You wear long hair for years. Why not opt for a metamorphosis by asking the hairdresser a very short cut? Here is what will change in your life.
Change is good, especially after 25 years
In high school, I thought about Farrah Fawcett’s gorgeous blond curly mane – especially the one she wears on her picture in a swimsuit, which made millions of teenagers dream in the 1980s. My friend at the time had pinned this poster above his bed, which reminded us of our common goal: for him, to embrace Farrah, for me, to be Farrah. I had wavy brown hair and was rather chubby – far from my ideal. In high school, I could happily wear my long hair and leave my curls wild. I was no longer forced to tie them up! I wore them that way for years.
Recently, at age 50, I looked in the mirror a little closer to discover something extraordinary: I was over 25! I am not bad and I do not look “old”. But, it was time to change. My little face disappeared behind a mass of hair once wonderful, but now uncontrollable. After four stylists refused to cut them, I finally found one who said, “Let’s go! I’m so happy with the result.
You will keep yourself more upright
In the literal sense. Once the cut was made, I realized that I was more than the sum of my hair. I took 1.5 cm high on the doctor’s scale, simply correcting my posture! I feel sexier. My new cup makes me look a little insolent: I feel happy, alive and well in my skin. I also changed my way of dressing: I wear more plunging necklines and shorter skirts to put my body in value. My approach is safer and I hold my head and neck more upright, which attracts attention. I’ve never been whistled in the street and never looked back before, but with this cut, it’s not the same anymore.
When I returned from the hairdressing salon the first day, one of my neighbors, an adorable young guy, shouted from the other sidewalk: “Hey, sexy, a nice cup! When I was younger, it might have offended me, but now I think: put it back! I had always thought that my long hair was an asset in bed, but in fact, they bothered. Now, my boyfriend and I can kiss without my hair come to interfere.
You will discover a wild energy
My new cup allows me to show myself in all my power and glory. The rebellious aspect of my personality unfolds and takes more control over my life. I love my new look and I’m excited to feel so alive. He accompanies me everywhere I go and smiles to encourage me when I do not feel fit. I am always me: I get up in the morning, I go to work, I do my washing, I take care of my children. But I do it by accepting myself better.
You may have less wrinkles
I know that may seem exaggerated. But my long hair was heavy to wear, so I kept raising my eyebrows. It created ugly wrinkles on my forehead. And then, as I have more confidence in myself, even my face is more relaxed.
We will want to imitate you
Since my cut, many women – I should say almost all those I know – have given me glowing comments. Some said they were afraid to do the same thing. We must do what is right for us, that’s all. If you do not want to cut your long hair for fear of what others will think, take inspiration from my experience. Go under the scissors!
You will go to the hairdresser more often
My cup is very good, but I will soon go back to the hairdresser. That’s normal with shorter hair, says Lauren Thompson of Nunzio Saviano in New York. “If you have chosen a very short style, like a boy’s cut, it will make your life easier. But, you’ll go to the barber more often, about every eight weeks, she says. It’s like for men, when hair regrows, style is lost. “
You’ll be ready twice as fast in the morning
When you have long hair, washing and drying is a big deal (you may even wash them too often – see these mistakes you make when you want to take care of your hair). If you let them dry naturally, it will take well 1 hour. I remember that I looked like a mop when I left the house. Now I wash them in a few seconds and let them air dry. They are beautiful and silky; they are not frizzy or dry. They dry in 10 minutes! Of course, use products that fit your hair type. “With short hair, Oribe’s Rough Luxury soft modeling paste, for example, will allow you to place them and give them texture,” says Lauren Thompson. If you want to add volume, take Oribe’s dry texturizing spray. As your hair is short, they will not come down and will not flatten on your face. “
You will save on shampoos
I still use the same organic shampoo, but I take a lot less! Instead of putting a dose the size of my palm, I fill a cap. The bottle lasts for months. But everything will depend on your hair type. “If yours do not get fat fast, you can wash them less often,” Thompson says. “The short hair dries so fast that you can wash and comb every day. Women with long hair let a few days between shampoos, because it takes time for them to blow dry in the dryer to give them style. When you have short hair, Lauren Thompson adds, “all you have to do is dry it, which is done in the blink of an eye, and shape it with a good dough or cream. “