I think that it looked good on me and suited my face shape well when it was the length shown in the picture above. However, it kind of became a pain in the ass for me to have this haircut. First of all, if I didn't want to look like a shaggy man, it had to be styled a certain way EVERY DAY. You could never just put it up or leave it down. Second of all, it could pretty much only be done in one or two ways. Whether I was going to work, going to the club, or going to a wedding, it pretty much got done the same way. BOR-ING. Thirdly, I like to participate in the goth/alternative music scene and for lots of the events people get quite dressed up. When I wear a complicated outfit, I like to have BIG hair to go with it and it's just not possible with the haircut I have. Also, a lot of hair accessories are too large to wear with shorter hair. I would like to wear my natural hair more often when I go to these events. Finally, I found that a short hair cut is very high maintenance and you have to go get it cut like ALL THE TIME or it looks wrong. If it is too short I look super masculine and when it gets too long it looks funny. In summary, I feel kind of masculine with short hair and I'm just sick of it!
Anyway, when browsing a store last fall this book caught my eye:
I decided the moment I saw it that I was going to finally grow my hair out! I can't wait to try out some of these cute vintage hairstyles, especially victory rolls! I did once try setting my hair in sponge rollers overnight for a certain style in the book, but my hair wasn't quite long enough yet to do it properly but I did some sort of variation on it:
Finally, for the first time in months, my hair is long enough to look half-decent! When you grow out short hair, you spend several awkward looking months in that "between-haircuts" kind of stage! Here is my hair as of April this year:
I have Lord and Cliff fusion extensions in which I often had installed with my short hair as well. I like them because they are subtle enough for me to get away with at work and they require no bleaching/dyeing/maintenance. They are melted to your hair strands and eventually fall out.
In addition to the vintage hairstyling book, I found a retro makeup book as well from the same author!
Have you ever tried any vintage hair styles? Have you ever had to look super awkward whilst growing out a short haircut?