Should I Cut My Hair?

Now that’s a blog post title I never thought I’d write! For years, I have had super long hair with no intention of every cutting it. In fact, I’ve avoided even having a trim most of the time – I just seem to have this irrational fear of my hair changing!

However, when I looked back at some of the recent outfit photos taken of me, something about my hair started to bug me. It is SO, SO long now, and sometimes just feels like it hangs down in a big curtain. I’ve occasionally considered (not seriously, but fleetingly) that it might look better with some long layers, but I’m becoming more convinced by the day!

So I decided to film a video asking you guys for your advice. I would genuinely appreciate any help or tips you have to offer – I really don’t know a lot about hair in any sense, so would be brilliant to hear from you. Just for a closer look and a bit more context, here’s one of the outfit photos I was talking about.

very long blonde straight hair

My current criteria for my new hair do is basically…

  • I’d ideally love to keep most of my length, and perhaps go for some layers?
  • I need it to be a fairly managable style, as I don’t have the patience to style it properly every day!
  • It will need to suit my face shape – I think this is super important!

So thank you in advance to anyone who has any tips or advice! I can’t wait to read your comments both here and on my YouTube channel.

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Alice M
    January 27, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    I have hair just like yours, same texture, maybe a little longer, just brown instead of blonde. Last I got it cut I had layers put in and they were good for a while but they do require maintenance: my layers have gone really funny-looking because I haven’t been able to afford getting it cut often enough to maintain them, so if you don’t want to be going to the salon every two months I’d say avoid layers. I’m getting rid of mine when I next get it cut.

    I think it would look lovely if you did decide to cut it shorter, like on the left side of your thumbnail, but I can understand wanting to keep the length.

    The best thing might be to talk to a proper stylist about it, as they’ll be able to look at your face/body shape and talk you through it properly. Whatever you end up doing, I’m sure you’ll be fine, and good luck!

  2. Jasmin B
    January 27, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    Hello dear!

    First of all, I can understand all your issues about going to the hairdresser’s. I had my hair about the same length as you have it, and I never wanted to cut it off. But I had to, since mine was thinning and horribly broken. But yours isn’t! It would be a pity if you cut it down.
    I can of course understand that you’re a little insecur whether your hairstyle is interesting and everything, but since your hair is in such wonderful condition, it looks stunning even if it’s “simply falling down”.
    If you really want a little change, think the idea of layers would be nice, since you can go for a little more volume and a little more ‘action’ but I wouldn’t set the first layer to high.
    Do you have to straighten your hair? Or does it tend to waves when it’s shorter?
    Because in that case you have to think how different the different lengths would fall in the end. I have the problem that the longest parts of my hair aren’t wavy at all, and the ahortest (and most visible, obviously) tend to fall in weird waves and that can be really annyoing.
    But if you straighten your hair anyways, that should be no problem for you to fix 🙂
    I hope I could help you a little,
    once again, you have the most gorgeous hair.
    (Excuse any mistakes, please, I tried my best, but I can’t express everything I want to say in English)

  3. Rehana
    January 27, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    You are probably bored of it but honestly it looks better than ever right now. I wouldn’t cut it because I think it looks really, really beautiful! It suits you well and looks healthy.
    Also I thought these latest pics have looked the best because your hair is so nice ^-^

    It’s how you feel though! If you feel like you need to change it, then do so 🙂 maybe cut only a little for now so if you don’t like it, it won’t be too noticeable? And also it will be more gradual so it won’t be a shock.

    If you ask me though, I really think you should keep it how it is! Or perhaps have a style that makes it look shorter/ different might make you feel better?
    Hope this helps xx

  4. Maia
    January 27, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    To continue on the thoughts expressed in the previous comments – the luxury of having your hair give you LOADS of options! There are so many updos you can do with your hair, just search for hair tutorials on YouTube and you´ll find you can do lots of stuff that will change your look quite a bit – without having to cut your hair. I would certainly consider that first.

  5. Jenny Wren
    January 28, 2014 / 8:09 am

    If you’re getting a little tired of managing it, I’d just take six inches off. Boom. Don’t worry about layers- they’ll just make it look thinner at the bottom. The beauty of your hair is that it’s got a nice thickness to it.

    Anyway, that’s my two cents. But ultimately it’s your head, so you should do what makes you feel happy. It’ll always grow back! ^_^

  6. Marley
    January 28, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    I would like to see you in a long bob. You’re a little edgy and the bob should complement that style. So make it sleek, and longer in front.

    You can always grow your hair back. I would avoid layers honestly and do a slightly longer than shoulder length bob. I think I’d also have it parted in the middle.

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