If I were to bump into friends I made at Alt Summit this past January, the first thing they might notice is that I changed my hairstyle. The long hair I wore in Salt Lake City (and while posing with this friendly taxidermy bear) has been replaced with a shoulder-length ‘do, a slightly longer version of the Karlie or the Chop.
I wasn’t trying to make a fashion statement by cutting my hair shorter. In fact, I was partial to having an abundance of hair; I could wear it down, braid it, or twist it up in a blogger’s top knot. However, I was unhappy with the long face-framing layers that my hairstylist had cut into my hair (without asking me first!) at my last appointment. The style looked very 1990s to me, like Jennifer Aniston‘s hair as she grew out “The Rachel.”
After studying my hair, my new stylist determined that only way to minimize the severity of the face-framing layers was to lose some of the length. Desperate for a more modern look, I let him go scissor-happy — and I’m so glad that I did. Although I can’t fashion a blogger’s bun anymore, my hair finally has a style to it. (FYI, “long” is not a style.) It feels lighter, takes less time to blow dry, and had garnered more compliments than my previous hairstyle (or lack thereof).
And it appears I’m not the only one choosing shorter hair for spring. A number of bloggers like Julia and Emily have also chopped their long locks into shoulder-length bobs. Even E!’s Giuliana Rancic decided to (finally) ditch her hair extensions for a more sophisticated blunt cut this season.
What do you think of spring’s shorter hairstyles? Are you inspired by Karlie Kloss to make “the chop” or are you still partial to long hair? How do you currently wear your hair?
PS: The time I got bangs like Bella Heathcote to conceal my postpartum hair loss.
UPDATED: In the past week, even more bloggers went short, including Mara from M Loves M.