Should I Chop It All Off Or Dye It Pink?

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.

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Hey, Lovelies.

I’m going to the hairdresser this week, for the first time in nearly two years.

My hair is a lot longer than usual. It’s a bit more grey. It’s still curly and wild.

(Yes, if you’re wondering after my post-hospital hair matting catastrophe – I did eventually get all the knots out.)
What do you think I should do with my hair?

Tidy, trim, deep condition, but essentially leave it as it is?
Chop it short?
Go a bit crazy?

Add an undercut? (Hello, 1980’s – I remember you!)
Maybe some colour? Maybe some unnatural but funky colour?

I have no idea.
So, I’m open to yours.

Let me know what you think.
Love, a great deal of style anticipation, and a beanie in case it all goes pear-shaped… Nicole xx

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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13 thoughts on “Should I Chop It All Off Or Dye It Pink?

  1. oh… and hey… go to a wig shop.. you can try things on and have fun with it, without the commitment 😉

    * You do have gorgeous hair!

  2. How exciting! A new look!

    Might I suggest that you speak to your trusted hair stylist. They know your kind of hair you have, how it will behave with the kind of cut you’re thinking of. They might be able to suggest what would suit your face… Speak to a colourist about your skin tone and what might suit best (that being said – bright bold colours suit EVERYONE:)). Have a consultation about it to feel more comfortable. You can make an informed decision. That being said – Be BOLD. HAve FUN. Don’t be talked into something you don’t want. I reckon you’ll know 😉

    You have the most beautiful hair (from someone who has dead motherless straight thin hair) – and yes – it’s so fun to go completely different. What’s the saying? The difference between a good and bad haircut is a week LOL.
    That being said – a bad hair cut can be pretty upsetting – it is, after all, your crown.

    Being someone who dyed my hair most of my life – it IS fun to go bright and fun.
    For the past year – I’ve gone natural (I’m a nice dappled grey :)) – but sometimes put a colour rinse through to jazz it up sometimes.

    All the best! Can’t wait to see photos of your new style and what you’ve decided to go with 🙂

  3. Hi NC
    My opinion is to get a hairstyle to reflect the changes that have happened in you over the last while. Something to reflect your determination to live a meaningful life on your own terms despite the challenges that you’ve faced ❤️

  4. Hi Nicole, I recently asked my hairdresser if she thought pink would suit me. She suggested using a shampoo that makes your hair pink to start with to see if I liked it. I love it! I’m going for something more permanent next time. I say, do it!

  5. ❤️You are fabulous, my spirit animal. I have had rather wild, curly, red hair all my life. I didn’t realize how much it was a part of me until on a bored whim I brought it up to a sleek bob. Big mistake. It looked cute, but I was so out of sorts until my flaming tangle grew back in. The good thing, as my hairdresser always points out, is that it is hair, and it will grow out. Smile. Very forgiving. Enjoy the delicious shampoo and scalp massage. Post pics!!! XO❤️

  6. Having just spent 6.5 weeks in bed with a cast on my leg (ankle replacement surgery) plus contracting double pneumonia and pericarditis- I can tell you the first place I went (foot now in walking boot) was my hairdresser. It was so good I cried. I got a cut and color. Do what speaks to your soul when you look in the mirror. You will feel a million times better.

  7. Hi, Nicole! I think that you would look terrific in an edgy bob! Perhaps shoulder length or just above the shoulder. And razor cut from outside in (to remove bulk, if that makes any sense). Dunno if I’d dye it pink, too. I would go with one change at a time. Have fun and good luck!

  8. I love your hair Nicole. I reckon a good solid trim, conditioning, and as a thick hair person myself, I think you can’t go past a bit of “thinning out”….this is not layers…a good hairdresser can invisibly lighten the weight without forgoing the curl and the length. Good luck and enjoy that magnificent head massage which is coming your way!!

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