Monday Inspiration: Summer Hairstyles

Ah, spring… when a young woman’s fancy turns to chopping off her hair. Just thinking about it makes me nervous (but excited)! ;) I’ve almost always had long hair, and although I play with the idea of getting it cut shorter every summer, I inevitably chicken out. A few times I’ve been super adventures and gone as high as my collarbones (so reckless! so edgy!), but that’s about it. ;) I enjoy wearing my hair long, and it will probably always be my go-to style. Still, every spring I get that itch that maybe I should try something shorter.

Haircut Collage

This spring, as usual, I’ve been researching shorter cuts, so I thought I’d share some of the styles I’ve been perusing for inspiration. Apparently the long bob (aka “lob”) and blunt-cut hair are actually pretty popular styles this year, so I was able to find plenty of pictures of the length and shaping I’ve had in mind.

Longer bob

Here are a few shoulder-skimming cuts with long layers. I still don’t really understand how to use a blow dryer or curling iron properly (I KNOW), so I like cuts that require minimal styling. If I can scrunch it and go, or (when it’s longer) put it up in a braid or bun, that’s what I’ll do. I like that these cuts look like they require pretty minimal effort if your hair has a natural wave.

Hair cut shaping

I love how the blunt bob and long layers give hair some texture and body. Again, maintenance looks pretty minimal.

Shorter bobs

Slightly shorter bobs I’ve been eyeing… in case I feel extra adventurous. As you can maybe tell from EVERY set of pictures thus far, I have a little bit of Scarlett Johansson hair envy, haha. Every time I looked up a different variation of “long blunt bob”… there she was again. Eventually I gave up and embraced the fact that she just really pulls off this hair style. Now if only my hair was that red, right?

Longer cutsAnd here we have my safety net, in case I don’t have the courage to make the chop. ;) Or if I do, maybe some styles to transition to in the fall and winter as my hair grows out. I love the long layers and loose waves. Gorgeous.

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What about you all – do you get the itch for a shorter style as summer approaches? Do you have a favorite go-to cut, or are you thinking of trying something new? I’d love to see what styles you all love – feel free to comment with a link to your own blog with some ideas you’d like to try this summer. :)