Short Hair Diaries- Making the Cut

I vowed that I would not have “mom hair”. I would not under any circumstances fall prey to the lures of short hair. No matter how busy I got, I would never ever ever go there. I would be one of those moms with long hair always.

Well, my life didn’t work out that way. My initial cut was when the girls were toddlers. I cut off ten inches and donated them to Locks of Love. The shoulder length bob was cute and I definitely booked more commercial jobs with it that length and I have been pretty much working variations on the midlength hair trends for the past 3 years.

2010- my hair was almost to my lower back when I got this cut.

2010- my hair was almost to my lower back when I got this cut.

When I was pregnant with Phoebe I decided to grow my hair long again. I really wanted that beachy long wavy look.

Post-natal hormones pretty much shut down this long-hair dream. It was coming out in chunks. Handfuls. I had a receding hairline. Then it started to grow back in so I had a ton of 1 inch long strands mixed in with the straggly survivors who were becoming more and more damaged as I tried to poof em up for auditions.

My friend took this shot and I love everything about it. Even how it shows how thin my hair got after the baby.

My friend took this shot and I love everything about it. Even how it shows how thin my hair got after the baby.

Time to go pixie.

I scoured Sarah’s blog for her posts on Pixie cuts where I watched this video. I looked at picture after picture and need I even mention Anne?

What really got the wheels turning for me was hearing Michelle Williams was going to grow her hair out long. Then I saw her in Oz Great and Powerful with long blonde hair and thought to myself, “That hair makes her look like everyone else.”

Then I looked at the women in San Francisco. They either have long beachy waves or a roughed up banged shag. I’m so over it.

I cleared it with my family, made my appointment with Corinne at John Velasquez and we did it. She put a lot of layers in but also kept them a bit chunky. The result is not at all mom hair and  not one of those awful cuts you see on the cover of short hair magazine.

I love it.

I've discovered I can go three days without washing it!

I’ve discovered I can go three days without washing it!

Here is a video of the day I cut it all off. Turn down your volume, I talk kind of loud. The best part is in the end.

The day I found out I can "wash and go". I used just a little hair oil and Living Proof Style Extender (which you should order RIGHT NOW, it is amazing for any hair type or length.)

The day I found out I can “wash and go”. I used just a little hair oil and Living Proof Style Extender (which you should order RIGHT NOW, it is amazing for any hair type or length.)

I also use a hair wax that makes it more shapable and fun.

I also use a hair wax that makes it more shapable and fun.

I am really happy I made the cut.

Now I need new headshots.

 

 

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22 responses

  1. Love the cut! Someone said that this year the hair that is in is “brave hair”. Way to go–fabulous look on you!

  2. I love, love, LOVE it!!! Your daughter’s response is the cutest every. Having two boys and a baby girl, knowing they love it would pretty much seal the deal :) I chopped a foot off my hair recently and went chin-length, but am thinking pixie for the summer. This might have sealed the deal. You look gorgeous :)

    • Thanks Amy! I am still really loving it and I went a little shorter even! I feel like I spent long enough in that middle length and just wanted to go all the way with it. It is still incredibly easy to maintain and I can go at least two days without washing if I use the living proof product.

  3. I just found your site after being on the pixie fence for nearly 6 months and you look so fabulous! I think I’m going for it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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