A portrait of Emily Weiss from Into the Gloss (featuring my new obsession: the haircut)
Hair is something special, for a girl with long hair.
Long hair is not just a haircut. Long hair is a lifestyle.
They’re something to play with, something that make us feel confident and, since we’re women and we love to do that, something to complain about when we don’t have anything else to complain about (“I never know how to put them in place” and “I have sooo many split ends!” and “they’re so uncomfortable when it rains” and “I have to use 200 different products” and “it takes 40 minutes to dry them out” etc etc…).
If you’re a girl with long hair, you would kill to find a hairdresser that understands what “3 cm” means. And you’d pay a fortune for the perfect combination of smoothing and nourishing shampoo+conditioner.
Long hair is like a world on its own.
So I’ve been carrying my hair extra long for more than 7 years straight.
And it’s probably my biggest beauty pride: I don’t like myself in general, but I do know that my hair is really beautiful. The only thing, together with my eyes, that I like about my body.
Irony is: I look 10 times better with short hair. Not very short, let’s say medium-short.
So, you’ll say, why don’t you just cut them?
Well, if you got what I said about having long hair you probably understood my long hair is my Linus’ blanket.
It’s a big issue. A HUGE issue.
But this year I told myself: if I reach my weight-loss target I’ll cut my hair.
Shini Park from Park & Cube is kind of my role model in this: she went for the cut and looks great.
Every time I need motivation I think “She did it, you can do it too!” ahah
It’s not really a reward but it’s more a milestone.
Something to change, something to mark an achievement, something to remind me not to take myself too seriously and to play more, something to feel not so comfortable because this might lead to laziness.
Something to risk, forget about the Linus’ blanket and finally look at my best.
But I think that deep inside myself I made this promise thinking I’ll never get there.
This was 8 kg ago.
When I started to see that I was ACTUALLY, finally losing weight I started to be scared: OK, now I REALLY have to cut my hair!
I looked for ages for the perfect haircut: not too long, not too short. Not too messy, not too put together. Elegant but young.
Something really perfect to cut away that 30 cm-long Linus’blanket without making me suffer too much.
I’ve been looking for ages and then, all of the sudden, when I almost started to give up the idea of finding something in the internets, a photo of Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss pops out.
Emily Weiss from Into the Gloss
(I used this photo for the portrait)
And it’s love.
THAT can really be THE haircut.
(With a fringe for me, though)
Ok, I know, that haircut looks great because Emily is gorgeous herself, but there’s something that makes it feel special to me. Like, this is it!
And in July, when I’ll reach my super-trusted hairdresser in Italy (she knows what “3 cm” means…), if I really find the courage, I’ll go for it.
Emily Weiss from Into the Gloss
But now I need your opinion: should I do it? Should I really leave my Linus’ blanket and go for it?
Are you long-haired girls too? I’m so scared and excited at the same time (told you it’s a big issue!)
And if you find any other cool medium-short haircut around don’t hesitate to show it to me!