Meg: Spring Hair

[Note from Gina: thank you to Meg for increasing my desire to chop all my hair off]

The world officially has “Spring Fever”. Okay, maybe not the entire world, but the world of blogging/pinning/and instagramming. People seem to be generally fed up with winter. I’ve always obsessed over winter: cute scarves, hot cocoa, BOOTS, but I can honestly say that I am tired of the chilly mornings. Tucson has been completely bipolar this winter bringing in several frosty days (including a quite SNOWY day), with a mix of mid 70’s sunshine. It’s…confusing, and it has me yearning for consistently beautiful temps.

Along with gorgeous temperatures, Spring brings flowy dresses, pastels, and a sense of newness. What is easier/more fun than changing up your hair style? (Answer: Nothing).

The last time I really “chopped” off all of my hair was in 2009. It was the Spring of my very first semester at the University of Arizona and a pretty transitional time in my life. I was ready for change, so off it went!

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(I can be such a charmer…)

Several of my favorite fashion bloggers have changed it up by cutting their long lengths, and I can honestly say I am considering it! It has taken me FOUR long years to grow my hair to the length it is now. While that freaks me out, I think I’m ready for it. Coincidentally, I happen to be in another transitional phase of my life (girlfriend-fiancé-wife), so why not?

Some ladies we love who truly rock the short-do:

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All photos used are from Google Images.

I will probably go with an Olivia Palermo or LC length cut, to be safe. But I love the idea of ombre at the ends to jazz it up!

What do you think!? Will you be changing anything major this Spring?

Be on the lookout for my upcoming Spring Cleaning post!


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  1. Casey on March 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I constantly go back and forth with this too! I have been growing my hair out for forever but LOVE some short cuts I’ve been seeing recently. It’s just hard to take the plunge 🙂

  2. Tara on March 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I cut mine like Emma Watson yesterday and I love it! Such a fun change 🙂

  3. Shaina Anderson on March 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I chopped mine about a month ago and LOVE it! I went from reddish brownish and halfway down my back to an angled bob between my chin and shoulders that’s dark dark brown with some fun red tinted pieces. Every once in a while when I see a girl with a cute braid I miss my long hair, but lets be real…I NEVER braided my hair. Its so much easier with a baby now to scrunch and rock the bed head look!

  4. Laura @ prettylittlewords on March 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    It makes me giggle to see your idea of “short hair” is the LC and Olivia cuts!! Haha! I just chopped off all my hair a couple days ago. For about two minutes, I was horrified and hated it, but I already love it now. I had her do a long bob with the front longer than the back. The front is halfway between my chin and shoulders and the back is pretty short, maybe an inch less? I thought about going Ombre but chickened out. DOOOO it, you’ll love it and getting ready in the morning is a breeze with short hair!!!

  5. Alexis on March 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Gah I yearn for a new way to do my hair, but as a curly girl (Curly Sue curly, not “relaxed and carefree curly”) I feel like my options are pretty limited with regards to cut. All of the amazing Pinterest tutorials on braids, updos, and other fun hairstyles are helping, though! I can honestly say I’ve had more fun with my hair in the last 3-4 months than I have in a LONG time.

    Doesn’t make me any less jealous of Olivia Palmero’s ‘do, though 🙂

  6. Alaina M. on March 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I cut my hair late last summer, and all my patients are asking me about it because I’m a dental hygienist so I see them twice/year usually. My hair is super curly, and I spent high school and most of college with very short hair, so it’s not unusual to me. Having short hair actually feels more natural to me…but people seem really shocked by it! I wore my hair pulled back in a braid everyday, I honestly don’t know how people knew it was longer, lol! Go for it, it’ll grow back, and in the meantime it’s easier to maintain. 🙂

  7. Michaela on March 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Love the haircuts you picked! Unfortunately, I just had a major hair change… I got my hair cut 2 days ago and the hairdresser cut off 15cm too much. I did not think I would cry this much over lost hair… yeah, so my advice: only go to a hairdresser you trust 100%!

  8. Kathy on March 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I’m thinking of going shorter too and bangs! But Ombre? Isn’t that over? I was told it was over by several people 6 months ago when I thought about doing it…maybe I got bad advice?

  9. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on March 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I like Lauren’s hair the best. I recently cut 3 inches off my hair & it feels SO much healthier.

  10. Kristen on March 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    When you showed your pic several months ago with shorter hair, I thought it looked really good.
    I cut my hair to my shoulders back in the fall and I love it. That’s what I do though, I have fun growing it for a couple of years, then cut it. It keeps me from getting bored. I always leave it long enough that I can still pull it back or curl it if I want to.

    P.S. for Gina:
    I am DIEING for you to cut your hair. I think you could rock the Guilianna or Jessica Alba look easily! That would look so good on you!

    • Fitnessista on March 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      i’m thisclose to doing it!!!

      • Shaina Anderson on March 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm

        doooo iiiiiiiit

  11. Kailey on March 1, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I say go for it! (to both Meg and Gina!) Love the Emma Watson & LC looks!

    Your “short” hair examples gave me a little laugh too though…if only my hair was that long again! In January I chopped off (and donated) 10 inches and added some auburn color. I’ve really liked it-especially the lack of work!-but miss the long locks. It was time for a change though and it’s almost to my shoulders again… 🙂

  12. Sydney on March 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I recently cut off my mid-length tight curly hair to my shoulders and I absolutely love it. It feels so light and bouncy now.

  13. Megan on March 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I’m making this comment because I am currently teaching my 12-year-old students about copyright and giving credit where credit is due. Those pictures are NOT from “Google Images.” Google Images is a search engine. Those pictures are from actual websites, taken by real photographers who deserve credit for their work. Please click through and give proper credit where credit is due.

  14. Kelly J on March 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    You’ve read my thoughts exactly……I’m getting ready to do the Olivia Polermo “lob” with ombre!! Can’t wait.

  15. Kath on March 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I am not sure when your wedding is, but I would wait!! Just my opinion. If you don’t like it, you will be stuck with it for your wedding or be stuck in some weird transitional phase. Just my 2 cents. The day after your wedding though… go for it!

  16. Jill on March 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I love the looks, but it depends how you want your hair to look on your wedding day!

  17. Sonia the Mexigarian on March 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    lol. i see those pictures and the only one I really consider having short hair is Emma Watson and she’s growing hers out. My hair is just below the back of my shoulder blades. I have always wanted to really chop my hair off (done it twice in my life and have looked like a mushroom), but my hair is too thick to properly maintain a short do. I actually like Kate’s mid length do 🙂

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