Friday, September 09, 2005

Need Hair Advice

I've never had a lot of success with my hair. I feel like it's my last obstacle on the road to looking like an adult.

Things you can do to make your hair look more sophisticated:
a) get a perm
b) cut it boy-ishly short
c) get stylish highlights and lowlights
d) grow it out long and luxurious
e) use fancy products

I can't do any of the above because most of them require constant maintenance, which is not possible on a starving student's budget. The only thing I could possibly do is grow it out long. But I hate how proportionately long it then takes to wash and dry your hair. So, as a time-starved student, that's not going to work.

So now I have a moppy bob, which Michael says reminds him of Ramona in the Beverly Cleary novels. And it's the same cut I had when I was around 10.

But then, I saw this cut in my new Anthropologie catalogue and I think it might work...

What do you think I should do?


Suz said...

What should you do? First of all, you should immediately strike 'get a perm' from the list of things you can do to make your hair more sophisticated. It should promptly added to the list of 'ways to look like the 80s'. ;-)

Other than that, I dig the style you picture here, and think it's a good compromise for you. Considering that you live in a student town, you should be able to find a good stylist for a reasonable fee. I had my hair short in college too (it's now back down almost to my bra) and it was the right move.

Alex said...

I think you should tell your stylist exactly what you just posted. Let him know your on a budget, you don't have time to do lots of maintenance but you want to change up your look a bit. He should be able to help you. We run into situations like this all the time and letting your stylist know your situation is the best place to start. He should be able to make some great recommendations.

We also have a nifty little hair blog you should check out for some ideas and tips on styling.

Seattle Hair Blog