Breaking news! I cut off all of my hair! Yes, really!
About a week ago, I looked at my blow dryer and my soaking wet hair, and I just… Could. Not. Do. It. Anymore. So I decided to make a change – a big change! – and chop it all off.
My stylist, Sarah, was completely supportive and excited. I brought her pictures and explained the look I was going for, and she explained exactly how we were going to get there. Essentially, I have a long bob that lands between my collarbone and my shoulder. I have long layers throughout – just enough to give it shape. And here’s the magic secret – the back is slightly shorter than the front. I know! Its madness! I feel so modern…
There’s a secret to finding the perfect pictures of a haircut to share with your stylist. I searched Pinterest for days for the cut I was going for, and found UK-based blogger Anna Saccone. A few years ago, she had a very chic, long bob – exactly the style I wanted!
Because she was a regular blogger, I was able to save pictures from different blog posts over a short period of time. This allowed Sarah to see the hairstyle in different angles and styles to get it exactly right. That’s how she figured out the style is slightly shorter in the back, which gets it to fall in just the right way.
The last time my hair was this short was in college about five years ago, so it is a bit of an adjustment. Every time I shampoo my hair I keep reaching for longer locks! However, I am completely loving the quick blowouts, and even taking the time to curl and style it in a fun way.