If there’s one thing that I love, it’s my comfort zone.

You may have noticed that I’m not a big risk taker and I’m so not a fan of change.

You know what else I loved? My long hair when I had time to style it, which was about once a week because it took over an hour to do. The rest of the week, it was in a ponytail. A headache-inducing, frumpy ponytail.

So yesterday I got wild and crazy and had all of my hair chopped off.

I’ve truly never had so much cut off at one time.

And what was my takeaway from the experience?

Change can be good.

I think it will take me a bit of time to get used to it and for it to become my new comfort zone (what?).

But, I’m happy that the ponytail is gone and that I have a haircut that I can style more easily.

And this feels like a bit of a fresh start.

Here are the before and after shots…

Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to go for it. Although I might find a length in between, this was such great experience.

And thank you, Melissa, for being so patient with me and giving me such a great cut. I’m so incredibly grateful to you and look forward to sitting in your chair again.


  1. Cameron

    You fox!

    Seriously, I love it.

  2. TheNextMartha

    It looks fantastic. Really.

  3. It looks great!

  4. Jess

    It looks great!

  5. First, love your header at the top. I really need to step out of my reader more often!!

    Second – LOVE the haircut. You and I must be on the same "let's cut off our long locks" wavelength… I did the same thing this week! :)

  6. @guiltysquid

    You're gorgeous. It suits you.

  7. Alison

    It looks so great!

  8. It looks great! Still long and it looks healthier.

    Way to be brave. :)

  9. Alison l MWT

    Love your new look!!

  10. Denise


  11. Ruth

    Your new cut looks fantastic! I just got mine chopped too, although it was already pretty short. I have to make it impossible to pull back, or else I'm frumpy ponytail 95% of the time…

  12. Tracie

    Very pretty! You look great =)

  13. Tonya

    Perfect!! Enjoy your new do.

  14. You look like Gwyneth! Gorgeous!

    (And I love the new header, too!)

  15. Phyllis

    Great choice of style!! You look fantastic! Love the cut and how it really plays up your smile & your eyes. Congrats on taking the risk!!

  16. Looks fabulous!

  17. tracy

    I love it!

  18. mommyfriend

    Totally gorgeous! You are so beautiful!!!

  19. Efloraross

    You look wonderful!

  20. Lori

    You were stunning before, you are even stunninger now.

  21. yuliya

    And now you really need a new 'about me' photo!

  22. Merry120

    I love it! So pretty!

  23. Elena

    It looks fab! Love it!

  24. It's fabulous! Keep it! Lovely.

  25. Sherri

    I am late to this party but WOW BABE, you look absolutely amazing! I am so proud of you for taking a risk…change can be good, but it's hard for people like us…

  26. Kimberly

    You look beautiful! I love the new look!

  27. Gorgeous. Beautiful. You are my lesbian soul mate.

  28. Kris

    Very chic! I'm sure you will be very happy with Craig and Rachel!!

    Ha ha ha!!!! Seriously though, it's a great cut.


  30. Laura

    I LOVE it! It looks SO good on you!

  31. mistressmummy

    Looks great!

  32. TheKirCorner

    You look's a great cut pretty girl!!! Enjoy the "new you"

  33. aka_vinobaby

    Lovely —so chic!

  34. Jayme

    It looks beautiful and so healthy. Sometimes a change is needed. I used to change my style and color with the seasons.

  35. John

    It truly looks great, Nichole! I'm not sure how long I'm going to stick with the cue ball look, myself.

  36. I think it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    I'm such a fan of hair changes!! Yay!!!
    No go…conquer the world ;)

  37. Jaime

    It looks great. I love that length. I'm thinking about doing the same…we'll see :)

  38. Rusti

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! it looks great, and YOU look fantastic!! way to go lady!! :)

    also – LOVE the header!! so pretty and sweet and classy.

  39. thisismynewmoon

    It looks great on you! Happy Valentine's Day (a little early)!

  40. Sharon O

    LOVE IT. I really think it looks awesome. (your hair cut)

  41. Love it!! So pretty! Glad to see I'm not the only one who has headache inducing ponytails. Some people look at me like I'm nuts when I say that my hair makes my head hurt.

  42. katie

    i LOVE it! It's very chic and gorgeous!

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