You'll miss my ginger hair, and the way I like to dress.
So L'Oreal invited me to their very cool office the other day (they have this private salon that they use for training, experimenting and obviously free treatments, how cool is THAT?!) and they asked me if they can do my hair. Without a doubt I said yes (sorry, it's not f*ck me up fam response you're all waiting for) because: I might not the most updated person about beauty, I put the same thing on my face since I was 12. But hair gets me so excited every time.
One thing I notice: hairstyle can actually affects your whole appearance. That is why I love dramatic makeover, not only because I am easily bored, but also because hair takes a big part on complementing my style. It's a statement. It's an accessories you can't take off. You can actually sleep in it. Well, not as permanent as tattoos (and that's why I like it because I'd like to change my statement accessories regularly.)
So, how do you decide what your next hair makeover should be? For me, I do it spontaneously.
When I got myself a hair makeover, I didn't even thinking about it when I woke up that morning. I did it because I was bored so I went to the salon with zero idea, came home with a short bob. Or green hair. Sometimes I trim my bangs to super short at midnight (usually after watching intriguing movies starring cool girl with cool bangs like Pulp Fiction's Mia Wallace or Scarlett Johanson in 'Lucy'.) It's actually relieving to have something new, and doing something impulsive once in a while makes me feel alive. Some people do painful things or jump from the tallest buildings, but I get the thrill from my hair.
There are plenty of reasons why I always love hair makeover. I was kind of contemplated whether I'm going to like this new hair color or not because I was still in love with my last ash, denim hair color (turns out my hair relationship is more complex than my actual romantic relationship.) So this is basically the conversation happened at the salon:
Team: So what do you want to do with your hair?
Me: I've always wanted pink hair...
Team: Ok, so pink?
Me: *opens hair color book* *points out bright orange* This color feels fun.
Team: We can do that.
Me: YES PLEASE!
Result? This is probably the hair color that makes me the happiest (I know I said that so many times out of excitement) and I'm in a cheerful mood 24/7 from seeing this happy color in the mirror, so I'm kind of proud with my last-minute decision-making ability. My message is go with your guts. If you want to try something bold and different, maybe you can start with a hair makeover. If you hate it, it will grow out anyway and at least you have a proof that you once had a ballsy decision (that you might never repeat again.) But if it's done right, it becomes a part of your identity. Because let's be honest here, everyone judge you by the cover. They can feel your tenacious attitude just by your hair. And when some people see you with crazy hair, they kind of already expecting crazy behaviors. Why not take this judgmental situation as an advantage? (it's like a free pass for you crazy people.) Just like the traffic light; my bright orange hair is a warning sign.
Follow my hair journey on instagram, #SoniaErykaHairJournal.
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