*Sigh* Yeah, I got this a lot too when I chopped my hair off. Regardless of what he thought (hated it), I still kept it short for about 2 years. I’d originally chopped it off because 1. I’d gone through something and had temporarily lost some hair volume and 2. because I’d never once had truly short hair, I wanted to see if I could pull it off, and 3. I thought it would be less work.

I eventually realized short hair, for me, was way more labor intensive. As my hair is thin/fine, the bed head it brutal. No one warned me that I’d wake looking like a thunder cat every morning. And I missed being able to simply pull it up to get it off my neck and face.

And while I liked the look of short hair, the cost of upkeep was insane — because for whatever reason cutting a woman’s hair is grossly more expensive than cutting a man’s hair EVEN when the haircuts are both short. Term it pixie cut instead of a trim and they add $20 or $30 more atop what a guy with a similar cut would pay. Whatever. I’m not digging on the stylists, they need to make a living. I just don’t like the gender pricing for short hair. It was costing me a fortune. I also had to go through several different stylists because the one who gave me the original cut relocated and I struggled to find someone to replicate the cut. They all wanted to put their own spin on it and not keep to my desired style. When I’d say, “Please leave the bangs long,” they’d cut the damn bangs. Instead of a cute pixie (short in the back, long in the front with sweeping bangs), I ended up with short everything. So I finally gave up and started the grueling, unflattering process of growing it out.

Regardless, I will likely cut it short again one day. When it was styled and cut how I wanted it, the pixie was adorable.

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