The phenomenon of breakup haircuts has received more than its fair share of publicity, with celebs sporting new dos after major splits. This paparazzi and media attention has turned the phenomenon into a rite of passage of sorts… but for good reason. Breakup haircuts have always been relevant in my life. After some variation or another of the “it’s not me, it’s you” talk, I have always had the undeniable itch to run to my hair salon… and inherently, run toward a fresh start. Thanks to plenty of failed dating ventures and relationships, my hair has fluctuated from long to short to awkward in-between.
It has also gone from brown to black to red to blue to blonde. No matter how many inches I decided to chop off or what color I decided to dye my hair during my spur-of-the-moment trip to the salon, I have always walked out with both fresh hair and a fresh perspective. Cutting or coloring my hair after a breakup is my ultimate fresh start, and my first baby step toward moving on after a painful breakup.
Here are the reasons why: