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Smarter Style: The Long and Short of It

Posted by on May. 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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There are few changes that have as much immediate impact as changing your hair. And luckily, it's one of the most reversible if you hate it.

I recently chopped off about five inches of hair. I'd been wearing it a little longer than collarbone length since my son was born in 2008. The problem was that between coloring and heat styling, my hair had gotten really damaged and looked more ratty than cute. And I was just bored, bored, bored after several years of the same style.

I freaked out at first, not because my stylist did a bad job (she did a great job!) but because it was so different...and it's not fun to realize that the last time your hair was that short, you were considerably younger and thinner. That said, now that it's been a couple weeks, I love it. I even find myself dressing a little better to match my chic hairdo. I can't imagine ever going back to longer hair!

As far as color, I am just trying to match my original color before I went prematurely gray. I have friends who I am never sure what hair color they are going to be sporting the next time I see them. It's kind of fun and I wish I had their guts, to just change their whole look so easily.

Have you made any major hair changes recently? What's the most dramatic change you've ever made?

by on May. 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by Ruby Member on May. 18, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I've cut off several inches and donated it to locks of love. I have only dyed my hair a few times, myself. It came out bad. I did get highlights though...I loved them!
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by on May. 18, 2012 at 3:02 AM
I cut off 10 inches last month and colored it dark as compared to my typical natural blonde. It was a huge change but I love it.
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by on May. 18, 2012 at 3:03 AM
Most dramatic cutting it all off and dying it pink

nothing lately letting it grow out for now
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by Ruby Member on May. 18, 2012 at 3:31 AM

i need to re-highlight my hair, but other than that i don't usually do much to my hair.  i like my hair long and am not very creative with it, long layers is my usual cut!

by CeeCee on May. 18, 2012 at 5:36 AM

Nope!  This weekend I am going down to the beauty school to get my hair dyed.

by on May. 18, 2012 at 5:55 AM

I never have made any major hairstyle changes.  

by Sara on May. 18, 2012 at 7:24 AM
my hair was past my butt but in january i cut it a little past my shoulders. 18 in gone! my kids were just pulling it and standing out it when we try to play.

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by kimmy on May. 18, 2012 at 7:28 AM

 yes. i had long hair & when SO went to CA LA, i got my hair cut to the point where i cant put it up. (so from long to short)

by Jeni on May. 18, 2012 at 8:04 AM
Yes I have done so many crazy changes to my hair.
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by Colleen on May. 18, 2012 at 8:35 AM
No.I dyed it green once.Lol.Not on purpose
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