Ever since I graduated high school in 2006, I have been slightly obsessed with changing my hair. I like having complete control over something (control issues much?? haha) and it’s a fairly easy thing to change.
I think my hairstyles have kind of shown the search for myself. Each time I look at one of my hairstyles, I can remember what I was going through when I had it and the things that mattered most to me at that point in time. In high school, a lot of the time, I didn’t want to stand out, I actually did my best to just fit into the crowd. I just wanted to be liked. WHen I made the leap into college, I decided I was sick of trying to look like other people and I wanted to look like myself. I think this is the main reason I started to change my hair… and my glasses as you will see.
Also, my clothing style changed a lot with each hairstyle but it was hard enough to find head shots of my hair. Maybe sometime later on, I will try to put together a clothes journey as well, but for now, I’ll share the hair journey since the time I graduated high school.
**Disclaimer:: a lot of these have people cut out and definitely aren’t really quality photos… just bear with me this time.**
The first change I made was simple, I just cut off about 6 or 7 inches of hair and got a few layers and I got some new glasses. This was also the very beginnings of my “emo” phase…. note the band tee.
Then, I got a little bit more “grown up” haircut with some sweepy bangs that even Justin Beiber would be proud of. Also, I got new glasses. This was probably the biggest “What was I thinking?” moment because I look back and realize that those glasses were very very ridiculous.
And then, I made the biggest leap yet. I chopped off all of my hair. When I look back, I am glad I did it, but I don’t think I’ll ever do it again. Also, I dyed my hair red. I wore my contacts a lot with my short hair because glasses looked funny.
Yeah, then I got it cut even shorter soo…
Then, of course, I got bored with such a plain hair color, so I just had to put some blue underneath. It was pretty much a waste to do it because it lasted for about a week each time I dyed it (twice) before looking grey.
So, there you have it. My many transformations in 5 years. I wonder how many more I will go through in the next 5 years… only time will tell.
live what you love.