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.
And easy.

Take a few minutes to search the web for the following images:
Emma Watson
Halle Berry
Michelle Williams
Ginnifer Goodwin
Carey Mulligan
Anne Heche
Ellen Degeneres (yeah, ok, I see your point, BUT she looks great)
Annette Benning
Diablo Cody
Winona Ryder
Natalie Portman (during her short hair phase)


Tim said...


The Ghost of Richard Nixon said...

I believe in the traditional way of doing things. Men with hair above the ears and collar, and women with linger hair, though maintainted and manicured.

Men with long hair or women with short hair is simply too subversive.

Nixon Disapproves

Amy said...

And I believe in people who know how to spell.

Crystal said...

What did you end up doing at your appointment?!
A couple weeks ago I was needing some change myself, I have been growing my hair out for so long I hated to cut it so I did something drastic... I went all dark brown. It's quite a change because as you know I've always been blonde.. but I like it! :)

Amy said...

Hi Crystal,

I ended up getting a shorter version of what I already have. Short in the back, longer in the front, an A-line bob. He still hates it. So I might as well have chopped it all off...Ohwell! I bet you look lovely with the darker hair, too. Pictures please...