I said goodbye to my long locks

jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut  

So, yesterday was a pretty big day.  I cut off 18 inches and there's no going back now!

 

All images by Amber of CoffeeTree Photography )

MORE BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES AFTER THE JUMP )

jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut

 

I toyed around with the idea of cutting my hair for quite a while. The reason mostly being convenience. My hair took hours to dry so getting ready and feeling put together quickly wasn't really an option. If I was in a rush I rocked the top knot and dealt with the literal headache it always brought.

When I started seriously considering it, I photoshopped my face on about 8 pictures of Carey Mulligan.

The past few weeks have been crazy busy and with the idea of chopping my hair in the back of my mind, the time it took to make my long hair look good annoyed me even more when I had so many other things on my to do list.

 

jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut

 

So two nights ago, I scheduled an appointment at a salon minutes away from our house and decided to just rip off the bandaid!jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut

 

I'm so thankful that my friend Amber wanted to take some before and after pictures! It was a great distraction from my nerves right before the appointment and I'm so glad I have these images.

 

jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut

jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut

jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut

 

I prepared myself and anyone who might be around me for the next few weeks to expect random breakdowns but I think the worst of the freak outs are over! I was insanely nervous leading up to the appointment and thought for sure there would be tears at some point during the day. Turns out I only teared up once because my hairdresser straightened my hair to make sure it was cut correctly and I saw Justin Bieber in the mirror when I got home. Hahah But, after a quick shower ( and way too much shampoo... I'll have to get used to that ) I was super excited to find out that I love the way my hair dries naturally with this cut! I'm so excited to see how much time I'm able to save!

 

jordan brantley | super long hair to pixie cut

 

Thank you for all of the sweet words and encouragement on social media yesterday!! You guys are so awesome. It's pretty silly how big of a deal this was for me but you really helped me feel confident in my new do!