After a bit of a lock chop this summer, my hair is now well on its way to being the lions mane I was sporting last Christmas. I’ve actually hit an all time record of four haircuts this year *pats self on back* and my hair almost has a mind of its own again now. So why is this post called hair dilemmas if I’ve got healthy, happy hair? Because I’m bored. We’ve all been there, needing a change, whether it’s fringes, layers or chopping so much hair off you could make a wig out of it. Whatever the style, there are a few rules I go back to to stop the post hairdresser blues:
Remember what suits you: Does wavy hair make your face look super round, or a sleek straight style too long? Different cuts work better with different face shapes and hair styles. With my everlasting love of sleek, straight hair, I’ve taken to asking for a more blunt chop. The length at the front falls better around my face and somehow makes the contours of my face more prominent and works with my fairly minimalist style. An Alexa Chung bob and waves (which I regularly dream about) will do the opposite and looks rather out of place with the usual Suzie uniform *sadface*.
Hair type: I have quite fine hair, which isn’t overly thick, so trawling through Pinterest, looking at models with extensions in or super thick hair isn’t going to help my hairdresser. My fine hair also means that a good fringe is really hard to achieve for me, as I have to use so much hair that the rest looks even thinner. Thick haired girls can opt for super thick fringes. But if I decide to take the plunge, it will be a longer, more wispy chop. For real hair inspiration it’s good to look at more street style and everyday photos (Tumblr is my favourite for this) over editorial shots – even over those in hair magazines.
If in doubt: Don’t do anything drastic. Instead of running to my hairdresser the second I got bored, I decided to switch up the products I was using on my hair. It made enough of a difference to keep the emergency scissors at bay and took my mind off a choppy bob and fringe for a while. It actually inspired me so much that things are going to be getting a bit hair orientated on the blog from Sunday onwards…