freshly cropped

clavicut with highlights

Chopping your hair is such a thing right now, isn’t it? I jumped on the bandwagon late last week, after I realized all those topknots and tortured ponytails weren’t a fashion statement; they were a rut. I needed a makeover.

So I waltzed in to my hair appointment Thursday afternoon and declared to my stylist that it was time to freshen things up with a good old fashioned chop, “up to here.” [Insert dramatic hand-gestures to communicate desired length, somewhere between chin and shoulders.] 

We agreed to compromise with a healthy three-inch snip. “We can always take more off later,” she reasoned. But when she finished, I asked her to lop off one more inch, which removed the last of my layers and left me with a long, one-length bob that falls to my collarbone. Hash tag: clavicut.

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39 Comments

  1. 5.18.14

    I love this- I recently cut 10 inches off my hair and now its an A-line bob with a bit of wave. Its the best thing I’ve ever done for my hair!

  2. 5.18.14

    Reblogged this on Highland Femme and commented:
    Similar experience recently! Chopping it off- 10 inches to be exact was amazing! There’s so many new things I can do with short hair…with the right products of course:)

  3. 2.17.14

    Adorable! Long hair is so overrated. It really suits you!

  4. 2.16.14

    This is way cute!! I love clavicut. You should be making money off of that somehow.

  5. 2.1.14

    The ‘crop look’ has been my go-to haircut for spring and summer. It just looks so light and clean! Btw, the style looks great on you!

  6. 1.31.14

    Ooooh I really like it. I was contemplating doing this and just today thought I’d grow it longer. Now I don’t know!

  7. 1.30.14

    I just did the same to my hair, it was always in the way and it feels so much nicer and lighter now :)
    ~hannah. http://survivinghighschoolwithhannah.wordpress.com

  8. 1.29.14
    Alexandra said:

    Very cute. I’m a hairstylist myself.. And whoever did your hair did a very nice job

  9. 1.28.14

    I want to cute my hair like this!

  10. 1.28.14
    lavbaj said:

    wow i love your new hair! i wish i could pull off short hair like that! and gurrrrllll your eyebrows are the most amazing things ive ever seen! xx
    http://lavandher.wordpress.com
    Lavender xx

  11. 1.28.14

    Your hair looks fab!! xx

    http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

  12. 1.28.14
  13. 1.27.14
    Erin E. said:

    Love your new cut! I’ve been growing mine out for the past 2 years and I plan to chop it off in April and donate it. I waver about whether I’m actually ready to do it or not, but seeing cute shoulder-length cuts really helps!

  14. 1.27.14
    rlogreen said:

    Soooo pretty- I wish I had the guts to lop off my hair! I I love the length!

  15. 1.27.14
    Camille said:

    Love the hair !

  16. 1.27.14
    Amy said:

    your hair looks great

  17. 1.27.14
    LucyBre said:

    I always get my hair cut to a bob length then decide to grow it out, until I realise that it’s not growing longer but curlier and then decide to get it cut again. I’ve been repeating this cycle for the last 3 years :|

  18. 1.27.14

    Love your new hair! Looks lovely!

    http://vogueworthyy.wordpress.com

    xoAnastacia

  19. 1.27.14

    Great length!!

  20. 1.27.14

    love the new hair! i just did the same with mine :)

  21. 1.27.14
    Lili said:

    The new cut looks really good! And I’d rather have short hair that’s looking nice and healthy, than a long, untangled mane with lots of broken ends. I have a very hard time understanding girls who grow their hair very long and then refuse to cut it because they’re so proud of their achievement. It’s not an achievement because in all honesty, it looks awful! Therefore I welcome this new trend.

  22. 1.27.14

    Looks great. I am about to do the same thing!

  23. 1.27.14
    kazz1n said:

    your hair looks lovely :) I’m waaaay over due for a hair cut and can relate to the stuck in a topknot/messy bun rut!!

  24. 1.27.14
    Holli said:

    Lovely cut! Is your hair naturally wavy? I really like the wave you’ve got!

    • 1.27.14

      It’s not! It’s naturally stick straight. I use a 1.5″ curling iron with Lush Sea Spray and lots of hair spray. I’m just getting used to a curling wand for smaller curls, but there’s definitely a learning curve ;)

  25. 1.27.14

    I love it! It looks great! I’m in a pony-rut myself… feeling inspired! Thanks for sharing.

  26. 1.27.14
    Lex said:

    looks fabulous! not just the length, i’m also lusting over the color!

  27. 1.27.14
    VitaSun said:

    LOVE it! Really suits You! And the colour is pretty too!

  28. 1.27.14

    You hair is so adorable! I love it!

  29. 1.27.14

    It is so cute :) Great decision!

  30. 1.27.14
    Anu said:

    Such an adorable haircut ..lovely!!

  31. 1.27.14
    bellegit said:

    Cute hair!

  32. 1.27.14
    divinemzm said:

    Lovely! I chopped off my mid length hair a year ago and haven’t looked back. You look great!

  33. 1.27.14

    Cute Cut! I have a hair appointment to cut off some of my ridiculously grown out locks next week. I too am in the topknot/ponytail rut and am in desperate need of a healthy looking change.

  34. 1.27.14

    Looks nice. I’m currently in Thailand and really need a haircut, but am a little afraid to go to the local hairdresser.

  35. 1.27.14

    Love your new cut! I recently chopped my hair and I would do it all over again! It makes you feel like a brand new person!
    xo Jenna
    lillyandgrant.wordpress.com