I have avoided showing you the current haircut because it isn’t there yet. More volume on my head is necessary to balance with my larger upper body. Some women never consider the rest of their bodies when getting a haircut or a new style. Think of the larger woman who gets those sleek short, angled bobs and then carries a small handbag too. All you see are these two things that are glaringly off balance. A haircut that is too short and blunt with dark color applied can make us look harsh, older, and more masculine. Softening everything about my hairstyle, including the color, was a change I realized I needed to make around my fiftieth birthday.
I have had short hair, long hair, angled bobs, layers, and some not so great haircuts during the past ten years. I know what is right for my face shape, fine curly hair, and lifestyle, but conveying that to a new stylist is not always easy. Currently, I am on a journey to let my hair grow back out into a cut that suits me better. For today I am going back a couple of weeks to some photos taken between my second and third haircut for June. I visited different stylists four times this month!
The handbag with a faux bamboo handle is by BCBG a couple of years ago via T.J.Maxx. The shoes are by J.Renee via Dillard’s.
The top is by Clara Sunwoo via ShopMyFairLady.com. The side zip dress pants are by Fabrizio Gianni from last year.
The photos above were snapped as I was on my way to a meeting at my bank. I share how I dress for many different events while transitioning through the various life stages without clinging too tightly to the things that worked so well for me when I was younger.
The photos below show my hair on a good day with both the air-dried curly natural look and the blown dry style for an evening or anytime I want a bit more polish to my look.