New Year's resolutions are kind of a "love 'em or leave 'em" thing. There's something so satisfying about resolving to make your life better/more/less/whatever in the new year. But there are also all those statistics about how resolutions don't really work... in any case, I'm not here to tell you how to live your life in the new year. I am here, however, to encourage you to think differently about your hair in the new year. Call them resolutions, call them a friendly nudge from your favorite hairstylist, call them whatever you want. Here's what I'd like you to think about when it comes to your hair in the new year.
Hair style and color are both deeply personal things. It can be very easy to get in a rut and stay with what you know, even when your hair no longer reflects who you are. On the flip side, it can be very easy to lose your own personal style in the sea of hair trends and celebrity selfies on Instagram touting the newest look. So I say: Think about what you and your life need out of a hairstyle. Do you need to shake things up? Or do you need to stay strong and not fall for every new trend that pops up? Either way, be brave enough to find the hairstyle that's right for you. Not sure where to start? That's what I'm here for.
There is nothing like throwing a little caution to the wind and trying something new with your hair. The fun part? Playing doesn't have to be permanent. Have fun with temporary, color depositing shampoos that let you rock pink hair that washes out before your next big meeting at work. Add a headband or a few strands of tinsel to your everyday look. Learn how to create a new braid or try the cool faux-hawk style that's all over YouTube. Follow my Facebook page for a daily dose of hair inspiration. There's a lot to be serious about in the world, today. Your hair isn't one of those things. Have fun!
Swap Your Styling Products
If the idea of "Be Brave" or "Have Fun" has you thinking, "Juliette. PLEASE give me an idea that's less woo-woo and more practical," this one's for you. Go through the hair products in your shower and in your bathroom cabinet. Are they old? Ineffective? Do they actually make your hair do what you want it to? The new year is a great time to replenish your shampoo, conditioner, styling products and hairbrushes (yes, hairbrushes!) with products that help you nourish, protect and style your hair. If you need any recommendations, let's talk about options during your next visit. I carry Paul Mitchell products because they are effective, affordable, and there's a product line for every hair type.