liberated

Eileen Cropped
This past weekend, I took a leap of faith and cut off 95 percent of my hair. I’ve never felt so free in my life! All my life I’ve had this weird connection to having long hair. My mom prided herself on raising a daughter with “good, long hair.” The thought of going short never once crossed my mind, except for the time I got a bob the summer before starting college. I swiftly decided that the bob wasn’t for me. Again, short hair was gross and unattractive (right?). It wasn’t up until earlier this year (when I had a massive breakage issue) that the thought of going pixie crossed my mind.

“Nahh…never that…” I quickly dismissed the idea.

It’s weird how we’re conditioned to think that being beautiful equates to long, flowy locks.

Then this summer a few friends (and strangers alike) told me how “gorgeous” I’d look with short hair. Those cheekbones! Your smile! You have the right face for it. Some dare say bald but I’m no extremist. Since then, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’d rather have short, healthy hair over long, damaged hair. Although the original intent was to go pixie, I’m pretty happy with this cropped ‘do. Maybe I’ll cut it again like the gals on my Pinterest board — but for now, I’m enjoying being unattached.

7 Comments

  1. Danielle Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / 1:17 am

    You look SO good!!! Love this cut—so edgy 😉

  2. Brittany Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Girl, you’re so beautiful that it hurts! Short hair rocks in every way. I’ll rock a baldie, if you rock a baldie. 😉

  3. Nurys Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    You look amazing

  4. Shari Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / 8:53 pm

    Looks good E! I’m planning to bob mine in a couple months.

  5. Avery Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / 11:06 pm

    Simply GORGEOUS.. I can’t wait to see more pics :)

  6. yougotstyle Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Love it and I told you it would bring out your smile. By the way, your skin looks amazing!

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