Luscious, long locks getting you down lately? Have you had it up to here *motions to half way up hair* with your split ends? Can’t stand spending more than five minutes using a blow dryer or straightener?
Well fear not my fed-up friend, because I’m going to convince you to chop it off and jump on the trend that has had a strong hold over the locks of some of our most loved celebs for the past few years.
I have had short hair my whole life, so I’m a little bias BUT at this present moment my hair is long and even though I love that I can actually plait my hair farther than three braids, I’m missing my short hair.
So, from someone who has done both, (in no particular order) here are my reasons why you should cut off those locks and rock the chop.
1. No long routines. No fuss.
Recently ABC Triple J radio host, Alex Dyson, got his make-up done professionally on-air in solidarity after an air hostess complained about having to stay back an extra hour of training to learn about "proper make-up" while the boys got to knock off early.
Now, I realise we are talking about hair (stay with me people) but this whole thing highlighted the pressure working women face to look presentable at work - and by "presentable", nine times out of 10 it means completely done up - make-up, hair, the whole shebang.
If you are as lazy as I am, putting aside an hour each day in order to wash/ condition and blow dry (possibly style with a straightener) my hair sounds bogus and a waste of my precious time. (I could be eating or watching cat videos on the internet for god sake). So halving that prep time by halving the amount of hair just seems logical, no?
Half the do, half the fuss. More time to share that video of a monkey riding on a baby pig's back with your friends. #win
Speaking of shorter prep time, short hair styles also mean...
2. You get WAY more sleep compared to your long-haired companions (sleep > everything).
Picture this. It's 7:30am on a normal weekday morning, your alarm is blaring in your ear but that report you stayed up finishing until 3am last night left you in a deep enough sleep to not be disturbed by it for the past 30 minutes. You jolt out of bed realising that your accidental sleep in just cost you precious time in your beauty routine, leaving you very little time to blow dry and style those locks of yours.
Long hair? Well I'm sorry but you better take a straightener to work and sneak off to the bathroom as soon as you get a chance because no matter how much texturising spray you mash into your hair you just can't make that I-just-got-out-of-bed hair look anything but exactly what it is. (I have done this many, many times - it's horrible).