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Grow. It. Out.

Friday, October 12, 2012

In case you're new to the blog, I chopped all of my hair off in July '10, just one month before moving from LA to Chicago. It took a while to get to a place where I was comfortable with my short hair and I just never wanted to deal with growing it out. But eight months ago I made the decision to let it grow. I went through a serious awkward stage for a few months, but I've finally reached a length that feels/looks like a real cut. I would love another inch or two and then I'm done. Thanks to Adrienne at Maxine Salon for the great cut!

Have you/would you ever consider a pixie cut? 

Have a great weekend!

 Feb photo via Stoffer Photography for The Everygirl

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12 comments

  1. I had a pixie cut years ago, and absolutely loved it. In a sea of long hair, it was a great way to stand out. I've since then grown it out...I go through stages where I love it longer, then on a whim go in a have 4-5 inches cut off..which is what I did just over a month ago. I walked out feeling like a new person. Lighter, if you will. :)

    Change is good everyone once in awhile!

    Love your cut!

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  2. So cute! I cut my hair to that length about 2 years ago. Everyone loved it but I never felt like "me" since I've always had long hair. I love the cut on you!

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  3. August 2011, my son wanted a mohawk, but wasn't able to make the final leap. I told him that if I had enough hair to donate to Locks of Love, I would chop it off, and we could then take a leap together. I did (9 inches!) and we leapt. I had toyed with the idea of a drastic cut before, because I didn't want any part of my identity to be tied into my hair. And then I made the cut, and realized, of course, that part of my identity WAS tied into my hair. It has been the longest year (plus) e-v-e-r. The reasons behind the cut were important (supporting my son, showing him it was ok to step out of your comfort zone, and, of course, donating to a good cause), but darn it if I haven't missed my hair every day since. I've only had it cut twice since then (because I couldn't bear to lose any more) and still have a good 4 inches or so before it's back to wear it was. Kudos to you for embracing your cut - it looks awesome!

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  4. My favorite part of this might be the evolution of your phone case.

    Glad you enjoyed maxine!! They're the BEST!

    www.carlyonqueue.blogspot.com

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  5. I've never been too brave to rock a pixie, but I have had about seven inches lopped off at one time! I've been growing it out for the past year. I've discovered that 10,000 mcg. of Biotin supplements helps it grow a little faster than the average half inch per month!

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  6. I got a pixie cut in November 2010. It never grew on hubby so 5 weeks later I started growing it out. Yep 5 weeks! Knowing that he didn't care for it, made the decision easy for me to grow it out just 5 weeks after I cut it all off! Never again! Ha! Though I will say I LOVED it!

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  7. you look great with all types of haircuts though short hairstyle make you look more mature.

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  8. I've been growing out my pixie (I've had it for 6 years!) and have been in the throes of what feels like a never ending awkward stage. Thanks for this post, it was a great reminder that there is light at the end of the tunnel!

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  9. Ah it looks so good Danielle! Yay for long locks!

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  10. I love the current length - it looks so chic and styled!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  11. I cut my hair into a short pixie cut (varied in lengths of 1-2 inches) in November of last year so that I could donate it to Locks of Love. They make wigs for children who have lost their hair from chemo or illness. (It needs to be at least 10 inches to donate, and that was all my hair, so off it all came!) I have been growing it out since then, with 3 or 4 trims in the past year to even it out, and it currently looks about like yours, except i have bangs. I would like to donate again (and again) since it is a wonderful organization, and the hair means more to those children and how they feel about themselves during such a difficult time than it would ever mean to me. It will take a few more years though!

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  12. I'm always so envious of girls with short hair. I've had long (and super curly!) hair my whole life, so I don't think I could ever pull off a shorter do. For now, I'll live through you and your gorgeous locks!

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