Spring Chop

Spring chop - Trendy asymmetrical short hair for spring
 
Q: Why do I always feel an urge to cut my hair short at the beginning of spring? As soon as I sense spring approaching, I feel like making an appointment with the hairdresser.
 
My hair is currently long, hanging down to my shoulders for a few years now, but in the past, there have been occasions where I impulsively cut it short at the beginning of spring. I have a feeling that I won't be able to resist this urge this spring either, and that my long hair will soon fall prey to the scissors of the hairdresser.

 
A: Don't worry, you're not the only one who feels this urge when spring arrives. It's an annual phenomenon that I personally experience as a hairstylist, both in myself and in my female clients. As soon as spring arrives, we feel like cutting our hair significantly shorter.
 
With the first beautiful spring weather, I notice a remarkable increase in spring chops. I even think I do more transformations from long to short hair in the spring than in the summer! In my opinion, there are several possible reasons for the phenomenon of the spring chop. Personally, I think it's mostly a psychological phenomenon, and I've even philosophized about it with some of my clients.
 
The onset of spring brings a feeling of renewal and rejuvenation. Just like nature sheds its winter coat, many women feel like getting rid of their long hair and opting for a lighter, fresher look. After months of wearing warm clothes and maybe even dealing with static hair in winter, the arrival of spring brings a liberating feeling. Instead of warm turtlenecks, they can wear cute blouses and dresses again, and many women feel like completing their spring look with a new hairstyle.
 
Shorter hairstyles are often associated with a sense of freedom, which perfectly fits the energy of the spring season, bringing a feeling of new beginnings and new possibilities. Cutting hair short can be felt by a woman as a literal weight off her shoulders, bringing a sense of lightness and vitality.
 
Woman with a new and fresh short haircut for spring
 
Just as flowers bloom and trees awaken from their winter sleep, and nature changes, many women feel a natural inclination to change themselves in spring. Cutting off long hair gives them an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. Whether it's a trendy bob cut or a bold pixie cut, a shorter hairstyle symbolizes a willingness to embrace new opportunities.
 
As temperatures rise and days get longer, the practical side of shorter hair becomes clearer and more attractive. We're still getting used to the first warmth of spring, and long locks that provided warmth and protection during the cold winter months can suddenly feel burdensome. A shorter hairstyle not only feels fresher in warmer weather but also simplifies hair care, leaving more time to enjoy the beautiful weather.
 
Fashion websites, fashion magazines, celebrities, and influencers on social media platforms often promote certain hairstyles as trendy during specific seasons. As spring approaches, we're inundated with images of chic shorter spring hairstyles, influencing our perception of what an attractive and contemporary hairstyle is. This reinforces the phenomenon of the spring chop in its own way.
 
Woman with her hair cut in a bob for spring
 
For many women, a visit to the salon is a form of pampering and self-care. Cutting their hair short can be a form of catharsis, symbolizing a break from the dark winter months and a step towards a better future. Whether it's letting go of emotional baggage or simply the need for visible change, a short spring chop gives women an opportunity to reset themselves both inwardly and outwardly.
 
So, that was a lot of information, and I hope you found it useful. If you think you'll feel happier by cutting your hair short again, go for it. I won't try to persuade you otherwise. As a hairstylist, I often experiment with my own hair, and over the past years, I've had it in various lengths, from very long to super short. I wish you the refreshing feeling of cutting your hair short, because I also love it immensely.
 
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