As you know, I grew out my hair last winter and played around with a few different styles before deciding to once again return to the world of pixie cuts. I can't stay away. The pixie cut is so distinctive. Defining. Empowering. At first I left my bangs long and swept to the side. Then I cut it all off.
I remembered my Pinterest board full of super short 'dos from Michelle and Emma and company and decided to crop it. I mean, really crop it. It was the shortest cut I've ever had and it took some getting used to. At least with bangs, you can kind of style them differently depending on the mood and they soften your look a bit. But with super cropped hair, that's it. It's just you, your face and the world.
Out came the big earrings and loud accessories. I really liked my close cropped pixie cut. I felt so cool. So edgy. So rad. But here's the thing with short hair: even if you look awesome, there are people who will hate it. Who will tell you how much they loved your longer hair. People who will wonder, out loud, when you will get over this phase. They'll ask you what made you cut it so short. (Answer: I wanted to be awesome.) It's ridiculous, but it's reality. And you have to just remind yourself that haters gonna hate.
It's good practice for the rest of life, isn't it? You can't please everyone and you shouldn't even try. Especially with your hair style. Because IT IS JUST HAIR. Just hair. Not a big deal. Who cares? No one.
Except to be honest, I do care. I care about my hair. I care about looking (and feeling) good. That doesn't mean I have to look a certain way, be a certain size or follow a certain trend, but I want to feel comfortable in my own skin and in my body. So when I feel some negative pixie cut energy, I turn that nonsense right off and strut down the street knowing that I'm a badass lady with a badass hair style.
Take the plunge. Cut it off. I'm thinking of letting it get a little long in the front while keeping the back nice and tidy. Reverse mullet. (These photos are all from this summer, when I still had my freckles. My hair is more or less the same right now, but my skin is pasty winter pale.)
The Pixie Cut Series
Part 1: Chopping it all off
Part 2: Rocking the pixie
Part 3: Growing it out An Update- 8 Months Later
& The Asymmetrical Bob, just for fun