As my loyal followers know, I’ve been debating cutting it short again for as long as I’ve been blogging (longer actually) and I finally got the nerve up to go through with it!!! For those of you who don’t, I wrote a blog post at the start of this year detailing my long hair vs. short hair struggle (here).
I went with a cut that would offer me the best of both worlds – an undercut that’s short and edgy, yet long enough on top to showcase my beautiful curls and volume!
A great haircut is nothing without a fab outfit, though, so I rocked my new do with my fave skirt – an acid wash chambray, high-low number from Addition Elle, a vibrant, tribal print crop top from Forever 21+, grey suede, laser cut oxfords from Esprit, and my gorgeous Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 handbag.
So, in a post from a while back, “The Undercut Cannot Be Undersold” I showed all of you my three-year-old son’s new haircut, and mentioned that my 13-year-old wanted the same cut too.
Well, he did it and I just can’t believe this young man with the trendy haircut, hint of a mustache and size 11 men’s feet was once my cuddly baby boy. Time sure flies.
Besides all of my nostalgic ramblings, I do have to say that I am completely sold on this dapper, sophisticated haircut even more so than I was in the past. I truly do believe that it has the potential to be flattering on any man with enough hair for it.
Now it’s time to convince my 7-year-old son to get this cut as well, and I will be a very happy mama!
After my last post about my baby boy’s first haircut, I figured I’d stay on topic and let you all in on the ongoing, obsessive debate that goes on in my head all day, everyday. It’s all consuming. One minute I have absolutely decided, without a shadow of a doubt that I WILL cut my hair short again, and my decision is backed by a convincing list of reasons why I cannot live without this cut one minute longer. And then, from the time when I text my hairdresser to the time she replies, I have already changed my mind, and am convinced that I almost just made the biggest mistake ever and that my life would have never been the same had I cut all my hair off once more.
The thing is, I LOVE both looks! I just can’t have them both when I want them and I hate it!!! It’s just not fair! I love the soft flow of my natural curls and the femininity it brings to my face, but I also really dig the edgy, less traditional pixie cut that only takes 5 minutes to wash and style vs. the 2 hours I have to let my hair air dry if I want it to actually look respectable.
And now there is a new worry emerging as I mature… Is the cute, funky haircut still going to have its edge now that I’m in my thirties and a mother of four or will it just look like I’ve given up? And are my long, curly, often frizzy, blonde locks simply too much for a woman my age? On the other hand, should I leave it long because once I get older, shorter will be the way to go and this my last hurrah? Or is this my last chance to have a short haircut that looks trendy and sexy instead of simple and matronly? SOOO many questions, and I am of no help to myself at all!
Gahhh!!! It would seem that spring fever is hitting me early this year. Maybe it’s the break from the cold weather we’ve had lately, or the sun that’s been poking it’s head out to play these past few days, but I need a change! Should I go for it?
So, according to a Huffington Post article I read this fall, the undercut is the haircut that all men should have; and after seeing the eye candy distributed throughout the article, I wholeheartedly agree.
That debonair, vintage, long on top, short on the bottom haircut was rebellious in the 90’s and is now a modern, 40’s inspired classic, and it has really gotten my attention; so much so, that I decided that it would be my youngest son’s first.
I can’t even. It’s so perfect. See for yourselves! Even my oldest son has decided this will be his next cut! (Pics to follow?)