The Post-Wedding Chop: Mink Edition

A dramatic post-wedding haircut is a bit of a tradition around here. I shared that I love this kind of haircut in my Secret Life of Bees post, but my post-wedding chop wasn’t as exciting as the previous cuts I’ve done for charity have been. There was a reason for this, but that’s coming.

One afternoon after we got home from our honeymoon in Jamaica, I went to see Erica Haskins at her salon, Top Knot Studio.


Photo from Top Knot Studio’s Facebook page

Aside from having a beautiful, private salon, Erica has the most charming staff. Her assistant, T. Beau, is an enthusiastic greeter and will keep you company in the chair.


Photo by Mrs. Mink

On this occasion, I only had four inches cut off. It was enough to rid me of layers that were left over from a previous cut and get rid of all those split ends that I get due to all the heat I use on my hair.


Photo by Mrs. Mink

I was surprised that many people noticed that my hair was shorter. It still seemed pretty long to me, and I am thinking that it might be time for yet another cut!

Are you one for dramatic haircuts or do you stick to trims? If you’re already married, did you schedule a post-wedding chop?


Mrs. Mink

Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. sunhat Bee
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:26 am

    I would die to have that kind of company while getting my hair done. Too cute! Your cut looks great! I couldn’t wait to chop mine off.

  2. genie Bee
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 11:39 am

    I also went for a less dramatic cut the first time. I wasn’t so ready to say goodbye to all of them, but now I’m glad it’s gone!

  3. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 11:51 am

    I looove your hair colour! I did a pre-wedding chop so I haven’t cut mine off yet. I’m tempted, but Mr. D keeps mentioning how he likes my hair long(ish… it’s not long but it’s longer than it has been in the past 3 years) so I might just get another shaping/thinning cut!

  4. mink Bee
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:53 pm

    @Mrs. Sunhat: Mr. Mink loves T. Beau, too. When he’s visiting clients in the area of the salon, he always goes by to see him. He’s almost as famous as Junior Mink around here. 🙂

    @Mrs. Genie: I *might* be ready for another cut. I’m not totally sure.

    @Mrs. Dragon: Aw, thanks! I’m still debating, but I might go for another cute. We’ll see…

  5. otter Bee
    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:03 pm

    TRIMS! I’ve been trying for years to grow mine out, so there will be no PWC for me! 🙂 Your hair is beautiful though!!

  6. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:21 pm

    You have such gorgeous hair and this cut is perfect for it!

  7. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:31 pm

    Your hair is gorgeous. do you have a secret to keeping it long and so healthy looking?

  8. Member
    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:09 pm

    Not as short as some of the other PWC’s that have appeared on the ‘Bee, but I think it looks fantastic and healthy!

  9. beanstalk Bee
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 9:11 pm

    I usually stick to trims. I like my hair long because I’m able to style it so many different ways (buns, ponytails, braids). However, the closer and closer our wedding comes, the more and more appealing the PWC seems!!! btw… your hair is so long and pretty! I always am amazed how differnt my hair looks and feels after a trim, even if it is just an inch!

  10. hyena Bee
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:19 pm

    Ahhh I wish my hair looked like that! I’m trying to grow out a pixie cut, but when I get bored I tend to do crazy things with my hair. Right now I can’t do ANYTHING with it!

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