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Friday, 1 May 2015

A Hair Change

I will be the first to admit that I have been rather safe with my hair for the past few years. No matter how hard I tried to be adventurous, I always returned to the same style - relatively long, side parting, long sweeping fringe. This was relatively easy to maintain and didn't take too much styling. But since my 21st birthday, and with my graduation just months away, I felt that "grown-up" Lexie needed a different hairdo. And so began the search for a style I liked.

Originally I was considering cutting my hair like Lucy Hale. I loved the look of her hair, but I'll admit the length of it, or the lack of length, terrified me. I once cut my hair to chin level and HATED it! Although it wasn't as cumbersome as long hair, I could do nothing with it. Obviously it was too short to style, or put up, and once I decided to grow it out, I had to experience the horrible phase when your hair does nothing that you want it to - admit it, we've all been there! And so, Lucy Hale was out the window as my hair inspiration - which I was gutted about, she is my favourite Liar from PLL.

But then, Dakota Johnson entered my life. I will be doing a blog post on why I liked Fifty Shades of Grey, but I will tell you know, I loved the film, and spent a good proportion of the film lusting after her hair (and Jamie Dornan, of course). Dakota looked so innocent, but quietly seductive at the same time, and I wanted to look like that haha! I have always fancied a fringe, and I figured that if I didn't do it now, I never would. After all, your twenties are the prime time to try a hairstyle that won't work out right? And besides, I figured that if I really didn't like it, it wouldn't take too long to grow it out.

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So I booked myself an appointment, and the fringe was cut in. Originally, I was a little apprehensive about it - I was ready to get rid of it the next day - but I was convinced to persevere with it. Admittedly, I have days when I can't be bothered to style it - I have to wet it, and redry it, which can be a little bit tedious. But I am really trying to love it, and a good 75% of the time I do. It could still do with a few tweaks, to make it a little choppier, but it's getting there. It does mean I have had to adapt my makeup a little bit, with a bit of liner being essential these days to ensure that my eyes don't get hidden by my hair. But the longer I stick with it, the more I am loving it, and I am so glad I did it.

So my advice to all of you? If you are feeling like a hair change, then just do it! It's oddly liberating, and feels so good to be experimental. And if you really dislike it, it's only hair, it will grow. But I think the majority of the time, a hair change is always a good change! Are any of you considering a hair change?

Until next time...


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