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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday - Long Bob Haircut

It's been a few years since I've had short hair, opting to grow it out and going for a super-long length. But, in the last few months, I haven't even been "fixing" my long hair, it's just been up in a top knot or pony tail most days, unless we're going out on a weekend or something.  And, I started running outside as opposed to working out in a gym, and if you know anything about Houston, it's hot and humid here.  The last thing you want to do in the summer is spend any time under a hair dryer for an extended period of time.  

So, on a recent Thursday, after doing my hair (drying and curling it with my Remington Curling Wand), I took a look in the mirror and figured the extra length wasn't really doing anything special for my face or petite frame.  And I was just over it.  I pulled my hair forward around my neck and chopped a good five inches off.  With eyebrow scissors.  I had an existing hair appointment for highlights with my stylist that Monday, so I knew she could fix the crazy cut then.  


Here it is a few weeks before I cut it (with my girlfriend Courtney). 


And then right after I cut it.  You can tell my cut is uneven, longer on the right side.  Oops!  My hair was still pretty much all one length here, with long bangs about to my chin.  


But, I wanted it even shorter to show off more of my shoulders and back and just for a bigger change.  So, my stylist cut my bangs about to my nose and then added a bunch of higher layers all over, including in the front, framing my face.  I also got some darker blond added in on top and in back and highlights around my face.  Someone commented on my Instagram that it makes me look younger.  I'll take that!  Thank you!


This finally feels like a cut that has a "style" and I can manage it better now.  I may go even a little shorter in the future, something like below, but we'll see . . . My bangs would have to grow out more, but I like how her color graduates from light to darker and the hip, edginess of the cut.  


But, the cool thing about my new cut is that certain outfits look different with shorter hair.  I live in racerback tanks right now and I like the look of hair just skimming my shoulders instead of covering it up!  Fun for summer!

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35 comments:

  1. cute cut. I agree it makes you look younger :)

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  2. I love the hair cut! Insta friends were right! You do look younger with the shorter cut! Love it!

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  3. I LOVE it! I cut mine short several months ago but it was too short, it's at my shoulders now and I am so happy, enjoy it!

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  4. Looks great! I know its always a relief to go ahead and cut some off, especially when its so hot out!

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  5. You look amazing!!! you know I love me some shorter hair...it's just so flattering to your gorgeous face, petite frame, and amazing shoulders! (I think I'm hitting on you!) it is addicting once you start cutting, as I'm now chin-length! And I think short little ponytails, and short messy hair is just so cute!! And I love that you just hacked it yourself...says so much about how casual and confident you are! xoxoxo

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  6. Couldn't agree more with Cassie . . on all of it. LOVE that you hacked it yourself. Such a flattering cut on you. When you have gorgeous hair like you do, it always looks good. Pretty, mama.

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  7. Love the shorter hair! It looks amazing! I just chopped all of mine off and I LOVE it.

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  8. It looks amazing on you! You're so brave :)

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  9. I love the new look Megan! So gorgeous and it really does make you look younger. I usually do a short cut in the summer, because Missouri weather is horrible! This year I'm leaving it long, so I'll have long hair for my wedding in June!

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  10. Love your new cut, it looks so pretty on you. Very chic.

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  11. It looks really cute! Would you share what products you use & how you style your bangs? Mine are little shorter but even when they're longer I have a hard time getting them to "swoop"!

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  12. I love it. It does make you look younger and the color is FAB!!!

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  13. Looks awesome, Megan! I did the same thing last week, except it was 8 inches! I couldn't handleit anymore!

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  14. Looks so good! I have been wanting to do the long bob for some time now, but every time I see my stylist I chicken out. Since yours looks so good, maybe I won't chicken out the next time I go to get my hair done!

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  15. Love the new cut and color. Mine is a bit shorter than that now (growing out from a short bob last summer) and I can't wait for it to get just a bit longer. I love that it is long enough to pull up, but not so heavy and hot.

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  16. Lovely change! Thumbs up!

    Best, Lisa

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  17. It looks great! You always have the best highlights!!!

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  18. Looks great! I'm planning to get my hair cut like this after my wedding!

    xo,
    katie
    http://hellolittlebean.com

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  19. I LOVE IT! You look gorgeous! That is the perfect cut for your face and frame. Great decision. And I love that you cut it yourself, with eyebrow scissors, haha! :)

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  20. I love it! You have such beautiful hair!

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  21. Love the new cut!! Can't wait to see more pics.

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  22. omg i LOVE the new cut!! it is super super cute!!! not to mention, how do you get such perfect curls???? I need advice. I am a little lame in the hair dept, but seriously I love your hair!!! :)

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  23. Look amazing on you pretty girl!! But let's be real you put a trash bag on your head and still be gorgeous!!

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  24. I loved your hair long but now I think I love it even more short! It looks great!

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  25. You look beautiful! I love long bobs, I had one for a long time then decided to grow it out too. I thinking about cutting it that way again after my sister's wedding, since it's easier to do an up-do with longer hair.

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  26. I love your hair Megan!! Gorgeous on you! You have the prettiest complexion.

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  27. Love the shorter do! I'm partial to shorter hair as well!

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  28. So pretty and it makes your brown eyes stand out even more:)

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  29. I love your haircut! It's feminine, yet updated. You look amazing!

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