I've always considered myself to be a short-hair person.
Short hair fits my personality, my lifestyle......my face.
I've stuck with the classic inverted bob and piled on the blonde highlights for most of my adult life.
This is probably the last time I had freshly-cut and freshly-colored, cute, short hair
But lately, I've been growing my hair out. I haven't had the time, money, or energy to keep up with my cute blonde hairstyle since having a child. I wish it wasn't so, but that's the truth. I would LOVE to get back to a freshly maintained, chic, stylish hairstyle eventually, but for now I'm actually having a lot of fun with my hair. I'm finally getting past the annoying in-between-chin-and-shoulder length and experimenting with different styles and 'dos.
I experimented with bangs:
While the bangs were cute and fun, I'm already over it.
If I styled them just perfectly, I think they looked ok. But, it was way too easy to look awkward with these short, short bangs. And, 2nd day hair is almost never presentable when you're rockin' bangs.
Now that I've decided I don't like the bangs so much, I've been clipping
them back and out of the way.....I think this will help me manage until they're grown out.
I've also been dying my hair darker to help with the upkeep of color. I'm pretty certain that I've finally found my natural shade (or as close to it as I'm going to get), and I like to freshen up the color every 6-8 weeks......I can do that, since it's $7 a box vs the $100's I used to spend at the salon.
Most days I really enjoy my longer hair......I can wear it curly, straight, pulled up in a ponytail, whatever.
I feel like I have choices to fit my mood and my to-do list.
Like I said, some day I would love to make regular visits to a stylist, and keep my hair fresh, healthy, and looking magnificent.
For now, though, I'll continue to experiment, have fun, and watch these hairs growwww!