New ‘Do, New You!

Sometimes I get confused.

When looking at online sources or magazines for potential new hair styles, I sometimes think that by getting the same haircut as a celebrity or model, that I will look EXACTLY like that celebrity or model. The delusion was a bit thicker in my younger years and that is why I ended up with misguided hair styles and/or colors at times.  For example:

Blonde, short and curly? Really? Brilliant.

2003 blonde, short and curly? Brilliant. Also – nice roots.

And I was PROBABLY trying to look like this:

Because I adore Drew Barrymore.

Because I adore Drew Barrymore.

Or sometimes I have grown my hair out super long to try to get what I now refer to as that voluminous Adele look…a look that my hair will never accommodate for. Such is life, I suppose!

I’ve gotten a bit better about this and now tend to at least make sure the hairstyle I’m drooling over is displayed on someone with a rounder face…or a “moon face” as a dear old friend once termed it (it’s cool – she has one, too!).

That being said, I am getting my hair cut tomorrow and am feeling the pull to do something a little different than what I’ve been doing just to have something fresh going on. New ‘do, new you!  However, with that pull comes ridiculous ideas. Like bangs.

Exhibit A: Jennifer Lawrence

Do I really want bangs? Or do I just want her face?

Do I really want bangs? Or do I just want her face? And that body? And that dress?

Exhibit B: Zooey Deschanel

Do I want bangs? Or do I just want *her* face?

First off, my hair is not that long, not that thick, and not that color. Second, having Zooey Deschanel’s bangs will *not* magically give me a New Girl situation. So, while I’m at it, I should stop looking on Craigslist for apartment openings with three dudes. I don’t really want to go there.

Exhibit C: The Last Time I had Legitimate Bangs

Do I look happy about those bangs? NOPE!

Do I look happy about those bangs? NOPE! There is a reason.

Other styles that I am considering that are probably not achievable without a significant amount of work, product, and selling parts of my soul to the devil:

My skin is not nearly that luminous.

I think I just want her skin? (is that creepy?)

A bob AND bangs? Do we HATE ourselves? Why is this even on your Pinterest board?

A bob AND bangs? Do we HATE ourselves? Why is this even on my Pinterest board?

So here’s the thing. I write all this now knowing full well that there is a 50/50 chance of me doing something a bit ballsier/playing it safe when I get to the salon tomorrow. And I will continue to look at pictures tonight and tomorrow morning but most likely I’m going to go for a long, angled bob.

But in my heart of hearts, I will always want my hair to look like this:

Should I give up? Or should I just keep chasing pavements? Even if it leads not to this hair?

Should I give up? Or should I just keep chasing pavements? Even if it leads not to this hair?

What do YOU think? What style would you like me to try? What style have YOU always wanted to try but keep yourself from doing?

6 thoughts on “New ‘Do, New You!

  1. i have done them all. all of the styles you pictured, except maybe the Drew bob (my hair just doesn’t curl). i also had super-short hair for a while in the hopes that i would have that cute pixie cut Sharon Stone used to rock, but it turns out my hair is so thick it just stands straight up instead. no pixie for me! and i wish i could go platinum blonde, but my skin color just won’t allow it. not that i haven’t tried.

    (you could totally get Adele hair, but it takes rollers, a lot of product/hair spray, and never moving.)

    i think you’d look great with an angled bob! but the key is to be realistic about your hair: how much time do you want to spend on it each morning? do you like to use product? do you know how to use different brushes? can your stylist teach you the things you don’t know? i have bangs, obviously, and i’ve tried to do the side-swept thing, but the reality is 1) i have cowlicks, 2) i hate product, and 3) i don’t really know how to dry them that way. i love the Zoe bangs SO MUCH but when i have thick bangs like that, the stylist always cuts them wider than my face, which results in my face looking even more square. not good. so i have to be very specific about my bangs when i get them cut. i had that angled bob/bang thing when i was in college and really liked it, but my thick hair didn’t need much product to keep the volume up in the back. that model in the picture? TONS OF PRODUCT.


    • I’m telling you, Allyson – Tiffany at Kibana is AMAZING. She’ll tell you “no” to things that aren’t going to work and then give you something with the flavor of what you wanted before that works perfectly. She’s a magician. Try her!


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