Something’s going on in Hollywood these days. If you blinked, you missed the rash of celebrities who’ve recently chopped their hair off en masse:
(Who credits Jenna Elfman and Charlize Theron as inspiration)
Even Pamela Anderson.
Pamela “Baywatch” Anderson.
And I’m sure there’s more to come, because for the most part, they all look great, don’t you think?
I’m honestly loving the chic shorter haircuts I’m seeing these days and secretly wishing I could rock them myself, but I’m honestly scared. I love short hair on others, why not myself?
Most of my childhood my hair was very short, but not by my choice:
I’m the one in front in the green zip up jumpsuit that looks like a boy. Notice my sister behind me has long, pretty ‘girl’ hair. I don’t know if it’s because my hair was so thick and bushy that my mom kept it short, but it kind of messed me up for life. I remember coming home from getting my hair cut each time and sitting in our dark hall closet with a knit hat on crying my eyes out.
Years later, when I was newly married I went to a hairstylist someone recommended to me. When he cut my hair with my chair turned away from the mirror I knew I was in trouble. He kept cutting it shorter and shorter and I think I was too traumatized to say anything – besides, what can you say when you realize most of your hair is already in a pile on the floor? I bawled the entire way home, and when I walked through the door screaming and sobbing my eyes out my terrified husband asked if I was okay, and if I’d crashed the car we’d just bought. It was when I started cursing and pointing to my practically bald head that he understood what was going on. I’m not kidding when I say my hair was shorter than my husband’s, so short, in fact, that I couldn’t get the top hair to lay down. Luckily, I had the next 3 days off from work because I cried about it nonstop for those 3 days.
I kid you not, this photo was taken MONTHS later after it had grown out quite a bit, and I was actually allowing my photo to be taken again:
Anyone who says, “It’s just hair” has never had an involuntary buzz cut.
I’ve considered the fact that maybe my hair issues have shaped my personal style. Perhaps I feel the need to dress the way I do to subconsciously prove my femininity to myself and others? I wonder how will I feel as I get older? Will I ever feel comfortable with myself having short hair?
What do you think of the current short hair styles?
Have you had hair issues like me? What was the worst haircut you’ve ever had, and how did it affect you?
Want to see more short celebrity hairstyles? Check out them HERE.
I think I need to keep this recent photo of Avril Lavigne as a screensaver to remind me why regular haircuts are indeed necessary.
(Avril, it’s time to get a trim. You’re more than your hair.)