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I've just had my hair cropped, took a photo of Ginnifer Goodwin in for inspiration, but I can't help feeling it feels a bit frumpy and 1995ish! I've got the got2be powder stuff as recommended by my hairdresser and tons of other texturising stuff, but it still feels a bit dated. Is this just a mental thing or can I actually do something?!
I had my hair cut into a style just slightly longer than a pixie cut, back in June. I loved it, everyone else loved it, but I'm now growing it again (and thankfully it's growing really fast) because I decided I just didn't feel very feminine with short hair. Even though it really suits me short. I felt like I'd 'given in' to middle age (I'm 45) and got rid of my hair.
I've now got a nearly-collarbone-length layered bob, which is fab. I won't go much longer, but the layers are the thing that makes it work. It stops it being heavy around my face.
Sorry if that isn't much help, but that's how I felt - a bit frumpy and non feminine.
Yes, you might find that a few wardrobe changes are just what you need. I was about to say 'persevere' although I realise that once you've had it cut, you've actually no choice but to persevere!
Or you might find that, like me, a slighter softer, slightly longer style suits you more (or at least makes you feel better). But there's no way I'll ever go back to straight, heavy, past-the-shoulders length hair. So I don't regret having it cut, it was always going to an experimental 'project'.
I just assumed that short hair would automatically look modern and edgy, and whilst it does, it didn't feel very feminine, so it was a case of finding the balance.