Several readers have commented on my hair and asked about my haircut so I’ve decided to tell its story. I know that sounds lame but our hair does have a story – here’s mine.
I’ve never considered my hair to be my crowning glory. It’s baby fine, poker straight and has been thinning in recent years.
I’ve been trying to increase its body for as long as I can remember. My Mom even tried. I was that little girl sitting at the kitchen table with a towel over her face, gagging on toxic fumes as I got a Toni perm. Remember those? They took forever and the results weren’t cute. Think poodle.
I moved on to body waves but they weren’t better. They added body but were tough on my hair and caused a lot of breakage.
Bobs are classic and make fine hair feel thicker. I wore variations of a bob for 40 years but needed a change. Short layered cuts can be styled to look poufy which I tried. I wore an uber short haircut in my 30’s and discovered that my wide square face and broad shoulders are more flattered by longer hair.
I’ve now found great products that add body to my hair ( here’s how I use them) but the best thing by far is the right haircut.
I wear a disconnected haircut. It combines two styles, that are disconnected halfway down my head. The side and top are layered shorter, the bottom and back is a bob. I sweep the sides behind my ears because I have a square face and this helps slim its look.
My old stylist gave me this haircut which is perfect for my hair. It looks thicker, has more body, is easy to style and keeps its shape all day. I’ve happily worn this cut for the last 4 years.
Fast forward – we’ve moved and I have a new stylist. I’ve shown her my pictures and videos several times (bloggers have tons of photo’s) but she just isn’t getting it. She’s tried 3 times and each is flatter than before. The last time she cut it the stylist next to us chuckled and murmured “like a mullet”.
Knowing what haircut I want doesn’t mean this new stylist is capable of giving it to me so I’ve moved on. As you read this I’m in the car driving two hours each way to go back to my old stylist. Hair is important and with thin hair, the cut is critical.
Have you found the perfect haircut for your hair? Does it flatter your face and body shape?
Thanks for reading and have a great day!