I went and chopped off all my hair. Almost two feet in some places. Beforehand, when I asked my guys friends about the planned new haircut they told me “NOOOOO,” my girl friends told me “YESSSS!” Many people in the industry told me I would never work with this new haircut. Agents told me that clients and plus size women aren’t interested in seeing a plus size model with short hair because it’s too different, less feminine.
The industry proved itself to be much more flexible and forward-thinking then anyone could have guessed. Maybe I’m a bit naive to think that the fact that I can work, with short hair, just being myself, is a step forward in this world of consistency and blandness. The industry is looking to evolve, to become better, to be exciting. And now that I’ve found a new place within it, I’m excited for all of us to see where it can go in the second half of 2014.