Some of us are terrified of visits to the dentist, Some of us loathe visits to the doctor, Some of us cannot stand meeting their parents..
I dread hairdressers the most -.-
It all started when I was 16. I wanted a cropped hair cut, something reminiscent of Dolores O’Riordan who was The coolest person to me at that time with that offbeat voice and punk-ish devil may care attitude.
So I decided to have a haircut before my 16th birthday. Plus I was hosting my secondary school’s annual concert, these were exciting times. I told the hairstylist to go short, but not crazy-short. I knew I couldn’t carry off Dolores’ do, I decided to go the Toni Braxton way (remember her?).
Until that experience, I had faith in my hairstylist and thus closed my eyes for a short nap..until I heard the hair shaver cutting close to my ears. I stared in silence at my brand new hairdo – a crewcut. Let me give you a glimpse of what the style looked like (not a pic of me, that’s NEVER happening) :
So after that trip to the salon, I regarded hair stylists with dread and mistrust. My hands would grip the handles of the salon chair tightly the whole time and I would keep my eyes wide open for any sign of trouble.
So I am not as adventurous as Id like to be with regards to hair :p
Its time to make big changes.
Time to find a really good hairstylist, hair colourist to stick with. 2 types of professionals I do not like to change – my doctor, my hairstylist.
My pal Yunis recommended me her own hair expert Niki, who was in need of hair models as she is looking to get a senior position at Toni & Guy. I deliberated on it for a week, made the appointment, sought counsel from my friends and social media followers. Finally, the deed was done yesterday.
This is the Before piccie (oh my longer hair *sniff sniff*)
Oh yes, that was a forced smile
Nikki and I discussed the style that would suit my face shape best; I didn’t want something drastic but I did want to give my uniform length hairstyle some texture and bounce. My naturally wavy hair plays up with the right kind of layering very well, but I needed to snip the mane a little shorter than I initially wanted. But it is a necessary evil. When the hair grows out, this haircut will really shine.
the haircut in mid-session:
Oooh I was sooo sad to see my tresses fall to the floor..because I really tried to grow it out as patiently as possible, and Im not usually patient with hair beyond shoulder length. But at the same time I was amazed at the transformation taking place! What a difference a good hairstyle makes.
This was right after she completed the final trimming :
I was still tentative about the style,
but it began to grow on me as the evening progressed 🙂
the before & after shots :
And this is how it looked this morning (the ultimate test: upon waking up and after ur next hair wash)
Woosah. It’s all good!! Im a very happy customer!! Next month will be the hair colouring and buying a fresh pair of contact lenses for the days that I would prefer to do without my glasses (psst Im always gonna be a glasses girl though, I love em).
Til my next post, love kiss hugs