July 21st, 2014
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy
But I say it’s time to consider it!
People respond to change differently. Some of our clients are Change Addicts, others Change Averse. As a stylist I consider the emotional motivation behind the change when consulting with my clients. I ask questions like “Have you had short hair before?” “How many times have you been a redhead?” “What is it that you love about the picture your showing me?”
It’s important to know why someone wants to change their hairstyle, and what they are really looking to change. When people are in the habit of changing their look, then it’s an easy decision. When people are emotionally attached to making a change because of a life experience…we go for it. If people are unsure…we tread lightly.
There are a few absolutes I’ve learned while doing makeovers through the years: When a blonde thinks she wants to be a brunette, we say no. We leave golden highlights in the newly brunette color. Why? Because we’ve had too many ex-blondes cry in our chairs after going too dark! Now we know it is ALWAYS the right decision to darken slowly and leave a familiar brightness while they adjust to the darker color.
Here’s a LINK ON TUMBLR for more thoughts on change.
The When, Why & How of Changing your Hair According to Melissa:
*When you wear your hair in a ponytail everyday
*When you realize your hair looks the same as it did in your high school yearbook
*When the compliments stop
*When your friends start suggesting “their” hairdresser
*When you start a new job, begin a new school year, or have an ugly breakup
*You wear your hair everyday – around your face!
*Your face changes, change your hair
*Ask your friends, your hairdresser, your partner when they liked your hair the most
*Look at our Pinterest page and see what inspires you!
*Go slowly and work your way to the long or short (light or dark) of it
*Go quickly and surprise your friends and family
I’m no stranger to change myself. I love change! I’ve permed, been blonde, red and grey (terrible color on me) and yes, I’ve made a lot of bad choices. AND I’ve been happily surprised more times than I can count. Either way, I look at everything a little differently when I am brave enough to take a risk and go for change.
Go on, give it a try! Submit a current photo of a friend, family member or yourself to win a complimentary Festoon Makeover! Include a statement on the “why” and “how”. We will accept entries up until andpick the winner on August 1st. Then stay tuned for the big reveal in our mid-August Newsletter. Submissions may be mailed to email@example.com.