We Call This The Curly Bob

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while now, but I was scared.

It wasn’t that I was unhappy with how things were. I was content. Fine even. And everyone else assured me that things were great.

But still… I was restless. I couldn’t help but wonder if things could be better.

Maybe not even better. Sometimes it isn’t about better. Sometimes it’s just about different. Sometimes different is enough to excite you again.

But what about the risks? What if it wasn’t as good as I imagined? What if I realized that different wasn’t better only after it was too late?

I needed a guinea pig.

ANYway, I convinced my mother – who loves her naturally curly, strawberry blond hair more than popcorn – that she was long past due to chop it all off.

Thank you GOD that she loves it. And I think she looks pretty damn cute. Unfortunately, it wasn’t exactly how I had imagined it in my own head on my own head.

Blah blah blah, yada yada yada, we all know where this is going.

I chopped my hair off.

(I know I said I was taking a hiatus until Monday, and I am. But, well, um – I got my hair cut!! So. There.)

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  1. Britt's Mom says:

    Oh my God I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE it – uh but that’s exactly how MINE was supposed to turn out!!!!

  2. Melissa says:

    You and your mom both look FANTASTIC! Seriously awesome haircuts, both of you. :)

  3. Ginger says:

    Ooooh, I love it! Both of you look gorgeous!

    Here’s to blonde curls!! Woot! :)

  4. fucking awesome. you both look all modern and chic and gorgeous. wahoo!

    (no, i am not letting you take me to get my naturally curly, long hair cut off when i see on the 30th. i am not modern and chic. you? totally.)

  5. i love that the haircut actually made your mom look younger. and she is young to start with!

  6. EvilStepsisterHannah says:

    Britt! You guys both look awesome with the new haircuts. I’m so jealous of your curls, and your mom looks like 10 years younger!
    PS. love your blog =]

  7. Faiqa says:

    Your hair and blog look fantastic!!!

  8. Robin says:

    Awesome cut – :)
    I like the blog layout too.

  9. WendyB says:

    Great cut. That slant is called a “swingline” cut. :-)

  10. I chopped my own blond curls off in college and ended up looking like a teenage soccer mom. You, on the other hand, look updated and awesome. And I mean that in the bitter-est way possible.

  11. Sarah says:

    I love both new hair cuts.

    I’m getting mine cute too, but just trimmed as I’m trying to grow it out a bit.

    But seriously cute stuff here.

  12. Chris says:

    Actually I love both of them and if I weren’t balder than the proverbial eagle I’d go get mine done the same way tomorrow. You *are* a trend setter!

  13. Rachael says:

    You both look ADORABLE! Your mom looks younger, and I love her hair color. Your hair looks great too!

  14. Shina Hart says:

    Long time reader that had to come in and say WOW! You both look beautiful!

    I’ve always been envious of your long curly hair and now I’m even more jealous of your shorter curly hair. Damn you both! (kidding) (kinda) :)

  15. Selma says:

    WEll, first of all the new blog design looks FAB – very crisp and fresh. Great job.
    Secondly, both of your haircuts look fantastic. I can’t decide which one of you is the more gorgeous. I love both of them!

  16. Mattie says:

    Wow, your mother looks sensational and about 15 years younger!

    And you look so sophisticated and sensational.

    It makes me want to go to FL just to get about 14 inches cut off my hair.

    And I’m totally digging the new digs on your blog. Uber Cool.

  17. Dawn says:

    GORGEOUSITY!!!!! Both of you! (Oh, and your little blog too. :) )

  18. RW says:

    I like it a lot!

    Yours is good too.

  19. Turnbaby says:

    You are fricking adorable in that cut—it’s more about what you like in the end.

    The new cut is fabulous on your mom too. How fun to go and do that together.

    I love fresh feel of this new design.

  20. suze says:

    Your new cut is gorgeous. Gorgeous. And your mom’s cut is cute too…

    It’s scary getting your long hair cut short when you’ve worn it long for a (pardon the pun) long time. I cried when I was 17 and cut my waist length hair into a chin-length bob.

  21. Nat says:

    Oh it looks fabu. I have a bit ol’ mass of curly hair. Love this length. (It’ll be easier to manage, if not so good for running.) Dare I say your mom looks younger? Looks like you got a good stylist. Love how you did this together.

  22. Bluestreak says:

    you´re so lucky with those curls. My hair looks like the dirty end of a broom.

  23. That looks HAWT! It’s funny as hell that you tried it out on your mom first though. ;-)

  24. Jen, South Florida says:

    I am so jealous. My hair is stick straight and a dirty dishwater color.

    Not that your mother looked old before, but the cut took at least 10 – 15 years off.

    AND?! You’ll thank yourself in this wretched Florida heat.

  25. Anonymous says:

    WOW you girls are HOT. Mom single???

  26. Lisa says:

    Your mom looks fantastic and about 10 years younger with her new look. Not to mention more sophisticated. Is she happy with her new haircut?

    You also look fabulous! I think it’s a great look for you and makes you look more sophisticated as well. Genius idea to make your mother try it out first.

    And the new template…looks great. I really like everything about it! The header is awesome.

  27. Sarah Morgan says:

    You guys both look AMAZING and I am allllmost jealous to consider trying it myself! (but I am a big scaredycat!)

  28. Miss Britt says:

    Mom: well see, practice makes perfect! :-P

    Melissa: Thanks! From both of us!

    Ginger: here’s to still HAVING blond curls – I was a little nervous they’d disappear.

    hello haha narf: dude, for the MILLIONTH time, I am not suggesting that you chop all your hair off.

    Just some layers. A little structure. Maybe some texture is all. :D

    EvilStepsisterHannah: between you and your mom, I’m starting to feel like Cinderella. ;-) Thank you! (and, HI!)

    Faiqa: thaaaank you.

    Robin: thanks, I’m not sure which one I was more worried about.

    WendyB: swingline. Got it. Now I can sound official.

    SportsFan’s: girl, I can’t even tell you how many times I have ended up with the soccer mom look. Or the poodle look. Or the orphan Annie look.

    And once? The very, very butch look.

    Sarah: I love getting my haircut – even just a trim perks me up.

    Chris: hahahaha – look out! I’m sweeping the nation!

    Rachael: I thought it made her look younger too.

    Shina Hart: if it’s any consolation, I’m short and have little boobs. And thank you. :-)

    Selma: well, since I’m still blogging, I’d have to say ME, of course!

    Mattie: isn’t it amazing how much younger she looks with just a hair cut?!?

    Dawn: why thank you, m’dear.

    RW: heh

    Turnbaby: actually, it was just her cut we did together. It took me a few more days to work up the nerve to do my own.

    suze: I’m rarely scared beforehand – only afterwards when I hate it. This time I was much more nervous. But in the end, I figure it’s just hair. Right?

    Nat: I do have an awesome stylist. Love them. And running? What is that?

    Bluestreak: my hair is dishwater blond – I feel ya.

    Blondefabulous: hey, a girl has to take precautions!

    Jen, South Florida: of course NOW it’s cooling off. I have awesome timing.

    Greg T: nope. Newlywed actually. :D

    Lisa: gosh, I owe you like 15 thank yous now!

    Yes, Mom likes it.

    Sarah Morgan: yours is already cute though!

  29. Diane says:

    Long time lurker…but wanted to say I love the hair cuts! You both look terrific.

    I like the new blog look too!

    Happy Friday,

  30. Vic says:

    It’s completely fabulous sweetie. Will just take some time to get used to.

  31. Jenn says:

    Hey Britt!
    I Love the new hair and the new do.
    I wish I had the cajonies to do…well both.
    Your Mom looks fantastic as well.

  32. Jenn says:

    I meant the new hair and the new site. I’m such a ditz.

  33. Finn says:

    Site looks great!

    You and Mom? Gorgeous.

    Mom, you look ten years younger! Which means, of course, you look 30. :D

  34. Amanda says:

    You both look adorable

  35. Hilly says:

    Everybody is going with a bob lately and you know what? I love it! You both look simply fabulous and cuter than a bug in a um…Florida pool?

    Is it taking adjustment or are you loving it? It didn’t take me any adjustment to lop mine off!

  36. Hilly says:

    PS – I love the simplicity of your new blog design!

  37. Rachel says:

    OMG…I love them both. And am a bit envious of the curls. Rock the new hair girls!!

  38. Ditto and ditto to everyones’ comments. You both look fabulous. How Jared failed to notice is beyond me.

  39. Poppy says:

    I LOVE your new haircut, and I am NOT lying.


    Triple thumbs up.

    PS – What Hilly’s PS said.

  40. Evil Genius says:

    You both look BEAUTIFUL!!! And good for you both for “taking the plunge”. We all need a dose of change now and again.

  41. Holy adorable cuts!

    I needs to know your salon, ’cause I’m coming tomorrow. My hair’s like yours (you’d never know from the rat’s tail of a ponytail I do), so I wanna copy.

  42. Maria says:

    You both look gorgeous with your new cuts.

    I agree with Poppy. It makes you look sassy.

  43. Mandi says:

    Love the hair cut, and you’re making me want to cut mine like that now too. So here’s the question…how much styling does it require? Can you wash, mousse and go or is it totally flat if you don’t use a diffuser?

  44. Honeybell says:

    SUNUVABITCH. I just got this same hair cut last week, with very similar curly hair. Why the fuck does it look so good on you, and so NOT GOOD on me???

  45. Stephanie says:

    SRSLY? Your mom looks 15 years younger.
    And yours? HAWT!

  46. You both look beautiful! I love it! My hair is sort of half curly, half straight, full on pain in the ass. I got it cut at an angle just like yours but mine doesn’t look nearly as cool.

  47. Miss Britt says:

    Diane: and we both thank you. The blog does too, I’m sure.

    Vic: I keep reaching back for my hair and forgetting there’s nothing there! LOL

    Jenn: cajones? Honey, jumping out of an airplane takes cajones. This takes boredom.

    Finn: oh you are gooood at this complimenting thing.

    Amanda: adorable must be the new cute.

    Oh – and thank you!

    Hilly: I’m loving it. Don’t miss the long hair at ALL!

    What is yours? It’s not technically bob – is that a shag? A sexy, sexy shag? :D

    Rachel: and girls with curls are always envious of someone else’s something else. Trust me.

    Sheila (Charm School Reject): me too.

    Poppy: I LOVE your comment. It is CRACKING me UP for some reason.

    Evil Genius: change is good for the soul.

    A Whole Lot of Nothing: I emailed you too – but it’s Renew Salon And Spa in Altamonte Springs. I usually use Lisa, but Danielle did this (I didn’t want to wait).


    Maria: now I’m going to be saying “saseh!” to myself all day. Heh.

    Mandi: um, I don’t know. I’ve only had it one day and I diffused it – which took about 90 seconds. I don’t like waiting for my hair to air dry.

    Honeybell: do you diffuse? Apparently that can make a difference?

    Stephanie: that’s the first thing all of us said too! (about looking younger)

    radioactivegirltori: I thought my hair was like that too growing up.

    And then I discovered a diffuser.

  48. Lisa says:

    I think it looks great! I need to do something with my hair. The last time I got it cut, I told the stylist I wanted something different. But then I went on to give her a long list of do’s and don’ts, and she finally said, “Um, that sounds like exactly how it’s cut now.”

  49. Kristin says:

    OOOOOOHHHH…………..I LOVE IT! On both of you! I wish that my hair curled that much because I would so have my hair cut like that! There’s a woman on my street with this cut and each evening when she’s out walking I admire longingly at her hair………she probably thinks I am a freak!

  50. Kristin says:

    BTW…….MOM looks adorable too!

  51. Your mom is a total MILF with that haircut. You’re not too shabby either. ;)

  52. Your hair cut looks fabulous!!! As does your mom’s cut. You both have PERFECT curly hair! I must admit, I am a little jealous.

    If you get a chance, would you stop by my blog? I’m getting ready for my Hot Blogger Calendar photo shoot and I have no idea what to wear. Please help!


  53. Sybil Law says:

    I LOOOVE it – on both of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. maman says:

    I love it! I am sporting the short curly look too. Your hair is cuter though, cuz it is blonde… and mine is salty and peppery..

  55. Julie says:

    You are two MAJOR babes with great hair!

  56. metalmom says:

    OMG!! You both are cute…especially Mom! (She’s closer to my age anyway) The color is kickass and she looks ten years younger!!! GO MOM!

  57. Fantastagirl says:

    Love the new cuts – they looks awesome!

  58. Summer says:

    I love the haircuts. Mom looks younger and you look big city stylish. I want curly hair.

  59. NYCWD says:

    Very very nice… maybe that’s what I need to go with when I got to the barber next time… you think?

    Not that I would know though… cause those pink alternating comments just burned out my retinas… but I’m loving (or I would be loving everything else if I could see!) everything else!!!

  60. Rachel says:

    OH MY…I love it! I can’t believe you look so damn sassy and cute and your mom looks at least ten years younger…Congrats to you both!

  61. Jamie says:

    I love your mom’s hair! she looks FANTABULOUS!!!! i would go batty if i had your mass of curls however…i have been known to chop off my hair (even shave my head) at a moment’s notice..right now, i’m growing it out for my sis’ wedding in april…we’ll see what i do with it after that…

  62. Tracy says:

    Okay, your hair is adorable and the new cut is fantastic…but your mom’s cut is AWESOME, and makes her look so sassy! Your stylist did a great job.

  63. Okay, I LOVE IT. Love love love love love it.

    And your new header is awesome.

    (But I hate clicking to read more. Personal bias, I’m sure, not helpful, but just in case it is, I thought you might want to know.)

    I really like the font, the white background, all of it. It looks great!

    Just like your hair. :)

  64. Miss Britt says:

    Lisa: sounds like you need to bring pictures! ;-)

    Kristin: speaking of moms – yours just friended me on Facebook!!!!

    Atomic Bombshell: why thank you.

    Sybil Law: I’m not sure I understand how you feel…. :-P

    maman: hey, salt and peppery is distniguished, right?

    Julie: *sigh* I feel like Thelma and Louise today!

    metalmom: she does have beautiful color. All natural too.

    Fantastagirl: thank you

    Summer: big city? oh love, you know the way to my heart.

    NYCWD: heh, I’m having trouble getting a color I like there.


    Rachel: I think hers definitely had the biggest impact.

    Jamie: shave? That’s too far for me.

    Tracy: LOL, yeah, mom’s definitely had an impact.

    maggie, dammit: it’s just for this post – or really, really long posts. I hate read more links too.

  65. Hilarious photos! You two look beautiful.

  66. Hi, your hair is absolutly gorgeous. I am so jealous, with my dead straight hair. I LOVE curls, always have but pointless on my head ’cause they never last.
    ps your mother looks extremely young looking, great hair too, you lucky lucky girls.

  67. Listen! I don’t want to sound weird, but I’m going to say it anyway: I like it!

  68. G’day Britt

    I love the new look, and the new look, AND the new look! :-)


  69. DutchBitch says:

    I love the new haircut! I just chopped off mine and it doesn’t nearly look as good. Fortunately it grows like crazy so it’ll be back to “normal” within a few months

  70. Very fabu! I would kill for that natural curl.

  71. VERY VERY adorably sexy!

  72. Darla says:

    That is absolutely DARLING! Both of you look so cute.

  73. Julie says:

    you both look fantastic and gorgeous!!

  74. We have the same haircut, and it’s awesome, isn’t it?!

  75. Again, i’m only going to say it one more time, you look fantastic! I really don’t like you. And your new design is delicious….again, don’t care for you at all. you better make up for it all when we actually meet up by farting butterflies or something equally neat.

  76. 1. I LOVE the cut.
    2. I also LOVE the re-design.
    3. I gave you an award over at my place!


  77. Tonz says:

    You both look gorgeous!!! And your mum definitely does look younger. It is just such a great cut!!!!

  78. tina L says:

    I like it looks great and like the new look of the blog too.You are doing some serious changing.Good for you.

  79. Avitable says:

    If you used your mom as a guinea pig, why did you make me get my hair cut like that, too?

  80. Darla says:

    Avitable, seriously, you crack me up. Wicked sense of humor.

  81. Miss Britt says:

    Nan Patience: thanks!

    Cassandra Rae: and funny trumps everything.

    J from Ireland: we always love what we don’t have I think. I adore straight, shiny hair.

    People in the Sun: he he he, thanks!

    CharlieDaniels (TBU): so glad you can finally comment! yay for working blog!

    DutchBitch: my hair grows really fast too – which is why I never worry about chopping it off. I’m sure yours is gorgeous!

    Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas: I would advise against killing.

    Jozet at Halushki: adorably sexy. Best. compliment. ever!


    Julie: thanks!

    Captain Steve: I think so :-)

    Anissa@Hope4Peyton: I fart rainbows.

    Tonz: and younger is better, in this case.

    tina L: yes, yes I am. ;-)

    Avitable: shits and giggles.

    Karl: thanks!

  82. Darla says:

    Dang, seriously? Well, I know I READ it – have I gone to commenting in my head and not ON the blogs? Oy. Well, now my dear, I am your newest PUBLIC stalker. LOLLLLLL

  83. Clown says:

    Looks good.
    That said, way to show stuff you shouldn’t!
    At least you didn’t have the camera angled into the other room. For that, I thank you!

  84. Krystle says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the cut on BOTH Of you! and the angled cut you have… :) I have it too, and LOVE it! Yay for you!!

  85. Krystle says:

    And I love your new layout!

  86. Wendy says:

    Why is it when I get my curls cut like that it is a big frizzy afro looking thing? And when you get your curls cut like that they are even prettier than before? That cut looks so good on both of you.

  87. Wendy says:

    And this new layout is absolutely AWESOME! So easy to read and loads really well.

  88. Poppy says:

    If Clown hadn’t said anything I wouldn’t have noticed the background.

    Way to go, Clown!

  89. Tamara says:

    i think both hair cuts look great…i wish i had the guts to chop my hair off short, but even getting a trim “freaks” me out…i like having my long hair

  90. Tamara says:

    and side note, I love the new look of your blog….I recently finished reading through all your past posts and like many readers had become accustomed to your previous design, so much so I literally did a double take when I just came on

  91. Great haircuts for both of you!! I love them, you two look fantastic.

    I’m so jealous of your curls! Mine is as poker straight as you can get!

  92. BOSSY says:

    Adorable, adorable adorable.

  93. whall says:

    I’m diggin the mom’s hair. SRLSY

  94. Tracy says:

    OMG. I love it!! It looks great on you! (And your Mom!)

  95. kaila says:

    What I wouldn’t give to have those curls……

  96. Andrea says:

    Love it! I got a similar cut after my son was born! http://lilkidthings.blogspot.com/2009/05/another-rite-of-passage.html

    I ALWAYS loved the slanted look but never thought it would work for curly girls. Boy were we wrong!

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