Getting a brownie crew is a big accord to me — here’s why
I’ve never absolutely had an affecting affiliation to my hair. Aback I cut my beard abbreviate for the aboriginal time, I acquainted a faculty of abatement as the weight of it alone off me. I was altruistic my beard to Locks of Love, so I braided 10 inches of my beard and told my beard being to chop it all off. It happened appropriate afterwards my aerial academy graduation — abundant to my mom’s anguish — and I saw it as a assurance of establishing independence, but additionally as all-embracing addition ancillary of myself. I absolved out absolutely added assured and accessible to appearance anybody the change.
After that, I went through a ton of beard phases. Natural color, balayage color, abounding color, a bob, and assuredly the brownie — again. It ability not assume like a big accord to get your beard cut so abbreviate nowadays (it’s not the 1950s afterwards all) but it consistently feels like a huge accommodation for me. Not because I will absence my hair, but because it feels like a ~really~ cogent claimed and political decision. Now, in my aboriginal 20s, I’m aback to the brownie cut and I am *so* blessed about it.
Think about it: The majority of the celebs that we adulation and attending to for appearance inspiration have continued hair. They straighten, coil and dye it in all kinds of styles, but best of the red carpeting beard looks veer appear the best side. Aback all the allocution is about new styles for continued hair, chief to get a brownie cut can feel like an act of rebellion. You rarely see a abbreviate brownie on the red carpet.
As addition with a Catholic, Latina accomplishments — one that is appealing acceptable — the act feels alike added significant. I’ve been aloft with appealing accepted ethics of beauty, so acid off your beard seems like a aberrant move. Why accord up those duster that accomplish you feminine and commonly beautiful?
But alike with celebrity ethics and ancestors skepticism, every time I chop off my beard I feel so abundant added like myself. I never enjoyed spending time on my beard (it was assertive and thick) and I see the brownie cut as abundant afterpiece to my claimed style. I don’t accept to anguish about styling.
But best importantly: It makes me happy. At the end of the day, no bulk of trends or comments from others (“Why’d you cut off your admirable hair? You attending so abundant *cuter* with continued hair!”) will change my mind. Aback it comes to hair, your own angel of yourself should ultimately access your decision. You are alive up to your own hair, ambidextrous with it throughout the accomplished day, and demography selfies with it (which I absolutely do added now).
I am a close accepter that you attending the best admirable aback you feel like yourself. If that agency continued hair, again you do you! But if it agency abbreviate beard and you are abashed to accomplish the plunge, it ability feel absolutely abundant to booty the risk. Afterwards all, beard grows back.
Gina Rodriguez additionally afresh fabricated a account about acid her beard absolutely abbreviate that I loved: