It is spring and many people are coming into those feeling of starting something new, releasing the past to create a new beginning.
Many times when these feeling arise there is also a thought to cut the hair. The big chop journey is one that acts as a catalyst for the change you a wishing to inspire in your life. Clients come to me all the time with questions about cutting the hair. They may not be ready at the time but this is a definite indication that they may be getting ready to. If your contemplating cutting your hair but your not sure if you will or not then it means that you are not ready. The big chop comes through as a feeling but one that is for sure and true. When your ready your just ready and you have already gone through much deliberation about the subject.
There are other things that can make a person ready for the big chop such as starting a new job, divorce/ separation, graduation from a program, moving to a new environment, having a baby, or just starting a whole new life. Because we are connected to our hair we subconsciously connect our hair with our identity. Trying a new look such as a big chop is like becoming a new person. At times we grow tired of the person we are and want to change. Maybe we are over our past and having long hair or the same style for a long time keeps us locked into the old person we have started to shed. The new person that wants to come out can be seen more clearly by seeing ourselves different physically hence cutting our hair. Its psychological. The shape of your haircut also will influence the way the world sees you. Depending on the cut you can be observed as daring, conservative, or wholesome.
Confidence, polish, and strength are just a few things that are associated with short hair. Wanting to be more bold or wanting to be taken more serious can be reasons for a short sassy cut. Cuts are versatile and can be styled soft and polished or edgy and funky. They can be lengthy or they can be very very short like pixie cuts. If you are getting ready for the big chop you have a lot of options to consider but one important factor would be your lifestyle. Will this cut be so short that a relaxer will be required and are you comfortable with that option, does the short hair if kept natural fit in to your work out regime , are you ready to keep up the maintenance that will be required such as weekly or biweekly visits to the salon and will you be willing to learn how to work with your hair and maintain it at home? These considerations should definitely be thought about before doing a big chop. Maybe the big chop just means that your cutting your hair into a bob not a pixie, or trying out something very different like a modern shag, or modern mullet.
Do you want to look more artsy or more sophisticated?
Whatever your choice, when doing the big chop, your definitely preparing to change your external perception. New Cut means New Life!