I’ve had the chop. And about time too, my lemming for shorter locks was a well documented one. The appointment’s been in the diary for a full-month and if I had any scissors sized up from the mini nail ones I own I probably would have delved in and snipped it myself. Even my Mum’s chuffed. It’s not the usual ‘trim’ I go for – it’s a satisfying, ‘somebody get out the hoover cause there looks like there’s a small furry animal on the floor’ cut. I’ve had about five inches off since my last run-in with the hairdressers, it now sits above boob-level which hasn’t happened for years and the ombré’s been toned down to a more subtle caramel. It feels lighter, fresher and I timed how long it took to blow-dry this morning…..12 minutes. I die. I’m one happy member of the mid-ish length hair crew. But a new doo doesn’t necessarily mean a spanking new hair regime, I’ll be revisiting some ol’ favourites to tame this mane…

Seeing as there’s no longer so much colour in my hair I can afford to harvest away the heavy conditioners and hair masks for a while and be a little riskier with what shampoos I add to the mix. With this in mind, I’ll be lathering and rinsing with Bumble and Bumble’s Sunday Shampoo and Phyto’s Express Conditioner* – just the right equilibrium of cleansing and conditioning. But the fun really kicks in with the styling. This was my main reasoning for lopping off my locks – shorter tresses equal more volume, and you know how I love a bit of jushing. I’ve become rather fond of Living Proof’s Prime over the past weeks, it just holds my tonged-in curls for that extra day and takes my two day hair wash cycle to three (win!). For heat protectant I’ll be using the lighter textured one from my stash, Redken’s Anti-Snap and to get a bit of hold and texture to my mop I’ll spritz in my trusty Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Post blow-dry they’ll be two choices on offer: Oribe Dry Texturising Spray for some matte oomph or Bumble and Bumbles Semisumo for some piecey shine. Simples.

I think that’s it. No more trips to the hairdressers, or eying up nail scissors seductively to snip an extra inch off….for now.

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  • Gillian

    Love your new hair! It looks so shiny and healthy! :)

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  • Bexy

    Looks amazing, but I wouldn’t agree with the “mid-ish leangth”- still looks pretty long to me!

  • Ml Hauken

    I’m also going to the hairdresser soon – it has been waaay to long since the last visit! Love this post. 


  • Anna Blush

    His really suits you Anna! Your hair looks super healthy :)


  • Bleu

    You look amazing, I want to do something with hair, what hairdresser do you recomend me?

  • Amianarum

    Really nice. I’ve been wanting something similar for months. Really have to pluck up my courage. : )

  • Kelly G

    Looks gorgeous and really healthy. 

    I’m obsessed with Bumble and bumble Surf Spray at the moment!

  • Vicky

    Gahhhhhh Anna this is gorgeous! I’d love a tutorial on how you’ve got this ‘oh heyyyyyyy this is just how fab my hair is naturally’ look. xx

  • http://drummingheartbeat.blogspot.com/ Jenny (Cherry Gumdrops)

    Looks gorgeous x

  • http://rothaariges.blogspot.de/ Flora

    Your hair looks great!

  • and kate

    I love this post!
    I’m seriously considering having my hair cut by about 3 inches, I feel like it’s dead and dry on the ends.
    Maybe I will do now that you’ve done it, I need to courage to do it though!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Much Love;
    Kate xo


  • http://www.daisybutter.com Michelle

    Blimmin’ ‘eck, your hair looks uh-may-zing Anna! So shiny, and the length and updated colour suits you so much. Time to stock up on some Bumble and bumble I think… my morning reads of VDM leave me so empty-pocketed… Tut tut! x

  • Henrietta

    Hello, love the new hair, can I ask which curling tongs you use? Thank you x

  • http://www.therefinedbeauty.blogspot.com Maryam

    So pretty! can I ask where you got it done? I’m assuming in London? Thanks!

  • Letterstolashes

    Your hair looks great!! I’m going to chop mine soon so it’s just skimming the shoulders, can’t wait! x


  • SiobhanBentley


  • http://twitter.com/hollyarabella Holly Arabella

    Your new hair is lovely Anna, really suits you, it looks much healthier and bouncier! I love Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo, if I could use it with every wash I would but try to limit myself!

  • Lipmunn Tang

    your looks so gorgeous! you always look so pretty :) love the new hair :)

  • Clare

    Every time you visit the hair salon you make me wanna go too! Your hair looks AMAZING! I would love it if you could do a styling video for your hair (: I’m hopeless at that ><

  • roos

    i LOVE it!! i recently cut my hair too!

  • http://twitter.com/laurzrah Laura

    Wow, you look so gorgeous in the picture! xx

  • http://katrinadreamsbig.blogspot.com.au/ Smith Katrinalee

    love your new hair it looks very beautiful. katrinadreamsbig.blogspot.com.au

  • Porcelaineleanor

    Your hair looks so great! I love it!
    Eleanor x


  • Whatlaurenwore

    Your hair looks amazing! You were my hair-spiration to grow it long and now to you make me want to chop some off x

  • Hairt

    it looks so beautiful. love your hair :)

  • fkg

    Your hair looks lovely!  Please do a tutorial on how you have styled it as it is exactly how I want my hair to be, but can never achieve the look!

  • AnnetteInFrance

    Looks great :-)

  • Cherie

    Welcome to the mid-length hair family! It’s so much easier to care for and it looks gorgeous on you!

  • Victoria

    It looks lovely. I am definitely thinking about a good chop myself!

  • Simoneg

    Girl, you are looking HAWT!

  • Rebecca Shaw

    It looks so good, I love it!

    Becca x


  • Shona

    Wow, your hair looks gorgeous! Please do a video on how you’ve styled your hair here because my hair is around the same length and always looks limp xx

  • joysteib

    Loving your hair all the more!!  Great decision…..beautiful!!!! :)

  • Andrea

    You look STUNNING Anna! Love the feeling of a good haircut when spring is (almost) around the corner..:):)

  • http://twitter.com/TLittlBlackCase S // TLittlBlackCase

    Your mane looks just beautiful :)  

  • Claire Fung

    love your new hair!!!

  • http://twitter.com/CharliFLL Charli FLL

    love it! Im trying to grow mine!

  • Millie

    I’m dying to try the Bumble and Bumble Sunday shampoo, it sounds great!! You hair looks amazing, I recently cut my hair and I’m really starting to love my new length! :) ♥


  • Linette .

    You look lovely! x

  • Cluelessaboutbeauty

    Your hair look amazing!

  • Nazia Afzal

    your hair look amazing

  • Procrast1nato2

    This length is so nice on you!  I was wondering when you’d finally take the plunge =)  would love to see a tutorial on these waves!

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    Beautiful Locks!!!!

  • Lauren

    It looks great! I cut 7 inches off of my hair this past summer. It was so refreshing! I love how much easier it is to style shorter hair. I’ve kept it mid lengthed because it saves me time in the morning.

    Thanks for sharing your hair are product recommendations. I really want to try products from the Living Proof line. It sounds like their products will help push my styles to the two or three day mark.


  • http://www.girl-with-makeup.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma

    I adored your old locks but this new cut looks stunning!! I can’t wait to see what it looks like in a video :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001211462464 Nitro Nisi

    this looks SOOOO good!!!

  • Evie

    I am in love with your new style, looks fabulous! I have the same length and colour; I wish my hair looked at good as yours though!

  • http://Www.brusselslifebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ brusselslifebeauty

    ohhhh! i chopped off my hair yday!!!great minds think alike, huh?:-)
    i even have bangs:-) well, sort of…side swept and all, but to me, it so does count!
    enjoy your new hairdo! you look beautiful!

  • http://viennafly1.blogspot.com/ Viennafly1

    Your hair looks gorgeous!!!!!! <3 

  • Lily Labyrinth

    Love the length (mine is the same! haha) and the new toned down colour looks perfect :) x

  • Bella

    I absolutely LOVE your new hair. I love the new length, the toned down colour, and the way you’ve styled it. Stunning picture of you too!

  • Sarah S.

    STUNNING! It’s such a flattering length/proportion.

  • luisa duron

    You are so beautiful! Love your hair, in fact Im using this picture to change my hair colour this weekend ;) Thank you 

  • Jennifer

    WOW… that is all

  • Jas

    Your hair looks AMAZING! :)  


  • Jeanette Havmand Andersen

    Love your “new” hair.. It must have been a hard decision..
    I just want all of the products mentioned above.
    What are the difference between the Oribe and Bumble & Bumble sprays?
    It seems to me they do the exact same things.

  • Maddy Cane

    I was ridiculously excited to see what hairstyle you went for and …. I love it! xxx

  • beth.willcox

    Are you still liking morroccan oil i’m thinking about getting it for my ever growing long hair and i was wondering what your opinion was? xxxx

  • http://georgiasmakeupaddiction.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgia

    My hair is a similar length to how yours was before and I desperately need to be brave and go for the chop. The appointment’s all booked in so hopefully I’ll go ahead and get rid of all the scraggy ends. Scary though xxx

    Georgia’s Make Up Addiction

  • Daria Buonin

    I love it! You look gorgeous! :) Xx

  • Pippa Jones

    Your hair looks amazing. I desperately need a trim but I am scared about losing length. but this look lovely!

    Pipp xx

  • http://twitter.com/SuWorld022 Soraia

    you look gorgeous!!! love the cut, i wish my hair was that size… i’m doomed to have short hair 


  • Emilie Garnes

    Oooohh I love the new look! Loved your long locks too, but now i know you look gorgeous no matter the lenght :)

    xx Em


  • http://www.facebook.com/nissanllelys Rainer Lara

    Love the new look but I did love your long hair as if it were my own. Lol.. I have shorter hair and it takes 25+ to straighten, after rollers of course. I have thick hair so yeah.

  • Joyofjelly

    You look amazing Anna, love new hair.

  • Kate Fashbox

    Love it Anna, I bet your head feels really light now! haha :)

    Kate x


  • Lucy

    It’s looks incredible Anna! Can’t wait to watch your next video with short locks!

  • Danielle Barbeau

    gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the hair in action in your next video! 

  • Lauren

    Absolutely beautiful! This has made me really want a haircut…

  • Sam

    New hair is looking good! Can I ask what curlers (if any) that you used to style it?

  • Jade Stokes

    Gorgeous hair Anna, but then again I always find your hair is bloomin’ stunning! After seeing you talk about the B&B Sunday shampoo and also the Redken Anti-Snap, I bought them both and now they are among my absolute favourite products. So thanks for that! x

  • Meg Jamie

    I love this new cut on you!!

  • Chloe Xie

    Love it! You look wonderful!

  • Kelly Taylor

    Omg it looks so good. I’ve recently just chopped off 8 inches! I was so excited for my hair to be cut I almost did it myself. I would love to see some shorter hairstyle tutorials!

  • Laura

    Your hair is so beautiful (:

  • Victoria Larroque

    beautiful!! the short hair looks amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/AmbarinaHasan Beauty Passionista

    You look gorgeous! Love it! And the colour is perfection!
    Ambarina ~ Beauty Passionista Beauty & Style Blog

  • http://twitter.com/ChelseaWears Chelsea

    LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!! omg.

  • Viccaff

    Wow this really suits you! Love it!!

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.blogspot.ca/ Kassandra Fairhall

    Your hair look so good, your making me want to go get s bit chopped off. Seriously looks fab on you

  • Zobloggs

    I recently cut all my hair off too and have been struggling with the whole texture thing, so thanks this is really helpful.
    I think it looks great and really suits you by the way!!

    Zoe xx

  • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

    Thanks for all your lovely comment guys – they have seriously put a smile on my face!!! A few of you have asked what curler I used it in for the above photo – and I actually curled it with my GHD’s then finger brushed it out and left it a few hours so it didn’t look too poodle-perm. Hope this helps! x

  • Jessokeefe

    Looks beautiful!

    Jess xox


  • photographymakeup

    Your hair looks amazing! That length really suits you and I think it’s perfect for the spring with the curls you have in the picture!

  • Paris Grace

    Your hair looks so stunning Anna! 


    Paris Alma 

  • Rachel Hood

    Love the new do! It looks awesome x


  • katherine.parkes

    your hair is even more incredible like this! x


  • http://www.makeupwishes.blogspot.co.uk/ Georgina

    It looks amazing Anna!  I really need to repurchase Anti-Snap…used it years ago and forgot how great it was on my hair – thanks for reminding me haha xx

  • Hannah

    Love this cut on you! Would you be able to maybe do a post on how you style straight hair? Like with the products you use and such? Also how are you getting along with the Semisumo? x


  • http://jaguarzinnias.blogspot.com/ Jas

    It looks really good! I’ve had my hair medium length for a while now so I’ve been trying to grow it out despite random urges to chop it off again. 

  • koren

    i want to take your pic to the hairdressers right now lol!! is your hair thick anna?? Problem i have with mine it is so thick, like a mop!!

  • Sarah Kathleen

    You have no idea how tempted I am to go short now I’ve seen how lovely it looks on you! *must resist the temptation haha x

  • http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk/ Lottie Kerr

    I die, your hair is bloody gorgeous. Got some serious hair envy going on right now!


  • Beautyandtheb

    Didn’t think you could get more gorgeous, but you have! LOVE it! 

    B xxx


  • Karen

    Your hair looks so good…..can I ask where you got it cut? Thanks

  • Kerry


  • http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/ Tori Russell

    I love the shorter look! I have had long hair for ages and i’m going about this length next week-so excited for the blow dry time cut!