Okay fine, I admit it. Cutting off my hair was a mistake. I knew it was bad news the second I did it. Hell, I knew it was a mistake before I did it. I mean, come one. Cutting bangs in 2009 threw me for a loop so I knew the haircut was a mistake but I forged onward, refusing until this very typing to admit that OH MY GOD I HATE MY HAIR SO MUCH.
But I had to do it. For two reasons:
Firstly, I had just watched Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and, well, I tend to be susceptible to the hair styles of women in movies. I was all Girl Power! and My Hair Does Not Define Me! But my current do is hardly that of the ass-kicking Lisbeth Salander. More like Lisbeth’s older, matronly, more conservative sister so, as it turns out, my hair kind of does define me just a leeetle bit, and so I’ve felt like I’ve been sporting News Anchor Hair the whole of 2012.
Secondly, Serge has always been attracted to girls with super short hair. So I thought, what the hell?
What the hell, indeed.
Turns out, the line between smokin’ hot punk rock chick hair-do and mom hair-don’t is a lot thinner than I thought. And so I’ve been sporting mom hair for most of 2012. Unwashed, frizzy mom hair. It’s my fault, to be sure. I initially cut off at least nine inches, which was a lot, yes, but I should’ve done more. I wimped out and kept it a little longer because I’ve hidden behind my hair my whole life. Where would I hide if I chopped it all off? But leaving it in the not short/not long neighborhood landed me squarely in mom hairsville. And yeah, I know, hair is what you make of it and I can style it snazzily at whatever length, but I guess I’m just not a short hair kinda gal. It takes a lot of work. You’d think it would be opposite, that the long hair would be a drag, but when I had long hair I could go for a week without touching it and it seemed to look better with each day left unwashed.
The whole Hair Debacle of 2012 got me to thinking about my hair and how I’ve actually been pretty adventurous as far as hair goes. Even though it has consistently been long and blonde, I’ve rocked every color on the spectrum between platinum and black and have cut it off several times as well. As I sit here looking at all these pictures of my hair do’s and don’ts, I asked Serge how he prefers my hair. Because, you know, maybe I would really go for it. I read that Michelle Williams keeps her hair short for ex-boyfriend, the late Heath Ledger and I thought it was really sweet. She said, “I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it.”
Chalk Serge up as another straight dude who likes short hair. Although I know Serge digs Michelle Williams and despite all his talk about short hair being hot, I wasn’t so sure what his answer would be if I actually posed the question: cut it all off or keep growing it out? Blonde or brown? So, I put the slideshow below together of all my various hair styles and asked him which photo comes closest to his favorite look. His answer is in the slideshow.
What about you? Which look do you like best? Have you ever cut your hair to please your partner? Is it something you take into account or absolutely no way?
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