New Hair - Input?

Earlier this week my mom offered to treat my sister and I to a haircut. She and my sister just found a stylist that they like, and she wants me to give her a try.

To be honest, I'm a little terrified. My mom always cuts my hair herself, because she's the only one who will do a good job on it.

I have not had good haircut experiences in the past. I think my hair just puts people in a bad mood or something, because whoever I get to cut it always seems to be grumpy. Then they don't listen to my requests. Then they think they know my hair better than I do and get annoyed when I ask them not to blow dry it.

That is, when I can get up the courage to ask - I got a hair stylist once that was in such a bad mood that I was afraid to ask him not to blow dry, in fear that he'd hit me with the curling iron or something.

There have been the occasional stylists who did a good job. But they are few and far between.

But if my mom says she's good, I'll give her a try. Though I vaguely wonder if my mom is trying to gently give me a nudge to try a stylist other than herself.

Which I understand. I guess she can't cut my hair forever. I sigh as I write.

I honestly hadn't been thinking about getting a cut for another month or so, because my hair is behaving decently at the moment, but if my mom is treating, I might as well do it now. But if we're going to go somewhere and pay someone (I can't believe we're paying for a haircut), then I don't want to just get a trim. I might as well take the opportunity to try something new.

I've never been a chicken with my hair. "It'll grow back" is my motto. So even if this stylist doesn't know how to deal with difficult hair such as mine (I will note here that my mom's and sister's hair are not of the difficult variety), I'm going to go for a bit of a change.

If she messes it up, my mom can always salvage it at home. And it'll grow back.

Nothing too drastic. After all, my hair is already fairly short. But I want to add a bit of shape (because my hair grows at uneven rates and it's getting rather shapeless again), and something funky and fun. Here's what I'm thinking (ignore the snotty looks on the faces of some of the models):

I think this one is kind of cute and fun.

Or maybe something a bit more punky, like this.

I like this one alot, though maybe not quite that short.

These two are pretty much what I have going now (except my hair is a bit grown out at the moment), but I like the razor cuts.

This one is a bit too round for me, but I like soft edges and playfulness.

I'm liking this one, because it seems smooth and sleek, but it would still have the option of being a little punkier if I'm in that kind of mood.

In summary, I guess I want to have a short hairstyle, with some layers to make it playful. Of course I do have short, playful layers now, so maybe that's not the best description. Let me try again - I want to go a bit shorter than what I have now, add a bit of shape, and get a bit of punk-rock in there while still being chic and sophisticated.

I want a razor cut. All of the above styles have been accomplished with a razor cut.

Okay, so what do you guys think? Any votes for which pictures I should take to the hair stylist?

I'll post pictures of my new 'do next week!

P.S. I can't believe I missed it yesterday, but my other blog friend Rachel announced on her blog yesterday that she and her hubby are expecting their first baby! Rachel is so sweet, and I've really been enjoying reading her blog and getting to know her better. Congratulations, Rachel!

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Claire said...

I like the second picture :) Can't wait to see what you decide... you HAVE to post a picture of the finished product!!

chloƫ. said...

I think you should go with a Meg Ryan from You've Got Mail do. It's the cutest short haired cut I've ever seen :]

Amber said...

I like picture number two! Woo! Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

Annie said...

i like the first and last hair styles! very cute!!

p.s. new follower :)

Unknown said...

I think the razor cuts looks good. Very trendy and would suit your length of hair. Enjoy it :)

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

For years I had struggled to find a hairstylist that both cut AND styled my hair the way I liked it. Then out of the blue, the salon I used shut down, and my hairstylist moved. :( I just recently had to trust my hair to a new person, and I was terrified. She did pretty good. So, I know the feeling of being scared of trying new stylists!

I love the first one. And that fourth hairstyle is adorable!!!!

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

The redhead is my favorite but they are all cute! I admire you for being so brave, I'm always a little freaked out getting my hair cut because I'm just terrible at styling it! Also, check out the shopbop giveaway on my blog, they have adorable maternity stuff and you don't have to give out any of your information in order to win, they just email you the giftcard if you win!
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Jenene said...

I vote for the first one, or the one on the lady with the insanely red hair and lipstick.

And to answer your question about my Old Navy sweater, it's not a maternity sweater. It's just a sweater in a larger size. I didn't actually know that Old Navy had a maternity section! I don't think the one over here does.

And finally, I think it's my turn to pester you about putting up a new baby bump picture! ;)

Ashley said...

Oh I'm sure it will turn out great- whichever one you decide! I've never seen your hair look bad, so don't worry too much! I like that one with the model wearing white. Just make sure that you make clear to the stylist how short is "too short" for you. That's one problem I've had when getting my hair cut, and then I realize that the picture I showed them had really short layers that I hadn't noticed before!

Jaime G. said...

hey callie! it's jaime, formerly of fearfully.wonderfully.

i like the first style a LOT. now you make me want to get my hair cut off.

Jessica said...

I think I like the first and fourth ones the best. Can't wait to see the new 'do when it's done!

Lyndsey said...

Congrats to you too! You look so great, you are TINY for 20 weeks! I had someone else leave a comment on my blog about Target's maternity leggings so I think I'm going to try theirs out. I was at Gap last night and they had some but they were a little pricey for leggings. I'll let you know how they are! And I got my first pair of maternity jeans yesterday and am in heaven, ha!

Melanie said...

I'm with Jessica..I also like the first and fourth pics the best! Let us know how your new haircut turns out! I just got mine cut today (finally) and am lovin it! Nothing really different..was just needing my layers BAD! :-)

Bailey Ann said...

Cute haircuts! I think I like the first and the last ones the best. You'll look great with short hair! Can't wait to see pictures!

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