All my life I have been known as "the short girl with the really long hair" - not the most imaginative nickname, but a pretty accurate description. But from now on, that nickname just won't fit. Yes, I remain "the short girl" but as for long hair.. not so much. I always used to love my long hair. I didn't even go to a hairdresser's until I was 11, at which point I was constantly sitting on my hair. Long hair has been a staple part of my look for so long - it compliments all my clothes and was so minimal-effort when it came to styling that I could fall back on it to ensure I looked "done". I also tended to hide behind it, both style-wise and in lessons, which is kind of lazy and not very good!
Until very recently though if you asked me if I would cut my hair short the answer would have been 'no way Jose' - and then shorter hair began playing on my mind.. and I decided to just go for it. Et voila, here's my new look!
This shoulder-skimming style is the shortest hair I have had in about 15 years, probably since I was a cute little toddler whose hair had barely had time to grow.. and after that many years of super-long hair, this feels incredibly strange. It was scary, exciting and liberating to go for the chop, and although it is taking some getting used to, I like it. I kept my block fringe, because I know it suits my face, but this really is quite a radical change for me, especially if you know me well. I like the versatility of this length because it can do up or down, and now it is short my hair stands half a chance of holding a curl. For now I have just flicked the ends under to give more bounce to it.
As well as going for a serious change in length, I decided to mess around with the colour too, opting for a subtly graduating colour in the ends - like a dip-dye, but less shockingly different from root to tip. I just felt like lightening up for summer (possibly getting ahead of myself here) and trying something different. I may be around a year late for the ombre hair trend, but I am loving it now. It took an insanely long time in the salon, because they tried to give me almost blonde ends (not what I was going for), but after bleaching, dyeing and re-dyeing, I am happy with the final product.
My parents already said they are only just getting used to it - and bear in mind I am being slow posting, and I got this cut on Wednesday! - and I am expecting a few reactions on Monday when I go back to college. Hopefully all positive, because although I do like my new hair, I can't be quite sure it suits me until other people have told me so! Insecure? A little..
Now here is my new hair in action as I went out for lunch today with my mum..
Blazer - ASOS; Dress, Shoes, Earrings & Ring - Topshop; Tights & Socks - Primark; Bag - Tous; Necklace - Temporary Secretary.
We went to a local veggie restaurant and had some pretty tasty lunch (we shared a red thai curry & a smoky black bean chilli, followed by chocolate fudge cake), after which I rolled myself back home and somehow lost all my time on blogging and online shopping. For shame. I couldn't stop playing with and looking at my new haircut, and I love how polished and done it makes me look.
Oh, and just to prove I don't always look good and that the above photos were the best of the many, many photos taken - of which around 90% were not attractive - and to give you some laughs, here's me giggling inanely like a dork..
Aren't I gorgeous..
Well, what do you all think of the new Tara? Or at least her new hair? Love and kisses, Tara xox