What Is Your Happy Length?

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 29, 2009

I definitely did a happy dance for no split ends!!!!




Let’s not forget the horror show it was just hours ago…and yes that is a pony-tail dent! haha. It looks like a bad halloween wig! hehe.


The goal was to even out the straggly ends!



I actually wanted to go about 2 inches shorter (just below my shoulders), but my hair dresser thought it was a good idea to ‘ease’ into the length. She is probably right. I ended up getting 5-6 inches off though! My hair was LONG.

Either way I LOVE it ‘shorter’!!! It feels so fresh. I feel so sassy! :D I now think I REALLY want to get a cute bob that just hits my shoulders. I think I would love that.


This is definitely my ‘happy’ length…for now anyways. I haven’t felt this good in ages! I say this every time, but I really need to stop putting off my hair cuts!!!!! I am horrible for neglecting my hair.

What is your happy length?


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Allison (Balance in Bites) October 29, 2009 at 11:09 pm

SO CUTE! I love it =)

I chopped off all my hair a couple months ago into a cute pixie cut, and I really love it. I go back and forth between cutting it REALLY short, growing it out to my shoulders, and then cutting it short again. =P


shelly October 29, 2009 at 11:17 pm

So cute! My happy length is chin length. It’s been that way for about 3 years, and I was kind of getting the itch to grow it longer, and then I got engaged, so now I have an excuse to grow it out- at least long enough that I can put it up on my wedding day. :)


Liz October 29, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Totally cute haircut. :)


Kristin October 29, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I do the same thing! I wait forever to get my hair cut and then they end up taking forever because I always get my hair cut short so my stylist has to redo the whole cut rather than just a trim.

Before my last cut in August I hadn’t had a cut for 10 months!!! Can you imagine! But since then I made a commitment to get my hair cut regularly. I always feel amazing after getting cut and its not healthy to let it go too long so we just gotta do it!


[email protected] October 29, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I love your haircut! And I think 2 inches shorter would look really great too.

I like my hair just about chin length AFTER my hairstylist styles it. My hair is very wavy, so it requires lots of blow drying (and ideally some product which I’m trying to avoid). So when I do it myself, I don’t love it quite as much. A little bit longer is easier for me to maintain…


Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happinesslaura October 30, 2009 at 12:03 am

I love your cut, so cute!
Do you highligh your hair? I used to be a lot lighter but went to my natural color about a year ago. Your shade of blonde is so pretty, makes me want to highlight again!
As of now, my ‘happy length’ is super long, and I am loving it. Super feminine and goes great with every outfit.


Jaya October 30, 2009 at 12:13 am

Angela – love the fresh locks!
I have to say that I might be one of the few who can (thank my lucky stars) rock the sassy super short and the lush long locks, alike. I love my hair either super long or short. I tend to grow it long, donate, keep it short and repeat!


Jacqueline October 30, 2009 at 12:27 am

I love the new ‘do!
My hair is so long right now. (Think a few inches above my bum)
I can’t bear to part with it! It’s my happy length for sure. :)


*Andrea* October 30, 2009 at 12:32 am

your haircut is GORGEOUS! perfect length on you i think! i love the blonde highlights (natural? dye? either way amazing!) cute pink top – definitely your color


Marissa October 30, 2009 at 2:04 am



Emily Eats October 30, 2009 at 3:40 am

Your hair’s looking good! It’s high time I went to the hair dressers too. I keep moving the reminder in my gcal to make an appointment :/ You may just have inspired me to make an appointment for Tuesday night ~ I’ll let you know how I go ;)


Leah @ Simply fabulous October 30, 2009 at 7:04 am

LOVE IT. Did they use a straightener on it? It looks so finished! I’ve been wanting to get a GHD straightener for a WHILE but they are so pricey don’t you think??

My happy length is kind of where it is now, but i’m thinking of growing out the layers in the back and just having them around my face.


Kate October 30, 2009 at 8:11 am

Your hair looks awesome! So pretty!! I’d have to say my happy length is a cute bob. I change my hair all the time – blonde, brown, short, long… but my favorite is when it sits a few inches above my shoulders and takes me 5 minutes to dry in the mornings! :)

You would look super cute with a shorter bob!! I hope you do it! :)


Paige @ Running Around Normal October 30, 2009 at 8:15 am

I love it! My happy length is just a wee bit past my shoulders. But even then, I’m itching to cut it. I never seem to be happy! I’m kind of wanting to chop it off right now, but I want to wait until something monumental happens in my life. I’m weird like that :)


Laura October 30, 2009 at 8:38 am

Looks great! :) Your hair looks so healthy – inspires me to go for a cut soon (I’m def due!)

Have you considered donating your hair to an organization like Locks for Love? I did it in high school – chopped off 10 inches and went from super long hair to a cut just under my chin/above my shoulders. I felt sassy too then! haha


AGS October 30, 2009 at 8:50 am

You look terrific!

My hair is perhaps an inch or so shorter than yours, and this works well for me.


Whit October 30, 2009 at 9:14 am

ANGE! Do a bob! Just do it! I attempted ‘easing’ into shorter hair, and I never loved it until I did the bob. I now LOVE my hair. If you want it, GO FOR IT! I cannot recommend a shoulder length bob enough. So easy and fun. Speaking of…I need to schedule a trim.

ta ta!


Whit October 30, 2009 at 9:14 am

PS: I do love your hair cut though. Just realized I didn’t say that! ;)


Edan October 30, 2009 at 9:27 am

I love the look of bobs but hate them for running. I really need my hair to be short enough to be off my neck or long enough to put in a ponytail.
I am rocking a pixie cut right now – but I miss my long hair sometimes! I just hate the no-ponytail-flopping-everywhere-bob-stage. :P


Rachel October 30, 2009 at 9:37 am

You are so silly! I love it! :) I laughed out loud when you said your hair was like a bad Halloween wig! haha I think a bob would look adorable on you!


Tay October 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

You are sooooo cute!! :-) I usually get my hair pretty short – last summer was the shortest, a cute little layered cut just below my ears. And then I grow it out long. Then cut and repeat the cycle. I love it at both lengths, but the problem is my hair doesn’t work curly when it’s so short!


Jenn October 30, 2009 at 11:54 am

Oh, it looks so nice and healthy and shiny. I love it. Back in September I got my hair (which was the same length as yours) cut to an inverted bob at my chin. At first people were shocked that I had cut it short (apparently they were expecting me to warn them about the impending change) but after the initial shock I’ve had nothing but compliments. I had wanted to go this short for a long time…I’m so happy I did.


Small Town Runner October 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Pretty! I would like to have my hair long, but it’s very thick and looks weighted down if I let it get too long. Right now it’s just longer than shoulder-length, and it’s already starting to sag. (Can hair sag?)


Haleigh October 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I think your hairdresser was right when she told you to ease into it :) I had long, beautiful hair for my wedding and afterward, I was so tired of it so I chopped it off… very short, and I cried.. and it has taken a year for it to finally be back to where I feel comfortable with it.


Carolyn October 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I REALLY want to go get my hair cut now. P.S. I’m giving away two breast cancer awareness prize packs on my blog: http://lovinlosing.com/


Sarah October 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Your hair looks great! Best length for me is top of bra strap with long layers. Easy to put in a ponytail and not “corporate.” Plus, I can sneak in 8-10 weeks between cuts that way. Short hair for me was just too much effort!


Valerie October 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Love the new haircut!

I prefer my hair to be long. It’s fairly fine/thin, but also wavy so it doesn’t end up looking too flat when it’s at a longer length. Right now my hair is about halfway down my back, the longest I’ve had it in years. I’ll admit I’m a big slacker on getting regular haircuts (I don’t even want to think about how long ago my last one was… it could be cringe worthy) but my hair stays really healthy and is nearly split end free. Gotta love that :)


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