03 February 2011

My new effin haircut

Have you ever seen that YouTube video of the kid who yells about his "new f-- haircut?" I'll spare you by not posting it here, but rumor has it he's from around these parts. Today I finally got my haircut, it needed it so badly. Has anyone else's hair changed as they got older? Less than a year ago I was taking Accutane, I started it in May of 2009 and finished in mid-March 2010. It was life changing, and not only did my skin clear up but my hair changed completely. Once upon a time I was in a sorority and my nickname was "Jewfro." It was not meant to be an insult, but simply that my Jewish heritage had blessed me with a massive mane of unruly curls. I let it grow long long long for almost 2 years without cutting it. My whole life I had had long, dark, curly hair until I took Accutane (or more accurately the generic form Claravis). Now my hair is thinner, lighter in color, and while its still wavy it no longer falls into ringlets. Now I can't even remember how it was to have long hair, though when I see girls with the cute bun-heads I'm sometimes struck with a bit of jealousy.
This is how I looked before, the only thing I put in it besides conditioner and occasionally shampoo was body lotion. Yep, body lotion to contain the frizz:Here is how it looked this evening before my cut. I didn't bother to blowdry it, and just washed and fell asleep. Falling into a pillow is quite an excellent hair styling technique usually.And here is how it looks now! I never wear my hair so neat but my hairdresser cuts it very nicely.
I'm sorry for the weak posts, I'm very sad without my camera and its been too cold to snap outfit pics. Hopefully next week will be better.

49 comments

  1. Waiit what?!?! Is that you for realz?

    I love your new haircut tho. It's so perfect!

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  2. wow, your hair has changed SO much! you look beautiful in these pictures, your new cut is awesome :)

    xoxo

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  3. Wow, your hair has really changed!

    But how marvelous to have many different styles throughout your life. Your new haircut looks great as well!!

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  4. wow! i love your new hair. did you also dye it? it looks so chic, modern, and grown-up. :)

    XO,
    SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

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  5. For real, your original hair could very well be mine right now. haha
    I love your new cut! I swear you can pull off nearly everything though. ♥

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  6. I love the new haircut!
    Makes me miss my short hair. It looks great on you though =)

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  7. I have never seen the video, but do really love your new "effin" hair cut!

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  8. Can't believe how much your hair has changed. Great new look.
    BTW I know all too well about body lotion in hair!

    www.iheartcocoon.com

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  9. Love the cut and can't believe how curly your hair used to be :)

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  10. I love your hair shorter, it has so much more character. I know what you mean about the hairdresses making you look 'neater' than you ever would be normally, I always have to go home and ruffle it up a bit!

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  11. Cute!!! Tomorrow I'll cut my hair...but I'm not sure about how!! You look great!

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  12. You look so lovely with that cut, dear! (I think it looks a bit like Alexa Chung)
    X

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  13. Ooh you have gorgeous hair, love the new cut. When I got mine cut short a year ago you last picture was how I intended it to look, it somehow never turns out like that tho! :)

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  14. It really looks great! I occasionally want that kind of bob, but it is never going to happen with my extreme laziness and wavy hair! However, I might try your method of sleeping-as-styling... that sounds more my kind of thing!

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  15. love the hair! I need to get a haircut, but whenever I go I always come home disappointed :(
    I'll just cut it myself haha

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  16. Hi there! Just came over from Upside of Wonder! :)

    It's so funny that you mention you're hair changing. Mine used to be so thick and curly when I was younger and now it's thin and wavy and the color is different too. I also took Accutane and now I'm wondering if that's why? The price we pay for good skin!

    Your cut is adorable, by the way!

    xx, Katrina
    Sparkle is a Color

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  17. Your face is so cute and even if you had no hair at all you'd be superbeautiful!
    Your first hair is amazing and your actually straight one is also sooo beautiful.
    I didn't knew about the accutane, maybe you could try your skin with aloe vera, is almost magic and no second effects at all!
    I usually use it and... well... I'm actually 35 and my skin is the same as in my teenages...

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  18. I can't believe how different your hair looks! As I've gotten older I tend to wear my hair a bit shorter and I actually try to visit a hair dresser to get it shaped and layered whereas when I was younger I just let it grow and never much tried to do anything with it.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh my goodness, your hair looks amazing, and you're really, REALLY gorgeous! I've only heard bad things about Accutane so I'm glad to hear it worked well for you. Interesting that it changed your hair so much...really makes you wonder what's in the stuff, eh? My hair has pretty much stayed the same throughout the years...although it used to get greasy very quickly when I was in my younger teen years. Now I can go a few days without washing it and it actually looks better than it does when it's totally clean.

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  20. Oh what a difference! My sister's hair is just like your curly one, or maybe even curlier. But I actually think your current hair suits you best, like a Charlotte Casiraghi meets Alexa Chung! I like the bob!
    Oh about the body lotion, I have some almost afro haired friends that actually put almond oil in their ends haha. My routine is just shampoo, conditioner and/or mask and a leave in spray conditioner currently. That's what I have to do to my wavy hair on the surface but really curly inside...

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  21. Beautiful!!!! I adore it. I think there is a correlation between bad skin and long hair. I had long hair all my life and bad skin through my undergrad and then my skin improved and I decided to cut it all off! I think we use hair as something to hide behind. Maybe I subconsciously thought if I had pretty hair no one would notice my face. I feel so much better without it and short hair adds a quirky element. I also can't even remember what long hair feels like and I had it for so long!

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  22. your haircut really suits you, you look so cute! :)
    what a massive difference between before and after you started to take your medication!
    xxx

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  23. your haircut is so lovely. it frames your face so nicely and hits it at the perfect angles. i find it so hard to believe you had such long locks of curls, I would have sworn you had that cut and wavy style all your life!

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  24. awww you look so pretty! and your hair looks amazingly different! x

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  25. that's so wild how it changed your hairs texture in such a dramatic way! love the new cut, looks terrific. and your brilliant description about falling into a pillow actually is my styling technique of choice too.

    happy weekend!!! ♥

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  26. my hairstyle changed a lot through the years. i miss my long hair sometimes. :)

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  27. I swear, you are just too gorgeous for words.
    You look incredible with short hair.

    (Have I ever told you that you remind me of Bell from Beauty and the Beast?!)

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  28. I love your haircut! I know what you mean about changing hair. My hair has gotten a bit thinner than when I was in high school/early college, too (not like female pattern baldness...just less body.) Anyway, I now feel compelled to wear it short because it's just too flat long. You pull off shorter hair beautifully!

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  29. I love it, it's so sleek and pretty
    xo
    http://madisonsassortment.blogspot.com/

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  30. Kallie I love the haircut! You look perfect, it fits your face shape to a T!

    Congrats on being Blogger of the month too!!!!

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  31. Oh wow! What a difference, and it is crazy what caused it too! I adore your hair before and after, you just have one of those faces that pulls off every look! Adore the new do, it suits you perfectly!

    Ayesha x

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  32. You look so beautiful Kallie! Ahh always so classic :)

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  33. I can't believe how big of a difference it made! You look really beautiful :)
    xxx

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  34. love your haircut - it's cute
    love the fair-isle sweater

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  35. Cute!!! Tomorrow I'll cut my hair...but I'm not sure about how!! You look great!

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  36. wow, your hair has changed SO much! you look beautiful in these pictures, your new cut is awesome :)

    xoxo

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  37. It really looks great! I occasionally want that kind of bob, but it is never going to happen with my extreme laziness and wavy hair! However, I might try your method of sleeping-as-styling... that sounds more my kind of thing!

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  38. I love the new haircut!
    Makes me miss my short hair. It looks great on you though =)

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  39. Beautiful!!!! I adore it. I think there is a correlation between bad skin and long hair. I had long hair all my life and bad skin through my undergrad and then my skin improved and I decided to cut it all off! I think we use hair as something to hide behind. Maybe I subconsciously thought if I had pretty hair no one would notice my face. I feel so much better without it and short hair adds a quirky element. I also can't even remember what long hair feels like and I had it for so long!

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  40. love the hair! I need to get a haircut, but whenever I go I always come home disappointed :(
    I'll just cut it myself haha

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