I LOVE having short hair, I had the chop about 3 years ago and never looked back, at first it was a quite standard pixie crop, and I stuck with a natural reddy/auburn colour. To be honest times have changed quite a lot actually, even though it was only a few years ago people often looked at me strangely or were shocked by my crop, not many girls my age had such short hair, but now the likes of Emma Watson have made it 'fashion'.
When I came to uni I had the unique opportunity to be a hair model for Toni & Guy. It was such a fabulous experience, and now I always go there for a new cut or colour. I never have to pay and usually always get my hair cut by a professional stylist and often one of the art directors at the academy. Mainly they're what you call 'demo cuts' where the stylist cuts my hair in front of the students as a demonstration, but on occasion its a proper show where you get your makeup done and they give you clothes to wear. I'm so open to whatever they suggest, and just let them go for it with experimental or unique cuts and crazy bright colours.
Here are my 2 favourites (& probably most radical) -
|December '08 Demo cut - 'The Pom' - 08/09 Toni & Guy Collection|
|October '09 Experimental cut - Toni & Guy Academy|
I know some people are weary of getting anything a bit different and are quite protective of their hair, but I'm just not the kind of girl that freaks out about it, I always let my friends have a chop at it and am forever with my head over the bath adding a new box of diy colour!
I'm in a show this Tuesday, I think Mac professionals are doing the makeup, and a vintage boutique is providing the clothes! My hair is so thick on top and very long and out of control at the back, plus my roots are showing pretty bad since this colour is left over from May and was originally black, so I'm looking forward to getting it all sorted. Unfortunately it won't be too short or radical as I'm actually supposed to be growing my hair out for a friend who I'm being bridesmaid for in April! (very excited but sad that she doesn't like/want my hair short for it, I think I'll end up with extensions!)
Look out for photos next week! For now I'll leave you with a few pictures of my various hairstyles over the last couple of years incase you're curious. (Apologies for the shockingly bad quality of some & of course the stupid faces!)
Loves, VW x