I went for a haircut this week and my hairdresser asked if I wanted to maintain my hairstyle, which was about shoulder-length hair cut into layers with a long fringe. I asked if he had something in mind, whereupon he animatedly asked if I’d mind having it cut into a short bob.
I’m pretty adventurous so I told him to cut away as he wished (after all, hair grows), whereupon he set about my hair happily, resulting in my current hairstyle – a short bob.
Its not the first time I’ve had short hair and I rather like it now, because its easy to dry and in our present hot spell, its nice and cool. I rather like it, even if it makes my already big face look bigger 😛 But Mom said she liked it on me so I guess its a good thing.
However, having had this much shorter hair for about a week now, I find that my personal fashion style has changed a little.
I realize when I have shorter hair, my fashion sense gets a little quirkier. I do more clunky jewelry and more adventurous colours and clothing styles. The Cambridge Satchel Company satchel fits right into my present style, which is great! Its almost as if my inhibitions are shorn off with my locks. But when I have longer hair, I tend to take on girlier styles.
Ditto my makeup. With shorter hair, I tend to be more daring – smokey eyes and red lips are de rigueur most days, but when I have longer hair, I tend to go more neutral and more demure. Its quite strange the effect my hairstyle has on my personal style.
Do you experience this too? 🙂
Photos were from the Redken 50th Anniversary she-bang recently held at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Hairstyles featured here were inspired by the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. No prizes for guessing which is which.