Here's a sneak preview of my new hipster look. I say sneak preview because I really need to sit in front of a real camera instead of my computer for an image that actually has crispness and clarity. This will do for now.
Short bangs are obviously not to everyone's taste. I love them and am so happy I made the leap! I missed a little of the hip factor I had when my hair was short, so I thought an edgier bang would suit my personality. When I look at this image, I think, yes, that's how I feel on the inside. That's me. Totally rocking the silver!
The bangs got chopped first. I didn't go back to the place that annoyed me -- I popped into a trendy salon, and a young woman dressed in leather cut them for free. I felt no judgment or attitude. She was like, oh, fun, cool! My kind of gal.
Then I went shopping for new glasses. Bangs and glasses have been tough for me to figure out, but options opened up when I went shorter. Even older pairs look better on me now. These are by Paul Smith, and they are my favorite so far. I only regret the money I spent trying to get to this place. At least I have a few different styles of frames when I feel like changing it up.
Now that I'm in this new place, I have to say it feels pretty good. Personal style is such a journey. If I've learned anything, I've learned to trust my instincts. I looked at pictures for months, and hardly anyone has short bangs. Especially older women. I almost didn't do it because who wants to be the only one?
My gut said go for it. You only have to please yourself. And pleased I am. What I really like about this haircut is that it is obvious I didn't just wake up one day with gray hair and say, oh shit, I give up. This haircut says I made a choice, and I have confidence in my choice.