#158 Try a New Hair Color

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#158

Try a new hair color

One of the easiest ways to ‘shake things up’ from a personal look perspective is to color your hair. There’s a wide variety of options, it’s as temporary as you want it to be, and the opportunity to go bold is inherent. Your colorist’s ability to create a natural blonde look or a full rainbow is only limited by your desire. Do you have a wish to see what it’s like to be a redhead or a beach blonde?

For those of us who use hair color for reasons other than covering gray, it seems that we are demonstrating very specific personality characteristics; using color to make a silent statement.

Colors Have Meaning

Making the Brunette choice indicates stability and responsibility. It suggests a mature perspective with an emphasis on hard work and success.

Making the decision to dye your ends with a bright color indicates that you like to ‘switch things up’. It implies that you prefer compromise and like to find a ‘happy medium’. You’re more likely to settle into the ‘middle ground’.

Choosing a natural blonde look will highlight the fun side of your personality. The ‘blondes have more fun’ mantra speaks to your bold side. It tells the world that you’re willing to be the life of the party and you’re up for a night out or a chill PJ party as long as it’s with friends.

Going red is always just ‘sassy’. You take charge and make things happen while cultivating the hearts of those who take the time to know you; others step back. Your energy keeps life interesting.

Making the move to do dark and deep boldly tells the world you’ll welcome it in but you’re not going to chase it down. You wear your heart quietly on your sleeve and home is where you want to be.

There are a lot of great variations to these descriptions that will add a ‘side note’ whether its a Balayage, foil highlights, a colored streak, or an Ombre. These playful options are fun and shift the color without a massive change.

If you’re needing a little pick-me-up, this may be just the option for you. Consider your personality, talk to your stylist, and …

Try a new hair color.

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#317 of 365 Ways to live Easier, Happier, & More Productive

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#317

Find a great hairdresser

How many times have you seen a photograph of yourself and lamented about your hair? How many days do you glance in a mirror and feel a slight sinking feeling because your hair just isn’t how or where you want it to be? Have you ever browsed a series of photos, realizing that you’ve had the ‘same look’ for waaayy too long?

Hair is an important part of our overall appearance – unless of course you have none. One look at a photo of DT boarding Air Force One on a windy day is all we need to understand the significance of good hair. A good cut, good color, and the appropriate style for the shape of our face can make a great difference in how we perceive ourselves – and apparently… how others perceive us.

Using those parameters for good hair will typically involve a good – no… great, hair stylist. Unfortunately – finding one often means visiting several and experimenting a bit. But… it’s just hair and anything that happens to it (outside of catastrophe) will ‘grow out’, be it length, layers, or colors; so be brave!

I was often directed to books of styles and asked to choose one – my stylist would then accommodate my request by cutting, curling, or coloring my hair to match the picture I provided. The one MAJOR problem with this method is that my face never matched the photo. Had I cut a few of those styles out and tried to visualize them on my face, on my body – I might have saved months of regrowth time and hundreds, if not thousands of dollars – over time. Today at least, we can use Photoshop to try this method of style selection, or…

We could let the professional use their best judgment after they consider our hair texture, patterns, and face shape; not to mention the amount of time/money/energy it may take to sustain the style! Finding a great hairstylist may take time and money. The dude I’ve been using for 13 years now is NOT cheap and from time to time I have allowed other people to cut – thinking they could just follow ‘his’ lines – but NO! It’s never the same and I finally conceded that I’d rather drink less Starbucks and have him do the cutting. The trade off it totally worth it! Some things in life are just priceless so do yourself a favor and …

Find a great hairdresser.

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