I finally took the plunge and underwent a radical – if only to me – haircut, lopping off a good four inches or so of dull, straggly ends in the hope of achieving an Anna Karina-esque bouncy long bob. Or a de rigeur single-length ‘lob’. Either way, I am jubilantly happy with the results and keep asking myself the critical question – why didn’t I do this months ago? I feel much more myself, it’s super-quick to dry on bitterly-cold, dark mornings and requires a quarter of the amount of shampoo and conditioner I was previously getting through.
I had my hair cut at the Aveda concession at Liberty of London so that I could make the most of my staff discount. The counter offers a dry cut, which I actually prefer as I feel you have a little more control over the end result, and you get to redeem the value of the hair cut against products. So yes, for all of £33, I walked away with the sixties’ hairstyle of my dreams and a armful of luxury products worth considerably more, in theory, than the cut itself. (I am still struggling to figure out the maths but it’s certainly one of the most generous deals I’ve ever encountered.) When combined with the added appeal of Liberty Loyalty Points and further mini product samples, I quickly realised that there’s really no excuse to take the kitchen scissors to my fringe ever again.
I have been experimenting already with the the Phomollient Styling Foam, which is lightweight and non-sticky, when blow drying to create bouncy, inward-turning ends. The Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair leaves my hair noticeably softer after merely a pea-sized application and I am looking forward to sampling the protein-enriched Shampure Shampoo and Conditioner.
Isn’t it remarkable the impact a haircut can have on your state of mind? I am already feeling more enthusiastic about Spring fashions and rediscovering all of my old threads. All of my existing fail-safe outfits feel refreshed, and considerably more chic, now that I have lost those unnecessary lengths of hair.