Monday, 27 May 2013

Going for the chop

Like many girls (or women..?) at the age of 20, I've had some pretty hideous haircuts over the years. I cringe even looking back at badly cut fringes and lengths that just don't do my face any justice what so ever. I left secondary school with a wavy mess of shoulder length hair with a hideous half grown out fringe, which I let grow out. It got a decent length before uni, and I vowed I would grow and grow it out until it was as long as I wanted. I did this for a year, and had no haircut what so ever, which left me with my long locks that I'd been wanting forever! I made this small montage of how my hair has changed over the years, I can't believe some of these are still on facebook. A timeline montage is fun, don't cha think? You can see how much you've changed! 

Hair, make up, and fashion have all got better with time don't you agree! I've had my long locks now for about a year, and I have to say, I am emotionally attached to my hair. I've only even had it cut once, and then I was so nervous to let someone touch it. For a change a few months ago, you may have seen that I dip dyed it. I really loved this look, but I've been thinking to myself recently it's time for an even more drastic change. A big chop! 

Although as much as I long hair, It's a major hassle. I wash it daily (I know I shouldn't but otherwise it's major flop), and it takes a while to blow dry, style, curl or straighten, and even now when I curl it, the style doesn't stay for more than a few hours and just drops out due to the thickness and weight of my hair. As soon as I'm home, I usually wack it up in a bun out of the way, cos most of the time it annoys me and gets in the way! Walking home from uni in the wind the other day, well, I couldn't see to be honest. Hair was everywhere, and I thought, right, that's it! 

I went into my local Southampton hairdressers (Justice for Hair in Bedford place, I only went in there once before but it's a lovely salon and they did a really good job) on Saturday and booked my appointment! I'm getting a cut and style, and after I walk in there Friday there's no going back. I'm such an indecisive person in general, but deep down I really want to get it cut to a medium length.  I need something really new, and a change (I'm not sure, maybe i'm having a quoter life crisis?!) I'm slightly tempted to take scissors to it myself so there's no going back! I'm such an indecisive person in general, but this is something I really want to do. What's the worst that can happen anyway, I hate it, it looks hideous.. but hair grows back! I'm really hoping that it will leave me with hair that is in much better condition, healthier and easier. There's a tiny part of my brain that keeps saying 'No Ellen! What are you doing?! You love your hair!' but my boyfriend, friends and family are all telling me to go for it! 

Recently I've been seeing some amazing medium length cuts, which I think look so trendy and easy! I'm not on the hunt for some photo inspiration of what I want, here are some medium lengths which I really love!:

I also asked about colour, as I really want my hair stripped as it's nearly black now as it has so much dye on. I had a colour patch test with the dye, and it's left me with sore red marks, so I think that's a DIY project I'll have to decide on after, as it seems like the salon dye hasn't reacted well with my skin! I'll let you know how I get on friday.. WISH ME LUCK!!

Have you ever had the urge to do something completely different with your hair?!

1 comment:

  1. I went for the chop just over a month ago and worst thing I did - he gave me loads of layers and my hair look horrible and I miss the length :( don't do it!

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