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Losing the Length: 9 Women Show Off Their Long to Short Hair Makeover

By amberdoty |

When I’m in the mood for a makeover I rarely opt for a new wardrobe or a change in my make-up routine. I choose instead to put in a call to a very important person in my life, my hair stylist (who also happens to be my sister). From blonde, to red, to black, my hair changes with my mood, but when I’m really feeling confident and ready to embrace a new look I lose the length.

As it turns out, I’m not the only scissor happy woman here at Babble. Many of my colleagues have taken the plunge and decided to do more than just trim their tresses.

From a layered bob to a pixie cut, short hair is in for 2012. Are you thinking of cutting your locks in anticipation of the Summer heat? Have a look at these long-to-short makeovers for a little inspiration.

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Losing the Length: 9 Women Show Off Their Long to Short Hair Makeover


Casey changed her look by taking her hair from long to medium.


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Amber Doty is a writer, scientist, wife, and mother to two boys. On Babble, Amber wrote for both Strollerderby and KidScoop about parenting news, pop culture, raising school-age children and general parenting tips. More of her work can be found on her website, The Daily Doty.

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0 thoughts on “Losing the Length: 9 Women Show Off Their Long to Short Hair Makeover

  1. goddess says:

    They look cute, but I’ll keep mine long a while longer!

  2. Suzie says:

    I’m never going to cut mine. I think the short cuts are cute on younger women, like maybe 35 and under (I had one back then) because it’s different and counter-intuitive…but I’m almost 40 and it seems like women so often chop their hair off and become old ladies. I’m gonna rock mine long til I die now!

  3. Zoë says:

    I used to have a pixie cut, and am seriously considering doing it again this summer. But reading @Suzie’s comment, I’m now worried I’m too old to do it (I just turned 37). I do look a lot younger though. What to do, what to do. . .

  4. Angela says:

    As a hairdresser myself Im all for the shorter stuff, problem is lots of times a shorter do ads more styling time, the super short are easier but the mid length styles can be labor intensive unless you choose something that works with your hairs natural texture.Mine needs to stay long enough to be put back simply because Ive got twin 3 month old girls who yank the crap outta my hair when its down and I live in FLA so hair even touching you face or neck in the summer is miserable!

  5. Suzie says:

    Zoe, don’t let me stop you, that’s purely opinion with no basis in anything! It always grows back!

  6. Rose says:

    I haven’t cut my hair since 2010 But I do trim, My hair was to the middle of my back now it is shoulder length. not too short, not too long. And tapered to the face, I combed all of my hair forward from the back and cut just bellow my eye brow ,and followed it around my face, when I combed it back away from my face , I parted it on an angle to the side. I have a shallow dip and I had to cut the back to even it off. It looks great, I even colored it. Think I will do this next time to sace money.

  7. tegen says:

    anyone know what Monica’s hair cut is called. I have had my hair cut like the last time I had it cut but it has been 5 years and I don’t know what its called any more.

    My hair is more then long enough and i need it cut again soon. If someone could tell me what its called i would be grateful.

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