….and just look at that smile. A few days ago I had my hair lopped off a length that it hasn’t been for the past 10 years. Admittedly it was only short back in the day because my Mum would always egg the hairdresser to take off that extra inch while I was out of  earshot. Since I entered the world of non-Mum supervised chops, I progressively let my hair grow longer and longer; eventually just failing to book in appointments at all due to lack of student funds and laziness *gross*. Though in the past year I’ve eased myself into the chicer mop I’ve always wanted from hair that almost touched my derriere to ends that now graze my shoulders. And the ombré was left on the cutting room floor. Quite literally.

Now I actually quite enjoyed my dalliance with hair colour. I’ve said before that the only dyes I’d ever attempted before I took the dip into ombré was with very temporary wash-in-wash-out shades, so it was nice to feel a little wild in the hair department for once. Having forever fallen into the normal/oily category, it was fun to test out maximum strength for coloured hair conditioners for a change, but that was an all too infrequent occurrence and before you knew it the ends has turned from an ashy gold to an orangutan orange and had to go. Seeing it all fall to the floor was a satisfying experience and I foresee that explaining my ombré to any future children will be like my Mum (and Dad) trying to explain the perming phenomenon of the eighties to me. Note: I’m still personally in love with the whole ombré thang, this photo of Lily Aldridge will forever re-tempt me. 

Since becoming a shortie I’ve been reaping in the benefits of a lighter load on top: it now takes 15 minutes to wash and dry my hair and with the texture of my tresses being on the right side of manageable I haven’t had to do much styling at all. I’ve given it the odd curl or two with straighteners, but I look forward to finally being able to do all the ‘twisty up-do’s into hairbands’ I always spot the how-to’s for. I’ll report back. The only drawback? My fallback ‘pineapple bun’ can no longer be held and attempts have led to me sporting a half-up, half-down aerobic instructor look. Time to re-find the hundreds of bobby pins I’ve lost in the flat.

You may notice that I’ve left the front part of my locks intact, wimping out of fashioning it into a fringe at the last minute. Who knows? Maybe next time.

  • http://ten-sixteen.blogspot.com/ Nicole K

    You look great with the short hair!

    xx Nicole

  • Anna Blush

    This length really suits you Anna, well done for being brave! x


  • Sunny

    Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous! I am looking forward to see any hair care update blog posts in the future!


  • cassandramyee

    Absolutely stunning! Looks incredible!


  • Dominica C

    great lenght and fab colour !!

  • Cornelia Kennedy

    It looks very sophisticated, I know it takes a lot to get long hair cut, I had about 4 inches off mine (it was at my waist) and I will never do that again.

    I’m currently sporting an ombre look I had done by L’oreal as a hair model, they said it would wash out but not as of yet!!

    Ineffable Beauty

  • Zazie Bibi

    so pretty! it really suits you x


  • http://www.downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com/ Leslie
  • http://sselinaj.blogspot.com/ Selina J

    I really like your hair! Looks gorgeous :)

  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk/ AmeliaRoseL

    It looks so lovely! Always nice to have a change :)

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  • Lucy Cole

    I recently had my hair cut but was too scared to get the alexa chung kind of bob, wish I did now!xx


  • Jessica Sutherland

    I have hair the same length as yours and I find a hair doughnut to work perfectly with shorter hair to create a bun! It’s much easier to tuck the hair up inside the bun and create a textured, not-so-neat looking bun! x

  • http://www.flawsandall.net/ Amy

    Beautiful as always Anna. x

  • Evelyn Morales

    It looks so nice and I bet you love running your fingers though your healthy hair without getting stuck. I am currently trying to grow out my natural hair colour and so far I managed to not colour it for 2 years. I am really tempted to do a chop like you and get rid of the coloured ends!!


  • KLG_Hair

    You suit long or shorter hair, and the colour looks really healthy and glossy. :)

  • http://clairegarns.blogspot.co.uk/ Claire Rose

    Looks great! I think it would also look amazing with the fringe, you should definitely go for it next time!

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty
  • Aurora

    This makes me want to cut my hair immediately, your hair looks amazing! Would kill for your hair color as well :)

  • joysteib

    As I’ve said before, it looks adorable and quite edgy! It’s a keeper look!!!

  • http://ninadhollander.blogspot.be/ Nina | Hermania

    Love your shorter hair!

  • Sarah Beth

    This suits you down to the ground! Shorter bobbed-ish hair always looks so full of life! xxx


  • http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/ Amy

    I think your new style looks lovely :)

    Amy xA Little Boat Sailing

  • Tiny Alis

    Looks beautiful, it’s so satisfying going from long hair to short hair!

    Tiny Alis.

  • Maddy Cane

    Love your hair like this, it looks gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • clairabelle0306

    Absolutely stunning Anna, I really need to loose a few inches myself, I just have a tad hairdresser fear, maybe I will suck it up and have a shorter do for Christmas, fingers crossed :)

  • Sarah Derby Need

    I’ve wanted to cut my hair shorter for a while now but since seeing your new hair do I feel a bit braver now! Looking lovely Anna :)


  • DB

    I’ve also just chopped off 7 inches to now just touching the tops of my shoulders – best decision ever! it just had to go. So much quicker styling now – with a lot more oomph!

  • Emma Handley

    I think it looks great! I need more volume so desperately!!


  • http://www.rosamelk.blogspot.com/ Kristin

    Oh my goodness! Your hair! I love it!

  • Georgia Clancy

    Can you tell us a little about what you asked the hairdresser to do please? The pic you posted to Instagram was beautiful – I’ve been wanting to cut my hair shorter for a while but I’m scared of the chop!

  • Jenny

    It looks gorgeous! Last month I went from long hair to a similar length to this and it feels so good!

  • Shani

    I’ve done the big chop, and while it’s kind of traumatizing, it’s liberating as well! It looks great!

    Shani x

  • Zara M

    this hair cut absolutely looks amazing on you, i am a little bit jel. I might be getting a cut very soon.


  • Isabelle McWilliam

    Wow, looks amazing!

    I’ve been wanting to get a significant chop for a while, but always wimp out last minute!


  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Astrid W.

    I think short hair suits you lovely Anna! I actually prefer it over the ombre :)

    x Astrid | http://petitmocha.blogspot.be/

  • Tarte Tanya

    Your hair looks amazing!
    I am defiantly wanting a new hair cut after this.

  • http://www.themistymom.com/ Shari

    Love this hair on you!

  • Pip Warford

    What did you ask for at the hairdressers?? Been wanting to chop mine shorter for a while too! :)

  • The Beauty Hiss

    This cut looks stunning on you, Anna! I prefer the all-over natural colour much better than the ombre. You look so sophisticated! xx

  • Embellished

    You look amazing. Love your writing!


  • Marleen

    Love the color and the chop! Looks really good on you!


  • Lyndsey21

    Love the hair! You’ve got to do a post about curling your new cut, if you haven’t already.

  • Elena

    oh wow your hair looks amazing! You look gorge with it long or short, I wish I could get away with a cut like that!

    kooky capricious

  • Rachel

    Looks really nice, short hair definitely suits you!


  • Catrin

    I saw your picture on Instagram and thought “wow” it really does suit you!


  • Whatlouiseisloving .gmail.com

    I have had the exact same hair experience. I think I alway believed hairdressers just didn’t listen until my Mum informed me she used to mime a bob behind my back! Hair looks absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to those tutorials. X

  • http://almeidas.se/ Almeida

    Your new cut looks stunning :)

  • tiana

    it looks even better than before!!!

  • http://whimsicalallure.com/ Lindsey D

    I love the feeling of freshly chopped hair. I always feel so much lighter.

  • http://polished-polyglot.blogspot.ch/ Nati

    Lovely! I have to confess I was not liking the ombré that much :-)

  • Ruby@TotalModisch

    I loved Ombre hair, but this length on you looks lovely! x


  • Emma

    Great post, all sounds like real fun!


  • VintageFrillsBlog

    Your hair looks really pretty, I’m forever growing my hair really long, then getting it all chopped off. It’s nice to have a change and try new styles.

  • http://joanasnotes.blogspot.com/ Joana

    It looks really good on you! I’m also thinking about cutting my hair shoulder lenght, I’m just not sure if it will look good on me… But, after reading this, I feel like I need to do it, it’s about time. New year, new hair, right? :)


  • Kelly

    Loving this look on you. I chopped my hair off about eight weeks ago and I’m scheduled for another cut soon. I’m somewhere between bob and lob and think I want to go a little more towards the length you have.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

  • http://maurissaseesbeauty.blogspot.com/ Maurissa Mattson
  • Chrissabella

    Love your new hair cut, looks really fresh and chic!

    Greetings from London,


  • Hannah

    It looks amazing Anna! Recently got my hair chopped to this length too.

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Your hair looks lovely, Anna! So fresh and healthy :)

  • Robyn

    Your hair is so lovely this length, it almost makes me want to cut my hair short. Almost. A terrible short bob in Year 9 will permanently haunt me and scare me away from the chop! But yours looks so healthy and chic, love it :) xx

    Robyn from RobynCaitlin.com

  • pt

    Hii. Where did you get your cut done? I’ve been looking for a new hairdresser and yours did a great job…also, what did you ask for? Thanks!

  • Daniella

    great haircut, it looks perfect!