Here would be a sensible juncture at which to provide you with a picture of said new 'do, but I haven't taken any photos of it yet and I'm not going to whip out my camera now because my make-up has worn off and I have a big pimple on my jaw that you can do without seeing.
And here's how the new 'do looks on someone else's head.
Not hugely different - even shorter and sticky-uppy in front rather than the back - but I have strayed further into boy hair territory (hers actually looks a bit softer and girlier than mine). When I first got my hair cut short, I was concerned people - well, single guys, mainly - would assume I like girls because of the combination of short, spiky hair and my preference for T-shirts, jeans and sneakers, but obviously I'm over that now. It feels good not to care what people think.
I went to a party with my new hair last night and came home with a guy's number in my phone, so maybe I never needed to worry (but in the interests of full disclosure, I should add there was some cleavage on show).
Good things about short hair
* It can be lower maintenance (depending on style). This morning I towel dried my hair, and voila! Pretty much good to go. Ace! I might get a few extra minutes of sleep.
* The wind can't blow it in your face.
* It doesn't hang in your face and tickle and annoy you (or *coughs* anyone else's face).
* You can't get trapped when you try to roll over in bed but find you are lying on your hair.
* It's less prone to fluff and frizz and fly-aways.
* You never get split ends.
* It doesn't stick to your lipgloss.
* It doesn't need to be tied back at the gym/doesn't leave sweaty hair streaks on your glasses.
* It dries super quickly.
* It's cooler in summer
* It's cheaper to get it coloured.
* There seems to be an instant bond with other short haired women (or that could be my imagination)
* It's nice not looking like everyone else (obviously not an advantage if you like to blend in).
* There's less hair collecting in the corners of your bathroom and sticking to your carpet.
Of course there are some downsides, but I don't do downsides here at Gleeful.