6 Things All Girls Experience During A Haircut

6 Things All Girls Experience During A Haircut

A new 'do' for the new you.
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You wake up and look out the window with the sun pouring in. It’s finally spring! The seasons are quickly changing and even though you’ve already been adding new shorts, tops and sandals to your wardrobe for the warm weather, you’re probably bored with your everyday hairstyle. You get out of bed and walk into the bathroom. Looking into the mirror, you’re probably wondering why your roommate even lets you walk out of the house on a daily basis with as many split ends as you have. You start to face the truth: you’re due for a new hair style. ASAP.

Since there are endless possibilities for a new cut or color, you pour a cup of coffee and sit down with your laptop and sift through thousands of pictures of Pinterest for your new ‘do’. When you’ve finally found it, you call your favorite hair salon and set the appointment. But from the time you arrive to the salon to the time you get home and can finally play around with your hair the way you want to, you love the experience of getting a haircut.

1. Being in your favorite salon is like being in heaven.

You walk in filled with excitement, ready to show your stylist pictures of what you want to walk out with. Looking around, everything is just like you remembered it: the shiny mirrors, the good smelling hair products and the excitement you feel knowing your hair transformation is about to happen.


2. You only want to see your favorite stylist. No one else. Ever.

You love your stylist because she listens to you and gives you what you want. She knows how to shampoo and comb out the tangles in your hair just right, and she listens to you when you want your hair a little shorter than originally planned. But, she also knows how much you love to talk about your life. Not to mention, you love hearing about her life, too. You might not go out for dinner and drinks like your other friends, but sitting in her styling chair watching her transform your mess of curls into something socially acceptable is just as good.

3. You love your hair being styled by someone else.

When your stylist is done cutting away at your locks, you already know how you want her to style your hair. A blow dry and curls, please! You have to wake up every morning and do your hair yourself, so you might as well ask for what you want while you have the chance. Plus, it feels glamorous.

4. The anticipation of seeing your new do is torture.

While your stylist is blow drying your hair, each minute passes more slowly than the last. You just can’t wait to see what your hair looks like. Although you have a pretty good idea, you still pretend like you don’t know and jitter in your chair until the moment of truth comes.

5. The moment of truth.

Here it is! The moment has come when your stylist will swivel the chair around to the mirror and you can stare at your reflection and run your hands through your hair for the first time since walking in the door. You will either love or hate your new hair, but assuming you will love it, you thank your stylist and smile from ear to ear feeling like a model when you walk out the door.

6. You feel like a million bucks.

You swear on all that is holy you will want to keep this new style for the rest of your life, even though deep down inside you know you will become restless with your hair soon enough. But in the meantime, you strut around feeling like a model. Work it.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.

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To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

Cover Image Credit: Lauren Margliotti

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Not Wearing A Bra, And 11 Other Things Girls Do That Make Guys Uncomfortable

According to men, we're the biggest enigma.

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As a woman in today's society, it seems like according to men we can do nothing right. We either get over sexualized to the point where we are told "cover up" or over sexualized to the point where we are called prude for not showing enough skin to attract the attention of the men around us. Taking all of this into consideration, guys are still grossly uncomfortable with normal things that women do in today's world. If you're a woman reading this, I'm sure you're already forming a list in your head. If you're a man, well, here are 12 things that you are uncomfortable with that you probably shouldn't be.

1. Not wearing a bra 

First and foremost, whether I cease to wear one out in public or in my home, trust me, buddy, I'm not doing it for you. I'm not doing it so you'll mention the fact that you can tell I'm not wearing one. I'm doing it for my comfort level, and most certainly not for your benefit. At all. Ever.

2. Denying their advances 

Grabbing my ass is not the correct way to ask me to move out of your way, catcalling me will not get my attention, and no, buying me a drink does not mean you automatically get laid. Not only do you look like an idiot to every woman around you with that kind of mentality, but to the girl you're trying to impress by being a pig? Yeah, she thinks you're pretty stupid, too.

I know it just kills your ego when we tell you no. How dare we make YOU feel uncomfortable by denying your lovely attempts at getting our attention.

3. Not accepting a drink they hand us

They offer you a drink, you say no, and suddenly not only are they mad on some occasions, but their poor ego is damaged indefinitely... Until they try that same move with the girl a few places down. They don't understand why you won't accept their drink that they were so nice to buy you.

Uh, you could drug me. If you want to buy me a drink, let me order it, watch the bartender make it, and then you can pay. Please don't expect me to take a drink right from you.

4. Traveling in groups to the bathroom during a girls' night out

We only do that because there is strength in numbers. If it makes you uncomfortable, sorry, but guys like you are probably the reason we do it. I don't know why our safety is any concern to you.

5. Knowing about cars, sports, or anything deemed a "guy thing"

You say one thing about a sports team or a car part and suddenly, according to men, you have no idea what you're talking about and they have to talk over you to explain it all, much better than you could. They only do this because the thought of us knowing anything about "guy stuff" makes their skin crawl.

6. Wanting careers 

How dare we want real jobs and to be paid as much as them! Silly us!

7. Thinking our place is anywhere but the kitchen 

Obviously we are meant to be of total service to the men in our lives, regardless of circumstances, right? We shouldn't have careers and hobbies when our life's purpose is to be a homemaker who slaves over the stove all day while our very masculine husbands do everything.

When will we learn? No wonder you guys are so uncomfortable. We don't know our place yet.

8. Wanting rights to our own bodies 

Uh oh, I think we forgot (again) that men are supposed to be in control of everything about us, including reproductive rights. No wonder they're so confused. They aren't always in control.

9. Not wanting kids

But wait! Isn't our only reason for being alive to mother a baby? It's a blessing to be a mom no matter what, according to men, and we need to fall in line. So, when you look a man in the eye and say you don't want kids, sometimes their eyes about pop out of their skull.

10. Having a menstrual cycle 

Men will never understand the daunting nature of our time of the month. Between cramps, headaches, and the constant desire to pop pain killers, it's grueling. To men, though, the whole thing is gross. Ew, we're bleeding. Forget about denying them anything during this time because most of them will not understand why.

11. Denying them sex of any kind, ever 

We have every right to tell you no. Listen, I know it just totally baffles you when we do, guys, but we owe you nothing. Let me say it again. We owe you nothing. No matter what.

12. Being independent 

By society's standards, even today, we are to allow a man to take care of us meek young women. You meet a man who intends to do that and by the first date when you pay for your bill he doesn't want you anymore. You want to work for your money and not depend on him, know about topics deemed "guy stuff", and stand up to him and he just doesn't understand why.

Let's face it: Guys will never understand.

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