Friday’s Face: Long Hair or Short?

Ari Wesphal short hair styles

Ah the eternal  yo yo of should you grow out your hair or cut it short.   Which side are you on because I am literally split right down the middle.

Remember the 2015 post about how I got the courage to cut my hair?  Since then I’ve resigned myself to straddling both worlds by wearing wigs to itch that scratch for long hair.   Extensions work too but this is faster.  Over the years, readers have related on here to both hair lengths.  When I did the big chop, you shared your own leap of faith stories in cutting your hair short and how it made you feel.  Don’t get me wrong, yes it’s liberating but it’s balls to the wall oh sh** scary too, but ahhh – tomboy edge finally stares you back in the mirror.   But when the long hair returns (via wigs) I’ve had those share how much they missed seeing long hair on here  (I begun WDUGT with long hair that I’ve had since a little girl).

Swinging both ways or rather, both lengths is like having your cake and eating it and frees you from the ‘I’m growing my hair out’ phase.  At the drop of a hat or rather wig, short or long hair is a style light switch.  I’ve resigned myself to the fact that neither hair length satisfies me enough to keep long term, so it’s the swingers club for now.

Question:  Unlike me, are you satisfied with your hair length?

Photo: Ari Westsphal in WSGN who cut off her long hair and looks amaze balls both ways.


  1. Mariel says:

    I like much more the way you are with the wig…than your real long hair….It might be for the colour: long with a brown touch is fantastic for you…really…!

  2. Mariel says:

    And for the question….I’m so satisfied with my haircut…Lately I found a really good hairdresser. I truly think that the real thing is in the attitude, don’t you think? 😉

  3. tina martin says:

    Hi Karen!
    I have followed your blog for years now and often get inspired by your great pictures! I am a New Yorker now living in Los Angeles and I was wondering if you would tell me where to get a wig like yours, I love everything about it and it would come in handy here as L.A. is NOT the best place for sista hair…I will be going to NY soon.

    Thanks and love ya!!!

  4. Lorena Lorena says:

    I have hair issues. Like alopecia, thinning, you name it. So just by having hair I am kinda ok.
    I know i need to cut it, but I have no particular haircut style in mind.

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