My female friends, you may or may not have consider this idea before, but your hairstyle says a lot about who you are. While it can change pretty often, unlike a tattoo, which is permanent, it’s still a choice that requires thought. That choice is made based on so many factors–your lifestyle, your occupation, your feelings about yourself, as well as the texture of your hair. So, if you have a great hairstyle that expresses you well, then it’s time to book a portrait session.
“Hair is everything.”–Fleabag
The main character in the series Fleabag said this while defending her sister, Claire. In this episode, Claire wanted to make a change. So, she decided to try a new haircut she saw modeled in a magazine. Unfortunately, the results were not what she expected. The style didn’t fit her personality and the cut was wrong for her features. Her confidence had gone out the window because this botched hair job was on top of her head for all the world to see. She couldn’t stop crying! Can you relate? A bad haircut makes us want to hide! And, that’s just what Claire did–she hid under a hairpiece for the rest of the season.
So, if it’s true that a bad haircut can make you feel unattractive and miserable, then it makes sense that the right haircut or a good one can make you feel fabulous and joyful. Secretly, you want everyone you know to see you and be amazed at how fetching you look. And, if you’re like me, you probably went shopping to find a new outfit that fits with your new coiffure. If you’re feeling that exceptional because of a new do and and a new ensemble, you’ve already started preparing for a great portrait session! You’re already ahead of the game. You just need a date on your calendar.
You may go to the same stylist year after year, but your hair color and cut and are never the same twice. Why? So many reasons. The stylist was having a bad day. Or maybe her shoes were hurting her feet. Even though you were supposed to keep your head down, you didn’t. Maybe you were crossing your legs during the session. One stylist told me that that guarantees a crooked cut!
Don’t forget that your hair changes as you get older too. If you had thick hair all your life, you may find that when you turn 45, it’s not as robust as it once was. Also, coloring your hair can result in some variations in the hue. Think about it–the base color is different every time. I bring all this up to encourage you to get your picture taken when you have a great hairstyle or color you love. It may never be quite the same again, so get a picture of you with it–pronto.
I can’t tell you how many different haircuts I’ve had in my 46 years on this earth. If you saw me back when I was five years old, you’d have seen me with crooked bangs and blue butterfly barrettes. Farrah Faucet feathers and then a pixie cut were some of my middle school styles. And at 16, I did the unthinkable and permed my hair (which I did again at age 22 and 33). The sassy bob has re-surfaced several times. For sure at ages 17, 30, 35, and 40.
Somewhere in there was a Jenny McCarthy (90201) cut in addition to the Rachel Green (Friends) shag, which I remember doing several times. One year for my birthday I added a blue feather extension, and two years ago I tried balayage, https://www.glamour.com/gallery/best-balayage-hair-color-ideas,which I really like. My point here is that even when I loved my haircut, I still changed it. But, I don’t have pictures of me with half of these styles I’ve mentioned. You may be the same way.
So, if you have a hairstyle or color that makes you feel beautiful, I recommend booking a portrait session for yourself. No matter how much you love your cut, you may change your mind and try something new before ever having the chance to document something good in your history. And, remember, your hair is never exactly the same, and honestly, neither are you. Coco Chanel said, “A women who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Let a portrait photographer help immortalize that change. You’ll love being able to look back at the different versions of you.