Tuesday, December 7, 2010


For those that don't already follow me on twitter- let me explain. For those that DO follow me on twitter- let me explain more.

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~,
Bebe Zeva


  1. I still can't wrap my brain around the whole "mom won't let you buy new clothes thing"

    So do you have straight Zooey D. fringe? or is it like a side swept bang like Rachel W?

  2. Looking forward to seeing the 'new you'


  3. @Hazel, GUESS!!!! :)
    @Apple, Thank you! I can't wait to show you guys!!

  4. I've been having the same train of thought lately. I have hair about the same length as yours, and it's easy to work with and so versatile. I keep chickening out about bangs or a cut, because I'm too afraid I'll cut it and stay lazy and end up looking like a 19th century mental patient the majority of the time (although that's actually a look I could go for). At the end of the day though, I think I'll be significantly more satisfied with my appearance if I have a cut that's more challenging, but I'm putting in the effort and making it work.

  5. On behalf of all residents, I'd like to welcome you to bangland. We all have bangs here, but not all for the same reasons. Some of us to hide our ungroomed/mishaped eyebrows. Others to look retro. Or there are those with large foreheads not to mention those that think bangs make them look more attractive. Im here because I've basically had them all of my 26 years of life, would be a shame to give them up now. We thank you for gracing us with your fashion forward presence and if you would like to leave at anytime, just pin them back. Other accessories to hide them can be arranged such as cute headbands with giant flowers on them.

    For reals, Bebe, you should be fine. I dont know your hair texture, but I have to blow dry mine every day and straighten them in sections for perfection.

    Yours in bangin bangs or fetch fleco,


  6. in 3.75 years u will cut it ALL off as u go thru a phase where ur tired of being so "young and sexy" and want to be taken "seriously".

    you will survive that and enter into a "post hair care" phase which means u will seemingly no longer care about ur hair and itll just be a toy ur happy to experiment with or just completely let it be whatever.

    and then what happens after that im not sure because i havent gotten there yet ok