January 09, 2013

The Badassery of Boy Cut


It's a little late but I would like to greet each and everyone of you a Happy 2013. May you accumulate riches, fulfill your dreams, reach your target weight and get adopted by cats this year. Cats are awesome.

Now that the holiday greeting is out of the way, can I bombard you with my photos? It's my favorite hobby, second only to camwhoring.



Short hair is badass.

I've been called "brave" on more than a few occasions because of my drastic haircut. My black soul is reveling in the fact that people think it was bravery but the truth is, courage had nothing to do with it. I'm simply as nutty as a fruitcake when bored, nothing more. Also, the fact that my hair grows vampirically fast makes it so easy for me to cut it all off every couple of years or so. Which reminds me... I trimmed at least an inch off my hair the other night because my fringe was already past my eyebrows and I had a mullet (after only 2 weeks). I did it myself using an eyebrow trimmer because... why the hell not? Fortunately, my husband still adores me. I believe he will still find me cute and cuddly even if I shave my head and sprout tentacles on my face. That, my dearies, is called shackles of marriage love.

Here are the reasons why I love rocking a boy cut (No. Penis envy is not one of them. Sorry to disappoint you):


1. You get to save a lot of money. You use very little shampoo, conditioner, and other hair care/styling products. In fact, you don't even need to buy yours anymore. Just borrow your husband's/boyfriend's/brother's. They won't notice. 

2. You have an excuse to wear gigantic earrings without looking like a bar girl. You can have live birds for earrings and people will think you're being artistic. That's how badass short hair is.



Even fruits will look good on you because you're badass. 



3. You can be totally girly without upsetting the wannabe-feminists. You know those pompous hypocrites who believe they are superior to girly girls in every way just because, unlike girly girls, they didn't embrace frills, skirts and heels? Yup. They're the hags ones I'm talking about. But since you cut your hair short, they will think you're one of them. They will misinterpret your hairstyle as celebrating sexuality without having to conform to the society's idea of beauty and femininity. Boy, I wish I were that deep!

4.  You can wear artsy hats and cute headbands without looking like you're trying too hard. People are generally judgmental but for some reasons, they're lenient with short-haired women. You can go over the top without being seen as pathetic or loony.



5. You can wear low necklines without men ogling your chest because they probably think you're a cross-dressing plump boy with manboobs. Most primeval apes men prefer longer hair on women and since you cut yours, your built-in pervert magnet has been substantially dulled (unless you're Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, Audrey Hepburn or a normal person blessed with good genes --- I'm none of the above, FML!). If you're the type of woman who doesn't appreciate being objectified, then short hair is perfect for you.



6. People will think you are smart. I have no fucking idea why. I'm always always ALWAYS mistaken for a bimbo (until I introduce them to my good ol' ancient-civilizations-medieval-torture-methods-evolutionary-biology-obsessed pretentious self --- which I rarely do because I don't really give a flying fuck about what others think of me) when my hair is long. Humans are weird.

I don't have a smart-looking picture, so let me show you my shaved armpit. 




7. Your gal/gay friends wouldn't shut up about how cute you look... because they're the only ones who can appreciate your haircut and because they're your friends and they probably owe you money so they feel obligated to say something nice.



8. It's very low maintenance. You know why? Because everyday is a bad hair day. It's such a bitch to style that you will eventually get depressed,  buy a box full of expensive lace wigs, get broke, give up, wear it as is, and grow it out. Be prepared to hear comments like: 

"Your hair looks so unkempt and messy."

"Your hair looks greasy." (from all the hair gel you put)

"Is your hair unevenly cut?" 

Fret not!  Even if your short hair makes you look like a pom pom or a very hairy coconut, you can always claim that it's styled that way. 


87 comments:

  1. OMG! Natawa ako sa bird earrings!!! Bagay sayo the short 'do!

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    1. Haha. Same here. At ang haba ng bird huh at gumagalaw pa talaga. Kaloka! :)

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    2. Thank you Kookie, Mrs. K. Yay to birdie earrings. :D

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  2. hamaygasss! I really enjoy reading your posts. Number 3 pa lang di ko na napigilang tumawa! :P Love love love your new hair! ^____^ You always look sexy and classy!

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  3. Finally a new post! Happy new year and your blog is a pleasure to read as always :) So looking forward to a picture-filled 2013!

    Oh, and yes, I attached my job to my name. Shameless self-promotion, I know :)

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    1. Thank you, dear. :)

      Oh, a lot of us do self promotion. Nothing wrong with it. :)

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  4. oh i love your new look! and i agree with no. 6 hahahaa i dont know why either but i always think girls with short hair are geniuses!

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    1. Thank you. I knew it. I enjoy being mistaken for a genius. :D

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  5. I like your style! Your wicked sense of humor and GIFs are awesome. :D Have a great day!

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  6. Oh love, I hate praising girls all the time but I'll say it again, I love love love your short hair (adored your hair before too)!

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  7. I did have this cut once and that was like eons ago. I was in first year high school and most people thought it looked good on me. Maybe I do need bravery or extreme boredom to have my hair cut this short now, lol.

    I do agree with the points you set, especially with the low maintenance part. Having a long hair is a pain sometimes, what's with all the expenses you have to spend for hair products and treatment.

    I think I've recovered with the shock of seeing you with short hair 'cause in all honesty, you are actually rocking it!

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    1. Thank you. :) I'm sure you'll look good in a short 'do. But growing it out is such a pain in the ass. :(

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  8. I've always thought that girls have this cardinal rule to keep their hair long. It's also attractive to see girls with long hair. But yours is an exception. It's really cute. It's really nice. Dons you perfectly. You can let flamingos hang on to your ear lobes and flaunt them shamelessly now that you have that haircut. hahaha!

    Are you really in your 30's?! No way! You're technically a woman. But I'd rather call you a girl. But then you are a girl. hehehe...

    Watch out for those men-hating feminists! hahahaha!

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    1. Thank you. I'm technically a sugarmommy material. :D But I don't act it. Maturity can be boring.

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  9. It really looks good on you. :) More headbands!!!


    http://www.dekaphobe.com/

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    1. Thanks. :) Yup. I just bought a few more.

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  10. I love your headband in the first three photos. My hair is now super short *think Emma Watson's pixie 'do ; p I will try headband soon. Sana bagay sa akin lol

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. Ay na-try ko na rin yan may ribbon ribbon effect din. Sa F21 ko nabili haha. :)

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    2. Thanks. I got the first headband from Bugis village in Singapore. :)

      I also bought a lot from F21 and Claire's.

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  11. I can't manage short hair due to my hair texture. XD

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    1. Your hair is pretty as is. :) My hair texture is a disaster too, but nothing unmanageable by gels and spray.

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  12. your hair is badass! Love it! Happy new year!:)

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  13. So loving this post (because I can relate on all points) and your haircut, too. You're rocking it, woman! :)

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  14. You look great! :)

    I had my hair cut again last Sunday and I felt a little upset because I thought it was too short, much shorter than the pixie cut I am accustomed to. I was like, "I wanted to look like Anne Hathaway! But now I look like Peter Pan!!!" I thought I looked like a boy, so I've been wearing extra-girly clothes and heels to the office the whole week. I've come to enjoy it though. High five! :)

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    1. You look so darn cute with your new hair!

      I find myself wearing extra girly clothes as well. Just taking advantage of it. People wouldn't really cringe even if I were garbed head to toe in pastels.

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  15. oh my gash! 30 ka na?! I swear you look younger! lalo na sa pixie cut mo haaaaay im 28 but i look like 30+ its unfair! haha

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    1. You don't look 30+ at all.

      I'm just childish. I guess it helps. :)

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  16. wow you are so pretty in short hair,

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  17. Hooray for low maintenance hair! So true, short hair rocks! =)

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    1. I get to save quite a lot of money too. :D

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  18. Hahahaha! I really went ROFL with the bird earrings! XD

    Happy 2013! =)

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  19. the short hair looks really good on you and i can't help not look at your beautiful body :)

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  20. If only short hair suits me, I'll wear my hair that way. Unfortunately, I look so unappealing with short hair.

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    1. I think you'll look just fine with short hair. :)

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  21. The GIFs are brilliant! I'm moved by their wit! (ok that was me trying a pun but I think I failed! LOL) I had the same haircut when I was in grade 4 because my hair started to mutate then from stick straight to absurdly curly and my mom thought that was the only way I can tame it in the hopes that it will grow back straight again! hahaha Didn't work. My hair's still kinky but I do rebonding treatments now to keep it straight. Anyway, I digress. I meant to say that you have beautiful hair no matter the length. I loved your long wild locks but I also love your adorably short tresses. :D Oh, and I can really relate to the points you mentioned above even though I don't have short hair now especially the one about men thinking you're dumb just coz you have long hair. :D

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    1. You're too cute. :) People are really judgemental and predictable... but kiber. :) I used to have my hair straightened din but it got too tiresome. I'd love to see your natural hair. I'm sure you'll look gorgeous with curly hair.

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  22. You just made my day sis Lizzie! :D This post is full of awesomeness! First off, let me tell you that whatever hairstyle will probably suit you. I've always been a fan of your Meredith from Brave hairstyle, but this boy cut is as bad-ass! ;) And second, I feel the opposite for #5. I think short-haired girls are more prone to chest-oggling men >.< I don't know if it's just me, but I find that short-haired girls come off more as sexy :3

    Anyway, happy new year!!! *pukes rainbows for ya*

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    1. Yay to rainbow vomit.

      No one ever looks at my boobs anymore. :p

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  23. I HATE YOU. LAHAT NA LANG YATA NG HAIRSTYLES BAGAY SA IYO.

    Hehe. Ume-effort ka talaga sa pag-edit ha! Love the gigantic earrings animation (?) sana may T-rex kang sinama. :p

    love,
    IYA

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    1. Ay, wala kasi akong stock photo ng Trex, pero I'll keep that in mind for next time. :)

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  24. Very badass indeed :) Love your photos

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  25. I look like a chowchow with my hair like that. You just look pixieish ... darn, so pretty!

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    1. Chow chow? No, you don't! Not at all.

      Anyhoo, thanks. I look less pixie-ish and more lollipop-ish now. :(

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  26. Totally badass! You rock that hairdo, really. Let nobody tell you otherwise. I think even with a shaved head, you'd still look gorgeous. So are you up for it? Shaving all that hair off? ;)

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    1. Thank you. I've always wanted a buzz cut but my husband would probably faint.

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  27. You're awesomely badass Lizzie! ^◡^
    I know that you know you don't look like you're in your 30's - you
    have a pretty teenage face! Darn! I envy you!
    Love the fun GIFs too! ^◡^

    Fashionmoto

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  28. I still feel that this is so brave of yours and I just wish you wrote a couple more paragraphs because I am so entertained by the way you write your posts! I think you'll be a great book author. I promise!

    And I agree with everything you said and how I wish I can cut my hair as short like yours. With this round face I'd really look like a walking siopao :))

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  29. How can you rock such a look? IKAW NA, SIS! ♥ I can NEVER pull this off :'( I once had pero mukha akong lalaki na ewan! You, however, look like such a babe paren! Hotter, if possible! And I love the 'perks' that come with it!!

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  30. Short hair complements you, may kamukha kang artista, same haircut with you.

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  31. waaa so gorgeous. I seriously admire women who are fearless enough to cut their hair short. It suits you. :)

    I'm jealous. I wanted to have a short cut hair but I'm naturally curly so it would be a mess.

    Thanks for dropping by at my blog sis.

    Leah @ curiousweekends

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  32. Good points. People do think that shorter-haired women are generally smarter. Huh. That made me rethink growing my hair long. It took the whole 2012 to gain this much length (I'm completely envious of your vampiric hair genes).

    Why tolerate split ends and looking like grown-up Simba or Tarzan on a daily basis? Simple. My long hair is just better at hiding my chins (yes, multiple).

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter: @BelatedBloomer


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  33. kulit ng gif :-) mas makulit ang article.

    happy new year!

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  34. love your creative, witty brain and fabulous photos. i'm sooo getting a headband...:-)

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  37. i love the short hair. so fabulous. ;-)



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  38. Oooohhhhh noooo!!! Not coz it does not look good coz you seem to be one of the lucky few to look fantastic in short do's...sayang lang yung gorgeous curls mo... <3

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  39. Yep. Officially love your blog. I'm a follower.
    Haha, laughed my way through! But they are actually pretty legitimate pros for short hair! ^^
    You really do look badass with short hair - too bad my face is too round for it - it would look completely awkward on me. ._.

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  40. i really do love your short hair.
    it's something i'd like to do myself,
    but i'm not sure i have the right head
    shape for it, haha.

    lucky your hair grows so fast!
    you can change it as often as
    you change your mind.

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  41. Where do you get your tops?! I am about the same size and I cont find anything like those!

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    1. Hi. The tops I'm wearing here are from F21 and Room 707 (Singapore).

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  42. Reading this makes me wanna cut my hair short.

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  43. x) you sound like me. I have a boy cut which originally came from my boredom and an available pair of scissors. Best thing I ever did. xoxo

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  44. I love your hair!! Do you cut it yourself go get it done somewhere. If you get it done what did you tell the stylist to get them to cut it like that???

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    1. Thank you. I had it cut. I just told the stylist to "cut it all off". She did. :)

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  45. krislene cabahugJune 18, 2013 5:19 pm

    Relate na relate na naman akech cuz I was never a fan of long hair.. I always have my haircut every 3-4 months.. And true you get to save on shampoos, conditioners etc and you can even go on with out using any of those.. haha

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  46. i was also checking the thread in GT then I came across your blog...ganda sis, so entertaining...I love your hair....How long is it na ngayon? I've had the same short hair back in college and after many years of growing it, ayun, new year din, i was bored and had it chopped. like you, the hairstylist was seriously giving me second opinion not to cut it. But i was stern and said I want a short hair. ngayon, i'm growing it again. Are you gonna grow yours long ulit? :)

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  47. i was browsing through your old posts and i found this! reading it made my day haha!and they are right you still look pretty even with that haircut :)

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  48. I think i only need three words to compliment this website... I Am Speechless!! :P

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