-I was worried I would look like a man
-I was worried it would look unprofessional
-I was worried people would think I switched my sexual orientation
-My family loves long hair. Even talking about cutting my hair has always been met with negative feedback. (Except for Kurt - he's always been super supportive!)
Turns out my family are not the only ones who frown upon short hair. I went online looking for ways to style my new short hair and found a ton of blogs/forums/websites dedicated to reasons why women shouldn't cut their hair (written mostly by men). I was really surprised at how sensitive people are about this topic! According to these writers, long hair is a sign of youth, femininity, & fertility and:
-Short hair is unattractive to men. Period.
-Celebrities can't even pull it off so neither will you.
-If you cut your hair, you will stand out, but not in a good way.
-Having short hair amplifies your flaws.
-Short hair is a near guarantee that a girl will be more abrasive and more masculine.
-If you have short hair, there is something wrong with you.
Some guys are really stuck on this issue and there is no changing their minds. One blogger said this: When I date girls nowadays, I don't even try to reason with them on this. I just tell them, "Never cut your hair. Do not even think about it. It is the worst thing you could do to yourself." Wow, he sounds like a real catch!
I even read an account of a woman who was dumped because her boyfriend told her he was no longer attracted to her after she cut her hair! Are dead cells growing out of the top of our heads really that much of a deal-breaker???
Another thing I read that made me laugh was that supposedly women encourage other women to cut their hair short and say that it looks cute so that they can one up them in the looks department. Really, we are that competitive with each other!? Haha, that was probably one of the most ludicrous things I read.
Here are two amusing lists I found:
16 Reasons Why Women Cut Off All Their Hair
17 Things You Don't Say To A Woman With Short Hair
|The Posh Spice|
|My favorite, the Faux Hawk|
|Halle Berry Messy Style|
|Short hair is not sexy.|