Friday, April 12, 2013

Short Hair, Don't Care

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!

23 comments:

Alice said...

I love your short hair! I think it looks absolutely amazing on you and screw anyone you gives you funny looks or says anything. I love that middle, bottom photo - so pretty xo

AJ said...

My fav pic is the one with the black shirt and scarf, the way you styled your hair and that look on your face is perfect! Ya know, its your hair, do what you want with it! I think the short hair is fun and sassy! I wish could pull it off, but there is no way my face could handle it. Guess I'll just stick to my boring bob!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Feathers & Freckles said...

I prefer you with short hair to long, to be honest. I think it shows off your features more. If I didn't have really curly hair, I would totally chop my hair into a pixie cut. How liberating!

Melissa said...

People need to follow The Thumper Rule. "If ya can't say somethin' nice...don't say nuthin' at all." Saying it in a joking manner doesn't make it better either. Either give the straight compliment or keep it to yourself. It's just hair. It's not like world peace is at stake.


I love your short haircut. You're gorgeous with both short and long and there are great things about both. The short hair is really sassy and highlights your features beautifully. You really have a face that was made for short hair! You know who else I'm loving with short hair? Anne Hathaway. As it's grown in from her shorn Les Miserables look, it's become extremely flattering!

Sharon S said...

Oh my gosh, how rude are people with their comments?! I think the shorter hair looks absolutely amazing on you but at the end of the day the only one that has to love it is YOU :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Double Threes said...

You look wonderful either way. But here's the thing about a pixie cut. It requires the wearer to really be comfortable with their own face in a way that most women simply are not. You are, and thus you look great. Most women can't imagine being that comfortable/confident and I think project that onto the pixie wearer. And yes, me and my fat face have been there, looking awesome in a pixie and getting perplexed responses.
-s

Always Maylee said...

I don't really understand why other people's hair is a concern to someone! My sister-in-law also cute her hair short like you, and every time she sees someone they have the same comments. I think it looks great. I think you look great too. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

ashleigh said...

You are confident in your cut and that's all that matters! Don't let other people get you down. It makes no sense that your hair was important to them, unless maybe it's your Mother lol.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

flaiz75 said...

I love your typo - please keep it, because I think you are cuter with the short hair. And you own that pixie cut!!! And pffffttt to all the haters, I still believe to this day those who have to "cut down" do so because their necks hurt/tired from always looking up.

lesliescloset.ca said...

I find everyone has an opinion on everything. :) I have long dark hair, so I will confess to preferring that look. But your short hair is much edgier, and more unique. Both looks are great on you, they are just really different....they imply different things (long = more feminine, softer, a bit younger looking...and I use that language in a neutral way; short = edgier, spunkier, funkier, more mature). I think you own both looks. :D

Sincerely Sammie said...

You look amazing with short hair! Long hair works, too! You're one of those few lucky individuals who can pull off both looks beautifully. Have a wonderful weekend!

sincerelysammie.com

Crystal said...

Why do people care so much about how other people look?! Ugh! That is so annoying to me! Worry about what "you" look like! Okay, now that I've gotten that out of my system...I prefer shorter hair on me and I love a pixie cut on just about everybody. LOL I LOVE your short hair and I've told you several times...it just looks good on you! I thought you looked equally nice with long hair too. If you love it, that's all that matters. People really need to shut up, sometime! I guess I hadn't gotten it all out of my system. LOL

Trillium said...

As someone who has had super short hair for many years, I can empathize! I get a ton of compliments on it which is great, but that is often followed by, "I wish I was brave enough", "it wouldn't look good on me," or the worst, "my husband/BF/SO would hate it." Ugh, people, do what makes YOU happy! And on the other side of that, we should be encouraging others to do what makes them feel good and happy as well, not bring them down. I don't know what makes people open their mouths to give unsolicited opinions. You rock on!'

Catie said...

I love your short hair! It suits you and it looks really cute. =) I have a square jawline and would look like a guy with super short hair. I've had short hair, but its never been as short as yours. Recently I chopped a couple more inches off, so now its shoulder length, kind of a longer bob. Anyway, screw what other people say/think!! It always amazes me when people put soo much energy into worry/caring about what someone else does. Weird!

~ Catie

MNB said...

i'm giving a serious side eye to some of these comments that have been posted! Long hair implies being more feminine, softer, and younger looking (all positive attributes)? Yet long hair is "spunky and funky". Really? My favorites saying are oh it looks nice on you but I couldn't do it because ________.


Your hair looks great either way!

Cheri'z Angel said...

It never fails to amaze me how ignorant people are. Your short looks great!

Lynne DeVenny said...

Katie, I mostly lurk, but I've loved your short hair since you cut it. Of course, your long hair was amazing, but this style is so chic and flattering. Plus it's your hair, you can do anything you want with it. Peeps are so overly quick with their left-handed compliments. Of course, I'm getting lots o' stares for my "Power Red" Feria hair right now. Don't care 'cause I likes it :P

hotobele1 said...

What does it matter what you do with your hair! You are the one that deals with it and has to do it, not them. I think you carry your super fun cut/style well!

hotobele1 said...

I think you carry your super fun cut/style well! What does it matter what they think about your hair...?! They aren't the ones to fix, style, deal with, etc, you are! I do like your long hair. It is pretty in all the pictures I have seen, but I think your short hair is just as attractive!

tanya dempsey said...

BRAVO, girl. I just cut off all my long locks too! Went from this to thisNovember Grey

Gisela said...

This will probably sound funnie but your short hair was the reason why I first checked your blog. I came across a picture of you on Pinterest and thought "hey, a big girl with the guts to get a pixie cut, that´s a girl I wanna meet". Your long hair was amazing too, but I looove the way you have it now!

galena said...

So funny! I chopped my hair off after yours (partly because I saw how AWESOME yours looked!) and I'm getting the opposite responses! Everyone who I haven't seen since before the cut has made a point to tell me how much they like my short cut and how it suits me/my personality. Your hair was gorgeous before (and mine was just so-so, so maybe that's why I'm getting all the compliments now), but just from looking at it you could tell that it probably took a lot of time, effort, and products to make it manageable. Now it's gorgeous AND easy-breezy! I can't believe you aren't getting more people admiring it and you. RUDE. You're my hair hero!

Melissa Collett said...

I love love love your new hair cut, I wish I could pull off something so short. Haters are gonna hate and there isn't much we can do but move on.

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