I decided I wanted a hair change, but didn't want to lose any of the length I've been working on. So I decided to make a change from sparse, long, side-swept bangs to shorter, blunt-cut ones.
I brought this photo of Reese Witherspoon (who is always cute, no matter what hairstyle she's sporting) with me to my hair appointment:
I'm really happy with how it turned out! I have a few more layers, but overall kept my length. The bangs were a touch difficult to tame with the flat iron at first, but my sister Anna (in the purple/pink dress above) gave me a good tip: flat iron in sections (from front to back) to keep them from being too stick straight or blunt. I will have to get used to styling my hair more often (I often air dry my wavy/curly hair – but that doesn't look so great with these shorter bangs).
I go to Verrilli Hair Studio* (Mary) by Perimeter Mall in Atlanta:
1151 Hammond Drive NE , Suite 200, Studio 126
Dunwoody, GA 30346
*Verrilli Hair Studio gives me a discount on my cut/color because I've referred business their way. Note: I recommend Mary to my friends because she does a great job and is affordable and customer-service-oriented, not because she gives me a discount. Read positive reviews about Verrilli Hair Studio here.