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The 9 Emotional Stages of Getting a Major Haircut

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It seems like everyone is committing to the cut these days: Lauren Conrad, famous for her long, blonde locks, just chopped them in favor of an elongated bob—and Jessica Simpson also went under the scissors recently. Sometimes you need a change, but a major haircut can seriously toy with your emotions. If you decide to get more than just a little trim, you can expect do go through the following wild ride:

1. Realization
I should get a haircut. I should cut this all off. Time for a major change.

 

2. Excitement
Everyone’s going to freak out when they see me. I’m booking that appointment now.

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3. Nerves
Holy shit. I’m not sure I can do this…but I also just walked sat down in the stylist’s chair. No backing out now.

 

4. Freak Out
I DEFINITELY CAN’T DO THIS.

 

5. Excitement, Round Two
But it’s going to look so good! Hurry—chop it all off before I change my mind!

 

6. Sadness
The first cut is the deepest.

 

7. Acceptance
Okay. This is going to be all right.

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8. Intrigue
Who is that girl in the mirror? Is that me? I like this new me.

 

9. Obsession
Oh, my god. I literally cannot stop looking at myself. 

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