Should I cut my hair off?

posted 5 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1107 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If you are getting it cut just to start growing it out, I would just wait and cut it after the wedding.

Post # 3
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

I’m always pro “cut your hair, it grows back”, but when it comes to a pixie cut it can only grow maybe till your chin in 1.5 years. I’m not quite familiar with the style but it sounds like it’ll be enough for the vintage curls you want on the wedding. So why wait? 

I also for years and years used my hair short and felt great in it. But before my wedding I decided that I kind of felt better when I have at least shoulder length hair in my wedding. This way I could do a really sleek mid parted low bun without extensions. But I used hair clips for a long hair effect on another wedding party we had. 

Post # 4
120 posts
Blushing bee

I think it’s too risky! You’ll have the photos forever, it’s never too late to wait until after.

Post # 5
990 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

My stylist is very against chopping it all at once, says for ppl who have long hair it’s a real shock. On average hair grows .5 inch a month. So I’d say maybe cut 6 inches off and go from there.

Post # 6
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Ellen5 :  Vintage curls and pixie cut are about as different as you can get. You won’t be able to grow out a pixie cut in 17 months. So you’d either need extensions or be happy with a short hairstyle for your wedding. I think longer hair looks better than pixie on 99% of women so I say no, don’t cut before such a big event!! Wait until after.

Post # 7
89 posts
Worker bee

I’m in the same boat. I used to have a pixie and loved it, but decided to grow it out for the wedding. 

My long, thick, wavy hair is a bitch to deal with on a daily basis, but I’m putting up with it because Pixies are horrible to grow out and don’t look great during the process. It has taken 3 years to grow my hair to the length I want it for my wedding. 

If you don’t mind having a pixie cut/shorter hair at your wedding, then go for it.

Post # 8
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

Have you had a pixie cut before? If you have, and you know you love it, I’d go for it. If it’s a new experiment, I’d probably wait until after the wedding, just in case you hate it.

For what it’s worth, many of the women I know who rock pixie cuts say they’ve never felt sexier and more confident than with short hair.

Post # 9
6951 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

How long is the style you’re going for? And how long did it take to get to this length? 17 months is a long time to have a hairstyle that you hate and are bored of just for a hairstyle for a one day event in a year and a half. What if, rather than cutting it down to a pixie, you cut it into a lob? That way, you get a change (that’s likely to be pretty dramatic) and you don’t have to do that struggle phase growing it out.

I’m a big fan of women cutting their hair off, though. There are so many societal ideas and stories tied up in our hair. I’ve done it a couple times in my life (including shaving my head once in my early 20s) and it was so freeing and liberating.

Post # 10
1483 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Don’t do it. Even if you start growing your hair out IMMEDIATELY after cutting it into a pixie, it will not be as long as you want it to be. You’ll want to enjoy your short hair, not deal with it growing out for a year and a half. This is me with my pixie in April of 2011, and here it is 20 months later in November of 2012. It’s definitely not long enough to pull off vintage curls. Plus, growing it out was a NIGHTMARE.

Post # 11
444 posts
Helper bee

But…..if longer hair drives you crazy and it’s just not “you”, why would you even want it that way for your wedding pictures?  Growing it out and/or maintaining it a certain way for just one day seems odd to me.  Years after your wedding, will you look back on your pictures and wonder why you were going for a look that really was just a phase for you?  

Just giving an alternate view.  There are beautiful women of all hair lengths, colors and styles – I have no bias in any particular direction, but I do think most beauty comes from just being YOU.

Post # 12
3343 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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Ellen5 :  you’re “bored” with long hair?! So much you can do with long hair over short.. however long hair can be much more work obvs.  Since you’re planning on cutting it anyway and I suspect short hair is your usual look, cut it all off now. You might as well look like your normal self at your wedding….

Post # 13
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Every time I’ve cut my hair short, I’ve liked it for two days and then hated myself for doing it. I actually told my stylist last time never to let me do it again and made him swear he’d make me confirm it three times first. I can wash my long hair, toss some product in it damp, and go. 

The process of growing out from a pixie is miserable to me. It has to be styled to look right, and on mornings when I’m rushed, it’s not something I want to deal with. 

I would also be careful about assuming you’ll be able to grow it out to where you need it in 17 months. If you’re not opposed to extensions, then go for it, but if you want to have your natural hair styled, 17 months may not be long enough.

Post # 14
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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elodie2019 :  I cut my hair off after my wedding and went from being able to sit on it to it being chin length and no more! I loved it 😀

I’d been growing it for 4 years for the wedding and once I got it chopped I donated it to a cancer charity who specialise in making wigs for kids with cancer. Best thing I could have done 

Post # 15
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I LOVED my pixie. It was so easy and I felt so much sexier – like I was defying everyone saying “but long hair is so pretty/I liked you better before BLAH”. But, if you’re just cutting it to hope it grows save yourself the hassle and leave it alone. Get a new cut, don’t chop it all off.

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