hoppin into spring with a bob haircut

Springtime is the perfect time for something new!

Last spring, I sprung (haha, get it?) for some bangs, and this year they’re back, but with a little twist:

I got a bob haircut! It’s super short and super layered, and I absolutely ADORE it.

When I went to my wonderful hairdresser (whom I’ve known since a kiddo), she was just as surprised as I was that I was daring enough to chop it all off. Like, 8 inches. Chop. Chop. Chop. The last time my hair was this short, I was in elementary school, and I looked like Scout from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

So, why did I do it? A few reasons (and trust me when I say this…cough, cough, Dad…I did this for no other reason):

Hair Health: For the past couple of years, I’ve really been into dying my hair to follow different seasonal trends. The BIG ones were having my hair ombré in Spring and Summer 2013, adding purple/red highlights put in for winter season, then going lighter and lighter in the Spring and Summer 2014 seasons, before I went as blonde as I desired this past fall and winter. YUCK! Now, luckily, I never heat-treated my hair on a daily basis during those intense dye sessions. I’d always let my hair air dry (I don’t own a hair dryer, and I don’t think I ever will), I never needed to add curl to my already curly hair, and why on earth would I straighten something that’s going to get frizzy? Anyway, now that I’ve cut off all the color and treat my hair with a coconut oil mask once a week, my hair is nothing BUT healthy!

One of my “New Years Resolutions” was to go to the gym and be healthy. I’ve lost the Freshman 15 that I managed to put on in one semester (shhhhhhh!!!) and then some, as well as put on weight…muscle weight! DAMNNNN (whenever I pass by a mirror, I tend to flex…) So, new body, new me!
If Julianne Hough can pull it off (especially in Safe Haven, which is always a viable option when I want to watch a movie), why can’t I?
I couldn’t be happier with my decision, and while you don’t haveeee to get a ‘bob’, be sure to try something new. Playing it safe is soooo last season.


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