If you’ve read my blog or followed me on Instagram for a long time, you know that I used to change my hair very frequently. As in, every 6-8 weeks at my hair appointment frequently. I had a huge advantage having my sister as my hairstylist and living in the same city, that’s for sure! I had a lot of fun playing with the color – going really dark, trying red, ombré, balayage, full blonde highlights, the works! While I’m particular about my hair and want a cut and color that I love, I also wasn’t afraid to take the risk on something new and fun.
Once I moved back to Chicago and didn’t have the benefit of living near my sister, I started letting my hair grow out and slowly went back to my natural color, with some sun-kissed highlights. It was the easiest thing to maintain and I liked it!
Flash forward a couple years and I went and chopped off about 7 inches of my hair, sort of on a whim! It wasn’t that I didn’t love my long hair, I just got so bored of it. It was too long and heavy to wear in a ponytail without a headache and it was fairly damaged from all the heat styling. It felt so good to get rid of all of that and start new.
Details on the Cut:
We went with a slightly angled (from back to front), lob cut. My clavicle bone was where I indicated I’d like the longest part in front, so she determined the back length from that. She added in some long layers and cleaned up my grown out bangs in the front.
Details on the Color:
The color you see at my roots (you can really see it in the last photo) is my natural color. My hair is mostly my natural color at this point. I had some old “sun-kissed” highlights from before our wedding last summer that she touched up. She brightened up some face framing pieces, as well!
How I’m Styling It:
I’m using the same exact curling method as this tutorial, except two things. (1) I’m using a the largest wand that comes in my set, which is 32 mm, and (2) I curl it in four, thinner sections than the three that are shown in the video. Otherwise, everything is the exact same!
I’ve found that using this styling powder works really well on my shorter style. Once I’ve finished curling it, I’ll dust my roots with the powder before I start teasing. It creates a great texture to hold the teasing that I do, which allows me to maintain volume all day long! I’m still using all the same products as show in this post.
It’s been such a fun change for me! I like being able to throw my hair into a low bun with ease, which is probably how I’ll be styling it all summer when it’s hot!
EA Bar Necklace | Layering Cami | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Morning After