixie cut. (Don’t you like how I turn everything into a metaphor?)
I absolutely loved it. Short hair: it’s been fun. But now it’s time to get my locks back.
But I’m scared. Anyone who’s had a pixie cut and tries to go back to long hair knows exactly what I’m talking about.
1. You go super short, and it’s new and amazing. Your bold decision has your friends thinking you have some serious cojones, and you look instantly chic, Emma Watson status. 2. It grows out a little, you maintain the style. And it still looks classic, the timeless look resembling that of Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn, Edie Sedgwick — all such iconic beauties. You’re down with that. “You kind of look like Michelle Williams.” Even more down with that. But what happens next… 3. is the part I dread.
Tips I’ve received to combat the mullet: Invest in pins, barrettes. Make use of bandanas and headbands. Hats are your new best friend.
Welp, here we go. Wish me luck, friends. Let’s hope the stage of looking like this doesn’t last long: