Short Hair Sunday: Amanda

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Amanda from Omaha, Nebraska!

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Having short hair makes me feel:
Modern, sophisticated, and daring

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What made you decide to cut your hair?
It’s extremely thick and neither curly nor straight, making it completely unmanageable when long. I cut it to chin length when I was 16 and then to pixie length at 21, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. It also marks a turning point in my life, when I started to speak out more about politics and social concerns and I feel like having short hair gives me confidence to speak out.

short hair sisters - amanda faux hawk

My short hair icon is:
Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, and this one girl in a science class I had once

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My favorite hair product is:
Got2b CrazySleek Flat Iron and Blow Dry Lotion

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Just go for it! I think everyone looks great with short hair and if you don’t like it, it’ll grow back. It’s just hair, right? Ask around for a stylist who has a good reputation with short hair (even if it’s not your usual stylist) and get some good wax or pomade to style it with.

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If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Giselle Latta

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Giselle Latta hailing from Brisbane, Australia!

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Having short hair makes me feel: Liberated

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I felt like a change and embracing my inner confidence with an outward expression of the same. I have always loved the pixie cut and think its feminine and sassy. No more hiding behind the obvious femininity of long hair! I cut my hair from a bob to a pixie in April and have LOVED it. I’ve had so many people comment positively – and even a few embrace the pixie do for themselves!

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My short hair icon is: Ginnifer Goodwin

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de lorenzo mud slide - short hair productsMy favorite hair product is: De Lorenzo Mud Slide

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Do it! Take pictures with you & talk to your hair stylist. Take the plunge into pixie nirvana – it’s liberating :-)

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Check out Giselle’s blog and Pinterest!

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If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday – Jenna Yankun

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is artistic director and stylist Jenna Yankun, hailing from New York City!

Having short hair makes me feel:
Powerful! and Sexy!

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I got to a point where I felt really strong and powerful within myself and felt I needed to reflect that on the outside. I’ve always felt like cutting my hair off would be freeing and really show people my true self. Plus all the hot ladies in my family have short hair and have been rocking it for decades!

Jenna has a great fruit series that she does on Instagram -- check it out! Photo: Flutter Studios

My short hair icon is:
Grandma! & Tilda Swinton!

Photo: Style.com

My favorite hair product is:
Lotion, wax, sweat – or anything that makes it a little dirty when it’s not – no ‘fros please!

Another from Jenna's fruit series. Photo: Richard Darbonne

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Absolutely just do it! It’s just hair – it grows back! And you would be surprised at the way people respond differently to you. I’ve done this a few times and the last time I did it because I wanted to move up in my career and to be taken seriously – I literally got approached by my manager to become a supervisor the NEXT DAY! Crazy right? It shows a certain type of courage to be a lady with short hair!

Check out Jenna on Instagram and Pinterest.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Sophia Simone

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is hairstylist Sophia Simone, hailing from Kent, CA!

Having short hair makes me feel: 
Fierce, sassy and fashion forward.

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I was tired of having hair like everybody else. I cut my hair short and at age of 16. In high school, all the girls had long hair. I wasn’t like the other girls. Cutting my hair short felt liberating and allowed me to express myself.

My short hair icon is:
Charlize Theron

My favorite hair product is:
L’Oreal Professionnel true grip

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
It’ll keep getting shorter. And with every cut, you feel even more sassy.

Check out Sophia on Pinterest. Also, Sophia has been my hairstylist for the last few years, so if you live between Seattle and Tacoma, visit Sophia at The Hair Lounge at 1626 S 310th St  Federal Way, WA 98003, (253) 941-3680.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Jaana

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Jaana, hailing from Los Angeles, CA!

Having short hair makes me feel: 
sassy

What made you decide to cut your hair? 
I was sick of wearing it in a ponytail every single day.

My short hair icon is:
Michelle Williams

My favorite hair product is: 
Redken Powder Grip 03

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
Do it! My thought process was that you only live once and short hair will always grow back if it doesn’t work out. No harm in trying!

Check out Jaana’s blog | Instagram

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Quincy Murphy

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Quincy Murphy, hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Having short hair makes me feel: 
like I am actually presenting myself accurately: free and adventurous.

What made you decide to cut your hair? 
It was time for change. I hadn’t seen many curly short hair cuts and upon realizing it would actually look really good, I just went for it. Call me silly, but I found a piece of my identity through cutting my hair short. Finally, my hair matched my personality.

My short hair icon is:
Tegan Quin

My favorite hair product is: 
Garnier Fructis: Surf Hair

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
Your hair will always grow back. In other words: go for it! Short hair is in and often brings out a beauty you never knew you had. If it just doesn’t work for you, you can at least check short hair off your list and let it grow back.

Check out Quincy’s blog | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Alexandra

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. First up is Alexandra from Denver, Colorado!

Having short hair makes me feel:
like a total bad a**!

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I had never been someone who was super attached to my hair style. I have dyed my hair probably a million times (and possibly just as many colors), and chopped it from long flowing locks into chin length bobs (sometimes by myself, yikes!) on several occasions. I first fell in love with the idea of a pixie cut when Natalie Portman graced the cover of Vogue in March of 2006. But didn’t have the courage to make the cut until several years later, in August of 2011, when I decided that I was ready for a drastic change. I don’t remember exactly what spurred on my desire for this change (quarter life crisis maybe?), but I can say that I don’t plan on going back to long hair any time soon (much to my husband’s dismay, I’m sure), because I love the feeling that my cropped coif invokes!

My short hair icon is:
My original cut was modeled after Ginnifer Goodwin, but I am increasingly inspired by street looks.

My favorite hair product is:
Paul Mitchell Flexible Style, Elastic Shaping Paste (this shaiza even works on my daughter’s long hair!)

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
People always comment that “short hair must be so easy to maintain”, but they don’t realize that rocking a pixie (especially my little faux hawk) is actually more work than having long hair. With a pixie you cannot just roll out of bed and go, unless you’re okay with looking like a peacock. And you have to make much more frequent trips to the salon in order for the cut to maintain its shape. If you’re considering a chop, be sure that you think long and hard about how much time you’re willing to put into maintenance.

Check out Alexandra’s blog Rhymes with Fashion

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Do Blondes or Brunettes Have More Fun?

Admittedly, I am obsessed with short hair. While it’s been a long time coming, I’m starting a weekly blog series devoted to short hair and today is its inaugural post!

Here are some darling short haircuts I’ve seen recently on Instagram!

Source: @adripaige / @thom_life / @nothingbutpixies / @hellooangie

Source: @salaciouscat / @najahliketheriver / @jennybeanz24@makingitlovely

Time for you to weigh in — do blondes or brunettes have more fun with short hair?

Calling All Short Hair Sisters: Short Hair 360*

Hey short hair sisters! Do you rock a short haircut? Want to be featured on the next edition of Short Hair Sisters? Send me a pic of your short haircut from all four angles to sarah@cablecarcouture.com by May 15, 2013. Short hair would be considered anything chin-length and shorter.

(Hint: Having trouble with the layout? You can create this type of collage in PicMonkey.com or the app PhotoGrid, among others. Worst case scenario, send me images of the four photos to be stitched together.)