Before & After: The Joy of a New Hairstyle

You might be familiar with the constant feeling (if not, you are the luckiest girl in the world) – it doesn’t matter what you wear or what you do, it is just no good enough. The overall look, with the most trendy outfit is not cutting the edge, something isn’t right. So what am I doing wrong? Why can’t I achieve the look that I am aiming for? If you have all these questions in your head right now, based on my own experience, you may want to consider changing your hairstyle.

Wake up call!

I had these thoughts since I started to explore my passion for fashion. And as I continuously tried outfit after outfit. Reading one fashion book after another, I realised, it is not all about clothes. The hair counts too! I am not for a second saying to follow trends or go for crazy haircuts. Find what suits you best, what fits your personal style the most. What I didn’t realise before – dark brown hair suits me much less than blonde, once I got some guts to change my hair colour. Then I started cutting it shorter and shorter every time I went for the trim. And it is not because I don’t like long hair, it simply doesn’t fit my personal style agenda right now. I may decide to grow it long one day. Who knows?!

Do I regret not doing it sooner? Maybe. However, I gave myself enough time to feel confident and comfortable with my decision. I had my dark hair for over 10 years, so you can imagine, the transition was not taken lightly. But when I finally made up my mind, it was the best feeling in the world. When you no longer feel a fear of change and replace it with excitement, it becomes fun to be experimental. And there is no need to be overly dramatic – it’s only hair, it can be fixed, and it will grow back, in case the result is not what was expected.

The Process

I started my hair journey around about 2 years ago. Well it took me extra time, because I trusted my now ex hair colourist to deliver blonde transition successfully. Instead my hair was burned and I ended up paying extra to get it fixed elsewhere. My friend gave me the contacts of a very talented hairstylist and his work speaks for itself. You can check out his work on his Instagram page here. I can’t stress enough how talented he is, and more importantly very patient. As I asked a lot and a lot of questions, I definitely tested his high patience levels! He managed to fix all the mess in two sessions! A bit of bad news, he is based in Lithuania. However, I am still hoping that he might consider venturing to London now and then in the future. You can see my before and after below.

After the fix, my hair colour turned out even, nice colour, literally perfection! But, it wasn’t exactly what I projected in my head 2 years ago. I wanted it to be very light blond! And it’s not because my hairstylist couldn’t achieve it, but because he is professional enough to ensure I still have some hair left on my head. If you are not familiar with the hair bleaching process, it is not an easy one. One bad attempt can leave you waiting for a year or two for it to grow out. I would have ended up with a pile of hay on my head if he’d tried to achieve the colour I wanted. So once the overall hair look was under control, I waited and waited and waited again. But the best things come to those who wait! And here is my final result!

Blonde hairstyle

Things to Consider if You are up for a New Hairstyle

Consider your complexion. I, personally, am a very big advocate to the fact that we simply must to adhere to our natural skin tone and hair colour. Mother nature makes mistakes very rarely. As an example, I am more on a dark blond side naturally and very pale. Therefore, dark hair made me look even paler, unless I would overdose on a bronzer.

Consider your personal style. Think about your personal style or the style you are trying to achieve. The idea of how you like to dress could indicate what colour and hairstyle to choose. In some cases, skin complexion only matters to a point, because pale skin and dark hair might be the desired goal.

Choose Hairstylist Wisely. Make sure you do a good homework when choosing a hairstylist, if you want to get a successful hair makeover. What I learned from my experience, someone who avoids to answer your questions and doesn’t explain the process in detail is a no go. Imagine, if employer wouldn’t interview you before offering the role? How would they know if you are qualified enough for the job? So be brave and get your questions answered.

Have you had any Hair transformation recently? Or considering one? Tell me in the comments below.

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