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 on a whim 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?