But! All is not lost. I needed to do something for myself that would leave me feeling refreshed and bright again. It was time for the locks to get nixed!
I haven't had truly short hair since I was a small kid, and back then it was the standard 90s bowl cut. But I wanted something versatile, funky, feminine-- something that could be either sweet or sexy. I wanted something much lower maintenance as well. My hair is very thick and wavy, and tangles very easily. I've probably spent a fourth of my life conditioning and untangling.
Here is the before! I've had this hairstyle for several years now.