Thursday, 5 July 2012

Short Hair Is Okay Too.

I've been wanting to make this post for ages after Gemma left a comment saying that there weren't many other short haired bloggers about. It inspired me. So here I am, finally getting around to it. 

It's a post all about hair - short hair - my hair to be specific.
I cut mine off (well a hairdresser did) about 4 years ago now, the summer before I started Sixth Form. I'd thought about doing it for years, and I was sat in the chair and couldn't think of anything else, so it got cut off. I went from shoulder length hair straight to the hair style I have now.

I still love it. Surprisingly only two people (both male might I add) have asked me 'when are you growing it out?' My answer to that is: Not anytime soon. Not drastically anyway. It's simple really; I feel much more comfortable with short hair, it suits my face better, and I get lots of compliments on it - whether it be the cut or the colour.
I love short hair, whether it be super gamine like Mia Farrow, or soft like Carey Mulligan, I seem to gravitate towards ladies with shorter hair. Don't get me wrong, in another life I'd probably adore having long, luscious curly locks, but it just isn't my lot in life. My crop makes me different. It stands out - probably due to the fact my hair is also dyed bright red!

My two favourite 'hairspirations' are Carey Mulligan and Michelle Williams.

I've taken numerous photos of both stunning women to the hairdressers for inspiration, and whilst I can't pull off the above the brow fringe (bangs) I adore the softness and femininity of their hair styles. The one thing I worried about when I chopped my hair off was whether I'd still feel girly. Simple answer? I do. And guys still like it (not that that really matters).

For me, the argument 'short hair makes you look like a boy' is immature and just plain wrong. I've never been insulted because of my hair, nothing springs to mind anyway. I mean how can you look at all the beautiful women who have short hair and argue that they look manly. You can't.

I have flirted with the idea of growing out my hair into a short, jaw-length bob, but I can't bear to part with my cropped hair just yet.

Speaking of which, I should be off to bed as I'm up early for work and then a visit to the hairdressers.

Five of my favourite shorter-haired blogging ladies:

Thanks for reading x


  1. The cut is super cute on you! Why grow it out if you love and it obviously works? I've always thought that it takes pretty good bone structure and face shape to pull of such a short cut anyways. x

    1. Exactly :) I really do love my hair, suits me so much better than long hair I think xx

  2. I'd actually love to have my hair cut shorter like you, but honestly don't think it'd suit me. I love Carey Mulligan's as well, but find that because I actually dress like a seven-year-old boy most days it just wouldn't work x

    1. I thought that, but in the end, it's only hair, it grows back (although there is the dodgy stage where it gets between your eyebrows and ears). I love you hair as it is, I wish I could pull off a shorter fringe as easily as you do :) xx

  3. I'm also a short haired blogger! I have had extensions in before & taken them out because I love my short hair! I like the face im not swamped in hair as I have been with long hair before! :) xxx

  4. I had my hair cut really short earlier in the year, but I think I'm going to grow it out. Yours looks really cute - suits you well!

  5. Hell yeah short hair! Even though I can never decide whether to keep mine short or grow it out. I love girls with short hair!

    1. Me too! I can't believe I forgot to put you in my list Laila agh! I love your hair - you pull of head scarves like no one else! xx

  6. I love your hair it really suits you!

    Emma x

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  8. I really love short hair! You have the perfect facial shape for it too :) xx

  9. Erm how have I only just seen this post now? Thank you so much for including me I am BEYOND flattered! Short hair is so much more interesting than long hair! And only a handful of girls can ever really pull off short hair! It is so easy to be safe and long hair I think anyway. Keep your hair short no matter what I absolutely love it!!!

    Gemma x

    1. Hey lady! I hope you had a fabby holiday! Yeah I agree! Short hair > long hair. I love it too! (and yours, obviously)

      Love, xx


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