Tuesday, 29 November 2016

HELP CHOOSE MY HAIR

Hi guys, I hope you're all having a good week so far. I'm feeling a little miserable - missing Finn a lot, to the point where I nearly burst into tears over a friendly dog in the street this weekend - so I'm going to make a change. Specifically, a hair change.

This is me now (apologies for resting angry face):




And this is basically how my hair has been for the last five years. I have been super lazy. For at least a couple of years I didn't even get it trimmed. At the beginning of 2016 my hair was long enough to sit on (and let me tell you, that's not as much fun as it sounds) so I cut a foot off to send to the Little Princess Trust, but that's the most dramatic change I've made in years. It's really been annoying me lately, though, and I'm hoping that a proper restyle might make my life a bit easier and cheer me up at the same time.

Here are some ideas as to what I could do with my hair.

OPTION ONE:


The least extreme option - keep it long but cut another foot off the bottom, and go for a few subtle layers. This is the sort of thing I'll end up with if I chicken out on the day, basically. Pros: I'll still be able to braid my hair, put it in a bun, and can probably continue to use all my existing hair tools and products, which are geared for use with long hair. Cons: it's not a big enough difference to really excite me, and will still get caught in car doors and under my bag strap, not to mention tangling up with every gust of wind.

OPTION TWO:


The Lob - or long bob. This is a blunt cut, one length version, which is the kind I like - I would hate to have one of the heavily graduated A-line ones because they prevent you from being able to so much as put your hair in a ponytail without those super-annoying snags of short hair falling down at the nape of your neck. Pros: Hopefully long enough for various updoes still, and long enough that I could still hide behind it, maybe play around with it a bit in terms of styling, and it probably wouldn't get caught in any doors. Cons: Would probably still be a bit tangly and would still catch under my bag strap. Without graduation, might end up looking like a weird square shape (my face is already square enough)?

OPTION THREE:


The classic bob, sometimes now referred to as a clavicut because it's long enough to graze the collarbone. I like this version because you can see that it has subtle layering which would make it easier to manage, while still giving the impression of lots of hair. Pros: I think it would be a real, proper change for me and would hopefully be versitile and give me an excuse to play around with new straight and wavy looks. Would be unlikely to catch in or under anything, but ought to be long enough for that vital ponytail, if I made sure it was a low one. Cons: Updoes would be out. I'd definitely be unable to use any of my current styling tools - even my hair ties and bobby pins (all heavy duty ones designed for super long hair) would be useless.

OPTION FOUR:


The most extreme of them all - the chin-length bob! I've rocked this look before and I liked it, but at this length my hair can become super unruly and start to take on bizarre, physics defying cowlicks during the night. I had to use my GHDs literally every day (sometimes twice a day) just in order to get it to hang downwards instead of sticking out horizontally from the sides of my head. On the other hand, bendy, messy hair is in right now, so maybe I could make it work for me? Pros: Would take, like, five minutes to wash, condition and dry, would never get tangly and would not get in my way.... except... Cons: too short to tie back into even the most stubby of ponytails in order to put on/take off make-up and wash face/brush teeth, and would therefore be in my face pretty much all the time, even with a hairband. Would need to reinvest in all the specialist bits and pieces that girls with short hair must have, and would take at least two years to grow back to anything approaching long. Would probably, no matter how much I'd like to pretend otherwise, require some form of styling everyday if I was to avoid looking like a deeply eccentric person.

What do you think, Dear Readers? Any foolproof ideas for girls with unruly hair and square faces? Any stunning pictures of amazing hairstyles that I've failed to consider? Let me know! I will look at any suggestions and report back with pics when the deed is finally done.

Read you later, cupcakes.

16 comments:

Samantha Jewiss said...

Option 2!! It's dramatic but still a gateway haircut for 4 if you later decide you need less hair!

Zoë Marriott said...

Noted, Sam - thanks :)

Rachel Balcombe said...

You seem to have the most pros for option 3, plus it's super pretty. It's similar to what I went for last time I went shorter (like, two years ago), and I really liked it for all the reasons you've said. Based on my experience, it grows out better than you'd think - the layers you'd get done at this length work at pretty much any length going down.

Zoë Marriott said...

Vote counted, Rachel - thank you :)

Barker and Jones Staff said...

I think C! I sympathise with you on the bother of having hair in your face all the time...I hate it myself...so being able to tie it back is important. C looks very pretty and would give you a lot of options for style, plus you could donate a lot of hair, and it's not as dramatic as D.

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks, B&JStaff :)

whispering words said...

I like option 3, not quite as drastic as four, but a nice length to start with in case you plan to wait another five years before a hair cut lol. It also looks very stylish!

Zoë Marriott said...

Thank you, Whispering! :)

LT said...

I vote for 4! Unless your hair grows super slow and you fear you will have haircut remorse...

Ferret said...

Do nothing drastic to your hair until you are feeling better. Believe me.

Zoë Marriott said...

You must be a really brave person, LT - you are literally the single person who has suggested that!

Ferret: Thanks. I know what you mean. But! I had actually been planning to cut my hair for about a month before Finn got sick. I just put it off because I couldn't seem to think or care about anything but him for a while. So it's not really an impulsive decision so much as a well-considered but delayed one. I hope.

Pam Bustin said...

I hereby join the #3 chorus! Knowing that it will look STUNNING on you.
I've lopped off all my hair as well - went short last year and this year SUPER SHORT PIXIE (think Carol from The Walking Dead).

Right now, I love it.
But in truth, I will love it even more when it grows out A BIT and my curl returns.

I wonder if I will ever have braids again. Hmm.. I've done the flip from Long to Short a few times. So fun.

Looking forward to seeing what you decide on.

hugs~pam

PS -And another Big big BIGGEST hug for your aching heart.

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks, Pam. *Hugs back* I too have done the long to short journey many times. I wore it in a bob for years and I'd probably have laughed at myself for getting so attached to long hair. Definitely time for a change :)

Sophie Riggsby said...

2 or 4. I believe that if you're going to do it, do it right. Sorry, quoting 80s pop bands is a weakness of mine. ;)

Zoë Marriott said...

Noted Sophie - thanks! And quote away :)

Ferret said...

Do whatever you're happiest with.

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