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Thursday, 20 November 2014

I CUT MY HAIR OFF!!

a blog post featuring my new hair do. Taking it from long to short!
a blog post of my new hairtstyle. Taking my long hair to short hair in one chop
a blog post of my new hairtstyle. Taking my long hair to short hair in one chop.
Necklace: Muru Jewellery. Jumper: Urban Outfitters. Lipstick: Barry M

I thought it was time for a change around here.

What a cliché I am – going through a difficult period in my life and suddenly, I’m on my drive home from work realising that I have my 6 weekly appointment to get my red roots touched up and I think to myself ‘shall I just cut it off?’ – everyone likes to reinvent themselves when they feel a bit lost, don’t they? So I guess I’m no exception to the rule. I’d just never even considered going short again, but it popped in to my mind and I took to Twitter to ask your advice, the resounding outcome was GO FOR IT! (apart from my mum, who made it very clear that I would 100% regret it, love you).

I gave it all of 12 hours thought and then there I was, telling Amy my hairdresser to go ahead and get rid. She took my ponytail and chopped it off in one chunk, holding it in my hands I was surprised that I didn’t really feel, well, anything really.

I thought I’d be sweating, have a little adrenaline at the very least but I was like ‘hey, there’s my hair, in my hand – okay then’.

I guess I was just ready for it.

The last time I had short hair, I was 11 and for some reason I thought blonde with red highlights (yes you heard right) would be a flattering look – FYI it wasn’t.

I basically wanted it in the style of Emma Stone, because: goddess. So the style itself is a blunt, long bob with a tiny graduation from the back to front. I wanted to keep it that little bit longer because I rarely wear my hair straight, so I knew with having it styled curly it would lift it up that extra inch. Plus, taking it too short on my first cut was just that bit too daring for me – maybe next time!

So here we are: 8 inches shorter and I'm feeling considerably lighter.

I’m so glad I took the leap and it turns out impromptu decisions can work out, sometimes.

Here's to the new me.

What do you think?!

59 comments:

Aerie Berrie said...

It looks amazing! I think it suits you so so well!

berrie-blogs.blogspot.com x

Little Miss Katy said...

Looks AMAZING Meg!!! :D I love literally everything about it. Very fresh, very modern and soo beautiful! xx

Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

Christina L said...

stunning, really suits you x

Anonymous said...

This is EXACTLY what I'm doing in a weeks time. Gone are the locks, I need to re-invent myself too after having a rough few months too. I have to say it looks amazing on you! Glad you are happy with the new look. Its time for us long haired mavens to stop being so precious over our locks haha!
Rebecca xxx
www.queenbeady.com

Claire McPartland said...

This look soooo good! I've been itching to chop my locks, but have always wimped out. You look amazing!! One day I might too get there. Ha.
Claire.x
www.xclaireabella.blogspot.co.uk

Catherine Marie said...

It looks amazing you really suit it I recently had mine cut to that length and love it :) x

The Beauty Trove

Sophie Ruffell said...

You are so brave! I don't think I would ever be brave enough to cut off my long hair!
But your new hair looks super lovely!!!

DarlingSophie

MD said...

It looks amazing Meg!!! So glad you went for it!!! I've let my hair grow quite a bit in the last year and I think it's time to freshen up too. Short hair, here I come again! xo

MD | http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

WondersofDreams said...

It looks amazing!x

HeartxGirl said...

Stunning! Your new hairstyle really suits you xx

Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

Toria said...

That looks amazing, suits you really well!

Jessica Cherry said...

I read the title of this and thought, "What?! No! Your hair is amazing!" but I can 100% say that you look great with the new cut, it's such a nice length and really suits you.

sophiesmakeupblog said...

It looks amazing! x

SophiesMakeupBlog

Stevie Frances Thorp said...

Your hair is amazing! You babe!

steviefrancesthorp.blogspot.co.uk

Kat Clark said...

it looks beautiful x

Holl JC said...

Your hair looks beautiful Megan! x

holljc.blogspot.co.uk

Madeleine S-B said...

Everyone seems to be having the chop recently, must be something in the air! Had mine cut off last month and absolutely love it :D I feel like some new, cool, trendy person haha. You look gorgeous! x

www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

Charlotte said...

I think it looks gorgeous! Really suits you! When I have my hair cut it puts a spring in my step and I just feel more confident and let's face it! Less drying time! Quick brush and your out the door! ALL HAIL SHORT HAIR!!

Alice Young said...

Your hair looks absolutely amazing this length! I love it!

The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

Mimmi said...

You look gorgeous! It suits you perfectly :)

xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

Emma Louise said...

Woooooowwww! A-ma-zing! It suits you so well, especially in this style. I really wish a fringe suit me the same way but hmmm! :( xx

Http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn1.blogspot.co.uk

Rebecca Jane said...

Adorable meg.
I love it - looking as beautiful as ever :)

www.right-up-my-street.com
xo

Tasha Meline said...

I think it looks absolutely stunning and suits you so much! Good job! All for the change x

EveryElla said...

You look so cute! :)
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Elizabeth Rebecca said...

I love the wavy layers in your new cut.

Lizzie's Daily Blog

Jennifer.P said...

You look absolutely gorgeous like that!

prettyassummer.blogspot.com

Sara Chergui said...

You look super gorgeous !!

Sara,
http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

Andini Ria said...

You look so amazing, short hair really suits you! Well done on taking the plunge <3

Adventures of an Anglophile

Megan Lillie said...

YOU LOOK LIKE ONE HOT PIECE OF BABE!

Megan xo
Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

Caroline said...

I loved your hair long Meg, but this.. well.. you look stunning! it suits you so well!
I took an impromptu decision to cut my hair last year.. however I took it a bit far and got a pob. which I regreted 5 days later and have been growing it back ever since! :(
New year, new you. :)

Caroline.x
notesfromcaroline.com

rae t said...

WOW girl you seriously look so beautiful. loved the long hair but i love this short look too and the color is just fabulous!

rae of love from berlin

Abbie said...

Awww I love it, totally suits you! xx

fashiontatt.blogspot.com

Adele Miner said...

I looovee it! I think I'm going to give mine the chop in the next month x
graciousghost.blogspot.com

Emma said...

When I first saw that you cut your hair I thought oh no! But now I see it it really suits you and looks very pretty! Love it x

Emma Reay said...

Your new hairstyle really suits you, it makes you look so on trend & gorgeous! Love the colour too!

Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

Ingrid Gwendolyn Bearden said...

I'm loving this! It looks beautiful on you, and it is so liberating to cut it at all off! Or at least that's how I feel!

Maisy Meow said...

I love love love this!! Tonight I was having the 'shall I cut my hair' thoughts and I feel like reading this post is a sign haha! This length looks perfect on you - well done for being brave! :)

Maisy Meow | Fashion Blog |

Connie L. said...

The cut is absolutely gorgeous!! To be honest, you now look more sophisticated and chic than ever! Wish you the best of luck in whatever tough situation you are currently in! :) Fighting!!

Connie from theconbonz

Amber Rhodes said...

That was a lot of length! So brave...but when I get my hair cut from longer to short (as in boy short..which I seem to keep doing), I always say to myself...hey, it's just hair and it will grow back! I think it really suits you, great to mix it up a bit! Well done!!
http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

Kate A said...

Your hair looks incredible! I love the new look!
Gold Dust
x

Olivia said...

You look amazing, it really suits you! I've recently gone for the chop & I'm so glad I did, although it doesn't look quite as good as yours! :) Liv x

Sophie Blumenthal said...

Oh girl I freaking adore this, looks incredible :)

Sophie x

Liesa said...

It looks amazing!! :) xx

Chantele Cross-Jones said...

Looks lush!!
Two Hearts One Roof

Amanda H said...

It looks amazing, really suits you! It's also styled so beautifully!

Amanda / Amanda's Escape

Tammy- Louise Wilkins said...

When rough times arise, a change is always best.

I completely understand as I took the chop too in the same circumstances! A new look, a new you. You look fabulous. Amy has done a brilliant job!

www.tammy-louisewilkins.blogspot.co.uk

Angharad Jones said...

Love it! You look gorgeous

Lilac Ghosts said...

It looks gorgeous! The length really suits you :) x

Cat || Lilac Ghosts

Bunmi Afuye said...

you're so adorable! your hair looks amazing!

www.bumascloset.com

Hannah Marie Suquib said...

oh! I like the outcome <3 it suits you!
you inspire me to cut my hair too. Haha

xo.
thegumhoes

Megalolz!!!! said...

Your hair is beautiful, love the colour and the new cut!
I go through fazes of chopping my hair off and letting it grow, it's always a big risk getting so much cut off in case it doesn't suit you, but it's always so exciting too!
Maria's Adventures

Scared Toast said...

Love it, you look beautiful!

- Lorna at Scared Toast x

Cat said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always babe :) x

www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

Marie Vrmandl said...

It looks sooo gorgeous!!!!

Becky Smith said...

I did exactly the same thing. I had hair that varied between boob and waist length for around 12 years and I loved it (well, apart from when my boyfriend used to lay on it and then I tried to get up!). In 2010 I was made redundant and it wasn't easy, it nearly ended in a legal battle with them and I ended up walking out one day suffering with stress and anxiety. I started to go through a crisis of image and suddenly just desperately wanted it gone. One day at my boyfriends I would have just chopped it off if I could have found any scissors! So I booked an appointment and came out with shoulder length hair. Not long after this I reached for a bottle of dye for the first time in my life and my natural blonde was covered with dark chocolate brown. I haven't looked back since x

Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

Lesley X said...

Beautiful, love the cut x

Charlotte Rumsby said...

Ahh it suits you so much! Im desperate to go back short.

styleaked.blogspot.co.uk

Lauren Maria said...

Love it, you really suit it short!!
Lauren
livinginaboxx

Niki said...

but sometimes a good haircut after a big life event is all you need.
brb chopping my hair off.xx


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