Friday, 23 August 2013

It's all about the haircut

Hello beauty addicts! I hope you're well, today's been a bit crazy, firstly sorry for the awful picture that goes with this blog post, my laptop had a meltdown this morning so I'm borrowing one but it means I can't download any photos from my camera so I've had to nab a hair related one off my facebook. I don't really like posting without a pic, that's why you've got one of me at my 20th birthday a few months ago, just after I'd had my hair restyled
Today, as you may have guessed, it's all about the haircut. It's amazing what a haircut can do for you. You walk a little taller, smile a little bright and you get to walk out the salon doing that swish-flick thing with your hair.
I've never really been very talented when it comes to my hair - my sister is brilliant, and so is my housemate - so I always go for a hair cut that is easy to style and doesn't need much doing to it. I've known my hairdresser for about seven years, she introduced me to GHDs, cut off my waist length hair into a bob and helped me go through a multitude of dye jobs, from my first caramel coloured highlights, to all over colours like dark purple, red, dark brown and back again. So it's safe to say she tell me what suits me and what, frankly, will look ridiculous. I love being able to ask whether a full fringe will suit me or whether I should choose blonde or brunette for my next colour change.
To me there's nothing more terrifying than going to a new hairdresser, I think I've done it about three or four times in seven years. While they mostly did an excellent job, and there's many more excellent hairdressers, you can't help but wonder whether they will understand what type of style you're going for, my love for having a sweeping side fringe means that I have to remind every hairdresser I meet not to cut it above my eyebrow, and my paranoia about this happening means I make this statement several times. Once was bad enough, where I was reduced to tears and left pinning my fringe back for a few weeks until it grew it again - thank goodness for hair grips!
But staying with the same salon for years on isn't always practical - and sometimes it's good to pick someone new if you want a complete overhaul instead of your usual trim - so if you're feeling nervous or guilty for picking a stylist then don't worry, check out my top tips for worry-free trip to the hairdressers below.

Top Tips
  1. Know what you want: if you're going for a big restyle look online and in hair magazines to get an idea of the style you want and take the photos along with you to show your hairdresser 
  2. But don't be afraid to ask for opinions: any good hairdresser will be able to advise whether the hairstyle you want to go for will suit your hair type and face shape or whether the dye job is going to drain you of all colour. 
  3. Think about what you wear: no polo necks, nothing delicate that you worry might get ruined, no big dangly jewellery that's going to get in way. Obviously you can take off the jewellery when you get there, just don't leave them on the counter (like I did with my house keys!).
  4. Go in your everyday look: if you wear make-up everyday, wear it to the hairdressers. Make-up can completely change your look and may affect how you feel about your new do. 
  5. Ask questions: what products are best for my hair? Will a full fringe suit me? I'm thinking of dying my hair which shade will suit me? Do you have any hair treatments that will help? Anything hair related and they will be able to help.
Do you stick to the same hairdresser or mix it up?

Beth xx


  1. I think we've all had one of those frightening experiences you are describing... LOL.

    I used to go to a different hairdresser each time because I never found one I loved. Oddly enough, a girl I used to work with at a grocery store as a teenager entered the field, and she is AMAZING. I have been to her several times and don't plan on turning back!

    This cut looks great on you! It's the perfect length and frame for your face.

    1. Thank you so much!
      Love your blog :)