The 14 Stages Of Cutting Your Hair Short For The First Time
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The 14 Stages Of Cutting Your Hair Short For The First Time

Long hair is like a security blanket, and we all need to be weened off of it at some point.

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The 14 Stages Of Cutting Your Hair Short For The First Time
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Your hair is a big part of you. You have to look at it every day in the mirror as it frames your face. You have to style it every morning, and wash it often, and brush the knots out of it nightly. To the outsider, your hair may represent your style or your heritage, or how well kempt you are. However, it does not define you as a person. It's just hair and we shouldn't be worried about cutting it anymore. When you get the urge to cut it off and try something different, do it. Long-haired girls all go through these same stages, but in the end, it's worth it.

1. You start to not love your long hair as much as you once did.

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What you once loved about your long, cascading waves now annoys the hell out of you.

2. So you figure you need a change.

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3. You Google badass women with short hair for inspiration.

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4. You decide to cut it, but the night before your appointment your hair looks amazing.

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And it makes you second guess everything.

5. You have nightmares about the stylist cutting it too short.

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What if she doesn't listen when I say not too short?

6. So you have to psych yourself up again.

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7. When you get to the salon, you try to be as relaxed and carefree as possible.

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It's just hair, right? Right?

8. But when the stylist grabs the scissors, you can't watch.

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Bye, hair.

9. Halfway through the haircut, you start to like where it's going.

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10. At the end of the haircut, you feel like a completely different person.

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11. At first you're just not sure about it.

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12. Then you start to warm up to it.

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Sometimes you just need to go home and style it yourself to really see how great a haircut is.

13. Soon you're letting your true sass shine.

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This short hair makes me feel so powerful!

14. And you swear you'll never go back!

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But remember, hair always grows back if you ever want to!

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