New Hair Considerations

I used to do drastic things to my hair when I got bored. In college this resulted in a home dye job gone bad that left me with bright red hair. I was mortified for a week or two until I could go home and have my mom pay a professional to fix it. Most expensive home dye job ever! I was forbidden to mess around with the stuff after that.

When I was younger I had a whole pixie cut phase. I don’t remember really loving it, but it sure was easy to “style” (I didn’t do anything to it). I was mistaken for a boy a lot. Store clerks would literally call me “sonny.” Flat-chested adolescent me LOVED that, let me tell you.

Growing out the pixie was the.worst. My hair doesn’t cooperate for bangs, thanks to a hellacious cowlick. My hair is wavy and it would not wave uniformly, so a bob would flip half under and half out, no matter how long I spent styling it. The growing out hairstyles made up for all the time I’d saved not having to do my pixie style. At one point I had what I called the koala bear style. It was that bad.

I’m seriously considering chopping my hair again and I realize this might be the surest sign that I’ve finally lost my mind. So I’m looking for advice and opinions. I know the Internet is full of that. A little help, please?

Option One: Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan via Allure and

Option Two: AB Chao

via abchao’s instagram


6 Comments on “New Hair Considerations”

  1. Lara says:

    I LOVE a drastic change (dreams of chopping mine off again every day). With your super straight long hair, you didn’t have to do much to it for it to look pretty. These styles are actually styled. I think they would look gorgeous on you. Are you ready to STYLE your hair?

    • Carly says:

      Since my hair is naturally wavy (and frizzes like hell in humidity) I did have to blow it dry with some straightening balm and a bristle brush for it to be super straight. That took about 15 minutes and I only washed my hair every other day if I could help it. I am not up for something I would have to actually flat iron, because I suck at that. I would also not do a style that requires all over curling iron action. But I would be okay with putting in some mousse or something and scrunching or blow-dying straight. The old bob style I had did not work out, no matter how much style time I put in. It kinda sucks because I don’t really feel there are any “no style” hairdos for me aside from the pixie.

  2. Heather Mihok says:

    Ooh, option one. A little sweet, a little funky (in a good way)!

  3. Lara says:

    I didn’t even know your hair was wavy! Well then… this will be perfect!!! I guess you need someone who will work with your waves and cut layers accordingly!

  4. kerri says:

    I love one!! :]

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