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People say a change is as good as a holiday, well that can include changing your hair right?Changing your hair for most women is a big deal, guys just don’t get it but for us it can feel like shedding our skin and being re-born. Well for me that’s what it feels like. I have had the same hair now for eight years, exactly the same, long, dark, straight and thickened up with hair extensions. There was something about associating long hair with being young, carefree, and single and I believed long hair was what made me attractive to the opposite sex. How wrong I was? I’ve had the snip and to some, it may look as though nothing major has changed but let’s just say my boyfriend can’t get enough and nor can I. In fact, since having the snip, one of my favourite things to do now, is research and use beautiful hair products in order to acheive healthy, shiny hair. I literally love experimenting with my hair now and using key products like those you see below to ensure my hair is healthy and happy.

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So, what I did to achieve this new do I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with… I had the extensions removed and headed to Happy Endings in Redfern to meet fabulous hair stylist, Daniel Skinner for some TLC – the hair kind! Daniel is an experienced hairstylist and colourist with his work appearing on the catwalks of Paris, New York and at Sydney Fashion Week. His styles have even been seen on the pages of some of the best fashion magazine and he’s responsible for pampering the tresses of Collette Dinnigan and Sass and Bide designers, Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke. What I liked about Daniel though is he didn’t promote this side of him, the experience was all about me and what would suit my new transition to a shorter do. He made me feel perfectly at ease in his environment. Speaking of his environment, Happy Ending’s isn’t your typical eastern suburbs salon, filled with lots of white spaces and stark contrasts, it’s warm, quirky and inviting – without all the bells and whistles but with all the talent.

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You may remember me posting an inspo (inspiration picture) on Instagram and Facebook a couple of months ago. This was the look I was going for and while it’s not quite there yet, I’m excited for the end result.

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I’ve been dying my hair dark for quite some time now (I’m naturally a mousy brown) and as a result it will take a few sessions with Daniel to get the colour looking exactly the way I want it to. Daniel explained that we need to strip the black out in order to warm the colour up to a balayage brown/blonde. I loved how Daniel explained all of this to me, he really is a colour expert, who advised me of the fact that a quick fix would not result in the colour I wanted and therefore, patience was required to achieve the final result. I’m heading back in two weeks for my next session (perfect time pre-Mexico and pre my parents visiting from QLD).

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For this shoot, my bf and I are headed to Watsons Bay for the day. I had no intention of being photographed but after Christian snapped some of the sights (remember he’s still relatively new to Sydney) we thought we’d get amongst the greenery and capture my new do in all its glory (wish I had packed a brush). I adore this maxi dress from Staple the Label, it’s comfortable and can be dressed down with a denim jacket and felt hat or dressed up with heels and a blazer, making it the perfect edition to my spring wardrobe. For our WB excursion I teamed the dress with my Lack of Colour hat and Birkenstocks. Birks either enrage hate or inspire love with many of my friends, clearly I’m on the love side. Growing up in Noosa I lived in thongs for most of my life (thongs the footwear, not the underwear) and I feel with Birks I can still swan around in comfortable footwear but not look too beachy.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the Birkenstocks debate and what you think of my new hairdo? X x

 

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