I’m kind of stressing out about what I’m supposed to do with them when I’m running.

I love my new hair stylist. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a stylist and more. She’s honest about what she thinks will or will not look good with the shape of your face. She’s an expert with color and gets it perfect every single time. And most importantly, she’s hilarious, fun to talk to and has Big Ones.
Tonight, as I sat in the chair waiting while she mixed my color, she asked if I was upset.
“No, I’m just tired… Oh! Must be the PMS! Didn’t know it was that obvious.”
PMS has always been pretty bad for me, but the last few months it’s become even worse. That is really bad news for everyone in my life. I’m irrational, over emotional, I get angry over stupid things. I cry a lot. I EAT MC RIBS IN MY CAR.
I tell you all of this because tonight I told her I wanted to do something totally different style wise.
“How do you think I’d look with bangs?”
She took a moment to look at my hair, at my face.
“I think they’d look really cute, but you should know I’ll have to cut all the way from here.”
I was all “I’m so nervous, but…do it!”
She asked how much I wanted off the length. I told her to cut it short. She suggested we only cut an inch off the length.
She thought the bangs would be such a drastic change, I may want to take it easy with the length. She said within a week, if I still wanted it short, to come back and she’d do it for free.
After she cut my bangs, I mentioned cutting my hair short again.
“I think it will look CUTE!” I said. (Was totally high from thrill of new bangs. BANGS!)
She leaned over to me and whispered. “I don’t really want to cut it short, I think you’re a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle hormonal right now and you may regret it later on.”
Love her! She was absolutely right. I do think if she had done it, I would be laying on the floor crying right now saying things like “I LOOK LIKE A WEIRD BOY.” ( Lena totally got that.)
I like the bangs, but they’re taking some getting used to. I feel paranoid about the roundness (fullness? fatness? Oldness?) of my face. I love the idea of them and the way they’re cut, I just have to get used to seeing them on my face.
I think.
Anyway. All this to say…


88 thoughts on “I’m kind of stressing out about what I’m supposed to do with them when I’m running.

  1. rach

    they look fab! Mine are like this as well and it took some getting used to.
    I hate having hair in my face when I work out, so I scrape them backwards and pin them with a clip – not terribly attractive but it does the job.

  2. TJ

    I got bangs maybe a year and a half ago, and I think I finally got over the “adjusting” phase last week. Now I can’t imagine my head without them.
    It took me about a year-ish, maybe a bit more, before I decided that I could totally cut them myself. Sometimes I have to wear a hat.

  3. Phoenix

    Oh wow!! You look wonderful! The new style makes you look much younger (not that you needed it mind you!) and your eyes look gorgeous. Much respect to your hairdresser for sticking to her guns too 🙂

  4. Damsel

    Gorgeous!!! I think they add a lovely dimension to your (already beautiful) face!!! I kind of think they make you look younger, too…. WTG!

  5. Nicki

    It is a big change. Isn’t it amazing what a little thing like bangs can do to your appearance and your confidence? When I feel the need for change, I always start with the hair. Enjoy them. If they don’t grow on you, at least they grow. 😉

  6. KarateMom

    *gasp* ADORABLE! Oh my goodness, they look so great! I keep scrolling back up to the picture and going, “WOW!”
    OK…I’m done gushing now.

  7. Amy

    I totally thought this post was going to be about boobs! Ha!
    I think your bangs look fantastic!!! And I love that your hairdresser knows you enough to circumvent the short hair cut.

  8. Robbin B

    very cute!! Oh I think you look younger.
    I think this is my 1st time posting here, usually just read. I too stress about my hair so I thought I would let you know CUTE BANGS!

  9. Jeanette

    Your bangs look wonderful. . Your hair is too pretty to be short. Whenever I get my bangs cut I have to wear them off to the side for a while until they grow a little longer because she cuts them too short.

  10. Jill

    Totally cute, you look great! 🙂
    As for running, I would suggest either barettes pulled back to the side or a fabric headband pulling them back.
    Also, must say, when I first read the title, I thought you were talking about your boobs! 🙂 🙂

  11. Carolyn

    ohmigosh Y, they look awesome! Seriously, it’s adorable. I’m glad you didn’t cut it short, but sometimes getting a little change is just enough to give you a boost!
    Now you’ve got me thinking about a change. I have bangs already, but my hair is long and ridiculous and I’ve been wearing a ponytail since about 2001. I think i’ve gone six months without a proper cut.
    Now that I’ve put that out there, I’m feeling a little ashamed. Hold me.
    But seriously–it’s a great look for you!

  12. Tamara

    How cute! I love them!
    And I have cut my OWN hair when hormonal. Seriously. Your hairdresser is very, very smart. PMS haircuts are never a good thing.

  13. Kellee

    Well, I agree, I think they look super cute. And may every woman out there find a stylist that has her back. Keep her, lady! 🙂

  14. Jan Ross

    The bangs and perfect and darling. And you are VERY lucky to have a stylist who gives you good advice and doesn’t just do what you think will look good! Trust her.

  15. Denise

    Very pretty! My daughter just gathers her bangs together and clips them back when she wants them out of her way.

  16. schoolofmom

    You look hot! And God bless understanding stylists who don’t just do what you tell them to do. However, you realize what this might mean for your workout, right? HEADBAND. Yesssss.

  17. Jessie P - B Town

    Wow! I think they look awesome. Just think, if you get a zit on your forehead you can now hide it. That’s what I use mine for.

  18. DiaryofWhy

    So cute! And just to let you know, I’ve had bangs my entire life and I’ve never had a problem with them when running. Just forget they’re there and sort of let them…blow in the breeze. 🙂
    Love it!

  19. Karen Sugarpants

    I luff you with bangs! (Well I love you anyway, but still.) You look ADORABLE!
    I found a YouTube video that taught me what to do with my bangs when I’m working out. Lemme find it for ya and I’ll be back! xoxo

  20. Mary

    Love the bangs! And for some reason I now have the song “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin running through my head.

  21. Beth B.

    Absolutely darling. Look at your pretty glossy hair – wow. You have the perfect hair for bangs! Nicely done! And as for exercising, just scrape them back with a bobby pin (or two). I hate my bangs flopping in my sweaty face while exercising so that” what I do.

  22. Rebecca (Bearca)

    You look absolutely gorgeous. I love the bangs.
    I have bangs too, and they are NOT compatible with running. You have to either pin them back, or get some of those stretchy headbands that won’t fall out while you are exercising. They have a rubbery texture on them and they are perfect for working out.

  23. Cass

    You look awesome with the new bangs. 🙂
    As for how to keep them out of the way I am a big fan of the bobby pin. Mine are side swept but I think it’ll work great for yours too.

  24. Erin

    Great bangs!! And yay for having an awesome stylist. I can’t afford one so I usually end up in Great Clips where they don’t even talk to you, they just hack your hair off and send you on your way (though, to be fair, sometimes that’s all I want).

  25. Lyndsey

    yay!! I did the same thing last year and I lOVED them. Problem is? They grow into your eyes too quick and you have to get them trimmed every 3 weeks. Maitenance was to hard for lazy me. 🙂

  26. Y

    Thank you all SO much. You have no idea how much you’re helping me through the awkward phase of first having bangs.

  27. DogsDontPurr

    The bangs are perfect on you! Gorgeous. Sets of your eyes and makes you look much younger…..and I dare say, I think they even make you look thinner!
    Ooo la la….you look hot!

  28. Cheryl H.

    You are a beautiful person inside and out. Love the new bangs! You look awesome.
    I love your blog including the humor and tenderness.

  29. Cheryl

    When I sent my comment there weren’t any on here yet. I sent “You look absolutely adorable!” (and I meant it!) Now there’s 80 something comments but mine isn’t one of them 🙁
    I still think you look absolutely adorable with bangs.

  30. kimberly

    Oh my gosh! You look beautiful!!!! Love the bangs! Wish I could do bangs…my girls and I have had many good laughs at how my curly hair frizzes straight out when I make the mistake of attempting bangs…but YOU look FABULOUS!! 🙂

  31. Meemo

    The bangs look great! I read somewhere that bangs make us look younger and it works on you.
    Now you can join Whoorl’s Blunt Brigade.

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