The Post-Wedding Chop, Take 2

Hive, remember when I started daydreaming about changing up my look after the wedding? I grew out my hair for over a year to have enough volume and length for an updo. Update: growing out my hurr for all those months was totally worth it, because my updo turned out fab. I loved it. So worth it! How many times in a girl’s life does she have someone waiting on her with pins and bobby pins, holding the secret knowledge to taming fly-aways and rolling the perfect curl?

Mr. Wallaby and I were wed over a month ago, though, so it was about time for me to get a haircut.

I don’t have one of those dramatic before-and-afters, where the first photo shows a person mean mugging with no makeup and flat, day-old hair, and the second photo shows the same person (or is it the same person?) 25 pounds skinnier, beaming, with professional makeup and a fresh blowout.

But for posterity’s sake, here’s a “before” photo:


Bwahaha, I did manage to find a no-makeup, eyes-half-closed photo, from a brunch with Mama Wallaby. / Personal photo

And here’s my new Hot Married Woman look:


Personal photo

I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about it. I’m happy for change, but I’m not sure if I should’ve gone with casually-side-swept bangs instead of a full-on fringe. I still love the idea of going brunette, so maybe that would complete the look.

Alas, the things you worry about when you no longer have a wedding to plan. 😉

Are you planning on going under the scissors for a post-wedding chop, or are you keeping your same look after you get married? Any bees out there love or hate their new haircut?


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
Early Days of DIY
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  1. Member
    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:00 am

    Love it. Change is good!

  2. doily Member
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:14 am

    I chopped about 10 inches off of my hair when I cut mine post wedding, and to be honest I was kind of sad. I am usually one of those people who always have short hair, but I grew it out for the wedding. Now I kinda wish I wouldn’t have been so quick to cut it and would have done something fun with it like layers or something. I really like the bangs on you, they are cute!

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    hma812 368 posts, Helper bee @ 11:31 am

    Love the bangs!! They look great!

  4. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:36 am

    Oooh I love it! In a couple of weeks, they’ll be long enough that you can part them to the side, so you can try out that look as well.

  5. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 11:52 am

    i love the bangs!

  6. mssquirrel Member
    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 11:57 am

    Love. You can really pull them off!!!

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    daniTS 74 posts, Worker bee @ 11:59 am

    Looks great! And Wow, you look like Parker from my current fave show–Leverage. Super cute :)

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:22 pm

    Love the change! I cut off a lot of my hair and I go back and forth between loving it and regretting it, but at least it will grow out if that’s what you want.

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:04 pm

    You look so pretty! Definitely rocking the bangs Wallaby!

  10. Member
    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 2:53 pm

    It looks good on you! I don’t think I could pull off the full bang. I haven’t been brave enough to try!

  11. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:32 pm

    I love the bangs on you. you look so chic.

  12. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:36 pm

    I like the bangs look on you, very pretty.

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:56 pm

    the bangs look great! I feel the same way though, sometimes its such a jarring change you’re not sure if it looks good or not simply because its such a new look!

  14. bat Member
    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 7:21 pm

    You are bangin’ Miss Sword! 😉 I think you look great!!

  15. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:10 am

    You guys are just too nice. Mr. W’s reaction was a little confused (poor guy, he only ever sees me with ponytails, sock buns, and straightened hair) so it’s so nice to get some positive feedback!
    @Mrs. Doily: Aw you can always grow your hair back out!
    @Mrs. Treasure: So true!!
    @Mrs. Pony: That’s how I always feel when I make a dramatic change. There are good days and bad days.
    @ChicagoDreamer: Try it! So much fun to do something different!
    @ecjohnson: Exactly.
    @Miss Bat: Hahaha that’s Mr. W’s favorite new thing to say: You look bangin’!

  16. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 10:44 pm

    I wanted to get a perm at my trusted hairdresser in Germany, but due to a sad mix-up with my appointment last week they only had time to do a normal haircut. Nothing drastic, just some maintenance. :(

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    BabyBlueEyes 235 posts, Helper bee @ 12:11 pm

    I just got a new “married-person” haircut yesterday! And I’m still trying to decide if I like it. In an attempt to grow my hair out into a ridiculously-long-only-appropriate-for-a-wedding-waterfall my last haircut was 6 months ago, and before that it was a year and a half! So as you can imagine, my hair was pretty crazy and unhealthy (but long!!!!). So I got at least 5 or 6 inches cut, and a lot of new layers and new bangs. I do like how easy it is to fix now and how light it feels…but I do miss my long hair. I’m getting used to it though, and definitely makes me feel like a wife instead of a fiance!!!

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