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I have had pretty much the same haircut (with slight variations) since I was 3 years old. Maybe longer, even, but this example from 1978 is the earliest I can find. Every now and then I try something different, but it always comes back to blunt bangs, cut short enough that the expanse of skin above my brows is roughly equivalent to size of my eyelids. I noticed the consistency of that proportion a few years ago, and I do my best to maintain it.

When my bangs get too long, I get crabby. Trims usually happen past midnight, in a fit of frustration and inability to wait for an appointment with a professional. That’s where I was last night, after watching Project Runway sandwiched by DNC speeches by Bill Clinton and Joe Biden.

Now I feel like me again.

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16 Comments

  • Reply April in CT August 28, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I feel your frustration. I cut off about 4.5 inches of my hair yesterday because I just couldn’t take it any more! Now I’m wondering why I waited so long to do it and thankful it wasn’t a disaster. Thankfully curly hair is quite forgiving when doing a home haircut.

    I love your hair! And that 1978 picture is just too cute. 🙂

  • Reply lesley August 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

    aww, wittle Anna! punk Anna!

    I always WANT bangs, TRY bangs, then think ARRRGGHHHH why did I do that (b/c I look like I’m 12 w/them)… then go back to one-length-ish after a year of growing them out. Then I start looking at pictures of Meg White and thinking, hmmmm…. BANGS…

    it’s the circle of bangs!

  • Reply sandra August 28, 2008 at 9:56 am

    you look perfect! and you make me miss my dark hair 😉

  • Reply Janelle August 28, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I love your hair. (It would never work for me though.)

    My hair has changed so much from my long hair, straight bangs when I was a kid (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jutheim/2468103554/) to now (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jutheim/2789717702) although styled differently these days.

  • Reply Orange Pattern August 28, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I also dig your hair. And I actually like the bangs a bit long. I just chopped my hair from a bob like yours to more of a pixie cut.

    Remember those dolls that had hair that grew when you pumped their arm???

  • Reply rebeccab August 28, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Cute shirt! Can I inquire about that? (btw, I long for straight hair so I can have groovy bangs, but alas…)

  • Reply Cupcakes and Cashmere August 28, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    this is so funny! my hairstylist often comments on how i’ve sported the same long hair for about 20 years. sad!

  • Reply Sally August 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I am in support of your classic cut. When it works, it works, you know?

  • Reply Anna at D16 August 28, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Rebecca, which shirt? I don’t have the one on the left anymore, but I could probably ask my mother where she got it. 😉 The one on the right is from Forever21. (Of course.)

  • Reply Adam August 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Love it! I miss coloring our hair together. I have an appointment tomorrow to get my roots done (it’s been 10 weeks and my grey seems to have doubled) and possibly getting a slight trim, although lately I never seem to want to cut it. My hair is longer than it has ever been, but it is so easy to deal with! I actually don’t know how long it will get, I never intended it to get as long as it now!

  • Reply karly August 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve been rocking bangs for the last 4 months, I showed my husband pics of me as a kid and he just pointed out that I’ve reverted to my childhood haircut. Oh well, I guess somethings just always work. I LOVE MY BANGS & yours are pretty dang cute too!

  • Reply momo August 28, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Cutest kid everrrrr, Anna! And a beautiful laaady! When you are onto a good thing, stick with it.

    I, too, like to rock the she-bangs (except we call them fringes in Australia) and have decided that generally I look better with my face framed. The only thing is the constant growing! I also get crabby when mine are too long (like now) and every time I get my hair done my stylist says “You do know you can come in for a free fringe trim, don’t you?” But still I’m too lazy. I no longer cut as I am not steady of hand and have ended up with some serious Flock of Seagulls-like asymmetrical disasters over the years.

  • Reply Dan August 28, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Anna-
    I know this has nothing to do with the post, but I just bought a coffee table at the thrift store. I loved it when I saw it, and it just occurred to me that it looks familiar because it has EXACTLY that same lines and shape of your coffee table. BUT, it’s not as nice… it’s much darker, and the top is a sort of ugly wood laminate. Do you think I should paint it? Just think of it as… if you were thinking of painting your table, what would you do? Carefully paint the top white and keep the legs and edges of the top wood? Paint the whole thing white? Grey? black? I might just keep the wood, but I wish it was more attractive. Yeah, like yours.

  • Reply Dan August 28, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    PS- LOVE the new Obama thing in your sidebar. I’m glued to my tv right now (don’t worry, I’m a good multi-tasker).

  • Reply suzanne August 28, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    there must be some correlation between the gothic lolita look and danish modern.. my photo album is eerily similar!
    or maybe we both just have remarkable taste 😉

    i don’t know if i ever properly said hello or just got excited and jumped right into the comments.. so let me back up and say hello. i think i wandered over from apartment therapy.

  • Reply read me... August 29, 2008 at 11:56 am

    You in 1978: Cutest kid ever!!

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