Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Haircut Rules

This face says: 'I promise you, this is a good thing...probably'
Unlike the rest of the civilised world, haircuts are a phenomenon that's Becki and I are definitely not familiar with. Although arguably, I don't have a problem with strangers/people/anyone touching my hair, so really, I'm just lazy at booking a cut and dry.

If you've seen my Pinterest of late you'd know my obvious and incredibly serious hair lust; Short hair. Messy hair. Ombre hair. Curled. Straight. Blonde. And I want it all, immediately.

Once my board of hair related inspo reached a suitable amount of 9870 pins (approx.), I thought it was about time I actually did something to the mop of wookie that resided on my scalp. *cue skipping to the hairdressers with multiple printed pictures in my hands*.

If anything, that is exactly the first rule of hair cuts; be precise. Do your research on what you want, how you'd style it and what products would compliment the cut. For me, I headed to my style inspirations; Alexa Chung - obvs - and anything and everything Parisienne, then jumped onto Pinterest to collate the images. There is nothing worse that drawing a complete blank when the hairdresser asks, 'So, what do you want?' and you begin with. 'Oh, erm...well, I was thinking a, erm... fringe??...but like, I want it to start about, like, here?...and if it's not too much trouble, could you do something with my layers like this?...do you know what I mean?'. From a history of bad hair cuts (and horrendous fringes), I can tell you it's not a good way to start.

Looking at the way to style shorter hair is somewhat a new ocean of possibilities for me. A good place to start is YouTube, often you can find seriously good tutorials for the hair you desire, from profesh stylists to the girl next door. The possibilities are endless.

Lastly. the tools to style your potential hair is a must to research, again, Youtube reviews are great for this, but Blog reviews are better as I find them more in-depth. For my long bob hair lust, I now need Bumble and Bumble's Semisumo pomade - I tried to get it the other day, but no luck *sob*. But on a more student-friendly budget I'm trying out a multitude of glosses and texturing sprays, next on my list is the TRESemme Divine Definition Spray - I'll let you know how that goes. Also, it's all about the curl in a long bob; because my hair is naturally dead straight and flat (it's a blessing and a curse), it's time I had better dig out the curling tongs at my own peril.

Now that I'm finally getting to grips with my new short hair, tell me, who's your hairspiration?

J xo






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