So Long, Long Hair!

beauty February 10, 2011

I am a little nervous right now and I feel like I just have to let it out or I might scream! I have a hair appointment in about an hour and I think I am going to chop off my hair.

We went swimming this morning with my mom and sister and while I had a blast my hair was literally wet until about an hour ago (I didn’t have the luxury of drying it, which would be the obvious solution). When it is mid-February in our climate you don’t want to even know how cold I was while out doing errands later on. So I picked up the phone when I got home to see if they had an opening, which they did for tonight.

I don’t have a lot of time to think it over, which might be for the best! But when you barely have time to dig out a pair of socks to match your outfit, which is apparent in this shot from yesterday, you really don’t have enough time to properly style long hair.


I have a cycle of growing and then chopping my hair every few years, always waiting until it drives me crazy then just cutting it to my ears.

These are just a few of the previous short cuts, long before Wren was on her way:

I think I am ready to let it go! Although when it’s gone I always fantasize about mermaid-like locks that are perfectly coiffed I think I will welcome the change this time with a 2 year old running wild.

*ps- to the canadian readers who emailed me last week when Whitney Port was on the Marilyn Dennis show, thanks for so much for making my day! However, I don’t think the resemblence is as noticable in person, which is unfortunate for me.

Comments 41

  1. claudia b says on February 10, 2011

    omg go for it! I would LOVE to hack off my hair but unfort, my husband loves my long hair and I'm keeping it long for him. but I'm so ready to cut it all off!


  2. the gardeners cottage says on February 10, 2011

    go for it. you are gorgeous, long or short hair. a fellow blogger just chopped off her long hair too. check out her new do at…

    white wax flower – she's on my sidebar. cute.



  3. erin says on February 10, 2011

    I was thinking this very thing today on my way home from taking my daughter to the doctor. I caught a glimpse of myself in the rear view – hair in pony tail as always – and I thought “should cut my hair off?” I'm interested to see what you do. I love the photos you posted! So cute and snazzy! Go for it girlie! It'll be gorgeous I'm sure!


  4. Joshua and Mallory says on February 10, 2011

    Oh my, I have to say that while your long hair is GORGEOUS and I only wish I could pull it off, you look fabulous with short hair as well! I hope you went for it, because it looks great on you and I am sure you will enjoy the extra time it gives you.


  5. Allison61 says on February 10, 2011

    Hope you go for it! Excited to see the changes (if you get it done) :) … and just so you know – I've thought for awhile that you looked like Whitney!


  6. Jenny says on February 10, 2011

    Go for it! I have been growing my long for the first time in a LONG time, and I'm oh-so-tempted to chop it all off again. You can totally pull it off and will look great no matter what!


  7. Katie says on February 10, 2011

    Love the short…especially with the curl in it!! So cute! I do the same thing…long, short, shorter, long, bangs, blah blah. :)


  8. Jo - To a Pretty Life says on February 10, 2011

    I chopped my hair in November. I cut off 7 inches. The other stylists were stunned that I did it. Every couple of years I go from really long to really short. I must say for fine hair like mine, short hair is a lot easier to style and look polished and put together than long hair. But long hair is a lot easier to just throw into a ponytail or a bun and go.

    I can't wait to see what you decided!


  9. Kansas Amy says on February 10, 2011

    I can't wait to see your new style. You are so beautiful and are able to carry both short and long hair off. I'm ready for a cut myself!


  10. Ali says on February 10, 2011

    I think you'll love having short hair! I loved the pics of you with shorter hair! Change is good! Have fun and enjoy getting your hair done!

    ~ Ali


  11. lexie says on February 10, 2011

    i hear ya – i have the same conundrum…cut it shorter, want it longer – have it longer, want it shorter…and so the game continues :) i do like the pic of you in the purple top with it shorter and parted to the side – but i also like the pix when it's long and down. whenever i cut it shorter though, i always remind myself, “it'll grow long again – so don't sweat it.” i will admit i do get a lot more comments when it's shorter & styled vs just long…good luck & can't wait to see what you do!


  12. Meghan says on February 10, 2011

    How funny! I made an appointment today to chop my locks tomorrow morning. My husband doesn't know yet so it'll be a surprise. Can't wait to see your cut! :)


  13. Amanda says on February 10, 2011

    i've been wanting to cut my hair SOOOO bad. just haven't “grown a pair yet” to do it. so, you for sure SHOULD!

    i mean, could you be any prettier? no. Whitney Port should be jealous. of YOU.

    can't wait to see the outcome!


  14. Samantha2818 says on February 10, 2011

    This post is really well timed for me as I'm at exactly the same point as you. I'm going to make an appointment today to get it cut to shoulder length as it's so long now that I can't manage it and it's too long for a clip or a ponytail. When I sit in the car or at my desk it gets stuck between my back and the chair and drives me nuts. I'm not as brave as you going all the way though!
    I love all your short hair looks so go for it!


  15. awal.ny says on February 10, 2011

    Good luck! I do the same, let my hair grow and then when it is hot outside and I put it up everyday I just want it gone, until it is cold and I can be inside blow drying my hair. For me it is the horror of getting my hair cut wrong, that can happen when you have curly hair. I must say you look beautiful with short hair too so I am sure this time will be no different.


  16. Marsha says on February 10, 2011

    The deed has probably been done by now. I think you look incredible with the shorter hair styles. Can't wait to see the new do!


  17. Marsha says on February 10, 2011

    The deed has probably been done. I think you look incredible with short hair. Can't wait to see pics of the new do.


  18. Janine says on February 10, 2011

    Oooohhh how exciting!!! I can't wait to see what you come home with! you HAVE to post straight away because you have us all in suspense!!!!


  19. Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) says on February 10, 2011

    I already commented, but I just had to add this:

    Isn't it funny how women love to comment on hair?!

    You could have had a post about so many other things and you might only have gotten a few comments…but mention hair and we all have an opinion!

    Gotta love us women!


  20. Jordin- I Love That! says on February 10, 2011

    I am in the process of growing my hair out. I cut it then I grow it. When I have long hair I always pull it back into a ponytail and look at short cuts thinking ” I love her hair!” Then I cut it and want long hair back! And I am a hairstylist! I say go for it. You look adorable with short hair!


  21. Terrell says on February 10, 2011

    I simply loooove the short hair pics! It looks adorable! Being a busy mom, it is hard to keep your hair in check all the time. Go for it and be sure to show us how cute it is!! Have a happy day!


  22. Ms. Bake-it says on February 10, 2011

    Your hair looks great both short and long. I hope you donated the shorn locks to one of the organizations that make wigs for cancer and terminally ill patients. That is what I do. I let my hair grow long and enjoy playing with it and creating all kinds of styles with it then get it cut once it reaches the appropriate length for donating yet still leave my hair at least to my shoulders.

    Looking forward to pictures of your new cut!

    ~ Tracy


  23. says on February 10, 2011

    So glad to hear you're going short! Your other short do's were great. I just had one of those days last month and thought I'd give myself some long layers… then I had to even the left, then the right, then the back… I have short hair now! Let's start a trend ;)


  24. Gina says on February 10, 2011

    Totally go for it! You'll be gorgeous no matter what ;) I love all your short hair pics but especially love the 2nd one! Make sure you post your 'reveal' when it's done! xo


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