I posted this status Monday night claiming that if I didn't gain 20 twitter followers, I would do away with my middle part and get bangs.
I updated my twitter shortly after alerting everybody that I did NOT gain twenty followers and would therefore be hacking my hairs into fringe oblivion. It sounds a lot worse than it actually is. I didn't dare touch any of my hair aside from the clump of locks that formerly framed my face as such~
BUT, the hair that I did cut I cut A LOT of. To be fair, I had my mom do the snipping for me because she's more experienced and I couldn't see my own eyeballs in the mirror reflection. ;)
I won't post any close-up pictures yet, because my bangs are still in 'day-after phase' and don't look as good as they probably will in a week. However, that doesn't mean I'm insecure about them at the moment. In fact, I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE CONFIDENT.
To those of you who are thinking "I can't believe Bebe Zeva is so dependent on the internet that she created some online gimmick to secure a personal-image decision she could have made herself," not so fast. I have been contemplating this change for months now and would have snipped my locks regardless. The twitter gimmick was just a matter of getting a reaction for a 'vaguely bold' style move. And at any rate, I gained 5 twitter followers. Overwhelming, I know, I know, no autographs please. So, this 'stunt' had more to do with garnering responses from my followers than it had to do with garnering easy answers from my followers.
The real reason for cutting my hair is that I needed a serious change. I didn't choose this haircut because I especially like it, I chose this haircut because it's challenging. I've had long bangs and a middle part for a full year and a half now. I've done my makeup in the same style for nearly 12 months. And since I'm not allowed to buy new clothes, my style has been a little limited to boot. Every day I woke up and had my routine on automatic. With the exception of picking out my outfits, getting prepared for the day was fairly easy. It required little effort because it had become second nature. I don't like that. I like to feel confused, challenged, faced with obstacles. This haircut FORCES me to be creative because I don't know yet what to do with it. How will I make it look elegant? How will I make it look witchy? How will I make it look retro, contemporary, unique? I'm sure for a lot of people, this is a simple task. But for me, it's a job that tests my innovation. I encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zones and try something new.
I'm open to any and all suggestions and ESPECIALLY want to thank each and every one of my readers. I appreciate every comment I receive. Your compliments truly humble me and I cannot express my gratitude enough... THANK YOU!
Everything is ~infinite~,