For Matilda Rudd, an editorial assistant here at Mamamia Women’s Network, her reason to get a bob cut was simple: a serious case of FOMO (‘fear of missing out’, just FYI).
“Bobs are everywhere at the moment… I wanted to know what the fuss was about. Oh, and I also wanted to see what my neck looked like. It’s been hiding behind my locks for a while,” Matilda says.
Like so many other women, Matilda has been holding onto her long hair for many years. Her recently lobbed-off long hair had been her go-to style for… 15 years. “I rocked up to school on my first day with long plaited pig tails, and I've been sporting that look ever since. I'm 19 so I was definitely in need of a change,” she says.
This is what happened when Matilda paid a visit to Sydney salon Edwards and Co. (which, coincidentally, was responsible for the Bingle Bob) and had ten inches of her hair chopped off.
What do you do with your days?
I love the beach and run/swim around Sydney very often. So with summer fast approaching, a short haircut was going to reduce the time I would spend detangling knots and removing seaweed from my head. You can't argue with that. I've also had issues when I wear my long hair out while sunbathing and earning myself a serious hair tan-line down my back. These exist.
What made you decide to make a big change?
I love change, so basically I just wanted to mix it up and try something new. If it didn't work out I knew it was always just going to grow back (I say this but I would have been crying had I come out looking awful but this is the standard line all girls must use prior to a haircut.) Oh, and Mia Freedman gets her hair at Edwards and Co, so who wouldn't want to try it!