18 January 2013

The 7 Stages of Hairstyles

As a budding hairstylist, I thought might introduce you to some of the hair stages I've gone through in my life.

(AKA, a good excuse to use old pictures.)

 Stage 1: Cute No Matter What. Why couldn't the baby stage where you look cute no matter how messy your hair is or how little of it you have last forever? Why???

Stage 2: Straight. I had pin-straight hair till I was about 14.

Stage 3: Boy Haircut. Then I chopped it all off and it suddenly turned curly.

Stage 4: Headscarves. I wore bandanas all the time for a while there...

Stage 5: I don't know how to use a straightener. Either that, or I just can't figure out that my bangs really need to be straightened out.

Stage 6: Big Hair. They told me to grow out my hair for my wedding, and by golly, I did.

Stage 7: Spunky. Well, that's what Angel calls it, but he's pretty much paid to compliment me, so I don't know how well he can be trusted. This was probably my favorite short haircut since we got married:

And no, that was not a self-taken picture, by my expression you can tell that Angel was sticking the camera in my face and taking my picture, as he is wont to do far too often.

Currently, I tend to bounce between my short and spunky hairstyle and my big hairstyle, because I don't like getting my hair cut. Right now we're about at the point where if I want to keep the style of the short haircut I got in December, I should cut it again. Do ya'll have any opinions? Should I keep it short for a while yet, or just let it grow out till I can't take the hugeness of it anymore?

But my most important question for you any of you share any of the same hair stages with me, besides, of course, the first stage? I'd really like some solidarity here, especially with the boy haircut stage.
Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

my hair has had a bunch of stages too. the bandana is one of them. I cut my hair off once too, but then I always wore a hat on top of it!

Heidi said...

My hair has had many, many styles too and my first semester in college I wore a hat

Angi said...

I had curly hair growing up and didn't learn to use a straightener until college, so my hair was pretty much always one of two ways...really short, or really long. But after one or two times of AWFUL short hair cuts I just kept it really long for YEARS. Then I learned to use a straightener and now it's been pretty much every length except a pixie cut (which I think would look awful on me so I refuse to do such a thing). Currently I'm growing it out with no intention of cutting it again for a very very very long time.

Jessi said...

My hair has never been shorter than my shoulders. Some people can pull off shorter hair and some people can't. I think you can totally pull off the short hair. You were a cute baby. I agree why couldn't that stage last?
Oh, and yes here it seems to just be getting colder and colder too! Ugh.

Larissa T. said...

I have curly hair when it's short (sorry, but I too have never had hair shorter than my shoulders) .. but wavy when it's long.

Currently it's almost to my waist and I LOVE it this length.. So I'd say grow it out.. :p

Kylee said...

I had the boy haircut then head scarf, then don't know how to use a straightener, then all the sudden curly hair. Been trying to grow it long ever since!

Tiffy Diamond said...

How fun to see your looks over the years! :)

Unknown said...

What a UNIQUE idea for a post! I love this!

Whim Wham Life said...

I have had it ALL. boy cut, medium, long. Right now, it's super super long thanks to all those wonderful pre/postnatal hormones! Not sure what I want to do next with it?! xoxo

Sarah Pete said...

I TOTALLY went through a bandanna stage--it lasted through like 8th and 9th grades. I had SUPER long straight hair (past my waist), and I didn't want to take the time to blow-dry it, so I tucked it in a bandanna. Near the end of freshman year, a classmate asked me, "How many of those do you actually have? Like a hundred?" So I stopped wearing them.

When I was seventeen, I did Locks of Love and got my hair cut to my shoulders. LOVED it. When I was in college, my roomie had a stylist razor, so I cut my own bangs (something I'd always wanted but my mom had advised against), and LOVED them. After getting married, I bounce back and forth between growing my hair out and cutting it super short. My goal is to one day pull off a pixie cut . . . and convince Chris that I won't look like a boy wearing one ;]

Love looking through your photos! Great post idea!

Caitlin Cavallaro said...

I love all these hairstyles! I would be afraid to go back and think of all the hairstyles I had (I went through the phase of curling my bangs when I was in middle school and thought I was soooo cool! haha!)

I LOVE the last style the best! So cute, short and easy to manage and still makes your natural curl look great!

Gwen said...

I always wanted a pixie haircut but my face is round so I dont think it suits me.

I'm a new follower from Thumping Thursdays. Have a good week!


Janna Renee said...

Haha this is cute! I will probably never document every hairstyle. There were a few that I didn't like!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness this is great! When I was in 5th grade (as if middle school isn't awkward enough) my mom made me get a perm! It was AWFUL! I mean AWFUL! Perhaps someday I will grow enough balls to post a picture of that stage on my blog. I def chopped all my hair off after my first baby too. It felt good at the time because it was all falling out anyway and it was disgusting in the shower, but looking back at pictures I am vowing not to do that after this baby. Trying to stay strong....