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The Fall Cut

I’ve been in a weird space lately. I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it’s partly because of the inevitable end to summer. This time of year always makes me itch for change. I want to revamp our home decor, switch out my closet, and just simply start fresh in all aspects. This year, more so than past years for some reason, I’m also eagerly in the market for a makeover. More specifically, in the hair department. I seem to go through a similar cycle every year – I work hard to grow my hair long, and I love it. Then, in a blink of an eye, I’m sick of my long hair and want to chop it. If you follow me on Twitter (@msinthemidwest), then you know that I’ve been gearing up for my hair appointment next week, so I want to share my inspiration for the fall cut.

The Fall Cut

all images via Pinterest – check out my hair inspiration board

Some of you might be thinking, “But, this isn’t that drastic of a change from what you have now, Karly!” Yeah, yeah – I know. But, any haircut where I plan to take more than an inch off the bottom is a big deal to me.

As I get older, I’m learning to embrace and work with what I have. I have fine hair, but A LOT of it, and it’s stick straight. As a result, I don’t like a lot of fuss with my hair. I want to be able to blow dry it with a round brush and be ready to go. I rarely curl my hair because it takes too much effort and products to get it to stay. I still love my hot thermal brush, but the results have been different since my hair is longer.

I’m pretty much obsessed with Kim’s – from The Kensington Way – hair. The blunt ends and minimal layering are simple but refreshing and easy to style. Plus, even though it’s a shorter length, it still looks long enough to pull back into a pony tail (a must-have requirement for how often I go to the gym), and it still is very feminine. One of my biggest hesitations with going a tad shorter again is that I’ll miss the “girly feeling” that my long hair gives me now. That, and I don’t want to emphasize my facial features in an unflattering manner. I struggle most days with not having as thin of a face as I once did, so I don’t want a haircut that will make me feel like my face is rounder than it already is.

So, that’s where I’m at with inspiration for the fall cut. I’m still not sure that I’ll go through with it. We just scheduled professional photos for October, so I don’t want to do anything that I’ll regret and not like in photos. But, since I’m not getting much style out of my long hair these days, I might just have to push myself outside my comfort zone and go for it! #YOLO

Do you change your hair for a new season? What do you think of the fall cut inspiration?