Johanna Cox, a writer for one of my favorite magazines of all time, Elle, recently wrote about cutting her hair short, and her boyfriend’s reaction:
I tossed my bag on the counter, slipped off my heels, and walked toward the kitchen, where my boyfriend was leaning against the counter and staring at me with the kind of blank expression one can only manage when one is truly without words. “You don’t like it?” I asked. He attempted to run his fingers through my now-inch-long hair, opened his mouth to say something, decided against it, and then, for the first time in the two years we’d been together, looked at me without a single watt of sexual charge. It was in that moment I realized just how serious he’d been about this, that he’d actually meant it when he said he wasn’t attracted to women with short hair.
“Not even Natalie Portman?” I’d ask.
“Not even Natalie Portman,” he’d respond.
“You’d really rather I gained 20 pounds?” I’d ask.
“All in your ass,” he’d reply.
Ladies, if you get a haircut and come home to this reaction? DUMP HIS ASS.
Read the whole thing here. They do break up and she goes on to date someone “who likes—but doesn’t love—her short hair.”
I think she looks way chic and 100% more interesting with the short hair (that’s her above “before” and below “after”.) But then again… I’m a girl.