Wanna get people all up in your business FAST? Well, the easiest way to do that is to cut off all of your hair. It's been about four months since the big chop, but some people still can't deal with it. It seems almost daily that someone wants to share his or her opinion on the length of MY hair.
"Oh, you've cute your hair since I last saw you.... it's so.... short," followed by an uneasy smile.
"Well, you don't have much to cut, do you? What's next? Shaving it?" followed by a derisive laugh.
"I like your hair short, but not that short," followed by tongue-clucking.
"OK, you can stop cutting it now!" followed by a "I'm going to laugh like I'm kidding, but I really mean it" chuckle.
This is not the first time I've had short hair, so you think by now I'd be used to it. I just will never understand why my hair is so important to other people. Look, I get it. I had really friggin' amazing long hair. It was beautiful and curly and awesome. Sometimes I really miss it (mostly when accidentally running across blog photos of it like this).
But daily, in general, 95% of the time, my hair is the last thing I think about. I don't miss the sweaty mess it was in spring and summer. I don't miss fighting with my bangs to behave or giving up and tossing it up in a messy ponytail or bun.
If you wanna see more big girls with short hair, check out More of Me to Love's series Short Styles for the Plus Size Woman. I was so pleased to be featured in part two of the series and I hope you will all check it out. And if you are thinking about taking the plunge, I say GO FOR IT NOW! One of my students just chopped off like 18 inches of beautiful blonde hair and she looks amazing and loves it!