The reason? I got it cut back in November. And then trimmed it in December. It was a fun jaunt into punky asymetry (seen here, kind of), but now I'm growing it out again. It's still asymmetrical, but because I usually wear it curly, it's harder to tell.
I know I look/feel better when my hair is short (from a pixie to chin-length), but the trurth is, I am SO CURIOUS about what I'd look/feel like with longer hair. I cut my hair into a pixie right before high school started, and the longest it has been since then is about shoulder length, which didn't last long because I got impatient. Another reason I want to grow it out (for real this time) is because I really want to accomplish a goal! I've done this a couple times before and always end up cutting it. I know it will be frustrating, but I bet it will feel good to actually reach my goal length (which is pretty long). And how am supposed to know if I like it if I never make it to the length I (think I) want? Two more reasons: 1) As women get older, they tend to cut their hair. Why not do the reverse? I have a lot of silver hairs coming in that I really love, and I can better embrace them with longer locks. 2) I'm obviously totally into accessorizing, and I think different hairstyles will be yet another way to change up my look from day to day. Not to mention the fact that a log of hair accessories are better used on longer hair (like headbands, fascinators, etc.).
Some looks I'd love to try when my hair is long:
[image from hairthursday.com --highly recommended hair source]
[oops, lost the original source-- found it through google image search]
[image from hairthursday.com]