at the start of every season, i find myself mentally noting a list of style-related to-dos that really ought to be written down (and paired with appropriately inspiring images!). something about the whiff of change in the air, the flurry of fashion weeks, and the promise of new and wonderful things to come inevitably jumpstarts my list-making engines.
for me, the item that always ends up at the top of my style notes list around this time of year is...get a very different haircut.
my hair is currently getting long and i'm completely bored with it. i've also been one of those girls who's more or less had the very same hairstyle for years. i feel quite confident with my personal style, yet i've never quite felt confident enough with my hair, mostly due to the fact that it's thick and somewhat wavy and just unruly enough...all the reasons why i'm too easily tempted into letting it grow out and pull it back into a ponytail. (sound like familiar backstory for a classic TV makeover candidate?)
some of my inspiration images that i'm considering...
1. the Freja
this is very similar to my own hair texture, which would mean likely the lowest-maintenance cut. i had a comically bad experience with bangs when i decided to give myself a blunt fringe back in middle school, but i am re-considering them again.
2. the Alexa
a shorter, piecey take on the bob. i like that it's short enough to be significantly different, but still got some swingy texture to it.
now we segue into The Pixie group, which is filled with tempting examples of gorgeous ladies past and present who have chopped off all their hair and managed to look damn good doing it.
3. the Winona
ok, i'm posting this photo in spite of the fact that my hair texture is not like this at all. nope, just posting this photo because Winona with her circa-Girl, Interrupted pixie is still one of the most luminously beautiful ladies around. that is all.
4. the Audrey T
5. the Jean
6. the Mia
7. the Michelle
i need someone who can be two-parts Hair Whisperer and one-part artist-with-scissors. if you know of anyone who is funny and a good listener and talented and fits the description above, and is based in either Shanghai or NYC, please do let me know in the comments!
which one(s) do you like? do you have a good or bad short(er) haircut story?