Pics: Elle July 2012. Freja (unknown)
So I'm going to cut my hair and have made an appointment at noon tomorrow.
It's a toss up between these two above looks which I love:
Picture 1: Freja Beha with her grown out shaggy bob that grazes the collar bone. I cannot tell you how much I love this. It's still enough hair to play with but looks edgy enough to feel like me.
Picture 2. Daria Werbowy in a shorter tucked behind the ears look which I have had before but keep circling back to every two years to consider a re-cut.
None of you have seen me with Daria's cut. It was before I started WDUGT and while I was still living in London. I have always had long hair from a little girl. I remember when Mum would sit me between her legs on the living room floor and plait my hair and boy did I cry my eyes out. I hated the comb going through my thick hair and resented each time she would instruct me to "go get the comb and brush."
Years later and one really bad relationship over, I booked for a hair cut at the prestigious Errol Douglas salon in London. *If I'm getting a cut, I wanted to pay for a damn good one. Errol took one look at my dry over processed hair: "you know all this needs to come off." He was holding over 8+ inches. I told him to just do it. He morphed me from long dry hair to a stunning similar cut to Daria's above. Heck - it was better than Daria's. It was a massive change. I noticed my neck and jaw line for the first time and my eyes peeped out from under a long playful side swept fringe. Strangely enough, I felt more feminine with it short than when it was longer. I started to wear earrings more. Everyone loved the feminine tomboy. Even strangers complimented me on it (that was a first). Mum was speechless - not in a good way.
The biggest change? Everything I wore looked 10 x better. It was like magic. You know when you look at someone and say: "oh well she can wear anything with that face" well apply that same statement but switch the words "that face" to "that hair cut." You get the point. The bad part? The grow out phase was a b*tch.
So now you know some background, which cut should I get tomorrow?
Picture 1: The blunt cut shag a la Freja? or
Picture 2: The "holy crap that's Karen?" long fringe/short sides.
*Why is it that when a woman ends a bad relationship one of the first things that they do is cut or change their hair? I could swear that my reason for the Daria cut was badly damaged hair (it was going to break off) but it coincided with ending a low point in my life back then. My hair and relationship are fine now so the cut is about a style change. I'm tired of the way it is.
Soooo which one???!! If I like the new cut enough I'll instagram/tweet a picture from the salon!