Why I Cut My Hair

Why I Cut My Hair – Dana Gordon

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It wasn’t until my junior year of college that I actually started to develop some sort of a fashion sense. Even though my outfit choices were questionable at times, one thing I was always confident in was my hair styles. I experimented with different colors as soon as my parents allowed me to, but cutting it never crossed my mind. However, along with my sense of fashion came a sense of self.

I have always admired women who could pull off short haircuts because it conveys so much confidence, but I never considered myself a part of that group. I was forced to step out of my comfort zone when I changed my major halfway through college. Communication Studies with a minor in Public Relations meant a lot of public speaking. Growing up more on the shy side, this really helped me create a voice for myself.

I am now a year out of college and have had my hair cut short since March of 2017. I cut it once I felt completely comfortable in my own skin and it’s been such a fun journey. I am still experimenting with colors just like before (currently enjoying the blonde life). The combination of my less questionable outfit choices and newfound sense of self gave me the courage to do the big chop. Cutting my hair was an important step in the transition from who I was before to who I am supposed to be.  I cut my hair because I realized that I am in fact a woman that not only conveys confidence, but possesses and exudes it as well. 

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