In a recent interview with E! News, Miley said that she doesn’t miss having long tresses, saying “I could never see myself having long, long hair again.” She even said that Liam loves her short ‘do!
Confession: I love cutting my hair. LOVE IT. It’s such a rush. While Miley’s guy may love her short hair, I unfortunately have the opposite experience with some of the dudes in my life.
I’ve been growing out my hair for a while now, and over the past couple weeks my friends and family have been making comments about how nice it is. My response is always, “Meh, I kind of want to cut it all off.” Watching Anne Hathaway win a million awards lately has also reminded me how much I want a pixie cut.
I’ve been saying I want to cut off my hair for a longggggg time. Whenever I start talking about cutting my hair (which I do often), some of my guy friends always look very nervous and hesitant. They tell me that my hair looks good long, and I should keep it long.
Okay, these guys never yell out “You’ll look awful with long hair!” or are outright mean, but I can tell they’re a little nervous about how my daring haircut would turn out. These reactions make me start second guessing my decision to cut all my hair off.
I mean… it would be pretty drastic (especially because I’ve been growing my hair out for a while now). Even though I’ve had short hair before, it’s always been about bob length that I could pull it back in some fashion. While it’s not like it’s 100% my guy friends’ hesitation that is keeping me from trying out a new look, it does make my own concerns stand out more.
I mean, I am pretty lazy with my hair care, so would I be good about short hair upkeep? Can my face shape pull off short hair? How do you even know what shape your face is besides “face”? Things to consider!
When I told my cousin that I wanted to cut my hair off, but it made some of my guy friends nervous, she just said, “You need to be a Jo March and just do it!” Need some backstory? In Little Women, one of our favorite books, the awesome Jo chops off her hair and sells it to help her family. Okay, so my haircut wouldn’t be for such noble reasons, but that same fearlessness of doing something totally unique and different is a good thing to embrace.
When Miley first cut her hair, it got people talking (even you guys!), but she never seemed to let it get to her. I think I need to take that same attitude and just go through with my own hair dreams despite what anyone else says. I don’t know if I could really pull of the platinum blonde like Miley, but I so badly want to copy her messy style short hair.
I just think it’s so cool that Miley’s comfortable just doing what she wants to do and not being so caught up in what other people think. So girls, should I take the plunge and cut my hair short? I think if I decide to finally go through with a drastic hair cut, I would do it once the spring rolls around in a couple months, so until then, I need help to build my confidence!
Do you think I should just go for it and cut my hair really short? Would you ever chop off your hair like Miley? Do you let your friends (guys or girls) influence what you do with your hair? Tell us in the comments!