Sunday, February 10, 2013

I Chopped All My Hair Off!


Yes!  I really did it...I got the chop!  I told you I felt like a change, ha ha ha ;)


It really is short!  What do you guys think?  My hubby loves it as this pretty much the same style I had when we first got together.  The only difference is I went a lot darker this time!  I think the poor stylists at the salon thought I was some kind of crazy woman reeling from postpartum hormones when I arrived announcing that I wanted "all of it chopped off...and darker."  Ha ha ha!  They asked me lots of questions like "have you ever had short hair before?", "are you absolutely sure?" and right before she cut it my hairdresser asked "are you ready??"  I was ready though, I've never been one of those people who's emotionally attached to their hair even though you would probably think I would be after it had gotten that long!  But my hair grows so fast and has been lots of different colours so I think it's fun to change it up once in a while! :)  


As you can see from the pictures, my colourist persuaded me to try balayage/ombre before totally going over to the dark side...and I have to admit I think he was right.  Once again he was afraid I would regret it so he encouraged me to try this warm brown at the roots with some golden blonde pieces throughout the ends.  I love it!  It's really rich and warm without being too drastic a change from the blonde.  And what lovely, caring hair stylists they all were to think of my emotional state afterwards...ha ha ha!  


The cut is layered very choppy which means my natural wave came out - yesterday I wore it straight and sleek (after washing it) and today this is how it looked in the morning!  I just sprayed a little dry shampoo & we were done!  How easy and low-maintenance is that for a new mama?!  Exactly what I was looking for :)  

Let me know what you guys think and don't be too sad about saying goodbye to the longer locks...hair grows back after all!  But I think I might keep it this way for a while, I really like it!  
Stay Stylish!

*comments are back on for now but negative nancies will be blocked...so if you're thinking of being a meanie-bum...don't bother!*

35 comments:

  1. This haircut suits you sooooo good! And I think it's handy to! Beautiful Colours, and I really like the blond/ombre accents!

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  2. I similarly cut of my really long hair to donate it to a charity that makes wigs for sick children, its so low maintaince! I didn't love it at first but now I love it! Its so easy and quick to dry..and I can wear it natural as with long hair I felt it needed more styling as my hair has a slight wave! Your hair looks AMAZING!! Your such a great mother and overalls great person! Also read your article in the independent..forget the haters at the end of the day there the ones who are spending their time watching people who they claim to have! Aisling x

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  3. Love it , u look amazing and i love the color <3 greeting from jordan :))

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  4. Omg anna thank u soo much for doing this :) i got the,very same haircut, that is sooo cool!

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  5. I absolutely love your new hair, Anna!!!<3

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  6. I think it looks great on u!!! If I could find a stylist who could actually make my hair look like the pictures I show them I would b willing to try something different with my look.

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  7. I just had to comment- that looks great!!! I think you look younger and refreshed with this cut. And this cut is more stylish and has a bit more edge to it than your long locks. Though your long hair was beautiful, I think it was definitely time for you to change it up. I have kept my hair at about this same length (right above the shoulders) for a few years now as I think it is more stylish, more flattering, and easier to manage than when it was longer (though I have been getting an itch to grow it again). I have had super short (pixie cut) in the past more than once- but now that I'm older, super short isn't the best look for me. I do think that way too many women hold onto keeping their long, shapeless hair even when it's not flattering to them... one good cut is all it takes for them to realize a good, flattering haircut looks better any day! Looks awesome- I look forward to perhaps a post on different ways of styling this do... I think you'll find that you have a lot more styling option at this length. :)

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  8. Anna I love your new hairdo!!! I am 3 months postpartum myself and have been thinking of going shorter although my hair is not as long and beautiful as yours! Do they have locks of love in Ireland? If so you should donate your beautiful locks to the organization the next time. It would give a cancer patient hope. Anyways you look stunning as always. Don't listen to the negative nancies out there. Someone will always try to bring you down. <3 from NYC

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  9. I'm a new mom (my baby girl Willow is four months today) and I'm doing the chop this week! Between her pulling at it and dealing with postpartum shedding, I'm ready for a change. Your new cut looks just lovely and it's very flattering! :).

    -Marcy

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  10. IT'S SOOO BEAUTIFUL! I am obsessed !!! You look amazing! I'm jealous you can rock the short and long look! And little emelia gets cuter every second!

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  11. You look so beautiful! I want to chop my hair off to.

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  12. Looks good! And a change is always worth it. As you say, hair does grow. Think you should try really short hair once, with your dark eyes and the slender frame I'm sure it would look fantastic.

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  13. A great hairstyle for a great woman and Mama!;) Du bist wunderschön,Anna, denn dein Herz ist gut!

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  14. Your hair looks so pretty!! Absolutely love it! No wonder Emilia is so gorgeous with a mother like you, stunning!xx

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  15. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! It looks very elegant on you! :-) I think of cutting my long hair also. (Because I think I look so much girly with it...) But I'm such a pussy! :-D
    Oh, and don't care what others say... Your a beautiful woman! And you found your perfect man. You've got a gorgeous family now... That's all that counts in life. Be proud and let them talk!
    I bet they're just jealous- I am. ;-)
    Love from Germany to you & your lovely family! xxx

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  16. I love that cut on you as well. It looks fuller and it is a nice color as well. I am glad you love it. Sometimes when life throws unexpected negativity our way, even the littlest thing such as a hair cut can give new hope. Love from Seattle Washington.

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  17. Hey! Love it please do share which hairdresser in cork did this?! I want to go to him!

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  18. I don't usually comment but I just absolutely LOVE your new hair!!! So sophisticated and classy! You have really inspired me to get mine chopped off! Can you do a video on how to style it? Xoxo

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  19. My baby girl i a month today and I'm starting to thing about it to. My baby is "eating" my hair some times so I must do something with them. But my housband is disagre - he love my long hair. (Again sorry for my bad eanglish- still learning).

    You look nice with this new haircut.

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  20. I have basicly the same hairstyle after going from long its lovely to wake up in the morning and just go.

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  21. Hey Anna I've followed you guys for so long and never really comment or read comments. Hearing about all the hate is really upsetting because your a lovely lady. You and Jonathan are such natural parents, if only every child had such caring parents as you guys. Your both in a great position to really try put a stop to internet bullying. I hope your campaign is successful. Keep on what your doing I love reading your blog and watching the shows. Oh yes and your hair looks fab !

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  22. LOVE you're new cut! It flatters you and you wear it well:) such a beautiful mom & daughter pic as well!

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  23. I love your hair, you look awesome, more mature and classy. Not that you weren't, idk you just seem so fresh and gorge girl:) I chopped mine chin length with my first daughter all hormonal and cried for two weeks lol!!!!

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  24. Your hair is absolutly beautiful! You look very classy and is suits you really well! Love your videos so much! Lots of love from Wicklow! Xo

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  25. How much did u pay for it all? I want to do something similar but need a real average price for a good hairdresser

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  26. I love your new "do" it really is so pretty:-) xx

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  27. P.s - Emilia is the cutest little girly ever!! Wish her and my little one could have play dates hehe ^_^xx

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  28. You look amazing!! Xx

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  29. Beautiful. The colour and cut really suits you and has opened up your face. Looks stunning.

    Leah x x

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