I have loved – and been tormented by – my long hair.
It was kind of my signature of sorts, to be the woman with the long, thick, dark hair.
But then I cut it all off.
And now I’m having a slight identity crisis.
Yes, I’m celebrating. It feels so so so liberating to just have a refresh, to chop off a whole ponytail with one sweeping blow – and I love the current but still timeless bob that Colin from Bumble and bumble expertly cut (and all with a razor, mind you – apparently the days of scissors are gone!)(well, he said it depends on the type of hair, but that razors tend to be more effective and far better to perfect a shorter style…)
It’s just that your hairstyle kind of affects everything.
Now I’m not completely sure what to wear — all of my clothes look different, and suddenly my broad shoulders feel exposed and my neck feels cold… But I also feel like I can play up a red or colorful lip more than before, veer in a more feminine direction with my makeup.
I also get to sleep a little longer (!!!). Mainly because I have to do barely anything to my hair. It dries in a quarter of the time and sans hairdryer, and it actually looks better when it’s a little dirty (which completely freaked out a hygiene freak like myself for the first week). My new hair routine, with some pointers from Colin, involves foaming in some Verb shampoo, patting dry with a towel, rubbing in some Caudalie divine oil while it’s still damp, spraying on some Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion, and running my fingers through. Voila!
Have you ever made a pretty drastic change to your appearance? How did it change things?