If you follow me on any social media, then you will know that my hair underwent a huge change recently! I got a ton of it chopped off! I now have healthy, shiny, shoulder-length hair that I am in love with. It was time for change! I had been contemplating cutting it for a long time, and I finally just went for it. There were a few things I took into account before I cut off my hair, and if you are planning on chopping your locks I suggest you contemplate a few of these, too! Here is what to consider before cutting your hair short.

  1. If you have fine hair: If your hair is on the thinner side, a “lob” or “long bob” can make your hair thicker, which is a total plus! You will have more volume because you won’t have your length weighing it down. Also, have your stylist cut your lob into soft layers to give it more movement.FullSizeRender (21)
  2. If you have thick hair: If you have thick hair, a lob or a shoulder-length cut like mine can be fun to style. You can make things interesting by playing up the texture and using different curling irons and your straightener to create different looks. You can also play with your part and experiment! A little advice, though, if you are getting a shorter cut and you have thick hair, have the stylist thin you out with a razor or thinning sheers just a bit so you don’t get a super poofy look.
  3. Will short hair suit my face shape?: The short answer? Yes! Lobs and shoulder length cuts are very versatile. You can make it work for you with the amount of layering and movement. Someone with a very square face shape will look better with a layered lob whereas someone with a longer, more oval face shape will look great with a cut that has a fringe or side-swept bangs to complement the long length of the face.

If you are on the fence about cutting your hair, I say go for it! After all, it is just hair, it always grows back. 🙂

XOXO, Chels