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In Pursuit of the Non-"Mom-Haircut"

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Mom•Logic's editor-in-chief Sabrina says: I went in expecting a trim, but came out of the salon a whole new Mom.


Ever get persuaded while in the chair to "go for" a new look? Hairstylists kind of woo you, right? "Can I get you a water?" Why yes, thank you. "Little neck massage?" MMMmmmm. "How was your day?"

It's like the attention never ends! And he listens to how my day was! I feel like I'm cheating. Then, out of nowhere, he drops a bomb: "We need to talk."

I sit up straighter ... could he be breaking up with me? No!

"And I was thinking..." he adds, "We could go a little shorter." Shorter? "Because it is getting warmer out..." Okay, I'm listening... "And change is good..." Okay, I'm not buying it... he's going to give me the dreaded mom cut! "No way," I'm about to say, when he adds: "I'm thinking this will be a younger cut."

Hmmm. I hate how excited I am at this idea... is this how it starts? Is it a slippery slope from eye cream (new ritual) to green drinks and now "younger" haircut? What the heck? I tuck my chin and let him take off two inches (that's me, pictured above. The girl with the long hair is a model).

Indeed I do feel lighter... braver ... and maybe that means younger, too. It's just the first time I ever thought of it that way. How about you?

4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous March 25, 2008, 7:11 PM

.I fear the momcut.i’m going to try to keep my hair long as long as i possible can

Nancy April 10, 2008, 11:05 AM

I went from below the shoulders to a choppy, at the nape of the neck layered cut. It takes half the time to style and I get endless compliments on how cute it is. Much better than the frumpy ponytail!

Dawn August 25, 2010, 7:26 PM

Meh, short hair takes much longer to style. I prefer long hair. I will never get a mom cut.

Fashion October 1, 2010, 4:44 AM

Superb report, keep the great work. I’m a visiting tutor at Goldsmiths University, London, and am around the editorial board of an on the net forum for business specialists. Thanks for the helpful information.

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