So I have a confession to make.
I haven’t had my hair cut by a professional in probably about six or seven years. I’ve either not wanted to spend the money, not wanted to leave my house to go get it done (thanks, misanthropy!), or just plain didn’t know what I wanted. So I’ve been doing what any totally wise gal would do– I’ve been cutting it myself.
This has resulted in some– ahem– interesting haircuts and styles.
So, I’ve decided to do the adult thing and get my hair cut by someone who’s actually trained and has more than just an inkling of they’re doing.
The problem I’m running into is that I love so so so many styles, but I’m not sure I’d love them on me. I have a very square face and a huge wide jaw. Let us have a look at my face, shall we?
As square as they come (I like to say it’s because I have a high percentage of neanderthal DNA, but I don’t actually know that, haha)!
From my research, it seems that anything that creates a hard line is what I’d want to avoid. I’ve done blunt bangs before, and even though I liked them, they truly did make my face seem even more… square. And right now my hair just kind of hangs limply around my face (and is thin, which is doubly unflattering), making it seems like I’m all jaws!
Lookin’ around on the web, I think I’ve finally found some inspiration! Here’re a few of my favorites:
I’ve never had hair this short before, and I feel like I’d really enjoy it! Super cute! And you can do this with or without bangs!
The makeup might be selling me a little on this one too, but dang! Lookin’ good! I need to figure out how to get this kind of volume!
And my biggest square-head hair inspiration of all: Mandy Moore!
She gives me faith that a girl with a square jaw and fine hair can look good with long, medium, AND short hair, which is something I’ve always been terrified to try.
Now, it’ll probably take me several more months to buck up the courage to get my hair done. But at least I know I CAN look good!
What issues do you run into regarding haircuts?