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
DIY Pocketfolds
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  1. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:32 pm

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

  2. 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!

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    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 7:21 pm

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

  5. 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’!

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    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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