Hair that is cool for the summer
Even though I swore to always keep my hair long after having a horrendous short cut when I was 11, over a decade later I decided to go back on my word and go short!
It was a big decision for me as I was scared I wouldn't suit the length and if I hated it would take a good few years to ever get it to the length I had it. However, I considered my face shape (square) which looks best with hair around it. I then considered my hair as it was which took hours to wash, dry and style so I found myself shoving it up in a bun which did not flatter my face. I'm not a talented hairstylist and I'm too lazy to look after it properly so short seemed the best answer.
I decided to go darker to match my natural eyebrow colour and I asked for a blunt one-length cut just passed my collar bones. For me, it is the ideal length for a long to short transition as it is short enough that it feels lighter and healthier but long enough so I wasn't shocked and hated it!
The pictures are my after and before, I hadn't brushed/styled through my hair or hand it cut in a year so it definitely looked worse than how it was but you can truly see the difference a good chop can make!
I will do a follow-up post in the coming weeks to see how I get on with it and in what ways I think it can be best styled!