5 things to consider before chopping your hair off

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I finally decided to chop my hair off! The long bob became too tedious, too boring after 10+ years and the humid weather kept playing games with my hair texture.
A special thank you to Julia at AOC Salon who did a wonderful job! Besides the texture of my hair, face shape etc. she took my personal style into consideration which made all the difference! Of all the different pixies out there, I couldn’t have chosen one that would suit me better.
Photos by Rick Robillard

Make sure to take the followings into consideration before you get a totally different haircut:

1. Match your face shape to your cut.
2. Think about texture.
3. Consider the amount of time it will take every morning to style your new hairdo.
4. Consult your hair stylist! I would not recommend to get a drastic change at a salon when you walk through the door the first time! Give your stylist some time to get to know your hair and more importantly to get to know you!
5. Your hair will “freak out”. Don’t walk out of the salon without asking your stylist for product recommendations to style. If you cut your hair short, you will have to wash your hair more often as it gets dirtier, greasier faster and use conditioner / oils more sparingly.
  • http://www.stylesandprints.net Janelle

    you look amazing in your new short do. and thanks for the tips 😀

    xx Janelle
    Styles & Prints

  • http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com/ Prudence Yeo

    Lovely the short hairstyle, it suits you very well!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

  • Lindsay Truax

    I love the soft wave look! You have gorgeous hair.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you so much Lindsay!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thank you, Prudence! Have a great weekend!

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    Thanks so much, Janelle!

  • Kendall Johnson

    I think your hair looks great!!! Seems like it would be so much easier to manage. I totally hear you with the humidity…YUCK!

    Kendall
    http://www.styledsnapshots.com

  • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

    It still feels a little strange! I keep thinking that I have my hair up in a pony tail. So weird that my morning routine is down to 2-3 minutes to style my hair. Love it! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Viktoriya Sener

    You look so lovely with new haircut!

  • http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com/ JL@ A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    So lovely. The pixie you chose suits you very well. I Love mine and am not anxious to be going long again anytime soon. :)

  • Edwige A.

    This fits you really well! Beautiful!
    XO
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam..com

  • Nicole Layne

    I love your new haircut! It looks great on you and has to be so much easier in the morning!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

  • http://www.BlessHerHeartYall.com J Trogstad

    You give the best tips! And, you are so brave! But look how good it turned out! I love your pixie! Job well done to your stylist! :) Happy weekend dear! xoxo

  • http://www.spanishmuse.com Spanish Muse

    Wow, what a bold cut! It looks beautiful on you Bogi, it brings out your features and works so well with the shape of your face. You look gorgeous.

    Silvia
    http://www.spanishmuse.com

  • http://Www.idodeclareblog.com/ Emily Cole

    I think your hair looks awesome!! So chic and sophisticated! If I could pull that hair off I would totally go for it! :)

    I would love if you'd pay a visit to my blog sometime! :)

    http://Www.idodeclareblog.com

    XO,
    Emily

  • Lorna Mai Ltd

    Wow, that's such a difference! I love your new haircut, it really does suit you!

  • http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com/ Prudence Yeo

    Have a great weekend too!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    What a great new cut! If I could pull of a short look like this, I totally would! You look fab!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

  • https://www.facebook.com/alwaysjune1 AlwaysJuNe

    Thank you for sharing this!!! I do not know why, but it's always a hard for me to decide to cut my hair.. Thank you for your tips!!! You look different, but it's cute!!!! I like it!!!

  • Andrea jueong

    You look amazing! Love this hairstyle on you!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

  • http://www.dimplesofdixie.com Emily Katherine

    I love chopping my hair off, I do it every few years. It always feels so fresh and healthy, but then I always find myself waiting for it to grow out again- the struggle is real!!
    I think your pixie looks great on you!! Happy sunday!!

    Dimples of Dixie

  • Stylish Housewife

    WOW! You wear a pixie cut well! The worst part about styling my hair is blowing it dry. I imagine this must be so much faster to style! Are you still loving it?

    P.S. You have such beautiful skin! I'm jealous! =)

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife