Short(er) Hair, Don’t Care

I have had long hair ever since I was allowed to choose how I wanted my hair. Before that my mum was adamant I looked adorable with a bob (I did not), and due to her hatred of fringes (bad experience when she was younger) I never had one either. Looking back at photos, I have had long hair since around year 4, so around 8 years, but this summer I started looking at Pinterest for long bob inspiration. I decided to change my hair with the season!

long bob inspiration
Photography by @newajseyes

Crazy as it sounds I actually found myself loving all the possibilities for my hair. While long hair was really fun and I love how it looks on camera and in real life, I never styled it. The most love my hair would get would be after a shower: hair oil and into plaits. The waves looked pretty but I could never experiment; there’s not enough time to blow dry and straighten it, nor could my arms hold out to curl it. I would say my hair is now somewhat of a long bob, I haven’t completely given up the length but it’s so much easier to maintain.

My hair has never been easy to look after, I have vivd memories of my mum having to spend ages combing through my hair to get out the knots (TangleTeezer where were you then??) However hard I have tried since then I still end up with matted hair. I can have brushed my hair minutes before, walked somewhere not too far away, and my hair will have matted up. It use to infuriate me as the choice was: brush it and ruin the hairstyling or, not brush it and know your hair will be incredibly matted when you arrived home. The hairdresser said I would need a decent amount off the bottom to counteract this and apparently I have managed to have enough off as it hasn’t matted since the cut.  

I found quite a few hairstyles that I loved, shorter than I decided to go in the end as well, and of course I created a Pinterest board to show my hairdresser. We eventually decided on collar bone length, though next time I get my hair cut I’m going shoulder length – proper long bob. Margot Robbie with the shorter hair started my hunt for long bob inspiration, I personally feel more comfortable wearing my hair wavy but she looks incredible with it poker straight too. 

Like I said, I absolutely love my new hair but we now have a new problem: I now want highlights. For this I blame Beth Sandland and Em Sheldon as they are complete hair goals for me at the moment. I’m also over the yellow tones of my natural hair colour and am ready to enter the world of ash blonde. Another amazing consequence of cutting my hair is that I am saving money on hair care products. I used to go through conditioner like nobody’s business, but now it lasts longer than a month!

If you see me soon with even shorter hair – don’t be alarmed. I’ve very nearly booked the appointment a number of times now, and if I get it cut I can do the patch test for next time too. I think the more time I spend on Pinterest, the more I want to do this. I’m also loving finding ways to style shorter hair, loose waves with a flat iron are my favourite way so far…

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long bob inspiration
winter short hair


  1. October 12, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I love your hair! It looks really good waved too. Have you tried putting your hair into plaits and then using the straighteners on it? It’s a really easy way to create beach waves. Maybe more perfect for summer, but it’s fuss free.
    P.S. Go for the highlights!!

    Carly xx //

    • Beth
      October 18, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      I put my hair into plaits overnight a lot, but I hadn’t thought of running my straighteners over them! (I’m trying to get the highlights booked in now!)xx

      • October 18, 2018 / 11:57 pm

        Yaaaay! I hope you love them! Xx

    • Beth
      October 18, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you!xx

  2. October 14, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I need to chop the dead ends of my hair but im scared to go shorter lol i love you hair!

    • Beth
      October 18, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      I used to be scared too but it’s made my life so much easier now it’s short. You should totally go for it!xx

  3. October 16, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I’ve recently had my hair cut short in a long bob style and I love it for this time of the year as it’s super easy to wash and style!

    Ayse x

    • Beth
      October 18, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      I’m feeling exactly the same about mine – fuss free mornings x

  4. October 16, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Love this post, I also found that cutting my hair short made is so much easier to look after!

    Ashley |

    • Beth
      October 18, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      It’s just so easy to manage now!xx

  5. October 18, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Ah I’m far too scared to get the chop! I love having long hair x

    • Beth
      October 18, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      I loved my long hair so much, but I’m loving the shorter look too!xx

    • Beth
      October 23, 2018 / 10:59 pm

      Thank you so much x

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