hair brings one’s self-image into focus; it is vanity’s proving ground. hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices. ~shana alexander
many years ago, i had short hair. and for a long time. i chopped my hair from bra-line to a-line-bob when i was 16. and keeping it short was part of who i was. the pixie cut was my best and favorite style of all. mostly, i don’t care much for hair on my neck or in my face, so naturally, i kept it short.
2010 was about the time i decided to start the grow out process. i had a great stylist who helped me make the most out of each phase of growth.
i knew it would be a long road.
i prepared for irritating stages.
i also knew that when it got to the right length, it would all be worth it.
three and a half years later, we’re there!
as much as i LOVE having the freedom of bangs, no bangs, up, down, half up, vintage styles and experimenting with braids and waves, there are so many things about long hair that i just haven’t had to deal with for the last 17 years.
one // gets caught under my purse straps. annoying.
two // touches the backs of my arms and scares me. eeeek!
three // gets stuck in between my back and my seat when i’m driving, making it pull when i turn my head. rude!
four // blow drying takes the time of a tv show these days. hence the ponytails all the time.
five // it’s everywhere! like seriously….everywhere!
but i’ll be keeping it long. i absolutely love it and look forward to the possibilities.
what about you? long? short? don’t care? i wanna know!
hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself. ~hubert de givenchy, vogue, july 1985