Go shorty it’s your birthday… Just kidding I don’t know if it’s actually your birthday but that’s what I’ve been singing since I chopped 10 inches of my hair off! You guys are probably like dude you cut your hair, big deal, you’re really dedicating a blog post to this? Yes, yes I am, and I’ll tell you why!
platinum bob hair cut
I never felt an attachment to my hair. I didn’t get girls that cried when they cut their hair. I guess I was so used to frying my hair and having it break off that I was used to it! When I decided to grow my hair a few years ago, I really committed to it. I literally didn’t get a trim for two years. Enter my hairdresser and now my friend, Amber (@hairbyamberjoy). Not only did she give me a much overdue trim the first time we met but she gave me such a gorgeous colour that I knew from that moment on that I couldn’t live without her. We’ve played around with color for the last few years but one thing has remained constant, I wasn’t cutting my hair short.
platinum bob hair cut
After a year of maintaining my grey hair, my hair was gross. I mean nasty. I removed the grey myself with color remover and was left with a tangled mess of greenish nastiness. I affectionately named the color dirty dish water. Every time I looked in the mirror I just felt blah. I knew I needed a change. One day I came home from a walk and hacked off about 4 inches with kitchen scissors. When I told Amber, she said, I think you’re finally ready for short hair!
platinum bob haircut
Amber just opened her brand new salon, Amber Joy & Co., and I couldn’t wait to see it and congratulate her in person. While she is still in Winnipeg and I’m in Vancouver now, I’m fortunate enough to be able to hop on a flight to see her! Her new space is beautiful and I couldn’t be more proud of her! I’ve watched her grow over the last few years and she is the definition of a boss babe! She works her cute little booty off (harder than anyone I know!) and she always has her work cut out for her with me!
platinum bob hair cut

Platinum blonde bob

I came in with a hacked off, at home haircut and about 67 different colors in my hair! 5 hours later and 6 inches shorter, I was transformed into a fresher, sexier, sassier version of myself! Add the most perfect shade of platinum blonde I’ve ever seen, and I was ready to take on the world!
platinum bob haircut
So why did I wait so long? Because somewhere along the way, it was planted in my head that because I was single, I should have long hair, because guys liked long hair.  Because for some ridiculous reason, I thought I might look like a boy with short hair. So why did I finally decide to do it? Because I’m a strong, independent woman who has been working VERY hard to try and stop caring so much about what other people think about me. It was more than just a haircut for me. It was about letting go… doing what I wanted… and trying to care a little less about “them” and a little more about ME!

25 thoughts on “Why I finally decided to chop all my hair off!”

  1. First of all your stunning and you rock that hair beautifuly! That blonde is my dream blonde color and Iboive how strong and independent you are Heil!

  2. Ahhh love this post gal. It looks AMAZING on you – this is exactly what I had in my head when you sent me the pic after you’d hacked it off with the kitchen scissors!! Honestly love it so much!! 😀 xx

  3. It looks absolutely stunning Kyla! I’m obsessed! Ive been wanting a fresh look too, and I think this just gave me the inspiration to try something different!
    Lauren Ashley

  4. Guuuuurrrrrlll, how gorgeous is your stunning bob hair cut!!!! I love it!!! Hi-low looks amazing on you <3 What a beauty!! I completely understand what you mean about the non-attachment to hair. Though mine has been so difficult to grow, I am always chopping off only the very ends since I want to keep my length. BUT! I have mixed my blonde with a bit of darker highlights (reverse highlighting) since I want to try and make it a bit healthier. Years of remaining blonde really show on our hair, don't they?! It's awful. I almost screamed when I read about the kitchen scissors!!! Amber did a stunning job!!
    You look smashing <3
    xox Nadia

  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your new hairstyle, it is the bomb – definitely sexier and sassier! Your hair stylist has done an amazing job. Haha I have always had long hair and literally whine every time I walk out of a salon after a haircut, they always make it shorter than I want them to, no kidding, smh!
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

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