Being Me – The Pixie Cut!

25 Aug

Thursday night I did something that was entirely for me. Not the day to day me that I have become over the years.  No, this was the me I started to grow into as I left high school only to get through college and force it back down into the depths of my soul. I took a risk and did something I always wanted to do, that a lot of people thought I was crazy for. Something that would draw attention to me and make me self conscious. Something that others might judge and maybe even hate me for.

I got a pixie cut :]

Before: Long blonde hair.
After: Short copper hair!

My parents hate it, my coworkers have mixed reviews, my sister loves it, and my boyfriend thinks it’s cute 🙂

But none of them matter! I love it and I am having so much fun with it! It’s been styled four different ways in the last two days, something I could have never done with my longer hair! My inner child has always been a tomboy so what better way to express that then with a sexy, short cut?

So, yes, this was my big change! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time and never had the guts to do. It was all my decision, no social/peer/cultural pressure to do it. I am dealing with the fact that a lot of people think it looks terrible and the cultural bias that women should have longer hair. All the negativity doesn’t bother me, and neither does all the attention, because I am very happy I did it. My only regret is that I did not do it sooner! I mean, less than 2 minutes to wash and condition your hair? Come on ladies, you can’t beat that!! ^_^

So, let me hear your opinions on pixie cuts! The good, the bad, and the biased 🙂


Posted by on August 25, 2012 in Creativity, Mental Health, Therapy


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6 responses to “Being Me – The Pixie Cut!

  1. cassiescascade

    August 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    It’s so cute! Such a brave person, and the colour really suits you!

    P.S Your T-Shirt is AWESOME!

    • River Hawthorn

      August 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Thanks!! I love the color! However, it took THREE tries before the color actually coated my hair properly o.o;; Apparently my hair is resistent to orange! xD

      I love this shirt too!! I found it in Chicago while I was there for LeakyCon and HAD to have it! TMNT 4 Eva! ^___^

  2. aallegoric

    August 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    That’s so great and brave! It looks really good!

    • River Hawthorn

      August 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Thank you!! Once I got in the seat and he started cutting all my anxiety went away, amazingly! It was like I knew I was destined to do it! 😀

  3. Kim

    August 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Even if you hadn’t written how you feel about your new look, I’d be able to tell that you were really happy with it because your smile in the second shot says it all! It looks awesome 🙂

    • River Hawthorn

      August 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Well, to be fair, in the first shot it was like an hour before I got all my hair chopped and I was feeling really photogenic and like “AAAAHH! I’M GOING TO HAVE IT ALL LOPPED OFF!” xD

      Thank you! I really do love it! And my boyfriend likes it a whole lot more then he originally thought he would, so that’s a big plus! 🙂


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