(Closed) Contemplating an Extreme Post-Wedding Chop!

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I chop off almost all my hair after I get married?

    Do it!

    No way, your hair is so nice long!

    Cut it, but here is a style I would recommend... (comment)

  • Post # 17
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I say go for it! I love my short hair and many people were a little hesitant but ever since I got it cut I can’t say no! And, if you don’t like it, hair grows back! 

    Really, I have that haircut and it’s short enough that it is easy. All I do is wash it, put some product in while still damp (I only towel dry) and it’s usually really cute! If I reallllly wanna make it fancy I can wait until it air dries but I never really do. The only negative is often trimming but I wait until it grows past my nape and start trimming then. 

    Post # 18
    3467 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @ktisthatbees: DH has to go to a stylist b/c he has a short shag… He ultimately spends more a year than I do b/c of needing to go more often, almost double. I seriously hate having to drop the bucks on a cut so I go as little as needed. lol

    Post # 19
    48 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I cut my hair into a pixie in February (pre-wedding) and I love it. But its not a roll-out-of-bed cut; I do have to style it every single morning. It only takes 5 minutes, but it’s not as wash and go as everyone makes it out to be.

    Post # 20
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Might be great! Several years ago, I went from long hair to a pixie, and I have to say I never regretted it. I’m growing it back out some now, but I still miss my short hair! Though I’m not a very good judge of whether short hair will look good on someone’s face shape or whatever, it sounds like you’ve felt good with short-ish hair before. And it looks to me like your hair is pretty straight but has a little bit of wave to it, and that would probably have a nice texture without being out of control if it was short. One thing I will say is that with short hair, I could never literally roll out of bed and look good… but if there wasn’t time for a shower, dunk it under the faucet, dry, rub a little mousse or whatever in it, and go!

    Post # 21
    481 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I personally would be terrified to do it, but you have a very pretty and feminine face, and if anyone could pull it off, you could!

    Post # 22
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    As a wearer of short boy looking hair, I say do it and enjoy the freedom!  But… before you do, consider your FI/DH.  Guys have a thing about hair and I wouldn’t want you two quarreling on your honeymoon.  

    By The Way, you can try on short wigs to get a feel for how you would look with short hair before you actually cut it.  

    Post # 23
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    He’d divorced me if I did that. Wink

    Post # 24
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t think you should cut it (that short at least). I just think it’s a little extreme and I think you will hate it the second the novelty wears off. Maybe not, but if it were me, I think I’d freak out after about a day. You are gorgeous and definitely could pull it off…but I just think that maybe a different cut would be better in terms of getting the change you’re craving without completely going to the complete other side of the spectrum.

    Post # 25
    2159 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    You would look so adorable with that haircut! I have a friend who could almost be your twin, and she’s rocked a pixie cut for years and looks amazing.

    I’m a big fan of the extreme PWC; I chopped off almost two feet of hair and donated it after my wedding. I do have to take the time to style it (always wake up with the back pointing straight up) but I’d take that any day over the old ZOMG SO MUCH HAIR IT’S LIKE A FUR COAT feeling.

    Before and after:

    Post # 26
    1182 posts
    Bumble bee

    I do love it and think it would look great on you, but I’d consider doing it gradually. Maybe start with a shoulder-length bob and then see if you want to go shorter. I’d hate for you to go super short and regret it!

    Post # 27
    2597 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I agree with doing it gradually. A foot off would still have you have long hair, and you could donate that.

    Post # 28
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you would look gorgeous with a little pixie cut. You have a nicely shaped face and lovely features, I say go for it!

    Post # 29
    1535 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I agree with doing it gradually.  I had my hair cut like this once and it was a PAIN to grow out. 

    Post # 30
    2126 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I think you have the perfect face for a pixie, but I would go for the chin first and then the next month get a pixie.

    Post # 31
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I say do it!! You’ve got the right perspective that it will always grow back and you can always do it at intervals to get you used to it as you go shorter.  Here:

    This is a photo of me on my 30th birthday (3 years ago.) Last year –about this time, actually– I’d had enough of my hair, which by that point was even longer (to my lower back) and I chopped it all off.  

    After I got used to it being this short (about three months) I took the deeper plunge and brought out the clippers!  

    Oh my god I love it so much, but it does take a TON more work than my long hair ever did and I have to get my hair cut every month at $60 a pop!  I don’t use products in my hair, but I had to invest in a straightener to make the sides lay right and what use to be a 30 min morning routine has turned into an hour.  But I still love it and KJ loves it, so I’m not looking back.  I might grow it back out to the first length for the wedding, but that would only be so I can do some sort of cool, hip ’20s flapper look for the big day.  

    So yeah, I say do it! You can donate your hair to a great cause and get a fabulous new look for the dawning of your brand new life.  Chop it off!  

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