Now that I’m “middle aged”-(I hate that term)- I find that I have grown used to a certain hairstyle-a certain “look”. I’ve rocked the same long hair look for the past 4 years and I’m starting to feel like a change is needed. Long hair is easy. If you don’t feel like “doing” it-throw it up in a messy bun! If you do feel like “doing” it, there are many looks you can achieve with long hair.
I’ve been restless. I’ve been pinning pictures of short bobs for about 5 months now and I’ve thought about calling my hairstyle girl Nicole-(shout out to Hedkandi Hotel Arts location in Calgary). I look in the mirror and pull my hair back in a way that would simulate the look of a “bob”. I’ve had a bob once or twice or three times before and I know I could do it, but still I hesitate. You see bobs everywhere right now. It’s the new “in” hairstyle. I question my thoughts-“yeah, but I’m 47-do I follow the trends or do what I’m comfortable with?”…Will I have haircut regret?? I actually have a pang of panic. Really?-it’s just hair! But…I wear it everyday and I don’t want to wear a hairstyle I hate every day and crave the day when I can grow it out and end up with what I have right now-long hair. Why even start? Why even go there. Be happy with what you have. Stop these “bob” thoughts!…but yet…
So-here I am now-“bob” cut hair! I did it!
Above-(me at Hedkandi in the bathroom-post hair cut)-(me at home-I’m still working on the art of how to do a “selfie”!)
It’s been 3 weeks now and I still love it. You can flat iron a bob, curl a bob, put a bend or slight wave into a bob-and I can even manage a short little pony when I go to yoga!
There’s been a couple of days when I’m rushing to go to work at our new dental clinic when I think-“gee it would be nice to have my long hair so I could throw it up and go”… but all in all, I’m glad I took the leap and did something new.
Changing your hair will not make you happier or better looking but it can give you that little boost you need to kick start other “things” that may be tugging at you to change or to start something new.
Don’t change your hair if you don’t want to!-There is that saying-“don’t fix it if it ain’t broke”-but-if you’ve had an itching like I have-I suggest to book that hair appointment and get it done!
Here are some pictures below of what I pinned pre-haircut. Hint*-the “bob” is the new “it” hairstyle right now!
Hair restlessness!-Be gone!