Risk

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Dress: Oak & Fort (similar here and here); Neckscarf: Zara (similar here and here); Bag: Charles & Keith (similar here and here); Shoes: Zara (similar here and here); Watch: Cluse

Sometimes I think the best decisions are those that involve risks. I’m not talking about the kind of risk where you buy that $1500 Moschino shirt onย a whimย because it looked cool on a celebrity (and then silently cry into your keyboard as you look at your bank statement). I’m talking about going out of your comfort zone. Going somewhere completely new, trying a new type of food – just taking risks with your life. And I think this philosophy can be applied to one’s beauty regiment too.

This Saturday, I had an appointment at Sassoon Salon to get my hair trimmed. As I was waiting for my appointment, I decided to explore lobs on Pinterest to collect inspiration. I’m sure everyone who uses Pinterest can understand how easy it is to fall into the blackhole of pictures, and before I knew it, I was looking at bobs, and loved a fell in love with a bunch of pictures of a short, messy, blunt bob style. I was nervous however – I didn’t know if I could pull off hair so short. So I sent pictures to my best friends, and with their encouragement, was partially convinced to go for it. The main credit, however, goes to Lorraine McAndrew, the Creative Director of Sassoon, who my appointment was with. She gave me the push I needed, and when she was done, I looked into the mirror to see my new messy bob, unable to understand why it had taken me so long to chop my hair off.

The moral of the story here is that we may feel like our hair is our security blanket, but change is good. Plus, hair always grows back, so it’s not a permanent decision. If you’re looking to change up your hair for the summer, I totally recommend going short. I mean it reduces the amount of time you need to spend getting ready by at least half. Believe me, it took me about 5 minutes to style my hair this morning – all I had to do was apply some anti-frizz serum (more on that later). I’ve also always felt beachy, short hair is synonymous with summer.

Are you planning any drastic hair changes for the summer?

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  1. June 6, 2016 / 6:27 am

    Love this style, pretty elegant outfit!

  2. June 6, 2016 / 11:01 am

    Looks great on you. Love your vibe in these photos too.

  3. June 6, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Girl that lob looks INCREDIBLE on you! I’m all about changing up the hair when I want to take a fun little risk and try something new! That cut is perfect for your bone structure!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

  4. June 6, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I have long hair and I am planning to get it similar yours, however I am still thinking if it’s the right decision. I have had long hair for a long time, so it is time to change now. Your hair style looks gorgeous! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  5. June 6, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    I love your hair!!! I completely agree that you should take risks in life, it just makes life more fun! Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Love,
    Thays

    http://www.sillycrazyme.com

  6. June 6, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Love the way your hair looks now! I do drastic changes every couple of years. Right now I’m again in the ‘let it grow’ phase.

    LUXESSED

  7. June 6, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    This look just screams high fashion! I’m also really loving that blush bag against your all white ensemble! So chic!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  8. June 6, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    I love this new look and you made the right decision! It looks great on you!
    thenewgirl.me

  9. June 7, 2016 / 1:43 am

    Loving this simple look! I’ve been told that I look better with long hair, and I feel that I do because of my oval shaped head, so I’ve kept it long for a very long time. I agree that change is good, but if you know what looks good on you and feels good that’s what you should do. I may dare cut it just for fun again and the feeling of newness. Love beachy waves too! I love my hair shorter in the winter because I think it looks more chic. :))

    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

  10. June 7, 2016 / 3:49 am

    You look fantastic! Adore your hair.
    Xx, Raysa

  11. June 7, 2016 / 4:24 am

    This cut is absolutely beautiful and suits you so well Siffat! Big changes like that can be so scary but also really exhilarating!

  12. June 7, 2016 / 5:52 am

    I wanted to get a bob hairstyle since I was a kid. Never managed to get past my wishes. I am such a chicken.
    Love your new hair!
    Cheers,
    T.
    https://tbymallano.wordpress.com/

  13. Amy Arnold
    June 7, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Love your hair! Of course, I am a fan of lobs. ๐Ÿ™‚ It suits you! I agree, I like to mix things up with my hair from time to time. This white shirtdress is so chic on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. June 7, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Your hair looks amazing, Siffat, I LOVE it! You’re so right in saying that our hair can so easily become a safety blanket, I believe that’s somewhat true for me. You see, I have always had medium length hair and always wanted really long hair. I struggled with finding the perfect stylist that would actually listen to me and not do their own thing secretly and then TRY to justify the decision to me afterwards. I’ve finally found someone who listens and does and so now, I’m committed to long hair for a while because of all the hassle it took to get it this long. This doesn’t mean I haven’t wrestled with the idea to cut it shorter, I have. Perhaps when I’ve experienced longer hair hair enough, I’ll make the plunge, your encouragement is having my wheels turning, haha! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having the best day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  15. June 7, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Really love your hair! I just cut my hair last year around this time and I am so happy that I did. I am in love with the shorter style on you and I also love your outfit!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  16. June 7, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    I am OBSESSED with your hair! It really is so important to step out of that “comfort zone” sometimes. I’m leaning back and forth between chopping my own hair off, and this is helping me make a step towards team short hair!
    xx
    An Unblurred Lady

  17. June 7, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Stunning! Love this sexy outfit!

  18. June 7, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Love your dress and hairstyle babe! You look fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Tanara
    June 7, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I’m loving the simplicity yet sophistication of this outfit. I. Really. Love your bag!

    XoXo,

    Tamra – loveofMode.com

  20. June 7, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    I’m trying to grow out mine, I’ve kept it short most of my life, and I’m really liking it, even tho it’s a handful of work ahah. Short hair looks amazing on you!
    The bag is so cute, I’m obsessed with pink atm x

    http://www.coffeeatpradas.blogspot.com

  21. June 7, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Absolutely stunning look, and I love you hair! They say just go for it when it comes to hair (and life I guess lol). I think you made a great decision. Thanks for sharing your courage and risk. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

  22. June 8, 2016 / 1:51 am

    SO much love for the new hair. It suits you so well!! Your Insta caption cracked me up (hashtag brotherlove) and the outfit was bomb so I had so come over for more!
    Much love xx

    Iman

  23. June 8, 2016 / 4:07 am

    i love that dress and the new hair babe! so perfect for the summer, it felt so amazing when i cut mine off too, i seriously wondered why i didn’t do it sooner hehe! great post as always

    xx Melis
    http://fashionmews.com

  24. June 8, 2016 / 7:34 am

    The Dress, I have no word to say about your style. You really make me crazy…<3 . I love to buy this one for my best appearance. Thanks for sharing with us.

    http://indiarush.com/

  25. June 8, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I love your hair! This is such a chic look! Love the white shirtdress!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  26. Bea
    June 8, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    The neck scarf really gives this look a whole other layer <3 Your hairstyle suits you very well too~ Gorgeous

    Passion Blog | BCfactor.blogspot.com

  27. June 8, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    I adore your hair like this! It’s so true that it’s a great thing to change our hair but it’s always a risk when you decide to cut it! I haven’t really planned to have it so short but at least I’m quite happy with it!

    http://violettedaily.com

  28. June 8, 2016 / 4:17 pm

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    xoxo

  29. June 10, 2016 / 3:28 am

    You look incredible babe! What a stunning, chic look – obsessed. I’m loving silk neck ties at the moment and this one you have styled to perfection.

    Ashleigh x
    http://www.ashleighdmello.com

  30. June 12, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Beautiful outfit, you look absolutely divine! Love the bag also.

    Blonde in Cashmere

  31. November 21, 2016 / 6:20 am

    Great! Thanks for sharing!