The Hair: Out With The Old

Stop what ever it is your doing and take a seat. I’ve had a hair cut, and for the first time – possibly in my life – I’ve had a hair cut and I like the result. As you can see from the photos, it’s still long, but the few inches I’ve lost has made the biggest difference – in a good way!

I’ve been itching to go shorter for a while now. We all know my hair was very long, and yes I know lots of people really liked it and it looked nice in my Instagram photos but in real life it was becoming very difficult to deal with (especially when it grew down to my waist). The reason I had long hair in the first place was quite literally because I wanted to hide behind it – the more hair there was, the less you could see of everything else, and I don’t feel that way anymore.

The last time I had my hair cut, I was meant to go shorter but chickened out – but this time I was sure it was what I wanted and after cutting an inch off a few weekends back I booked in to have the last inch off (I’ve been cutting my hair since I was 15, but my rule is that anything above boob level requires a pro). I went to my regular non-salon hair dresser and she did exactly what I wanted and took an inch off the ends, keeping the layers almost non existant and the front very long. I’m not one for lots of choppy-ness and I like a lot of weight on the front section, so it was pretty simple. Fast forward 45 minutes and I was back home wielding what felt like a new head of hair and cracking out my latest hair care investments.

I’m going for the messy look at the moment, but this length still looks lovely straight – so it’s a winner for me and my indecisive ways. It’s also helped me rediscover my love of haircare and styling, which is something I lost since having very long hair, it definitely makes me want to play around with it more – which means more hair-related posts! But what next? I don’t think I’ll be going shorter any time soon, but I think another round of blonde ends could be on their way…


  1. 24 Apr 2013 / 9:51 am

    It looks fab! Last week I got my near waistlength hair cut to this kind of length, and it's so much easier to look after! c

  2. 24 Apr 2013 / 9:56 am

    It looks great Hun, there's something so scary about having a lot of hair cut off isn't there?! I'm glad you like it though, it looks great messy! X

  3. 24 Apr 2013 / 9:56 am

    It looks great Hun, there's something so scary about having a lot of hair cut off isn't there?! I'm glad you like it though, it looks great messy! X

  4. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:08 am

    i don't think i ever like my hair cut until a few weeks later when it's grown a bit! yours looks lovely and very healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:16 am

    Hair looks lovely!!
    Can't wait for your hair related posts
    s xx

  6. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:22 am

    I think it looks lovely and it is still long enough for a confidence boost on days when you need it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  7. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:29 am

    It looks lovely.
    Love the colour you have as well.

  8. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:31 am

    It looks gorgeous!

    Katie x
    And Katie / Beauty & Lifestyle

  9. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:38 am

    It looks lovely! x

  10. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:41 am

    Looking seriously cute Suzie, loving the new shorter do and it looks fab styled messy too!


  11. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:45 am

    Looks really nice, I have an appointment tonight and I'm still debating whether to go, I absolutely hate having my hair done. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 24 Apr 2013 / 11:02 am

    You are sooo beautiful, Suzie:-) Great cut.

  13. 24 Apr 2013 / 12:04 pm

    I really really like it! It's such a brave decision to go shorter and it's made me want to chop all my hair off… xx

  14. 24 Apr 2013 / 1:41 pm

    When I have an inch or so off (when im feeling brave) its amazing how much lighter your hair is and also how better the condition is! Maybe ill have a drastic chop after my wedding.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  15. 24 Apr 2013 / 2:23 pm

    You have the most enviable hair Suzie. And eyebrows too… Oh, you're just crazy gorgeous!!

  16. 24 Apr 2013 / 2:37 pm

    It looks gorgeous. i keep debating about getting the chop, like you my hair is a nightmare to manage as its so long. x

  17. 24 Apr 2013 / 3:27 pm


  18. 24 Apr 2013 / 3:54 pm

    It looks really nice! Did you get it colored as well?

  19. 24 Apr 2013 / 4:08 pm

    It looks amazing!! Really suits you! ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™ฅ

  20. 24 Apr 2013 / 4:48 pm

    Love it! It looks really gorgeous and healthy! xxx

    Maddy from

  21. 24 Apr 2013 / 5:12 pm

    Looks so nice! I'm getting my hair cut soon so looking forward to the hair related posts ๐Ÿ™‚ not sure i'm brave enough to get a proper chop like you though even though it would make my hair so much more manageable! x

  22. 24 Apr 2013 / 5:50 pm

    It looks so lovely. I've been contemplating getting my hair cut a bit shorter but every time I get it done I can never bring myself to do it! x

  23. 24 Apr 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Looks gorgeous, I love your ombre'

    Xox, Cat

  24. 24 Apr 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Looks gorgeous! I'm considering chopping a few more inches off my hair now! x
    Amy |

  25. 24 Apr 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜€ i love the length of it ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 24 Apr 2013 / 7:34 pm

    Looks lovely! I love the length and the blonde ends ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

  27. 24 Apr 2013 / 10:25 pm

    Love the hair! it looks so healthy and pretty:) x

  28. 24 Apr 2013 / 11:50 pm

    WOW….I love it!! Beautiful haircut! I'm glad you finally did it — especially since you love the result!

  29. 25 Apr 2013 / 5:22 am

    This is so perfect! The colour and the length and just all of it! you're gorgeous, you don't need to hide behind your hair! x

  30. 25 Apr 2013 / 3:07 pm

    New subscriber here! your hair looks great, really love your blog!!

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