Haven't Had A New Cut/Style In A LONG Time

This is a major beauty confession for me.  Although I do get my hair trimmed on a regular basis, I haven't had a new cut/style in a long, long time.  I've had it pretty much the same with only slight differences since HIGH SCHOOL, and I'll be going into my fourth year of college this coming Fall.  Same part.  All cut to the same length.  It's time for a change, especially since my education classes are really taking off.  I'll be observing my mentor teacher next Spring, and I want to be taken seriously.  Some people say I look like I'm in middle school or high school, and that is a very nice compliment.  However, I don't know how school systems feel about teachers who may look more like students.


I want a change, but I'm a bit of a chicken.  I also have no idea where to start!  I'm a chicken because I had my hair cut too short before.  Short hair is a no-no for someone with naturally thick, curly hair.  Heck, I was picked on in middle school just for the fact it was curly, and gum tossed in your hair is not fun.  However, that all completely changed in high school, although I was not quick to believe people's compliments.  I am going to talk to my future mother-in-law about ideas since she does hair, but I need all the advice I can get since I'm a chicken lol.  I mainly wear my hair in these styles depending on the weather and what I'm doing:

  • Completely down
  • down with sections pulled back and secured with snap clips and bobby pins
  • braided pig tails
  • normal pony tail
  • pinned up pony tail
  • messy bun pony tail

To give you an idea of the slight changes, here's my Senior year formal picture by the crappy photographer that makes people look really pale (you should see some others in the year book).  I'm a 2010 graduate.  You can see how the curl can be at times.  It can curl differently depending on the weather and whatnot.




A much more recent picture with my hair shorter and sections pinned back.  A new photographer needed help building her portfolio with her new equipment, and Lanndan and I were her guinea pigs lol.  It is still all the same length.  Bangs have also been evil with me lol.




Here's another recent one with Meat Head.  :smileyhappy:  Right as I took the picture, he turned his face to give me surprise sugar.  "Meat Head!" lol.  Anyway, my hair is pulled back in a pinned up pony tail, another style from the high school days.



Hair completely down.




Another pinned up pony tail that shows more of my face shape.  I know face shape can affect hair styles or something like that.




I hope the info and pics can help with any  advice.  I do like my curls when they do what I want, but sometimes they're stubborn lol.  Since I'm wanting a change, I am beyond clueless as to where to start.



Re: Haven't Had A New Cut/Style In A LONG Time

First, can I say Kimmi- you are so pretty!  Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. 


I hear you about the change.  I think a lot of people may assume the "middle school" look because you have a young face.  I say embrace that, because after like 25 you're always trying to look young lol.  I def think dressing a certain way would help look more mature as well.  I used to be the youngest person in my office when I first joined the workforce, and right now I'm still one of the youngest but a manager.  I dress like a manager.  My face is very "cutesy" young but my hair and makeup/dress is done like a professional.  However, it's ok to embrace that you are young.


I looked up some hairstyles that might work for you, depending on what you're looking for.


(I'm having issues with inserting images here lately.  I've provided some links)


Short, like a bob ( i know you said no-no, but you can take it a bit longer)




You can also take off a little length for managability and go ombre.  It's also not a bad idea to get a consulting at your salon.  They can give you some ideas.


BTW wtg on the change.  I'm about to get a long bob in a week or two- I haven't had hair that short since 10 years ago!!