Saturday, 27 November 2010

I Love Free Haircuts

I've wanted to do a post like this for a while, and since I'm getting my hair done on tuesday I thought it was good time. As you guys are just getting to know me I thought I'd give you a glimpse at something really important to me, my hair (wow that sounds shallow). I just think the way you wear your hair says a lot about you, and its a bit more permanent than your clothes so its good to get it right & express your true style and personality. Since I've been doing this blog the pictures you see of me are with quite, well, boring, bland hair, or at least that's how I feel about it anyway. I usually like to make a lasting impression ;-)

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
Toni & Guy have academies in London & Manchester and the students are always looking for models, if your lucky you might get it for free, otherwise cuts are about £12 and colours £15, and they use all the best products the same as in any T&G salon (label m. and wella colours etc). There are different workshops for different levels, it want something like a simple trim and all-over colour then you can probably get away with a beginner class, but for anything a bit riskier they often have advanced creative classes with people who are already fully qualified stylists in Toni & Guy salons and just want to experiment with something a bit different.

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!)

June '08

January '09

February '09

May '09

May '10

June '10
Hope you're all ok!
Loves, VW x

1 comment:

mode. said...

you have rad hair! super cute blog, too.