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Haircut: Before & After.

June 29, 2010

Dun dun dun, it’s here. I’m a little nervous showing everyone all at once (so far, only S & our moms have seen it), but here goes:

I’m sorry for the weird composition — S was trying to be a little too artsy with these shots.

Short, right?!

Observations in the last 24 hours:

1. My hair is kind of wavy in the back and will flip out the wrong way if I don’t blow dry it in. I never had to deal with it when I had long hair because the weight of my hair pulled it down straight.
2. It takes me about 10 minutes less to get ready (less shampoo time, less combing time, less blow dry time).
3. I have NO split ends & NO tangles — hooray! (This is a first in a very very long time.)
4. I have always slept with a ponytail for as long as I can remember — I couldn’t stand sleeping with it down. Now I sleep with it down & it bothers me no more. :]
5. I instinctively pull my hair back when I brush my teeth, lean over something, etc. It feels strange to just have to tuck it behind my ears now.
6. I keep trying to pull out my hair from underneath a shirt or sweater whenever I put it on, only to find that my hair is already out.
7. I never liked tying my hair half up-half down — I felt that it made me look like a little girl. Now it doesn’t look so childish.
8. Same with wearing headbands, hairbands, etc. Hello big flowers & fabric headbands!

Mostly, I’m just thankful I didn’t cry when I got it cut. I have a history of crying at the salon (I’ve had a lot of bad haircuts), but I think my hair stylist is quickly ridding me of all my hair fears.

The best of five attempts. We’re no good at taking pictures in the mirror.

Okay, your turn. Be honest. What do you think???

71 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2010 5:40 am

    Very nice :) . I think frames your face beautifully and adds a little bounce to your hair–looks healthier.

  2. June 29, 2010 5:58 am

    so cute! love it.

  3. June 29, 2010 6:14 am

    i looooove it!!!!

  4. ehnie permalink
    June 29, 2010 6:26 am

    WAY CUTE YOU FOB! :) no, jk, short hair is so in. you look great, lady! i can absolutely relate to #1-3 right now since i got mine cut recently too. go you for being brave!

  5. June 29, 2010 7:06 am

    I love it Cathie! Your hair looks very healthy and fresh. I must get your hair stylist’s info from you. I’m in desperate need of a hair-cut myself.

  6. June 29, 2010 7:09 am

    it is so cute!!!!! i absolutely love it :)

  7. June 29, 2010 7:19 am

    I love it–it’s super cute!

  8. June 29, 2010 7:22 am

    I love it short. You look so sophisticated.

  9. June 29, 2010 7:41 am

    a-dorable! yay!

  10. June 29, 2010 7:49 am

    Short is awesome on you and the bangs are so cute! I love the before and after series.

  11. Pam permalink
    June 29, 2010 7:57 am

    It looks really good on you! Short hair rocks.

  12. June 29, 2010 8:10 am

    SO CUTE! awww, you look adorable with short hair!
    im inspired to cut mine ;) but i dont think id look as cute as you!
    hope we can hang out soon! xo.

  13. Joan permalink
    June 29, 2010 8:13 am

    So cute!

  14. June 29, 2010 8:18 am

    cute cute cute!

  15. June 29, 2010 8:38 am

    it looks really nice cathie! Hey! are you guys free the week of the 18th? like the 22nd or 23rd? for lunch or dinner?

  16. jules permalink
    June 29, 2010 8:38 am

    LOVE it!

  17. bee permalink
    June 29, 2010 8:48 am

    i LOVE it – and i love short hair. you look great!

  18. miriam permalink
    June 29, 2010 8:49 am

    so cute! i like it!

  19. tiffany permalink
    June 29, 2010 9:05 am

    so sophisticated!

  20. June 29, 2010 9:10 am

    i love it! :) absolutely love the shape in the back!

  21. June 29, 2010 9:11 am

    omg cathie, your hair is absolutely adorable :) and you look so chic!

  22. June 29, 2010 9:17 am

    LOVE your haircut!

  23. June 29, 2010 9:24 am

    so so cute!!! it suits you well. :-)

  24. June 29, 2010 9:37 am

    Looks absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

  25. Vanessa Rae permalink
    June 29, 2010 9:44 am

    Hello, I guess I should introduce myself before I comment on your fabulous haircut! My name is Vanessa and I’v been following you around for the past week or so loving up your little space! I love the haircut, it emphasizes your smile! Happy Day!

  26. June 29, 2010 9:46 am

    it looks really really adorable. wanting to cut mine now.


  27. Christine permalink
    June 29, 2010 9:58 am

    Your hair looks too cute!! It compliments your face really well actually. Not that you look old or anything but the cut does make you look younger, in a good way. =)

    The last photo is sweeeet!

    You really make me want to cut mines now, but I’m sure I’m not brave enough.

  28. June 29, 2010 10:03 am

    I likey, it looks very 60’s mod, but updated for the 21st century :)

  29. June 29, 2010 10:06 am

    Oh, you look gorgeous! It looks so fun and summery.

  30. becky permalink
    June 29, 2010 11:03 am

    i love it! :) so cute and very stylish!

  31. June 29, 2010 11:03 am

    You have such a beautiful face, the shorter cut shows it off more. I love it!

  32. Anna permalink
    June 29, 2010 11:55 am

    I LOVE it, Cathie! :) We have the same hair again!

  33. Jessi permalink
    June 29, 2010 11:56 am

    Aw I’ve been really happy that I’ve finally grown my hair really long, but now looking at your photos…I want to cut mine really short again! (Which I hated when it was d: )

    It looks so pretty(:

  34. Angie permalink
    June 29, 2010 12:35 pm

    So cute, Cat! It looks very sweet on you :) Is Naomi already back from having a baby??? I need to pay her a visit soon.

  35. June 29, 2010 1:00 pm

    you look great! very suiting for you – and perfect for summertime. :)

  36. June 29, 2010 2:36 pm

    awww i think it is VERY cute! suits you well! you look soo happy in this last pic too hehe!!

  37. June 29, 2010 3:09 pm

    without thinking, the first thought that came to mind: SO CUTE!

    with further thought: it gives you a different look. long hair had more of a swept, composed look (if that makes any sense at all). short hair is spunky-stylish and free. can’t wait to see how you fun it up with accessories!

    and that last photo makes me want to squeeze-hug ya :]

  38. michael chung permalink
    June 29, 2010 3:54 pm

    it takes some getting used to but it really is nice! it models the look you were going for really well in that one photo and i bet certain outfits will look much cuter now

  39. Emily permalink
    June 29, 2010 4:10 pm

    You are so frickin’ cute! Oh my gosh! I love the cut, especially the way it falls in the back. I have a similar cut and found that using a straightener on the back is super quick and easy for those flippy ends.

  40. June 29, 2010 5:21 pm

    It fits you perfectly. I adore it.

  41. June 29, 2010 7:30 pm

    absolutely PERFECT! You look adorable. I love it!

  42. June 29, 2010 7:48 pm

    Love! A fresh haircut is super fun. You’re so pretty, you can pull anything off!

  43. Kathy R. permalink
    June 29, 2010 7:51 pm

    I absolutely love your new ‘do!! It looks fabulous!

  44. June 29, 2010 8:55 pm

    i absolutely positively love your new haircut. it’s beautiful and so chic. really sweet and swingy and perfect for fun accessories. i love a gal who isn’t afraid to let go of hair. you go, girl. it’s beautiful. and thank you for your email today. you are one sweetheart. xo.

  45. June 29, 2010 9:13 pm

    super duper cute, cathie! i like :)

  46. Stacy permalink
    June 29, 2010 9:46 pm

    so cute, cathie! love!

  47. wury permalink
    June 29, 2010 10:19 pm


  48. sooji permalink
    June 30, 2010 1:25 am

    aw i had been thinking about cutting my hair short as well! i’m so happy you went with it!! you look like a doll cathie! :D

  49. June 30, 2010 8:31 am

    so CUTE! i think it makes you look more grown-up (in a good way) and it looks so FRESH! i, too, got a huge chunk of hair cut off a few years ago to donate to locks of love and now i am almost ready for another donation :)

  50. June 30, 2010 9:42 am

    it’s a fantastic summer cut! : ) considering doing the same thing in the fall in order to donate to locks of love as well. enjoy the new do. it really is lovely.

  51. July 1, 2010 7:44 am

    I have the same issue with my hair turning out the wrong way if I don’t blow dry it too. I got my hair cut to the same length as yours a month ago. I love the fresh feeling when you cut off your long hair! It looks fresh and nice on you.

  52. Candy permalink
    July 1, 2010 10:40 am

    Love it Cathie!!

  53. July 1, 2010 11:05 am

    I love the haircut!! You look so much lighter and free-spirited :) It looks so good on you :)

  54. July 1, 2010 8:34 pm

    LOVE IT!!!

    you are SO tempting me to cut mine!

  55. July 2, 2010 6:43 am

    so,so,so cute! LOVE it!

    happy fourth weekend!


  56. July 2, 2010 9:19 am

    You look lighter. It gives bounce to your whole presence. Very pretty.

  57. July 3, 2010 10:10 pm

    It looks fabulous. Very chic. :-)

  58. July 6, 2010 10:51 pm

    cathie! you look great!
    i went through the SAME exact thing…long hair, got married, chopped it, and now i am experiencing a lot of the things you observed within that 24 hour period! :)

    hope you are well!!

  59. July 7, 2010 4:25 pm

    Are you kidding me…you look GREAT!! I loooove it! And kudos to you for being brave enough to do it. I always get so nervous about cutting my hair shorter!!

  60. July 14, 2010 8:05 am

    omg, i’m in love with it, you’re gorgeous!!!!! xo joanna

  61. July 14, 2010 11:02 am

    Love your new hair cut!

  62. July 16, 2010 11:41 am

    you gotta update. please? my hopes and dreams for the future of blogging dies along with your blog if you don’t update. no pressure. thanks again for everything last week!

  63. Ron permalink
    July 17, 2010 2:17 pm

    Good haircut, but I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for long hair on women. lol

  64. July 21, 2010 9:28 am

    Absolutely loooooove the new do… you look so cute and modern… lovely!

  65. July 22, 2010 6:20 am

    Stoooop it! You look so cute! This makes me want to cut my hair again and I promised my family and friends I wouldn’t, because it is inevitable that I will want it long again immediately. Too many waves and flips going on back there.

    Bring on the headbands!

  66. August 4, 2010 6:02 am

    Your photos are gorgeous and so is your new hairdo! It really suits you!

  67. August 14, 2010 10:53 am

    I think you look way more mature with the new haircut. When I first saw the before pic’s I thought, ‘I didn’t know she had a daughter’. I have long hair as well and look young, your post has inspired me to consider cutting my hair to look more my age.

  68. Ron permalink
    August 14, 2010 11:26 am

    What’s wrong with looking younger?? Billions worth of products are spent every year to help women look younger, yet the hair is cut to make you look *older*? OK, I’m a dude; I just don’t get it. The best beauty tip that I could give women, esp those over 35, is to reject the short haircuts.

  69. August 30, 2010 10:09 am

    cathie, i am CRAZY about it. wow. you are so darling! it looks fantastic!
    and my, have i missed your blog. so excited to dive back in.

  70. September 25, 2010 10:15 am

    This comment is a bit late but I LOVE your new ‘do!

  71. November 27, 2010 10:23 pm

    I love your new haircut! It’s beautiful and sophisticated. Yay!

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