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Time to update the look

Posted by HelenEdith on March 2, 2014

My hair went a while between trims last year and had enough length to be styled into a bob. At the time, I said to the hairdresser that I thought the bob would only survive two trims. It looked good, but it was more effort to keep it looking nice as it needed more blowdryer time. It didn’t often get it, so I just ended up with short curly hair most of the time – and latterly, due to a delay in visiting the hairdresser – not quite so short curly hair. Then a couple of weeks ago I was in a rush and didn’t even put any coloured mousse in it. It turns out that my natural colour is a rather pretty misty grey:

Self - natural hair colour - before haircut

Self – natural hair colour – before haircut

However, it’s also a rather ageing misty grey; and every time the wind blows, those fine ends find their way into every orifice in my face. So today I visited the hairdresser and went back to really short hair; and while she was about it, she put in some coloured mousse:

Self - copper hair mousse - after haircut

Self – copper hair mousse – after haircut

The hairdresser was pretty pleased with her handiwork and so was I. When Stephen got home, he noticed the ‘do’ straight away; and said that it took ten years off my age. I’ve put these two pictures up on FaceBook and I’m getting a gratifying number of ‘likes’ on the ‘After’ picture. I think that was money well spent.

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A trip to Hair Plann

Posted by HelenEdith on August 29, 2009

Fresh from the hairdresser, August 2009

Fresh from the hairdresser, August 2009

I have just been to my local hairdresser, where my hair was cut by a nice Russian stylist. She took the time to look at my hair and discuss styles with me before she set to work, and I have ended up with a layered bob rather than the crop that I was originally leaning towards.

So long as it fulfils the requirements of giving my hair enough body; not blowing into my eyes when I’m outdoors doing photography; or into my mouth while I’m outdoors playing on bandstands I don’t really mind exactly how short it is, and this undoubtedly suits me better than going super-short.

I’ve also been told to come back in about 3 weeks for a free fringe trim, as she wants to change the shape of my fringe, but it wasn’t long enough to do today. She’s told me not to go trimming my fringe for myself, but to go back and let her do it! Phrases like “promise you won’t put scissors near your fringe” were uttered, so I think she definitely means it. 🙂

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