Interview with a Short Hair Girl (or 3)
If you read "Short Hair Myths: DEBUNKED," you learned about some of my experiences with short hair. In this post, you get to hear from some of my short hair inspirations! We talk about favourite products, personal discoveries, and more!
Not only do they rock a short mop (I say that with complete affection) but they are also talented, passionate, and beautiful in so many other ways! Some of you may already know Rebecca aka Blogger Not Billionaire, a Seattle-area blogger who was so so gracious to take the time to answer my questions! I definitely recommend checking out her blog and bold style.
- How long have you worn short hair? I've had short hair since September.
- Were there any reasons why you waited to cut your hair? It had never occurred to me to cut my hair short, but once it did, I got it cut almost immediately! I waited only a week or so after I first got the idea and after looking at reference photos and talking to other awesome ladies with short hair as well
- Were there any reasons why you waited to cut your hair? I was living in Seoul at the time, and I was so struck by the unisex bowl cut look. I saw girls around the city with amazing short hair cuts, and they seemed to really have it together. There was something striking about it, and it was the look that stood out to me the most. I found an amazing salon in Sinchon and I ended up bonding a lot with my barber over the months! Shouts out to my boy Won Woo.
- What is something(s) you've learned since cutting your hair short? I've learned that your hair does not define your femininity. In fact, getting my haircut strengthened that part of me. It's like the senses - if you lose one of your senses, the others get stronger. I wasn't worried about "looking like a boy" or being seen as "too masculine" AT ALL (because what does that even mean?) because I'm comfortable with my identity in that way. The way I dressed became a lot simpler, and my inner confidence as a woman became a lot stronger. I no longer needed to "prove" my femininity externally at all. I've also learned that pomade is life. LIFE.
- Do you ever miss your long hair? If so, what about it? I never miss my long hair. Cutting it made everything feel right. I didn't feel too different, it felt natural like it was meant to be that way all this time.
What is something(s) you LOVE about having short hair? Omg, it's like an accessory on its own, adding an immediate personal/individual touch to any outfit, especially mine. Just kind of shaggy and androgynous.
What products do you typically use in your hair? This Korean wax/pomade, honestly, works wonders. But most days I don't even have to style it. I just leave it a bed head.
- Who are your current short hairstyle inspirations? Lol Korean boys in Kpop groups like EXO and the cool girls with short hair and piercings who hang in underground clubs and dress better than everyone in the room haha
Rizelle's Hair Obsession: Korean Hair Wax/Pomade
- How long have you worn short hair? Jeeze . . . at least 5 years now.
- Were there any reasons why you waited to cut your hair? Waited? Hm, I'm not sure "I waited. I had just gone through some events in my life, and I wanted a fresh start so I cut it all off.
- What/who inspired you to finally do it? A breakup coupled with a death of his (my exes) sister - it was really hard, we're still friends but I just needed to have a fresh start and move on.
- What is something(s) you've learned since cutting your hair short? I felt empowered and I got a lot of compliments on my head being a nice "shape" which I never knew haha
- Do you ever miss your long hair? If so, what about it? I don't really miss "long" hair - I started to realize my hair is fine and a bit thinner so short hairstyles work really well for me. I will probably still keep it short (above shoulders) for a while. I love the ease and free feeling of short hair :)
- What is something(s) you LOVE about having short hair? I feel its really a sexy thing because a lot of women find sexiness from long hair- when really it can be shown in so many ways and i think it pushed me to even be more fashionable
- What products do you typically use in your hair? Pureology
- Who are your current short hairstyle inspirations? I'm going for a short blonde bob soon (growing out a bit) so I'm loving Julianne Hough and Candice Swanepoel right now.
Madeline's Hair Obsession: Pureology
- How long have you worn short hair? About 7 years with a few grow out and re-chops in there.
- Were there any reasons why you waited to cut your hair? I did ballet semi-professionally until I was 18 so short hair was never an option until college.
- What/who inspired you to finally do it? I have always had a similar face shape to Natalie Portman so when she rocked the buzzed head and then the pixie I knew it would probably work for me too.
- What is something(s) you've learned since cutting your hair short? People have very strong reactions to short hair, men tend to find it to not be feminine in their opinion and women tend to find it 'bold' often because they think that men will think the former. When you cut your hair short you really can't care what people think because, unfortunately, a lot of people do buy into that stereotype.
- Do you ever miss your long hair? If so, what about it? I miss the options you have with long hair; however, in reality, I always just threw mine in a ponytail so that's a silly thing to miss. I miss the feeling of having it against my back, my mother used to measure it for me by dragging a comb along my back so I could tell how long it was and that was a very fond memory. I also miss fiddling with it, I still rub my head in moments of stress but I don't futz with my hair nearly as much as I used to.
- What is something(s) you LOVE about having short hair? It's easy. I am a roll out of bed and go kind of person, and with short hair, a shower + blow dry can take 7 minutes. It also feels like me, there is something empowering about knowing definitively how you are presenting yourself to the world and short hair provides that certainty somehow.
- What products do you typically use in your hair? I use Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste EVERY day. I have a lot of fine hair so the paste adds texture and volume while helping keep oil in check (a must when you have bangs.) I also love Bed Head Hairspray. It has been a favorite for helping me defy gravity with my short locks for some time.
- Who are your current short hairstyle inspirations? Audry Hepburn is and always will be an inspiration. Basically every celebrity on the planet has had short hair at some point but I would say I less look to inspiration anymore and just try to do my own thing with my amazing stylist Julianna Cordy. I guess she would be my inspiration since she comes up with new things to do every time I cut my hair and I just trust her to do something amazing that suits me.