Going Short (2)

Girl with short hair - front and back view
 
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You won’t be weighed down anymore by knots, flyaways, and unruly humidity puff. And the fact that you have gone so bold and different will most definitely garner compliments and envy. But beware, some may not understand the need for the change. Just ignore any negativity because it is your life. But the good outweighs any bad and the confidence and freedom you will feel will automatically exude sexiness and attract others to you and your bold personality.
 
Your style can also change dramatically when you go short. You may feel more confident in wearing neck baring shirts, collared blouses or turtlenecks. You won’t always be worrying that your hair will get in the way thus the clothes that you choose will be the focus of your style and who knows where that inner pixie will take you. Her style may be more outrageous and fun than the longhaired version of you or you may just wear things differently as your inner confidence has changed.
 
You have broken free from the hair chains! Along with that, you won’t always be on the lookout for a hair tie and bobby-pins, and cute headbands will most definitely become your friends. You will even be able go completely without any additions to your hair in the sense that the pixie cut is fine on its own.
 
Do keep in mind, though, that to keep the style the way that you want it, it will require regular salon visits to keep the look tame. Make your appointments every time you are exiting the salon, based on how fast your hair grows, usually around eight weeks as hair grows roughly a quarter of an inch per month. Along with that, you will need to invest in some new hair products to compliment and work with the new cut. Mainly some gel or pomade. These will definitely become part of your styling routine, but think about the follicular clean slate that you now have.
 
Girl wearing a cute pixie cut
 
Any prior heat, sun, or color damage has now been officially erased with a few snips and you can now proceed with the healthiest of hair, which is an added bonus. There are just so many shorter hairstyles that you can try that you can gradually keep going until you reach the desired crop that you really want or feel completely comfortable sporting. Sometimes it is like ripping a band-aid off and just going for it. March into that salon, with a few photos that show what you are aiming for, sit in that chair, and let the masters do their work.
 
Side note: if you do not know who to trust to pixie you up, never be afraid to ask a random person where they got their hair cut or go online and check out some local stylists’ lookbooks. Quick tip: if you are vacillating between a few pixie cuts, find a wig store and go find the cut and style that really gives you the confidence that you are going to need. You can totally do this! Be bold, be fierce, take the risk,… Life is short and always remember this: hair grows! Good luck and enjoy!
 
By Mandi N.     ©hairfinder.com
Photos: SunCity/Shutterstock
 
See also:
 
Pixie perfect
 
10 reasons to get a short haircut
 
How to make short hair feminine