Why I’ll Never Cut My Long Hair (Yes, It Has to Do With Guys)

Brittny Drye

short haircut
After I cut 13" off.
I have always had long hair, except for that one time in 4th grade when my mom chopped it all off, complete with crooked bangs, and two years ago when I cut 13" off for Locks of Love.

The most recent cut left me crying for hours and every time I looked in the mirror, I regretted it. Yes, I'm a horrible person. I didn't feel pretty or sexy, which means no one else did either. Growing it out again was the longest year of my life, romantically speaking.

Simply put, guys like girls with longer hair.

Sure there's that 1 in 100 that prefers shorter hair, but there's also 1 in 100 that has foot fetishes. And you don't get a pedicure for that percentage, right?

As Patti Stanger, the host of Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, once put it, “Men want what they want in a woman because of what they learned when they were little boys. Think about it: Who did they grow up wanting to rescue? Cinderella and Rapunzel didn’t have edgy bobs.”

Oh but what about Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, and Halle Berry, you say? They all have had super-short hair and look amazing, with men drooling at their feet. Yeah but they would look amazing without arms, too. Very few women can pull off the short hair look. Not only do you need to have strong features, but you need to have a strong enough personality to own it. A personality that says, "F--- the status quo, I'm awesome."

Cutting your hair short is as much of a mental challenge as it is physical. And, to put it bluntly, most of us don't have that kind of confidence. Is it sad that we're not willing to cut our hair because of the opposite sex and what society, for the most part, deems as "beautiful"? Absolutely. But I'm sure as hell not rushing off to the salon in support of feminism. I have no problem playing the cookie-cutter card while secretly wishing that I had the balls to rock an adorable pixie cut.

Do you feel prettier with long or short hair?


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