Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Time For a Change...Or is it??

I do not consider myself a very spontaneous person, and I am almost positive most people would agree with that. Every time I go to a restaurant I order the exact same thing. Trying to get me to try something new is like pulling teeth (ask Pete, he knows all about it). I figure out what I like and I stick with that...forever. I always wear my hair the exact same way. My makeup has looked the same since I started wearing makeup, when I was 14. I want to be on Broadway when I grow up, the same exact dream I have had since I was 2 years old. That's just how I have always been, there is comfort in repetition for me.

That being said, I have always admired spontaneous people. I often times try and pretend I am spontaneous only to fail miserably and fall right back into my normal habits. I think girls that change clothing styles once a month seem like they are having so much fun. I admire those who have 3 or 4 different majors during college, because they get to try so many different things and learn so much. And I imagine what it would feel like to be one of those girls that wake up one morning and decide its time for a change and before you know it they have cut off half of their hair and dye it blue. What would it be like...?

Well, today I became that girl...

I woke up this morning and I decided it was time for a change. I have had long hair my entire life and have never been bold enough to do anything about it. There have been many times I have gone to a salon with the intentions of walking out with short hair, but I always seem to chicken out at the last minute and just get it trimmed. But not this time. This time I was going to print off a picture of a girl with SHORT hair, take it into the salon, and close my eyes until it was over and done with. And that is exactly what I did. (See picture below):

That is what I wanted my hair to look like, but that is not what it looks like. It's definitely shorter, however, the guy cutting my hair (Vince was his name) told me he would not cut it as short as I wanted because since I was making such a drastic change I should test the waters first. He said once he cuts my hair, if I want it shorter, then I can come back next week and get it shorter, but for now he would not cut it as short as I wanted. Ok, I understand where he is coming from...but I want to be spontaneous! Though he had good intentions he completely stomped out all of my spontaneous fire. Sigh. It's not like I hate my hair or is alright...but its not what I wanted. I wanted more spunky, more short layers, more flippy (this is a terrible description) and what I got was just...shorter and kind of boring. I'm debating whether or not to go back and get it cut exactly the way I want or if spontaneity is just not ever going to be for me.

What do you think I should do?


  1. It's cute, but....SHORTER! MORE LAYERS! Yeah!!!

    When I was your age, I chopped off all my hair, dyed it hot pink, and got a nose ring :)

    Just do it - you only live once.

  2. Go back! Definitely. I'm proud of you for being so spontaneous!
    p.s. you're stinkin' adorable. :]

  3. Yes, go back! Your new cut is like 2 inches longer than the picture, so you might as well just go the rest of the way. I think that cut in the picture is ADORABLE and will look smokin hot on you. Do it.

  4. Kortney-- you are seriously adorable!!!
    My advice: go big or go home. :) I think short layers would look fantastic on you!

  5. I can totally relate to what you said. As you know, I too have always had long hair. I so wish I had the guts (and hair that would look good short) to do a cute short do.

    I agree with what Merrick says, you are almost there, so go back and finish. I love, love that hairdo and I think it will be such a cute cut for you, and I actually think your hair will do that. Bite the bullet!!! Go for it!

  6. Layers! You would look super hot with that cut.

  7. Go for it sis! It looks good now and I think could look even better. Go back and get'er done! Just like your desire for some difference in getting your hair cut short, I have a desire to not cut mine at all. Its probably getting to the longest its ever been right now. I am going to try not to cut it until I am in TN in August. By then I should be borderline blasphemous for having such long hair and being a BYU student. Ha Ha.

  8. Kortney! I'm really excited that I found your blog! Your hair looks great! I commend you on your decision, looks great! Now that you know you can pull off the short length, definitely go back and add some spunky layers. It will look adorable!
    I'm now following your blog, can't wait to catch up with your newly married liFE! Congratulations!


  9. Don't let Vince decide for you. You already knew what you wanted. Go back and do it the way YOU wanted. Just a thought.

  10. Who does that guy think he is? It's your head, your choice. Time for a new stylist. Don't let him steal your thunder. You want it shorter? Go for it. You're adorable.