Bye-Bye Long Hair



Well I did it. Two mornings ago I sat in the chair and confidently hesitantly said “Chop it” and shut my eyes. I asked for a long, slightly angled bob. Now we all know no one wants to read words about this, so let’s get to the pictures.

Bye Bye Long Hair

Before, hair half-dry with no blow dry or styling:

I promise that with some styling it didn't look this bad.
I promise that with some styling it didn’t look this bad.

After:

Back East Blonde Bob

Back East Blonde Bob 2

Back East Blonde Bob

And of course, Archie wanted to get in on the selfie action:

Archie Selfie

So there you have it. I did it. I kind of thought I’d freak out about it more. My hair has not been this short since 7th grade and really, I haven’t thought about it much since I did it. I pass a mirror, having forgotten that I chopped it, and think “oh yeah, look at that. huh.” Maybe I’m getting less vain with age? Just kidding, I spent at least an hour yesterday researching the most effective wrinkle creams. Let me know if you’ve found one that is magic.

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  • LOVE it!!! Looks amazing!

  • Wow, it looks great! Doesn’t it always feel nice to get a noticeable hair cut? I need a new wrinkle cream too, update us if you find something good!

  • oh my gosh! I love it!! you look great Nadine!

  • Dee

    It looks great! Makes you look younger. Glad you did it. 🙂

  • Definitely looks amazing! Such a great look!

    • Super infovmatire writing; keep it up.

  • Ashley

    Absolutely LOVE it! It’s so flattering on your face and makes your hair look super healthy! Great choice!!

  • Yup, looks fantastic. We all knew it. Congrats on taking the plunge, and have an awesome time playing with it!

  • It looks SO good!! I’ve been wanting this hair cut for so long but I’m TERRIFIED. It looks so healthy, and fun, and free.

  • Looks great! :))) I want to chop mine off, but I feel like I have invested two years in growing so I should continue to leave it long… womp womp. Boring city over here.

  • Your new haircut looks great! It always feels refreshing getting a new cut 🙂

  • Your hair looks so cute! I have been wanting to chop mine off, maybe its time?

  • I LOVE it – looks great on you!

  • I love it! I’ve been thinking of doing something with my hair, but since my hair is curly it scares me because I’ve had some terrible hair cuts before.

  • Your haircut looks fantastic!!!

  • holy cuteness!! you look amazing! I admire your courage! I’ve been thinking about shaving my head for the last couple of years, actually. I think that I would love it for like 2 days and then hate it because it would take literally years for my hair to grow back to where it is now. I haven’t had more than “just a trim to get the split ends” for 12 years.

  • It really does look great on you—very sophisticated and polished. Way to take the plunge!

  • I LOVE it- looks fantastic! I don’t know if I could ever cut my hair off like that- dying it is something I can do since I can always change that immediately. Congrats, it looks GREAT!

  • You look so chic and the cut is gorgeous on you!!! 🙂 I love it!

  • I love the new hair style! It looks great on you!

  • Looks fantastic! You can definitely rock the short hair!

  • Alyssa

    Love it! Looks great!

  • Girl, this looks great on you!

    • You mean I don’t have to pay for expert advice like this anrymoe?!

  • LOVE IT! I think this is the kick in the butt I needed to go chop mine off. Growing it out has been fun but I’ve gotten lazy with styling and it looks SO bland. Fingers crossed I don’t wimp out.

  • It suits you so well! And, I totally mean this in a good way – but it matures you. I love what a few snips will do toward making your hair look amazing again.

  • It looks so good! Definitely working for ya!! Also, true story, last time I chopped my hair off a few years ago I did the same thing — sat down, told my girl to do it and closed my eyes haha!

  • Lauren Harrelson

    Love it! I recently did the same, and it still confuses me when I look in the mirror

  • I love it! It looks great!!

    I cut mine off a little over a year ago so I’m currently trying to grow mine back out.

    I’ll just end up cutting it off again though. I do it every time.

  • Eeek you did it!!! Looks so healthy and shiny! Did you donate it to Locks of Love?

  • Ola

    You look great! And OMG you look EXACTLY like my best friend from university – I knew you reminded me of someone but I could never put my finger on it, and only now that you have the same hair it’s just so obvious to me! Funny.

  • You look amazing! Your hair looks so healthy and shiny and full, too. That cut totally works for you, maybe that’s why haven’t thought much about it since. 🙂

  • Wow that looks incredible! I admire you for being brave enough to take the plunge! The last time I gave a hairdresser the freedom to cut my hair any shorter than 2 inches they gave me a mullet, so that was the end of that.

  • It looks absolutely stunning! Love the cut!

  • I LOVE it!!! you are gorgeous!!

  • It looks so good on you!! I have the same feeling with long hair. When it gets that long, you can’t do a whole lot with it since you get tired in the middle of styling!!

    You go Glen Coco!!

  • I love it! Short hair looks great on you! Yay for being brave and going through with it.

  • Way cute! I have loved having short hair in the past, but I probably won’t chop mine again until I reach 40. Long hair is easier for me to style. You rock that bob girl! 🙂

  • I love it! Very sophisticated!

  • I love it! Right after my wedding I said the same thing – “chop it off!” and i haven’t looked back!

  • I LOVE it!!! It looks so cute girl!!

  • GIRL. WERK. THAT. BOB. YAAS.

  • YOU LOOK SO CUTE!

  • It looks amazing! x

  • So cute! I have yet to post my before and after photos. I’ve been waiting to blog about it because I want to go shorter.

  • I’ve had long hair for a long time too. I’m feeling like I need a change, but I’ll wait until the weather changes, then see how I feel. Sometimes I think I’m just bored!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

  • liz

    I love it! you totally pull it off. looks sophisticated!

  • I personally LOVE it on you!

  • Looks great!

  • NADINE. It looks SOOO fantastic. Really, really suits you. I’m obsessed 🙂

  • Jen

    You are so beautiful! This cut looks fantastic on you!

  • Oh my gosh!!! I love it!! It suits you. I’m so glad you did it. 🙂

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

    • 31 Dec 23, 2010 14:46 I love your new look. You look absolutely goergous! I wish I could look good like you with short hair! I love your blog and the world you create in your blog space. So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • It looks SO great!!!

  • Yes! It works great on you! i was starting to get the haircut itch but right before you posted and now I’m really thinking about it! So sleek and a great length. You look awesome!

  • I LOVE your hair!! It looks fabulous!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

  • love it! i really wish i could pull off short hair. it just does not work for my face.

  • I love it! The new style looks great on you!

  • YAY! You did it! It looks so pretty too. Congratulations on being brave and taking the chop.

    XOXO,
    Erin
    thevaughnlife.us

  • Nadine, you look gorgeous! and so fresh. love the new hair

  • Wow, talk about a change! A great change! It looks amazing. Good choice 🙂

  • It looks great and healthy!!! Woohoo

  • I LOOOOVE IT!!!! You look so sophisticated and mature and adult. It is perfect! So glad you are brave and took the plunge!

  • Michelle

    Looks good! I stopped freaking out about my hair a while ago too, it always grows back.

    Lavish Introvert

  • It looks great!

  • Lix

    You look fantastic!

  • Girlfriend, you are so chic! Love the bob you be rocking!

    xx
    Here&Now
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  • Oh my goodness, it looks amazing!

  • Erin Sulla

    You look BEAUTIFUL! Love the cut, the colour and the makeup! Awesome! Makes me want to bob… 🙂

  • Lex

    looks fabulous!! my most dramatic haircut had me chopping over 18 inches and the weirdest part was washing my hair for the first time post-cut. what a lovely and light spring look!

  • I was afraid of what your hair would look like after a haircut (I know, aren’t I terrible?) but this looks FAB! I love it on you!

  • I love it! So flattering!

  • That looks gorgeous! Now I want a short cut as well! My hair is too wavy (iwillnotcallitcurly,iwillnotcallitcurly!) to get a sleek bob. That’s the dream: to one day have bangs and get an angled bob! lol

  • You’re beautiful! I think it was very gutsy of you to chop your hair and I APPLAUD YOU for it! A new haircut is always a great way to transition into a new phase – a “new you”!

    And don’t even start looking at wrinkle creams!!! You’re too young!!

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  • Such a good look for you!

    • A wonderful job. Super helpful inortmafion.

  • I think this haircut was seriously MADE for you. It looks so so good! For some reason I have it engrained (ingrained?) in my brain that long hair looks better on everyone but some people suit short hair way more. I’ve really been considering cutting mine a little bit longer than what you cut yours but I’m so scared!

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