Why I Cut My Hair

Why I Cut My Hair: @mimi.greenlee

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Mimi before her big chop.

Mimi before her big chop.

I have always admired women who had the courage to cut their hair in such a brave and non-conforming way. A woman with a closely shaved head exudes confidence and regal-ness. Initially, although I felt that way, I did not have the courage to cut my own hair because I was not only afraid of what people would think, but I was also afraid of it not being perceived as professional —  as I worked as an executive in the corporate world.
One day, I simply had enough of being afraid, so I bought a pair of clippers and shaved my head before I could talk myself out of it. The moment I did so, I immediately felt FREE. It was the most liberating experience. No more wigs, no more weaves, no more glue, and no more inauthenticity. I no longer felt like a fraud. I felt like the true me. My husband loved it, and I found that my corporate colleagues accepted me just the way I am.
Mimi rocking her fabulous caesar cut!

Mimi rocking her fabulous caesar cut!

Cutting my hair is a decision that I will never regret. I will never go back! I have enjoyed walking in my glory, and have embraced the new found confidence. It has changed the trajectory of my life in a phenomenal way. My confidence now resides in every aspect of my life and business. After retiring from my career as director of community outreach for a social enterprise, I launched a magazine this past spring.
In the past six months, it has achieved a powerful digital circulation and readership, with a steadily growing audience.  I have had the pleasure of interviewing and featuring amazing female leaders such as: Zainab Salbi of Women for Women Intl. and Arianna Huffington of Thrive Global/Huffington Post–and global brands such as: Toms, Warby Parker, The Giving Keys and The THX Co. to name a few. I now have the fortune and privilege to consult with community leaders, non-profits, and various social enterprises around the globe.

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