I'm kind of known for not cutting my hair. I always say I need to get it cut or I'm planning to make an appointment for a cut, but it never ends up happening. I don't know exactly why, but there's always some excuse for me to avoid sitting in the chair. It's not like I'm afraid of having my hair cut either - I usually just tell the hairdresser to have their way with my mane so long as it's thinner and cleaner-looking. When I was younger, I'd have my hair cut all the time. I had boy-short hair, a mushroom-looking bob, mega-long, one-length hair and everything in between. Dying my jet-black hair was never really an option, so when I needed a change, I'd just have someone chop it here or there and I'd get that feeling everyone craves when they're a teenager - that feeling of being just a little bit different.
I'm pretty sure the last time I had my hair properly cut was back in 2009 when I finally went to a salon in Paris and asked the pretty, young stylist to give me a fresh look. I think I even asked her if she would cut me some bangs because I'd been wanting that pretty and bold look I'd been noticing all the young Parisiennes sporting around my office in the fancy 8ème. So, when she first cut long bangs instead of a bold blunt fringe à la Katie Holmes, I remember feeling a little let down, until I remembered being told once that my forehead was rather small and bangs just wouldn't work. I loved my little 2009 haircut, despite the extra-long bangs, but it's now 2013 and I've gone nearly 4 years with perhaps a little trim in-between, yet I'm still thinking about cutting some stinkin' bangs!
After going through nine months of pregnancy, post-partum hair-loss (even for my absurdly thick-haired self, let me tell you, it ain't fun), I was feeling bold and ready for a change. So, I stopped procrastinating and cut myself some bangs. It took me over an hour to cut them the way I wanted, and they're still a bit lopsided, but I've got to say, I really like wearing bangs and dangit, I think my forehead is just the right size for them.
Then, a few days after giving myself my own haircut, I came across these old pictures, and now I know that blunt bangs and mushroom bobs have actually suited me well for quite some time. ;) Who knew?