One of the most common things I hear as a stylist is "I love that hairstyle but I don't think I can pull it off." It's usually a statement and a question and here is my answer.
I truly believe you can pull off and wear any style that you want. It is all about attitude and confidence and feeling good. If you've always wanted to do something drastic then try it. You may love it and you may hate it, either way you won't forever dream of trying something but being too afraid.
What I really believe though is be yourself, figure out what makes you comfortable, what makes you feel pretty and what realistically in your lifestyle fits in.
I've tried my entire life to be a pretty dainty girl that wears flowery flouncy things and heels and I am always uncomfortable! I can't even wear heels without almost biting it. I am 35 and it's taken me this much time to realize that I love jeans and hoodies and no matter how much I try to be a different girl I am who I am. When I was pregnant I grew my hair out and didn't color it. I was going to be the natural mommy. I took one look in the mirror one day and thought what the hell am I thinking!?! This is not me! I like color and fun different colors. I, like other people have gone through the who am I stage? And still am and learning constantly to not only accept it but to love those things about me.
If you are too nervous to do something drastic with your hair or makeup I suggest start small. A bright streak of purple hidden in the back of your hair that maybe only peeks out. A red lipstick you wear around the house. 2 inches more off the length of your hair that usual. Go just a little into your uncomfortable zone and see how you feel. For those of you that have me as your stylist you know that once we talk about your lifestyle I will be very honest and tell you if I think it's something that will actually fit with your needs, time commitment and possibly personality. If it is still something you want to try I am all for it!
If your biggest fear is that someone will stare at you I will tell you...they probably will. People look and stare no matter what you do. It is human nature! You might be thinking they are judging but maybe they are lamenting about how they wish they could be brave and cut their hair off too. Don't give people the power to decide what makes you feel good! Don't be afraid and be a little daring in this life even if for you daring means pink lipgloss or swoopy bangs.
Above all find out who you are, what you love about you and revel in it!
Next blog post I think: how to be a little daring or spice up your comfortable look with only a few minutes extra work. Anyone interested? Any questions?
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I find so many things I love out on The Internet and I want a place to share it. Trends, tips, and hopefully some fun stuff too!