Do you ever have those times where you’re starting to feel violent toward your hair? Like if it falls in your face one more time, you might do something drastic? That’s been me for the last little while. My hair has been in a holding pattern (not to be confused with this) for several months.
As my bangs grew out and I went back again and again for a tried and true (but ultimately, boring) cut, I started thinking. What if I finally just cut it all? Like, really really cut it all? Went for the haircut that is most dreaded by those of us with round faces? That one that everyone says a fat girl shouldn’t get? The pixie…
I started doing my research. I collected photos on Pinterest of celebs with cute cuts. But everyone had a pointy chin! How was that going to look on me? As I’ve gained weight over the last year, I’ve settled firmly into double chin land. I didn’t think that should stop me (in fact, maybe it should be all the more reason to go for it…) but I wasn’t seeing any photos of girls who looked like me with this particular cut. I was scared.
Enter Rachele from The Nearsighted Owl. She is my true inspiration for the pixie cut. I love her style and she so confidently rocks her cut in its many incarnations. Mostly I love that she’s an excellent cheerleader for fat girls in general and particularly for fat girls who want short hair. We need more!
(check out Rachele’s blog here)
So last Wednesday, I put on my big girl panties and did it! I love it. I joked all night that I was going to have phantom hair syndrome… I’ve never not had hair long enough to be in my face. It’s totally different from anything I’ve ever done before and I think that’s enough of a reason for me to take the plunge.
So, if you’re thinking about going short and you need some inspiration, I totally recommend checking out Pinterest, Rachele’s blog, Rebecca’s blog (she just got a daring new do!), and the FY Fat Haircuts Tumblr.
PS. If you’re someone who thinks, “I could never pull that off because of ___ or until I ___,” just get over it. As I was checking out, two very slim girls commented on how cute my cut was, and then said, “But I have such a round face, I could never…” Usually I’m not one to challenge a stranger, but I simply pointed to my face and said, “I think I’ve got you beat there,” as I walked out. To each their own, but if that’s really the reason, I can think of better things to worry about.