This has become the age-old question...Why do men hate short hair on women?
I've been thinking about this a lot because my current style, an angled bob, requires a bunch of fussing every morning to get it to do anything. My favorite haircut of all time, as far as ease of care, was my pixie cut. I loved that I could wash it, gel it, and be done. No blow drying or flattening or curling. Just gel and go. Very sporty. I thought it looked cute.
My husband has another opinion. The longer the better is his motto. Thing is, my hair becomes an unruly, tangled, nappy mop when it gets long. If I had all the time in the world and Jennifer Aniston's budget, I'd be more than happy to grow it long and have others style it every day.
In real life, I guess I'd rather go for comfort and convenience. And if you ask me, I think the pixie is dang cute.
I suspect heterosexual men aren't hot on short hair, in general, because it's too much like their own hair. No matter how much jewelry and lacy garments I put on, I'm still wearing a boy haircut. More than a few times in college when I had short hair, I think people put the butch label on me. Factor in the flannel, the Birkenstocks, the no-makeup, and a fondness for the Indigo Girls, and I realize I was just a stereotype waiting to happen. But gosh, I love that hair.
I have a salon appointment tomorrow. I really want to chop it all off. It's my hair. I should be able to do what I want with it, right? Yet I hear Tim's voice in my head...nooooooo....don't cut it off...leave it long....pleaseeeeee...
But it's soooo cute.
Take a few minutes to search the web for the following images:
Ellen Degeneres (yeah, ok, I see your point, BUT she looks great)
Natalie Portman (during her short hair phase)