I know most brides-to-be grow their hair in an effort to create the infamous bridal updo. As I stated in an earlier post, I am still on the fence as to whether I will wear my hair up or down. I had high hopes that my hair and I would make it until June. But the truth of the matter is that it was becoming a huge pain to dry and style. Most days, I didn’t do much in the realm of styling. I just kinda let it chill…ever so limply. Case in point, The Long and Lifeless Look.
I have kept my hair medium to long in length since high school, however, I’ve start to think…as I move into my late 20’s, I should be doing something more with it. So rather than force myself to look unfortunate for the next six months, I decided to just “trim it a little”. When I got in the stylist’s chair, I realized I wanted more than a trim. I found myself telling her to get rid of the shag…and take up the length…and layer it…and give me side swept bangs. Oh, and I colored it while I was there, too (a bit darker). Here’s what we came up with: So yeah, oops, I cut my hair before the wedding. Shoot me! Any of you ladies get impatient like me and reach for the scissors before your big day rather than after?



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    December 19, 2008

    Love the new do πŸ™‚ Definitely more manageable (and you could still do a lot with it come wedding day) πŸ™‚ Very chic and cute!

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    Victory Birdsbee

    December 19, 2008

    Ah! I just did the same thing. Really, the same style! I mean, they stylist said you don’t need that ugly long hair to pull into an updo. Why suffer?

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    December 19, 2008


    And I see no reason that you have to grow your hair out for a wedding. If you can rock short hair, do it.

    I like mine more in the range you cut yours, but I’ve been rather lazy about getting it cut as I do like the protection from the cold long hair provides.

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    December 20, 2008

    Well, it’s not like you went for a pixie cut! It’s still long! Your short hair is my long hair. My hair just can’t get as long as yours without getting really limp and unhealthy looking.
    I just got a haircut yesterday. I took 2″ off (it was your new length) and had it dyed (just one shade darker in a semi-permanent dye).

    I think your new look is great, and it’s long enough you’ll still be able to do an updo if you want!

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    December 21, 2008

    I cut my hair a few ago too. It was time for a change! Your new do looks cute! πŸ™‚

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    The Pissed Off Bride

    December 27, 2008

    Love your hair cut. It’s not too short for up. What kind of up-do wereyou looking to do?
    Whatever you decide I think the cut frames your face very well.

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    Laura Kuntz

    January 28, 2009

    I told my roommate, mother, and fiance DONT LET ME CUT MY HAIR. I have already been tempted twice since then… I need to go in for a trim but no it will end in a drastic change — it always does! I think you still have a great length though that you can do tons of things with!

    P.S. First time reader today and love the blog… will definately become a follower πŸ™‚