Growing up I always had long hair. My Mom was way before her time when she braided and styled my hair everyday in elementary school. Pinterest has nothing on her. She never let me wear my hair down to school because she didn’t want it in my face or in my way while I did my schoolwork. So naturally I always wanted to wear it down and undone and I never appreciated my braided crowns. I kept my long hair until almost two years ago when I chopped it off into an A-line bob. And I LOVED it. It is the the hair cut meant for me. Who knew I was a short haired kinda girl?
Last Christmas I decided to try and grow it out again, just to my shoulders- but after six months of growing, I was sick of it. So recently I chopped off the back again! My hair is the most commented on topic and the most pinned of anything on my blog so after reading this, I knew keeping it short and edgy was the right thing for me. I love having my hair short as a mom because it ensures that I style my hair everyday and I only have two or three options to choose from. Instead of having to pick my outfit AND how to do my hair, I have eliminated that choice. I recently had a reader ask me to send her photos of my cut so I thought I may as well share them here too.
These are pics of my growing out stage. The back is slightly angled and the color is ombre from about my ears down.
Here are some pics of my most recent cut- quite a bit more dramatic. The back is stacked and I kept as much of the ombre as I could. The left side is also cut longer in the front than the right side for a slightly asymmetrical look.
If you are wondering how else to style this short of a cut, you can find a few of my hair tutorials below. Each of these styles works great with this hair style or longer.