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Hair Me Out!

Since the disintegration of her parents marriage, she’d only loved two things: The first was her long dark hair; the second was how easily she could cut it off… and feel nothing.

For some particularly strange reason, when I decided to write a post sharing my hairventures, this line from 5OO Days of Summer popped into my head. I have been cutting my hair since university, however,  I’ve never cut my hair and not felt anything; instead it is always like a lovely continuation in a great series for me!

I love hair, because it is so diverse and such an easy way to express oneself! You can perm it, curl it, straighten it, wear it it’s natural form, lock it, sport an updo, or crop cut…the possibilities are endless.

Being a restless soul, changing my hairstyle is something that I have done often over the years and I sure do enjoy it! In the past five years (random number), I’ve had so many different hairstyles that it’s a little uncanny! I’ve gone from dreds to a short perm! Below is a little lookbook of all kinds of phases and stages (I have a hardcopy of me sitting in a barber’s chair, that I will one day share)!!

To me it’s really cool that I can express myself and what I’m feeling through my hair and that it doesn’t have to be permanent.  After all, we only have one life to live – I say we need to do what makes us happy!

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Inspiration for the Cut

In her video Bossy, there’s something about the way Kelis rolls out of bed, looks in the mirror, casually decides she wants to change her hair, grabs a pair of scissors and starts snipping away! It must be total and complete liberation, spontaneity and confidence that would make you get up and ‘change it up,’ just like that. And I LOVE IT!

A clip from Kelis' Bossy video

A clip from Kelis’ Bossy vide

I am no stranger to that and have cut my hair on three occasions. Two out of three times it was done as spontaneously as the above example 😉

I’ve  long loved Kelis’ trendsetting hairstyles and had my eye on one particular do since 2011.

the hairstyle that started it all!

the hairstyle that started it all! 

I just got around to it for my birthday last month after drawing additional inspiration from Rihanna

 

Loved this Rihanna look!

Loved this Rihanna look!

and some lady whose photo I saw in a local newspaper.

Photo I saw in a local paper

Photo I saw in a local paper

In order to achieve the style I needed, I had to get a perm, but I love my new hair so much that I don’t regret it! Since I got it done, I’ve gone back and had them shave the sides right down, because it’s way easier to handle when it’s low like that. And I’ve gotten hella compliments! Ching 😉

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Photo Shoot Fresh; Looking Like Wealth – I’m bout to call the paparazzi on myself!

It’s been over a week since I’ve been on vacation and although I haven’t planned a fabulous getaway and had to spend a day indoors because of good ol’ Sandy, I’ve been having a good time!

I’ve been listening to lots of music (can you tell by the title of the post?), running around tying up loose ends, getting  some shopping done and looking like a million dollars while I’m at it! 😉

But really though, the best part of my vacay so far is that I get to fully express myself and be ME! I don’t have to wear a wig – so my natural hair is all out and I decided to be adventurous and do a mohawk (frohawk – as I see it being called)! And I’ve been getting soooo many compliments, that I’m quite surprised!

Unfortunately, I can’t snap myself to show off some of theoutfits, but I managed to get a few photos – and I’m gonna invest in a tripod really soon!

p.s. My heart goes out to all those in the Caribbean and US who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. And I hope those of us (in her wake) who were spared the worst of her wrath, are truly grateful!

 

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