Okay, perhaps the post title is a slight understatement. I got a big haircut.
Lots of you on Instagram saw this photo yesterday, so here’s the blog reveal!
Yesterday I paid a visit to my stylist Angelica, the owner of Tigerlilie Salon, a great vintage-themed salon in Chicago. I’ve essentially had the same hairstyle for a few years now, give or take a few inches of length. While I’ve been happy with my hair, it was getting a bit boring doing the same thing all the time, so I felt up for a change!
It also served another purpose of cutting off nearly all of the permanent black hair dye I’ve been wanting to grow out for at least a year now. So I think what you’re seeing is pretty much my natural color!
I still wanted a cut that felt very vintage, even if it was totally outside of my normal look. I struggled with this nearly two years ago when I first contemplated a short cut, but I was worried how it would look when I didn’t feel like setting it. Because when my hair was long and I didn’t set it, I always felt it looked like crap. But I work from home most of the time, so it’s easy to be lazy a lot, and that in turn always made me feel crummy about myself!
So I went for a classic bob with long bangs, seen on such people as 20s style icon Louise Brooks, and currently sported by Australian actress Essie Davis in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (which I’m newly obsessed with and definitely helped influence the decision to go this short). But I’ve also seen evidence of this style in the 1950s, too!
The great thing about this cut is that I can flop between completely different looks–smooth and straight when I don’t want to fuss with setting it, but I can also play with short sets, too!
It’s a big change, that’s for sure. And it’s only been a day, so I’m still in a bit of shock seeing myself with this cut. But I think it’s going to be great fun!