For the past five years, I’ve been growing out my hair as long as it could go. Whenever I got a trim, I threatened the stylist that anything more than an inch would mean a painful sudden death. I was attached to my long locks like a security blanket and shivered at the thought of […]
Normally, layered hair will have the shortest layer on outermost top hair, tapering longer towards the ends. The Chop’s shortest layer is underneath. To make it easier to understand, picture this: pull your hair up in a pony tail, and then pull out a quarter-inch section of the hair right at the nape of your neck, all the way to your temples. This would be the shortest layer, with each section above it cut a little bit longer, and so on. The result is a very blunt bob, that doesn’t look like a haystack.
Before I knew it, that day I was cutting eight inches off my once-treasured locks, not thinking twice as they hit the floor. So how did it feel? Free. I was afraid I would regret it, but every day I wake up and feel posh and put together. Did it change my life? Well, shortly after getting The Chop, I landed a job doing hair backstage at New York Fashion Week this September. So, perhaps.
Would you try it?