Doing shit that scares the fuck out of you pt 1 – the hair cut

I had planned for a slight trim. Y’know just to get rid of the ends. I had thought about cutting it short for a long time and even woke up disappointed one morning after having a dream that it was cut short. I had kept it long for the previous three years and got a lot of compliments. When I voiced my need for change I got a lot of  “You can’t cut your hair! It’s amazing!’ The ends just swept across the small of my back and it was naturally straight. It glistened in the sunlight and when it was curled and caught a slight gust of wind I felt the closest I ever will to a Victoria’s Secret model. Guys, it was glorious.

This all changed when my boyfie (who liked my long hair) of the time dumped me an hour before my appointment. I thought about not going but after a beer and a quick cry I hardened up and left the loft. I remember walking to my appointment in a weird dazy ‘Did that really just happen?’ state and thought ‘Fuck it, I’m going to get all the length cut out!’ This wasn’t a malicious statement towards he who was a fan of the long hair but a minor declaration of my independence.

I sat in the chair and my hair dresser asked me what we were doing this time round. I said I wanted it short then when I showed him the length he let out a gasp then his creative brilliance kicked in and he suggested bangs as well. I was all “YES! GIVE ME ALL THE CHANGE YOU CAN! RIGHT NOW!!“! I remember sitting there in slightly rabid and still dazy state watching my hair cut off inch by inch. The more that was cut off the more it started to feel a lot like a bad hook up. I was nervous and thought ‘Oh fuck, did I just do this on a whim?!’ and ‘How will I feel about this in the morning?!’ 

The finished product is a long bob with perfect bangs. I left the salon feeling like a million bucks and slightly invincible. I felt like a bit of a babe and couldn’t wait to get out of the salon and show it off. The only problem?  The first lot of people I encourtered after my appointment was a loved up couple.