(Closed) The Wife Chop

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I cut my hair into a pixie cut?
    Yes! Go for it. : (51 votes)
    40 %
    No! It will look horrible and it's too boyish : (61 votes)
    48 %
    Meh, I am just polling for fun. : (14 votes)
    11 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 32
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I rocked a pixie cut for about 10 years… loved it to death! Changed the colour ALL the time – and the best part was, I was getting it cut so often there was never any damage. This photo is from a few years ago, and I loved it so so much. I think I went from this colour to black a couple of weeks later! It was sooooo easy to manage. Most days my bed hair was the perfect style! (that purple bit is an extension I put in for a bit of colour, my fringe had been about eyebrow length at the time…)

    It took about 18 months-2 years for me to grow it up to roughly chin length, and I decided to get 19 inch extensions a few months ago. Crazy change for me to go from that photo to hair halfway down my back! Getting used to it though… it was time for a change.

    Although, now I look at that first photo, I want to chop all my hair off again!

    If you want to do it, go for it! If all else fails, it’s hair, and it will grow back.

    Post # 33
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say go for it. It will always grow back if you don’t like it. Also if you can may I suggest donating the hair to locks of love or somewhere like that. When I cut mine I always donate it.  Some salons will cut it for you for free and take care of donating the hair. 

    Post # 34
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    this! “You could always do it really gradually,thats what I always recommend then you dont have that shock factor so it doesnt feel too extreme, eg go for a shorter and shorter bob and then the pixie cut. I think they always look lovely!”

    If you get a shortish bob and like it, then try the pixie cut.

    and then remember… it’s just hair, it’ll always grow back….


    Post # 35
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I loved my hair short, and got compliments on it all the time! I say go for it! I liked to style my pixie a lot of different ways: texturizer one day, then gelled back or in a faux hawk, then with some glam hair clips. Loved it, so fun.

    My one word of caution, like pp’s have said, growing it out is absolutly terrible. If you think you are going to want to grow it long again pretty quickly, keep in mind that there will be 9ish months where your hair will not look great and will be too short to put in a ponytail.

    Post # 36
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Ms-Lace:  I totally think you could pull off a pixie cut and look cute and trendy in it.  I think it looks best on women with round or oval faces and softer features, which you have.  Having said that, I voted no — because In My Humble Opinion even if someone can pull it off, i’m of the persuasion that most women look prettier with some length to their hair.  Even if that’s chin length.  So– I guess I’m trying to say that while I think you could rock the pixie and look cute, it’s more of a “second best” look.  I think you will look prettier with longer hair.   

    Post # 37
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    OP-you don’t have to go that extreme at first. I had my 5-inch-post-wedding chop three weeks ago, and my hairdresser said- “we can go shorter next time if you want- see how this works for you.”

    It took about two weeks until I stopped doing double-takes in the mirror. I love it (and I’ve had my hair shorter before), but after growing it long for so long, it’s a BIG adjustment!

    Post # 38
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would like to have a pixie cut but my Fiance thinks short hair is only for guys… sigh.

    Post # 39
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it would look good on you. That being said – I wouldn’t do it myself. I don’t get the trend. I’ve vowed to myself to never do the wife/mom-cut.

    Post # 41
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Love it!

    Post # 42
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Glad you love it! The easy styling has to be such a great plus.

    Post # 43
    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    You look so great!! I’m glad you went for it!

    Post # 44
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I have to be honest, pixie cuts can be gorgeous if the person has the right face shape and look to carry it off. I personally could NEVER. I think that there can be a nice middle ground between having short hair and having a pixie cut. Someting a little more feminine, while also being low maintenance. 

    The following pictures are all a touch different, but I find that they all have in common a softer femininity about them (the first one is a more angular bob with the last one being a softer bob). 

    Post # 45
    11268 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    yay for short hair!  i’m glad you like it.  it’s cute.  i love how quick it takes to do hair in the morning. 

    you will be surprised how fast it grows out now.

    Post # 46
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I had that hair cut for 10 years until I felt too “heavy” for it. You have the face shape for it, I say go for it!

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