Chop, Chop, Chop


I’ve been thinking on this for a few months now. I have been terrified to do it, but I’ve also been desperate for some relief from the heat. Plus, I’m just not very high maintenance, and while I love how my long hair looks on me, 90% of the time it’s in a ponytail because hello sweaty city, could have a fan on me 24/7, need a wind tunnel in order to sleep is my typical late spring to late fall look and feel. Plus it’s just easier to do with working from home or running quick errands.

Nothing wrong with taking some time to doll up. I’m much more confident with my rosacea covered up. I will gladly make the effort for special events and date nights. And if I worked at an office or was a more social type, I would probably try to find some sort of compromise. But I don’t think the cats are going to appreciate the effort I took for full makeup and flat-ironed hair. I’m built for comfort and efficiency, not for showroom quality shellacking. However, please note I am jealous of ya’ll that can pull off flawless makeup without it looking like a Rorschach inkblot 20 minutes after walking out the door.

Anyway, I have NEVER cut my hair at chin-length or higher. The other gals with the round faces probably know reason #1. I don’t want to look like I’m trying to eclipse my hair with a full moon of a face. Also, as much as I don’t like ponytails, they are also a guaranteed way to get all my hair up off my neck and face.


But hey, I’ve never had an issue with slow hair growth. And surely I could find something that wouldn’t require half an hour with a flat iron just to run to the pharmacy without looking like a bad Chris Farley cosplay from Tommy Boy. The point is less maintenance, not more to avoid this look all day every day:

chrisfarThat’s when people like us have gotta forge ahead, Helen. Am I right?

Finally I decided to muster up some courage and bring some inspirational photos with me. Lisa* did a FANTASTIC job with the cut (and the regular highlights) and even she was worried that I would freak over the amount being cut. It really threw me at first, no surprise, but really it is just glorious to have the back of my neck exposed to the air and not be weighed down with so much hair. She cut it good and short in the back, but it was hard to get a good picture of it.

 It’ll take a few days to get used to it. But since it looks like I avoided moon-faced syndrome, I don’t know if I’ll ever want to go back to the old length again.

*Lisa is one of the stylists at the hair salon in BAGS-N-GUNS, downtown Westmoreland, (615) 644-3540. I highly recommend her.

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