NEW Short Blonde Hair


As of a few day’s ago, I have short blonde hair. I have always been a blondie, but 4 years ago I decided to go dark. And, then of course, as time went on, I transitioned to a bazillian different versions of dark hair. I am not one to really ever be satisfied with my hair, the moment I get it done, I am already thinking about what I can do different the next time. I am not talking major hair changes, but subtle differences in color and texture. 

Transitioning from long hair to short blonde hair

But I was kind of getting sick of the brown long hair thing and made a pretty drastic decision – as far as hair goes – to chop it off and go back to blonde (thanks, Beyonce, for the inspiration); I now have short blonde hair. Currently, I am indifferent to this decision. Actually, I am kind of freaking out… majorly freaking out. My long hair that I spent years growing is now in the trash can. Awesome.

Changing my hair from long brown to short blonde

Here are my reasons for cutting my locks into short blonde hair:

1) I thought it would be easier as a mom with kids. That was a wrong assumption. I can’t throw it up into an easy top knot anymore.

2) My family has been pressuring me for a few years now to go back to blonde. I totally caved.

3) The ends of my hair had seen better days. It needed to be cut…just maybe not 6 inches shorter.

4) Who doesn’t want to look like queen Bey a little bit? Well, that was a fail.

5) Ombre’s are on their way out and short hair is coming in. I wanted to be with the current times.

In all reality, I know I will get use to this major hair change, but for now, every time I look in the mirror, I am questioning my decision. The good new is that hair grows… just not fast enough. 

cutting long hair to short blonde hair

Hopefully between now and a few more inches of longer hair, I will get used to this short blonde hair change and want to keep it around. For now though, I am in process of trying out product for short hair, I like the textured look, and the Oribe Apres Beach Wave Shine and Hairspray gives it to me. I am thankful for that!

Have you ever made a hair change that you questioned?



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  • BeautyJudy

    when I went from blonde to a more natural dirty blond shade, the color change was drastic to me and I was miserable. Now, two months later, it has lightened and I still miss my bright blond. So I totally understand how you feel – you’re the one who has to live with this hair style. I can tell you it looks awesome – I LOVE the second picture, you truly look fab – but it’s how you feel about it that matters. I hope you feel better about it soon!

  • Amber

    Kendra, I absolutely love it! I’m sorry you aren’t thrilled but I hope you get used to it, and maybe like it!

  • Justina

    This looks amazing on you! I love it. Wait til you wear a smoky eye and red lips and you will love the way it looks.

  • Your short blonde hair looks great! I loving changing my hair color once a year or so, but I have been light blonde for almost 1 1/2 year now and I can´t make up my mind if I want to change the color or not, because getting it blonde again will be a pain :S

  • I love the new hair!!

  • BTBAshley

    I questioned growing my own hair out. I agree ombre is going out and hopefully we’ll see the return of natural colors. I wavered on going back to my natural color but I am loving it! Born to be brunette!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Dang woman you look good!

  • It looks so good on you!

  • Ange

    I love love love love love it! It looks awesome on you! Also, as a lover of short hair, I must try out that Oribe product!!

  • I think it looks lovely on you! It’s so hard to get used to a big change. I went blonde and everyone said they loved it but when I looked in the mirror I felt like I wasn’t looking at ME. It’s like I was detached and it was the oddest feeling!

  • Gina Graf Allhands

    I. Love. It. PERIOD

  • I am so in love with this look on you. I’m sorry you are not too in to it… but know that you look gorgeous!

  • I’m planning on cutting my hair soon, too!!! Scared as hell though 😛

  • Ive questioned SOOO many haircuts.. Seems curly hair is a stylist’s nightmare. This short look is cute, but I feel ya. Maybe you can review some extensions for the days you really want long hair? I do love the blonde!

  • Love your short hair. I have even thought about chopping mine off again.

  • I think this cut looks great on you – you rock it with those high cheekbones!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Girl, I like your new hair. It’s so chic and modern!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I think it looks good! You’re right though about it kinda is more work. Mine isn’t long enough to put in a ponytail or a bun so I always have to style it. Adding texture is the thing with short hair.

  • This makes you look like a bombshell. I love the short hair on you! It brings out your features so much more. Hair change is hard to get used to, especially when it’s drastic.

  • polarbelle

    I really, reallly, really, really like it. It’s sassy and sexy. I totally love it. I went red for four years, like dark red, and I didn’t really care…whatever the hubs wanted. Every month when I said what should I do with my hair, he said go red…I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it…just didn’t care…..until the day my son’s grandma who kept pestering me to go back to blonde, when I asked her what was her problem with it, she said it aged me ten years. I went back right after. And it’s me, the red never was and it was more maintenance. Ok, I didn’t mean to write a book, but just to tell you, I love your hair. I’ve been thinking about this kind of style for myself after a friend got something similar. I’m really really tempted. I got some more layers cut in as a prelude.

  • You look AMAZING. Like, this cut and color was made for you, seriously. I cut my hair just a teeny bit less short than this in April and HATED it cause my hair is way too thick to look as good as yours does with this cut. It sucked. And I want it to grow long again faster.. but seriously, your hair is like my dream. LOVE it!