Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shorter is Sexier!

Today I made a decision to say 'goodbye' to my long layered hair.  My ends were always looking fried and my hair simply didn't have any shape or movement anymore - it was starting to look lifeless.  I always had the notion that only long hair was sexy on a woman and then I realized, "hell no" - some of the most attrative women and celebrities have short to medium length hair and they are oozing with sexiness.  I think that a woman who cuts her hair with confidence and allows her hair to become a trademark of her strength, femininity and courage is the epitome of 'sexy'!!!  I wanted to "cut off" all the "dead ends" in my life (pun intended) - I want my life to be uncluttered and not weiged down by circumstances and things that aren't necessary and working for me.  In the movie 'Coco avant Chanel" - Chanel cuts her hair at the exact moment when she defines herself to the world and her lover turns to her and says "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life".  That quote really spoke to me - I had been toying with cutting my hair for a while, but never did because someone would always say "guys like long hair" or "short hair isn't as attractive as long hair" - I say "screw what everyone else thinks" - I'm reclaiming my power - I'm cutting off all the things that weigh me down and I'm embracing change!!! 


Gina said...

Bravo on your shorter hair!

I happen to adore short hair, but I struggled because I now live in a less cosmopolitan town. I heard (and secretly felt the fear) that guys don't like short hair, etc.

I had a below-the-chin bob, and it was a mess. One day, I took the plunge, and I got a great pixie cut. I'm still pleased with it -- 3 months later.

Also, I enjoyed your post on "colours". I am a Soft Autumn, and I swear by Color Me Beautiful, even if it seems like a fad of the 1980s.

Great blog!

Renata said...

Thanks Gina! I think Pixie cuts are so stunning - ever since I saw Audrey Hepburn in 'Roman Holiday' I've admired the pixie cut! I agree, even though colour analysis was all the range in the 80's, there is something to be said about the seasonal colour palettes and how they harmonize with our skin tones!