I have avoided showing you the current haircut because it isn’t there yet. It needs to just touch the top of my shoulders without breaking. 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 a dark color applied to it can make us look harsh, older, and more masculine. Softening everything about my hair style including the color was a change I realized I needed to make around my fiftieth birthday.
During the past ten years, I have had short hair, long hair, angled bobs, layers and some not so great haircuts along the way. I know what is right for my face shape, my fine curly hair, and my 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. Sam, my new stylist, gave me a corrective cut last week so I will share more as we progress. For today I am going back a couple of weeks to some photos taken between my second and third haircut for the month of 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 where they are having a big sale this weekend. You can get 15% off your entire purchase including sale merchandise with the code: BARBEQUE. The side zip dress pants are by Fabrizio Gianni from last year. Both of my necklaces are by French Kande.
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 awhile transitioning through the various stages of life 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 evening or anytime I want a bit more polish to my look.
I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!