Comments on: Short Hair, Don’t Care http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:10:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Rosalynn http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-871918 Rosalynn Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:52:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-871918 I am thinking about doing it… I am scared of not growing them back again (who isn’t?) But then, you live only once.

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By: Jessica @ Sunday Loves http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-512473 Jessica @ Sunday Loves Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:19:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-512473 I have wanted short hair for SO very long. Seeing all the gorgeous ladies at AltNYC with their short locks did nothing to stop the longing. Oh, my. All of them. I wanted to transplant their locks on my head. I struggle with what I consider a huge head and also, my hair is naturally curly and short hair during humid New England summers becomes large and unruly. And I’m petrified to cut it and hate it. Because the growing out process is so painful!

But those ladies…and their hair…

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By: Katy http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-511673 Katy Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:25:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-511673 I’m completely restless when it comes to my hair. I cut it all into something like a pixie every few years and love it for a while and wonder why I ever grow it long, but then inevitably I see someone with gorgeous long hair and wish that I too could pull off a messy bun, so I start growing and waiting and usually get to a little below shoulder length before I get restless and chop it off again.
I always feel more pulled together with my short hair but there are also strangely some clothing styles that never seem to work for me with my short hair. I’ve never figured out quite why.

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By: Melissa Walsh http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-511383 Melissa Walsh Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:20:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-511383 When I was a junior in college (a long time ago), I got a really bad haircut which prompted me to chop everything off into a really, really short pixie cut. When I looked in the mirror for the first time with my “new hair,” I remember thinking, “Oh there I am!” It felt utterly and perfectly me. All these years later, it still is exactly who I am!

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By: Ivette http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510889 Ivette Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:14:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510889 Your hair looks great long and short! I clicked the link about your hair fallout drama… Did u take the supplements or did you wait it out? My baby is 9months and my hair is thinning more than my spouse. If you did take them did they work? Thank you.

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By: Kristen http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510741 Kristen Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:15:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510741 I think the trick is finding the cut/style that makes you feel like the best version of you. And when you do, there’s nothing better! I’m back to a pixie cut and it feels fantastic. I think it suits me. I’ll admit, though, it does take a certain kind of guy to appreciate short hair. . .

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By: mrs. dana gault http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510549 mrs. dana gault Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:37:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510549 I should clarify that my husband absolutely LOVED the super-short hair I had for years…as short as Michelle Williams, but I spiked it up a bit. But 25 years, when we fell in love, I had a lovely French braid, and it made him giddy LOL. I never thought I’d sport one again, so I’m really excited to have that romantic option.
If instead, I came home buzzed down to an inch, he would love it! I once had a very attractive man approach me in the produce dept –of all places –and remark that he loved my short hair because it takes a very confident woman to wear her hair that way…which leads me to conclude it’s very confident men who appreciate a woman who wears her confidence on the outside. THAT is my definition of sexy *wink*.

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By: Melissa L. http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510531 Melissa L. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:13:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510531 Gabrielle, your hair looked gorgeous at the conference. I loved the straight, sleek look. I know that can be difficult to maintain, but it sure was pretty.
I do the short hair/long hair flip flop. Right now my hair is just.about.there. on length, but the urge to cut it is great.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510528 Emily Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:09:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510528 I have longgggg, what my family calls “college girl” hair right now and have no desire to cut it. Although I would love to come up with some more styles for it someday!

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By: Emly http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510257 Emly Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:52:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510257 I have so much hair. I can put it up three ways with a pencil and wear it all day. Even though it is hot, hot, hot here in the Arizona desert, I would never cut it off.

Keep practicing with that pencil.

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By: The Prudent Homemaker http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510237 The Prudent Homemaker Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:03:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510237 I love that you love the hair you have. So often we want the opposite. How awesome!

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By: Chrissy http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510185 Chrissy Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:55:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510185 I have thick, silky, long, dark hair that curls into ringlets and waves….it is awesome. Naturally. I don’t do a thing to it and it looks sexy and fun and charming. That is a freaking accident of genetics and a gift from God. I am terrible at personal grooming…oh my, my nails, y’all. So high maintenance hair would give me the sads. I tend to be curvy and plump in a way that makes me self-conscious, I laugh too loud and talk too much, but I feel cute and sexy with my long hair. Take it from me over my cold, dead body. Too dramatic??? Nah….

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By: rachelle galloway-popotas http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510023 rachelle galloway-popotas Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:58:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510023 Great topic! I’d love to see some of the short hairstyles you were ogling at the Alt conference! It seems with a lot of the blogs I follow – indie, home decor and mom blogs- that the women are sporting some super long luxurious locks. I don’t see a lot of short hairstyles but would love to see more (but I have seen Design Sponge Grace’s hair and it DOES looka super chic!)

I’m loving all the ladies comments above who said they loved all the short hair styles. I try not to generalize, but I am about to now- I do think that that in general many men seem to still have some kind of stereotypical love of long hair on women – while women can appreciate the short, stylish look on other women. In other words, I’ve met few men who exclaim over short hair. I recently read an interview with actress Michelle Williams where she talks about loving her short haircut so much but, she says, “this is NOT a haircut for men.” But she liked that – that she was choosing for herself. That resonated.

Anyways just a comment- it’s not about what men or other women like, of course- it’s about being yourself and being comfortable. But I do think there is some gender stuff all wrapped up in our choices, likes and dislikes, too.

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By: Fiona http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-510009 Fiona Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:24:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-510009 I am so intrigued by Grace Bonney’s new haircut – I keep going over the photos on her blog. Does it look stunning in person? This post reminds
Me of the season final of Mindy Project where she cuts of all her hair and then begs her boyfriend to take her back – “because who will have me now” and the instant classic line of the episode “it was a boy the whole time “.

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By: mrs. dana gault http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-509989 mrs. dana gault Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:07:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-509989 Story of my life! Finally grew my hair out. Color is my 1976 HS perfection. And EVERY time I see a woman rocking a short ‘do I want to chop it all off. Thank goodness hubby loves my locks, or I would totally go for my late 40′s pixie. The only thing keeping me going is that next month’s Bumble and Bumble appointment includes a French braid–which never fails to melt my hubby’s heart in the most charming manner! And really, isn’t that what it’s all about?

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By: Christy@SweetandSavoring http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-509981 Christy@SweetandSavoring Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:43:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-509981 Love that photo! And funny, because I had a shaved head for 2 years and numerous short hairstyles for longer, and recently I’ve been craving that no-nonsense look again! Of course, my hair is at its longest so I’m torn- keep going with the long-hair look, or chop off a bunch and go back to what I know, what’s easy?
I will say that having no hair at all was freeing in a lot of ways- there’s never any need to look in the mirror, since it’s always the same! There’s no style to worry about, no products, no figuring out what to do with your hair every day, on really hot days, etc. I miss all that, and I miss how un-self-conscious I felt . Somehow, I was more confident with a shaved head, in all my gender bending glory, than I am now, with long hair and a more feminine look.
On the other hand, more feminine look does mean getting treated…more positively. People often made judgments (that they told me about later) when they initially met the me with a buzzed head, and I would get unpleasant looks on the street sometimes.
Hair is such a funny thing! Love that you started another great conversation, Gabrielle :)

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By: kerry http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-509976 kerry Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:33:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-509976 I went from hair down to the middle of my back to an asymmetrical cut in the winter. I miss my long hair. I like the funkiness of my current cut, but there’s just something so sexy about long hair. I’m now debating whether to grow it out again. I even googled extensions so I could have the best of both worlds!

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-509975 Jen Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:32:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-509975 Hey Gabrielle! such a fan. I have curly hair and had let it go long for several years – But I always wore it up! Desiring a CHANGE, I had about 8″ cut off back in Jan. It was a great feeling – I happened to find a woman who cuts my hair ‘dry’..like a topiary! :) I just went back again today. I must admit, I miss pulling it up sometimes..but it’s so fast to style. You’re a beauty, Gabrielle – any way you wear it. :) (by the way, I’m “jammietart” on IG – there’s a couple of photos of the before & after hair there) xx

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By: Meg http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-509972 Meg Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:26:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-509972 Oh dear, the one time I cut my hair, I ended up with a crew cut and spent a year and a half growing it out! To this day, I watch the hairdresser like a hawk to make sure she doesn’t snip off more than she should. So I guess I’ll have to admire short hair from a distance! :)

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By: Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/short-hair-dont-care/comment-page-1/#comment-509951 Kelly Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:57:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38148#comment-509951 I have very thick, very curly hair. It’s massive. I wore it quite short for the last 3 years, after finding a cut & great “Deva” stylist and go so many compliments. But then I started to miss my Big Hair, missed having it fall in my face, missed the corkscrews, putting it up, etc. I’m over 40 and it took forEVER (actually about 10 months) to grow it back to shoulder length. Now it’s past my shoulders by almost 2″, but because of the curl, it still sits at just about my shoulders when its dry.
So after all that….I have my Big Hair back. I forgot how BIG it is. Like ’80s hair, but without any effort on my part. It’s hot, it’s thick, it’s quite massive, and I’m kinda missing my short ‘do, when I had an actual style. Now it just sits on my head…like a rug.

I’ll probably go short again, but it took so long to get here (plus my husband thinks my hair is sexy) that I’ll probably keep it around until at least the rest of this year.

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