New Hair Resolutions

Remember my hair dilemmas post? That one where I was desperately seeking alternatives to chopping all of my hair off? Yeah, it happened anyway. Even my hair dresser was so nervous it took her two go’s to actually get it short enough. I’ve had my hair like this for a good couple of weeks now, and its been a whole month since the first chop. Yes I do get hair envy when I see girls with amazingly long hair, but I think a more mid length style actually works better with the way I dress now. It’s also very Jenna Coleman/Lily Collins which I’m absolutely loving. To get the most out of it whilst it’s still in it’s freshly cut phase, I thought I’d put together some new hair resolutions:

French girl hair: Not many people know that I have naturally wavy hair. When I was younger it had quite a curl, which has now relaxed into a natural surfer girl wave. Sounds appealing on paper, but it’s pretty much unbrush-able and doesn’t go with every look I throw together. However for day to day casual events it works nicely and, because of the “no brushing” rule, is seriously low maintenance. I’ve always loved the natural, mid length french girl hair that appears all over my tumblr feed, so with the new cut this year my aim is to embrace the natural look a bit more.

Call the hairdresser every four months (at least): I once went two years without speaking to a hairdresser. My hairdresser does, in fact, bring this up every time I see her. In 2012 I saw her once. In 2013 I saw her three times. This year depending on where I decide to go with my cut, I’d like it to be more. My hair has been in much better condition since I’ve started seeing her more regularly and we’re also at the stage where we both really get what I’m going for, and going for the chop is a really positive experience.

Try out new styles: When my hair was really long I did get annoyed that I couldn’t do a lot with it because there was so much of it. At the moment it’s at that awkward length where I’m almost having the same issue, except the saving grace is that I have a lot more volume. This makes it easier to pin up and far quicker to style – making curls less of a chore. This is probably a good thing considering a top knot it out of the question!

Don’t skip on the washes: Embracing my natural hair gives me a legit reason to go to bed with slightly damp hair – it might be quicker to style but it still takes an age to dry naturally. This means that I can squeeze in a quick wash late in the evening when I wouldn’t have had time in the past. I really do hate dry shampoo too so this definitely needs to be a new thing.

I’ll report back with a hair update soon on what my next plan of action is – shorter? longer? fringier? Who knows. But just incase you’re wondering what to ask for with a cut like mine, I asked for a fairly blunt cut with just a few layers at the very end and a slight graduation at the front. Countless photos of Lilly Collins don’t hurt either…

63 Comments

  1. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:08 am

    I've had my wavy hair this length for a few months and I agree with you on the whole unbrushable part! Looks gorgeous, Suzie! x

  2. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:46 am

    This hair length suits you so much! I always want to chop it to a blunt mid length like this but I've only just grown my hair long and seriously hated it when it was short! I have the same wavy hair problem as you, but where my hair does have length it's pretty easy to maintain. I only brush it before washing! xx
    www.touchscreensandbeautyqueens.wordpress.com

  3. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:48 am

    Looks gorgeous, love the shorter length on you.
    x

  4. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:52 am

    Haha, I just traded in my waist length naturally wavy hair for hair the same length as yours. Its so liberating! Less work, less time to dry and looks amazing with a bit of a curl 🙂

  5. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:53 am

    Your hair is beautiful, I pay good money to try and get hair like yours 🙂

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  6. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:57 am

    I love this length so much on you! It just looks lovely! My hairs naturally wavy too and I'm far too good at embracing it so since I've had my own hair cut I'm making a conscious effort to style it regularly!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

  7. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:58 am

    Looks lovely! Wish i was brave enough to cut my hair this short 🙂 berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xx

  8. 15 Jan 2014 / 10:04 am

    I'm so tempted to cut my hair too. It's scary but I'm dying too. Your hair looks amazing, I really love it. xx

  9. 15 Jan 2014 / 10:06 am

    This hair length really suits you! I just cut mine from below the breasts to a bit short than yours and I'm loving it. Not as high maintenance than short hair for every day and long enough that you can curl and style it easily.^^

  10. Anonymous
    15 Jan 2014 / 10:45 am

    Nice!

  11. 15 Jan 2014 / 10:54 am

    Jealous! Looks lovely 🙂

    http://sweatyourselfbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

  12. 15 Jan 2014 / 11:13 am

    i love the length, it looks gorgeous x

  13. 15 Jan 2014 / 11:23 am

    Lovely blog post !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

  14. 15 Jan 2014 / 11:38 am

    your haircut looks lovely! really want to get mine that length now too! xx

    A Little Treat

  15. 15 Jan 2014 / 12:24 pm

    looks good on you
    http://exitwonds.blogspot.co.uk/

  16. 15 Jan 2014 / 12:27 pm

    I just got the same hair cut this morning! My hairdresser was nervous too to chop my hair off. Your hair looks lovely.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

  17. 15 Jan 2014 / 12:53 pm

    You look so much more grown up, Suze. I think the shorter style really suits you! And any description involving 'French' and I'm lusting hard. xo

    Lillian from parisiantobe.com

  18. 15 Jan 2014 / 1:19 pm

    I'm so on board with the brush-less-embrace-surf-hair rule, I'm going to attempt styling with just a scrunch and spray.. Also have you ever tried Moroccan hair oil? If so what are your thoughts? I'm thinking of investing xx

    Eleri Roberts

  19. 15 Jan 2014 / 1:35 pm

    You looked beautiful with long hair but you look even more gorgeous with shorter hair! I love it on you Suzie 🙂 xx
    fiveonecouture.blogspot.co.uk

  20. 15 Jan 2014 / 1:39 pm

    I was going to comment that it is very Lily Collins-esque! I'm actually thinking of dying my hair her dark brown with auburn hints color (but not for a while!). I love that length hair but I'm still too attached to my long hair to pull it off. It looks amazing on you!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

  21. 15 Jan 2014 / 1:53 pm

    I'm so tempted to get the chop too. Had long hair my whole life and running scared!
    Sophie
    x

  22. 15 Jan 2014 / 1:59 pm

    The length is lovely – I really like this look. I had my hair chopped off in December to slightly shorter than your length and I do still get long hair envy, but am overall happy!

  23. 15 Jan 2014 / 2:33 pm

    The mid-length cut really suits you (: I need to be more regular with my hairdresser appointments too, I haven't been since Easter time last year – oops!

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  24. 15 Jan 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! I cut mine shorter in November but it's already grown back to a weird inbetween stage so I definitely need to adopt the regular haircut resolution!

    http://lbakes.blogspot.com

  25. 15 Jan 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Hey Suzie, I love this length on you its very chic. I think I look much better with shorter hair as I have very fine hair this way I get a bit of umpf! I don't like it when they go to scisssor happy as I then look as if I have the roundest face ever! 🙂 xxx

    http://blondeteaparty.blogspot.co.uk/

  26. 15 Jan 2014 / 4:19 pm

    your hair is gorgeous, the length really suits you! 🙂

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie

  27. 15 Jan 2014 / 4:54 pm

    It really does remind of Lily Collins hairstyle! Looks really good on you 🙂

    xx
    http://analeote.blogspot.com/

  28. 15 Jan 2014 / 5:07 pm

    I had my hair cut to a similar length to you back in october. my hair is naturally frizzy and does get on my nerves!

    ameliaowl.blogspot.com

  29. 15 Jan 2014 / 5:23 pm

    I've been having the urge to cut my hair shorter, especially since Phoebe Tonkin had her haircut and I just love her and want to look like her, haha. I haven't gone short since I was 15, and I'm 22 now. I think I'm gonna wait until it at least gets closer to spring since I can't deal with the cold weather on my neck.

    RIKKI //
    RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

  30. 15 Jan 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Lovee your hair, wish I was brave enough to get the chop!

    Love your blog!

    www.thesartorialscot.com

  31. 15 Jan 2014 / 6:12 pm

    Love your hair like this, I am thinking about going in for the chop myself! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  32. 15 Jan 2014 / 6:34 pm

    You look gorgeous with your hair like this stunning! really stunning 🙂

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

  33. 15 Jan 2014 / 7:37 pm

    This hairstyle suits you so well!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

  34. 15 Jan 2014 / 8:08 pm

    I have very similar hair to you apart from I am trying to grow mine. A tip I like to do to stop it getting too knotted is put it in a French braid at night. This helps keep the loose waves and doesn't make it too knotted (if you are anything like me and wriggle around a lot!) xxx

  35. 15 Jan 2014 / 8:36 pm

    I love your hair like this, I used to have super long hair and cut it all off before I went to uni and it was the best decision I made ever. But I have the same problem with not calling my hairdresser… oops…

    Tiny Alis.

  36. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:17 pm

    I love this hairstyle on you, it really makes me want to chop all of my hair off haha 🙂 xx

  37. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:40 pm

    i love your hair like this!!

    <3
    www.gluehwurmi.blogspot.com

  38. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:41 pm

    LOVE this length on you! And pleased to hear you want to embrace your natural waves more. I try to do that too but I mostly cross the line of embracing them into the territory of frizzy mess…. :S definitely need to work on that.

  39. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Your new do so suits you, fab posts on tips. I need to see my hairdresser more often instead of like 3 times a year haha xxx

    SparklySJ
    http://sparklysj.blogspot.co.uk/

  40. 15 Jan 2014 / 10:41 pm

    Your hair is perfect – very jealous!

    annie | www.raspberphobia.com

  41. 15 Jan 2014 / 10:58 pm

    Serious hair envy! Looks gorgeous on you. And you've given me abit of a kick to go get the chop again… i really don't see a hairdresser enough!

  42. 15 Jan 2014 / 11:20 pm

    I love this look on you! I agree, it is important to keep in touch with a hairdresser because they always gives you a great second opinion on your hair. I've had mid length my entire life, but I decided to grow out my hair this year since I learned ways to better manage my curly hair 🙂

    -Nita
    xsimplynitax.blogspot.com

  43. 16 Jan 2014 / 12:09 am

    I love the look of french girl hair! I'm due for a hair cut but I don't quite know how to tell the hairstylist about it~

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

  44. 16 Jan 2014 / 1:19 am

    I've got a hair appointment booked for next week and I'm seriously debating going for the chop!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

  45. 16 Jan 2014 / 5:31 am

    Your hair looks beautiful! This shorter style really suits you.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  46. 16 Jan 2014 / 5:46 am

    You look great! I like it both ways!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

  47. 16 Jan 2014 / 10:00 am

    i recently cut all mine off, much shorter than yours, but have regretted it recently due to the amount of long hair envy I get! I do miss my top knots too, but actually short hair is definitely easier and quicker to wash and style.

    However, after having dead straight hair, definitely embrace the waves – I'd kill for those!

    TINYTWISST.COM

  48. 16 Jan 2014 / 2:35 pm

    I donated 10 inches of my hair to Locks of Love so I feel you on missing your long hair! Luckily my hair grows pretty quickly so I won't have too long to wait until I can do a top knot.

  49. 16 Jan 2014 / 4:22 pm

    love it, really suits you and great tips too

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

  50. 16 Jan 2014 / 5:12 pm

    Your hair looks so lovely!! So tempted….

    http://lifebyemmy.blogspot.co.uk/

  51. 17 Jan 2014 / 4:35 am

    Love your cut! It looks great with some natural wave 🙂

    xx Lauren // Dirty Blonde Ambition

  52. 18 Jan 2014 / 10:19 am

    That hair looks so fresh! i love it

  53. 18 Jan 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Love this hairstyle on you! Very beautiful! I totally get what you mean by getting annoyed that you can't do anything with your hair because there just so much of it! I'm getting mine cut like this as well, hope it works out just as well as it did for you, haha. xx

  54. 19 Jan 2014 / 10:17 pm

    Love this length on you! I totally agree, it's very Jenna Coleman!

    Gigi x

  55. Jenny
    28 Oct 2014 / 4:44 pm

    Hair is one of the basic compounds of a good look. Taking care of it should be your everyday ritual. I am always looking for the natural products, because initially I am opposed to all kinds of chemicals. I use herbal shampoos, oils, eggs, yogurt and many other products as external remedies. In the same time, I consider my nutrition and fill my eating plan with useful foods. Besides, in autumn and spring I try to take additional vitamins. Recently I have found a nice nutritional supplement, which is most natural of all I have tried before. It’s Hair Gain Formula, manufactured by Military Grade. Together with it, all other actions which I take provide perfect results not only for my hair, but also for my skin and nails.

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