Friday, February 28

my new haircut


I finally did it! I chopped my hair a few weeks ago when I was in New York at the John Barrett Salon. Some of you might have already seen my new 'do on Instagram (my handle is marlienrentmeester), but if you haven't, here it is! In its last-Sunday-afternoon, no-blow-dry, no-product glory. Yes, I love it, and it's exactly what I asked for. Which was, to be specific, a haircut like Beyonce, but more real-girl-on-the-go than major-pop-star. Since John Barrett actually cuts Beyonce's hair, I was in the right hands, and he gave me a cut that I've always wanted but have never had: one that goes out of the shower straight to wherever I'm going without much, if any, primping (yes, my minimalist ways rearing its ugly head again!). In other words, the miracle cut! While I love the length, it's taken a bit of getting used to. For example, it feels weird to have the back of my neck not covered by hair. Even my children have had to adapt. When I first came home, my five-year-old son told me I looked funny and that I needed to get my old hair back immediately. My oldest childhood friend said I looked like Lady Edith from Downton Abbey... "but in a good way." (Is there a good way??) My husband grew a kooky mustache in retaliation. Nonetheless, I adore it. With less hair, showers seem to be shorter and drying takes so much less time. I also look different, which is kind of fun. And I am enjoying how I can choose between wearing my hair up or down with various outfits (you know how much I appreciate options!). Let's just see how long I will go without reverting back to always pulling my hair up and back!

Photo: Coliena Rentmeester

25 comments:

Lauren Fraley said...

Kudos to you! It looks fantastic! PS DYINNGGG for the source on your bracelet and blouse!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

Thank you, Lauren! My blouse is vintage and borrowed from my sis, who picked it up in Buenos Aires a few years ago. And my bracelet is from Perrin Paris.

Mary L. said...

It looks fantastic! It looks fresh and easy, yet polished...which in my book equals a pretty perfect haircut! BTW...I recently cut 6 inches off and had to get used to feeling a breeze on my neck too! But the time I save in the a.m. is SO worth it! =)

Grisgawa said...

You look fabulous as always, Marlien-- love the look! And don't let your family's reactions to your new hair discourage you from keeping it that length-- my oldest got very upset the first time I got a substantial haircut and said to me in a teary voice,"you don't look like Mommy anymore!"...but like most things, she got over it, and I continued to love the ease of my new length ;-)

Alexandra said...

Love the hair, and that bracelet is to die for... do you know if it's still available for purchase anywhere?

Angie said...

Love the haircut! Beautiful :)

JenniferS said...

Absolutely adore the haircut. Looks fresh, chic and fantastic--perfect for you!

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Love it! You look very chic and classic. It's very retro, but not high-maintenance. I like the no blow-dryer. Personally hate taking time doing my hair. Wonder if I could wear this... Very pretty!!

Nancy said...

Longtime fan, never comment, but had to compliment your fresh update! Very modern and chic.

Anonymous said...

Loving it! Nothing wrong with your old look either but we all need some change!

Mary Maher said...

I love it. I also have cut my hair and still go back to pulling it back during work. Old habits are hard to break. The great thing is that it grows back!

TK said...

Gorgeous!!

Amanda said...

Of course you look fantastic.

I'm wondering if you'd share how you styled the shirt? I have something similar and have been unsure how to pull it together. You wearing this was my sign from the style gods.

Anonymous said...

It is so liberating to cut off inches of hair and let YOU shine through, not the hair - in a society where long hair for the most part is celebrated, I feel most liberated when my hair is shorter...well done. By the way - I am a huge fan of donating hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths - hair that is donated is made into real-hair wigs for women fighting cancer.

laura said...

totally inspired, long hair for the past 20 years, it may be my time too ...

Marlien Rentmeester said...

Hi Amanda,
I wore the vintage blouse with a pair of faded black Topshop jeans and kitten heels. Easy...

Laura said...

Cute cut, good for Spring. Not even close to Lady Edith, however, Laura Carmichael is quite attractive when not in that character.

Azra said...

You look great. That hair style looks fantastic on you, so chic! I have been having same temptation for a while now, and you inspire me… but I think I will wait a bit.

scout.send.receive. said...

Love your new haircut!

kristin said...

Your hair looks so pretty!

I was wondering who your cool bracelet was by..? thanks! :)

Kristin

HELEN WALACE said...

love, love, love! fresh + modern. i too am trying to decide whether to chop my long locks…which are ALWAYS pulled up and back. you may have just given me the push i needed.
helen wallace
STYLE HAWK
http://www.style-hawk.com/blog/

Quinn said...

darling. Love it! I, too, chopped mine and feel so much more fresh and current.

Anonymous said...

Would that Lady Edith comment have been from JK? Lol. It certainly sounds like her. :) Love your haircut and your blog. You inspire me to try and be a little braver with my fashion choices here in upstate NY.

Dawn Lucy said...

Cute do!

Diana Pimentel said...

You look great Marlien!

XO

Diana P
http://fashionafter30s.blogspot.pt/