I reflected on this a bit. Does it mean that my perception of myself is easily influenced by what people think of me? It's only hair! I feel that I shouldn't over-analyze it but I can't help it.
I now like my hair a bit but I still wish that I had the cut that I originally wanted. I'll have plenty of opportunities to try other hairstyles of course. All of a sudden the shade of brown that I chose and thought should've been a shade lighter is the right shade for me after all. Well, at least that's what my co-workers think. Or maybe I really chose the right shade but that I needed to wait it out a bit before the color really does the job I wanted it to do, which is to lighten up my face.