New Year, New Hair! Our expert advice when considering a hair overhaul.
Does the fresh start to a new year have you craving change in many areas of your life? For most of us, there becomes a sudden spark within to commit to new goals, take life by the reigns and treat your self with the self love you struggle to make time for. Whether it’s a new year or season we are very familiar with clients having the urge for something completely different and what’s the easiest thing to change?
Our hair of course! However we don’t believe in impulse chops or dramatic color makeovers unless we know you are ready. Here’s advice from our La Jolla hair stylists to help you make the right decision if this is ringing a bell…
Top 5 things to consider BEFORE scheduling your
“New Year, New You” hair appointment:
1. How long have you been thinking about this change?
If you’ve been brunette your whole life and one night had a dream you were a blonde and call your salon right away for an appointment, you may want to sleep on this a bit longer until it becomes a reoccurring dream! Try to steer away from impulsive hair decisions when they come out of no where. If time passes and you can’t stop dreaming about it then it’s probably time to put the bug in your hairdressers ear to start appointment planning!
2. What inspired this change and was it something negative in your life?
Not to take it there, but when life turns haywire we sometimes want to change our hair as it’s something we have control over. If you are going though an emotionally difficult time do not take it out on your hair. If you’ve experienced personal change and feel in a good headspace for a makeover you’ve been considering perhaps now is your time to do so. If you’re feeling down about yourself, suddenly hate your long obnoxious hair and decide you want to chop it off you’re probably going to feel even worse when you look in the mirror. Take our advice, you should never dramatically change your hair during an emotionally difficult time in your life.
3. What will your new maintenance routine be?
Often times these dramatic changes require much more maintenance in salon and at home. Be sure to chat with your hairstylist about this first and then decide if it’s worth it to you. If it isn’t, maybe your stylist will have some low maintenance ideas that can better fit your lifestyle and fulfill your craving for a change.
4. It takes TIME and MONEY.
Gone are the days of 90 minute partial foil appointments. These days social media is throwing extreme hair makeovers down our throats with no back story as to how the stylist achieved the look. Reality is, if you want a dramatic color change and want to maintain the integrity of your hair you may need multiple coloring sessions to get there. These sessions take many hours and coloring steps which probably means more money. At Belle Sirène we require a complimentary consultation with photos before booking your color appointment to ensure we schedule enough time and can give you an appropriate quote.
5. Is this hair style right for you?
Just because Kim Kardashian looks gorgeous as a platinum blonde and Kate Hudson makes shaving your head look sexy doesn’t mean these styles will work for you as well. With hair color you need to consider your skin tone and the make up you wear on a daily basis. Your colorist will know the right color tones for your complexion and the most flattering length for your cut.
Read the original “Craving a Hair Makeover” article written some year ago for some additional thoughts and the take from then.