Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Half off

I had my hair cut - about half of it off. Feel free to blame my sister Sarah. She planted the idea in my head that I would look really good with a layered hairstyle, and that it'd really help my curls.

A shot of the before:

No, my head isn't crooked or anything, my hair grows crookedly. I typically have a 4 inch discrepancy every year. My left side always grows longer. (Don't forget that you're looking at a mirror image, so in the picture, it's the right side that's longer.) I could pull that section straight and it was about an inch away from my waist.


Not any more! :)

A real mess of curls now. It was kinda funny though, when she was done cutting my hair, she asked if I wanted her to curl it, or to straighten it. I opted to have it straightened, because my hair is never truly straight. Sarah's the exact same way, except that hers never curls! So hair cuts are the rare times we get what's exactly the opposite of our natural hair styles. :)


And of course, I couldn't end this post without a front shot too.

I think I'll be maintaining a shorter length from now on. I wanted my hair to my waist so much for so long, but it doesn't fit ME. Styling gets frustrating, my hair gets frizzy when it's long because it wants to curl, but has too much weight.

I think next time I'll get to cut right above my shoulder. I feel daring! I haven't had hair that short in 20 years. :D

Leah

14 comments:

Jeanne said...

Leah, I love your curls! I think you'll be much happier with the shorter length, too.

Carolyn said...

I always wanted curls...I just have fuzz. Your new cut looks great!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Aww, what a pretty picture of you! :) Your cut looks great - I have wavy hair, not too curly, not too straight. Sure wish sometimes that it would at least be one or the other, but apparently my hair can't decide what it wants to be. So I either have to straighten or curl it on a daily basis. Oh decisions. Lol* Most days I put it in a bun or clip because I'd much rather sew than do my hair! :)

Melzie said...

looks very nice Leah, I think our hair is probably very similar. I always think I want mine long too but mine styles naturally curl'ish when a little shorter. Within a couple inches either way of shoulder length is my best. xoxo melzie

AmyK said...

I love it, Leah! It looks great!

paula, the quilter said...

The new 'do is very flattering and looks great.

Ginger said...

Love it!

Kim said...

lovely do....cute smile too!
DD just started school for being a hair dresser Monday, of course last Friday she colored both mine and my best friend's hair to cover the grays that the teens cause on a daily basis :)

Chrissie said...

Beautiful picture, Leah! Shorter hair can indeed be easier to take care of! and easier on the vacuum cleaner! lol!
love ya!
Chrissie

Winona said...

Leah, I love your new haircut. Your hair is so pretty. Lovely picture of you too.
Winona

Norma said...

I bet the shorter hair feels cooler too! I love that big smile in the picture!

Morah said...

I like the curly shorter hair. There must be something in the air because DD also had her long hair shortened and layered....

Clare said...

I recently had mine cut from your current length to just below my ears. Like you I've got curly hair so layering really does help. The only trouble is I can never make it look like it did when I came out of the hairdressers (sigh).

Laila L S said...

Hi, I just found your blog and is enjoying it. Your new haircut is lovely.