I have always been afraid of what I thought would happen to me if I cut my hair short…and none of the things I was dreading did. I feel more like myself than I ever have. I would never have gone through with the cut without all of the inspiration from this blog; you are all beautiful people. Thank you! 

So, just like many others here. I was contemplating for weeks about cutting my hair short. I was afraid I might look more ‘fat' or I had too much of a round face to pull it off. And I was afraid that I would look like a boy! But I realized something larger than all of this, it was how much I held on to my hair like some sort of security blanket. When I felt ‘too fat’ I would focus on my hair to try and make me look ‘prettier’. And that’s not healthy, I should feel beautiful no matter my size! I realized I was my own worst enemy in this world. No one else hurt me like I hurt myself all the time, and no one else bullied me except me! So, I found this page and seen so many women with the pixie cut. And I could see so much confidence and power in them all. So I went to my local Great Clips, I told that lady to chop it all off into a pixie cut! At first she thought I might’ve lost a bet or something, I said nope and that I was only nervous! lol. At first when I felt my long beautiful hair fall off, my stomach dropped to my feet. But when I opened my eyes and she was done, I felt like a whole different girl. I felt empowered, stronger and so much happier! If you really wanna try the pixie cut, DO IT! Don’t hold back your life until you’re ‘skinny’ or change your face shape. I say screw what the media and society say and DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY! <3 Much love to all these beautiful ladies!
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So, just like many others here. I was contemplating for weeks about cutting my hair short. I was afraid I might look more ‘fat' or I had too much of a round face to pull it off. And I was afraid that I would look like a boy! But I realized something larger than all of this, it was how much I held on to my hair like some sort of security blanket. When I felt ‘too fat’ I would focus on my hair to try and make me look ‘prettier’. And that’s not healthy, I should feel beautiful no matter my size! I realized I was my own worst enemy in this world. No one else hurt me like I hurt myself all the time, and no one else bullied me except me! So, I found this page and seen so many women with the pixie cut. And I could see so much confidence and power in them all. So I went to my local Great Clips, I told that lady to chop it all off into a pixie cut! At first she thought I might’ve lost a bet or something, I said nope and that I was only nervous! lol. At first when I felt my long beautiful hair fall off, my stomach dropped to my feet. But when I opened my eyes and she was done, I felt like a whole different girl. I felt empowered, stronger and so much happier! If you really wanna try the pixie cut, DO IT! Don’t hold back your life until you’re ‘skinny’ or change your face shape. I say screw what the media and society say and DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY! <3 Much love to all these beautiful ladies!

My hair used to be down to my chest, and I have always kept it that way, only because I was always told I did not have the face for short hair. I got married on May 31st 2014 and I got my hair bleached for the wedding, and after a month of struggling with the dry mess i called my hair I really wanted to cut it all off. Everyone said they thought it would look okay but I had a round face. But I came onto here saw all of these girls looking beautiful with short hair and it gave me the courage to walk into the salon and chop about 12 inches of my hair off.. Now even the stylist kept begging me not to cut it off, and even asked ” is your husband okay with you cutting your hair all off, he did marry a woman??” I was set on short hair..  Now I have thick curly dry frizzy hair and i love this short, it is not necessarily easier, but it feels better and I feel like it fits me better.  

Hi ladies!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! As for myself I’ve had it pretty tough lately. Reason why the posts delayed and why I haven really posted lately. But things will get better an I will get better at this.

Love you ladies. You keep me happy when everything else is falling apart.

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-Carina

I started wearing my hair long and tied back back in September 1994 — I know this with a great deal of precision because it was the start of eighth grade. I had it cut back shoulder-length in ninth grade, but other than that it’s been longer and tied back basically every day since. By late 2012 I’d gotten completely sick of the wash-and-dry process taking 3+ hours, but I was still afraid to get it cut short, because I have a very fat face, and I just knew that it would look terrible and everyone would make fun of me and it would ruin everything forever.

And then I found out about this tumblr, and was able to see lots and lots of actual pictures of actual fat feminine-type people with short hair, and you can probably guess what happened next.

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I am now two weeks in to the shortest hair I’ve had since I was 10, and I really, really enjoy it.  In fact, this is the first time I’ve actually liked my hair in… ever, maybe.  I feel almost like maybe I was supposed to have short hair all along, and the last couple decades of ponytails have been a terrible, terrible mistake.  In these pictures it’s basically not gelled at all. Sometimes I use more gel to achieve what one of my co-workers dubbed a “James-Dean-lookin’ thing”.  It makes me happy either way.

The stylist I went to (if you live in Madison, Wisconsin, go to Thorps and ask for Jen) didn’t give me a single bit of trouble about trying to mix short hair with a fat face.  She actually told me “I’m really glad you’re doing this” before she went to work.  I’m glad too!  If anyone can make use of these pictures as references for their own shiny new haircuts, then we can all be glad together. 

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I have to say I have always pretty much had long hair til 4 years ago and I’ve cut it shoulder length & above the ear.. All stylist told me I could never pull off a pixie, I finally got the courage after seeing all the beautiful woman on this site that have chopped all off their hair and said I am gonna do it. I finally went to the salon this morning showed them a picture and said this is what I want.. They finally did it & without telling me how bad it was gonna look. Here is a picture of my new pixie look. I LOVE IT. Thank you ladies for giving me courage to do this.All the haircuts I've had til I got my pixie in last 4 years.

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