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Dilemma! Go for the chop?

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I’m bored of my hair. We have a love/hate relationship which is usually kept under control by me keeping my mid brown mane long as possible and slightly messed up.  It pretty much looks after itself.  Yet occasionally, my reflection bores me silly and I have a desire to chop it all off and reinvent myself.  Thinking I will emerge from the salon looking younger, slimmer, more fashionable and generally looking like a model from Bazaar magazine.

In reality, I hate going to the hairdressers.  In fact I’ve only been twice in the last 10 years. I never seem to be able to successfully articulate what I want (maybe that’s because I never really know what I want).  And the experience leaves me feeling a combination of anxiety, self loathing at my new appearance and disappointed. Usually looking more Mick Jagger than Elizabeth. This is then followed by about 3 years of me growing out said hair do into the familiar long layered mermaid length locks.

Why am I considering putting myself through this again?? Strange 



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June 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Hair Trend: Silver Vixens

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I’m really drawn to the images I am seeing of the fast growing trend for grey hair. Chunks of silver grey were seen at Chanel set on high, extravagant up do’s.  While at Giles Deacon the models wore a more edgy overall ashy tone to the hair with a slightly matt finish. I love both. The Chanel chunks for their high glamour factor and the Giles Deacon take for more everyday wear.

Quick on the mark celebs like Kate Moss and Pixie Geldof have had their grey do’s for a while now. Even 13 year old Fashion Blogger TaviGevinson sported a glossy new grey barnet at the recent New York Fashion Week.

I don’t see grey just being a fad though. I think it may be the beginning of a shift in what we perceive as suitable colours for our manes to be. For many years now we have been opting for warmer tones through our hair – caramels, honeys, chocolates, golds, coppers – you get the picture.  And I don’t know about you but I’m getting a little tired of those edible sounding shades and the constant battling against that brassy tinge that inevitably sets in after a couple of weeks. You don’t get that with a grey.  A full head of silver isn’t for everyone though, I do understand and  am under no illusion that this isn’t about allowing my stray, wiry strands on my crown to be set free.  But, next time I touch up my roots I’ll definitely be going for a more ashy, muted tone to my brunette locks. That orange halo will be sent to Coventry for good.

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March 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Perfect Plaits

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Wear extra long, a little mussed up and slung over one shoulder

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February 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm