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New Hair, New You?

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New Hair, New You?


I'm an overplanner. In typical Capricorn style, I make lists for every mall outing, plan birthday gifts months in advance, organize and reorganize my bills to make sure everything is in line. This also makes me uncomfortable with change, which explains why I've also had the same hairstyle since I was 12 - long and layered. My friends have been begging me to cut it short; while their version of this is ear-length, mine is closer to elbow-length.


I finally decided to start small and get bangs. I began scouring website and magazines for celeb photos of the bangs I wanted. I even used MC's website virtual hair salon feature, where you can upload your picture and try different styles to see how you would look. After a few weeks, I decided I'd get those great swooping bangs Keira Knightley sports - only it wasn't so great. I could never style them right and ended up pinning them to the side all the time. I didn't look different at all.


A month later, I went to the salon for my usual trim. When the hairdresser asked me, "So what are we doing today?" I looked in the mirror, and said, "I want bangs. Straight across." I was biting my lip as she was preparing to cut a big chunk of my hair. But after it was all done, I loved it! I finally looked 'different' and my friends loved the change. It's crazy how something so small can feel so liberating. I guess spontaneity can be good - and I won't be that afraid to try something new...maybe even a shorter style.


How do you feel after a new hairstyle? Do you plan it out, or is it always spontaneous?



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