You know, that stuff that sits on the top of your head.
We all know it's a bit of a love/hate relationship.
There's no denying it. Your hair can be the difference between feeling like a Disney princess, and feeling like you must have done some nighttime break-dancing on your pillow.
I'm rather emotionally attached to my hair. I'll confess, there have been more than a few times I've cried after a haircut, not because it was a bad cut per se, but because of the shock of it all. I always have a very specific idea of what I want my 'do to look like, and then time again I am faced by the brutal reality that my hair is not the lusciously full and flowing stuff of my favourite childhood princess - no, my hair is thin and fine and altogether rather un-luscious. On the verge of my 20th birthday, I'm proud to say that I think I've finally acknowledged this sad truth.
So, what on earth can I do?!
No, I don't think the answer lies inside the billowy mass of this c-r-a-z-y hair dryer. But I thought I'd include a picture of this awesomeness just because.
Anyway, I have decided that I need to find my optimum style. Not Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swan look from the Pirate films, because that is just not realistic. Neither is Anne Hathaway's Princess Diaries hair (sigh... I spent so many years hoping my hair would just magically look like that if I only grew it that long...). Nope, I need to find what's right for ME.
And - looking back on this picture of me from Summer 2010 - what's right for me is, I believe, less hair! Tomorrow I'm off the salon to get a thoroughly good chop and hopefully re-emerge with thicker-feeling locks and a style that's more appropriate to my hair type.
I've been frantically pinterest-ing all of my favourite short styles in the past couple of weeks, and compiled a collection of 'do's that have won me over.
|The lovely Keira Knightley|
|Emma Watson looking FAB, but what can you expect?|
|Lady Mary took the plunge and got the chop too - what would Carson say?|
|Keira again, from the 2008 Chanel Coco Mademoiselle advert|
|Gorgeous Gigi Darcy (Allison Paige) from the Lizzie Bennet Diaries YouTube series - check it out here!|
Making the most of my last day with long(ish) hair,