After my next paycheck hits the bank, I’m getting my hair cut. I finally decided on a cut, thanks to my Italian hairstylist, Rossano, who emailed me pictures and chatted with me endlessly about the shape of my head and whether or not my neck was suitable for a short cut. He suggested an inverted bob, from chin-length in front to buzzed up in back, and I want to try it out. This style has appealed to me for several years, but I haven’t followed through on getting it cut so short before because so many people have voiced their negative opinions on how short hair would look on me. I was very surprised when I posted about this recently and some people encouraged me to go even shorter. Personally, I am quite tired of the “short hair on women” caveat, as if women necessarily have to keep their hairstyles longer than men do. I’ve always disagreed with that.
Regardless, it’s time for me to grow up and stop listening to what other people have to say about the way I look.