11 Jul Things to Consider before Switching up your ‘do
In the last 5 years I’ve had blonde, bronde, brunette, red, black and balayage hair so it’s safe to say that I am very comfortable switching up my hair. However, with all of these colour changes I found myself in a bit of a style rut and wasn’t really happy with my overall look.
A month ago I decided to take the plunge and cut it all off to start fresh with a new ‘do – I call it my blogger bob. A chop that came from an overwhelming desire for a new look and need to get my hair healthy after a bit too much bleach. I didn’t take this change lightly and if you’re thinking of making a big change there are a few things to consider.
Do your research
Pinterest will be your best friend when it comes to researching your new style. It’s important that you find several images to take with you to your consultation with your hairdresser so they know exactly what look you’re going for (hot tip: place your finger over the face of the person’s face you’re looking at as it will keep you focussed on the hair instead of the overall look). Be prepared that your desired look may not happen straight away and may require a few appointments.
Find a stylist you trust
I cannot stress this enough! It’s so important to find a stylist that you trust as you are quite literally putting your hair in their hands. Number of instagram followers doesn’t = a good hairdresser. If you’re going to experiment with a new look, I wouldn’t experiment with a new hairdresser.
Don’t freak out
When I first cut my hair off I was internally freaking out. I was convinced that I had ruined my hair especially when I realised I could no longer put my hair into a ponytail. Change is always going to be a shock but don’t let this deter you. Change can be as good as a holiday!
Style it yourself
You will almost never look the same in your everyday life as you do walking out of the salon. Play around with different looks after washing and blow-drying your hair your way, you might suddenly like a new style that hadn’t worked in the past – I am currently obsessed with parting my hair on the side!
Like my mum always told me – there’s only 2 weeks between a good and a bad haircut! You get used to almost anything after two weeks 😉