Last fall, I started to miss my short hair. During high school, I took a lot of fashion risks. Sometimes I think about those years, and cannot believe all the crazy outfits I wore, especially since I went to a private high school. There, despite a "restrictive" dress code, I spent four years changing my hair color, wearing vintage prom dress dresses, and six-inch heels without once receiving a dress code violation.
Anyway, I believe my most outrageous fashion choice came right before my Senior prom when, inspired by Natalie Portman's V for Vendetta look, I shaved off most of my hair. I guess it's called a "buzz cut," but I pretty much had nothing up there. I remember a few girls commenting how brave I was to "cut all my hair off," but I found it liberating. I grew it out about another inch, so by the end of summer I had the "Audrey Hepburn look," and kept it that way for the next two years. I found it easy to take care of, and the absence of stringy, messy hair made me feel "grown-up."
Then I decided I wanted long hair like Lindsay Lohan, and spent the next three years growing it out. Sigh. It finally reached "long," this year, and not only did I have little desire to resemble Lohan, but I could not stand the constant maitanance and nasty shedding. I felt hair was everywhere, and I could not style decently. So, inspired by Carey Mulligan, I decided to take a chance on short hair again.
It turned out a little shorter than I expected, but I still love it.