I know, I know…I’m such a nutcase. I’ve gone from long hair to pixie cut…again! I never seem to be able to keep the same style for very long and so this time, I decided to have all my hair cut off for the third time. I think it’s the third time anyway, I’m losing count! The very first time I did it, was over ten years ago, when I decided to have a pixie cut around about the same time that I decided to stop dyeing my hair. Cutting it all off just made sense. I loved it short, and I even went crazy short nearly five years later. But after a while I was craving long hair so I let it grow out.
Don’t get me wrong, I love long hair. I also love short hair, and everything in between. Basically, I just like a change every once in a while, and going from long hair to pixie is certainly a change! This time, I spent a few days perusing Pinterest to find the look I wanted and found a few styles that I loved. My stylist, Tina, (from Short Cut in Carvoeiro, Portugal) who has been cutting my hair since my first pixie, loved the styles I chose (which is always a bonus) so we had fun getting down to business…by the way, you can find Short Cut on Instagram too.
I went for this particular look because there’s enough length on top and at the front to have a few different styles. I can have a parting on either side, or in the middle, or I can even wear hair clips or a hairband. It’s a style I can really play with and have fun with, which is important to me.
Another reason for the sudden, drastic haircut is the dreaded perimenopause. Not only am I having the odd hot flush (and there’s nothing worse than having hair down your neck for that!), but my hair has also started falling out—not in a crazy OMG I’m going bald sort of panicky way—but just small handfuls of it come away in the brush after I’ve washed it. And don’t even mention the drain…it’s like there’s a dead rat down there! So, a short style seemed the best way for me right now. Give me a few years though, and I’m sure I’ll go long again! Because I think we can have long hair at any age and look fabulous, regardless of what some people might say.
Do you like to change up your hairstyle every now and again? Or do you have one style that you love and stick to? I’d love to know? And have you ever gone from long hair to pixie cut? Would you even consider it? Or is the idea too daunting for you? Let me know in the comments! And please, subscribe to my YouTube channel and give the video a ‘like’ if you enjoy it!
For now though, let’s get on with the link-up? I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve all been up to this week! See you soon!