New Do Got Me Feeling Brand New

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should be because I'm obsessed and break all the IG "rules") then you have already seen my new "DO". And I must say ya'll I love it! I have been saying for the past couple months that I wanted to chop a good chunk of my hair off but I honestly never thought I'd go through with it. The last time I cut my hair was almost five years ago when I first wen't natural and after having it cut up to my ears then I promised that I would never do more than get a trim.before For the past few years I have been wearing my hair the EXACT SAME WAY. Either curly and wild all over or bone straight (after a blow out). I was bored with it and noticed that because I was so bored I stopped caring about it. 9 times out of 10 if you seen me in the past two months I've been walking around with a large "poof" on the top of my head because I didn't feel the need to put forth effort.(feel free to judge, I've changed) And I know for a fact whenever I truly get bored with something I know its time for a change. And the last thing I wanted was for my hair to start falling out because of the permanent pony-tail I kept in it. =/during

I spent hours stalking Pinterest and Instagram looking for ideas and FINALLY came up with a style I loved. The weeks leading up to the cut I was nervous as crap because I knew how much I would have to take off but once I sat in that chair I was completely at peace with my decision.after

I LOVE IT! Not only is it exactly what I wanted but I think that it finally makes me look like a 25 year old. I don't know what it is about a new hair style but I have been feeling myself for the past few days, like I'm a whole new woman and I'm actually thinking about keeping it this length instead of letting it grow back out. Thank you so much to my friend Deja for hooking me up! She is the only person I will ever trust putting scissors near my scalp. If you are in the Raleigh/Durham area (or like me and dont mind driving an hour) give her a call!  What do you think? Should I keep it or grow it back out?

Another thing I wanted to add that is completely irrelevant to this post is I would love to hear from you! I mean without you I would be just here every day talking to myself. So I would love to know what you guys would like to see me talk about. If you would like advice or my opinion on something or if you would like for me to elaborate on a topic I've already talked about (starting a business, taking the leap of faith, inspiration, relationships/love, nail care, etc) please don't hesitate to let me know! You can leave it in the comments or you can email me thealishanicole @ I promise I don't bite! Happy Hump Day!