Change Your Hair, Change Your Life

December 12, 2008 by Kate Parker  
Published in Hair

Does changing your hairstyle really change your life? Short hair can be just as feminine and sexy as long hair – it’s all to do with how you feel about yourself.

A recent article in a national UK newspaper (dated 04/12/08) concluded that women with short hair weren’t interested in sex. Could this be true? I wonder ………

Interestingly, most of the women who contributed to the article (particularly the ones with long hair!) believed that long hair was more feminine, sexy and attractive to men. It stated that shown a photo of a woman with long hair, and then another showing the same woman with short hair, that men will always prefer the long hair option. Are men really that shallow? Surely there are some men around who see beyond the curls and ringlets?

I don’t deny for a second that healthy, long silken tresses are beautiful BUT isn’t it more about the woman who has the long hair, rather than the long hair itself?

A woman can have everything going for her in the looks department but if she doesn’t feel beautiful or feminine, nothing anyone can do or say will change that. I used to know a girl who had the most fantastic hair. It went right down her back in silky curls. She couldn’t have been less interested.

I see famous women who have short hair who look absolutely stunning. Yes I know that the Victoria Beckham’s, Kylie’s and Keira Knightley’s of this world (et al) look fab with long hair but I really believe that they look more beautiful and more sexy with short hair. They stand out from the women with long hair. They are sexy, independent and powerful. Unlike the ‘damsel in distress’ image of fairytale princesses – they don’t need a handsome prince to come and save them!

For years I fought against what nature had given me. I had perms, highlights, colours – you name it, and yes it went on my hair. You see I’d always had quite fine, boring hair really and of course I aspired to the Barbie look for years until I accepted what was ‘me’.

I actually think, looking back, that it was changing my hair colour that had more of an impact on my life and on me. I had been blonde for the best part of 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old) and I’d suddenly had enough of the constant trips to the hairdressers (not to mention the parting of my hard earned cash) to have my roots touched up. Going back to my natural colour (brown) was a shock but at the same time it was the real me. I was fed up of trying to be something I’m not. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that we shouldn’t do our best to look our best, but for me I needed to start accepting and loving myself they way I am.

This year I decided to get all my hair chopped off. The article I mentioned earlier spoke about women who have a drastic hair cut, having gone through some major life changes. That’s me. After splitting up from my husband I wanted a new image. So now I have an easy to manage, but trendy short hair style. I actually feel better about myself with my new short hairstyle, than I did when I had longer hair. It’s as though the real me is beginning to emerge.

Has having my hair cut put me off sex? Well I’d already gone off it with my husband, which is the main reason why we are now ex’s! But if the right man came along, the answer is no. My short hairstyle has helped me to be more confident, more independent and ready for anything.

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2 Responses to “Change Your Hair, Change Your Life”
  1. Yovita Siswati Says:

    Hi,I have a short haircut also not so long ago, it make me feel fresh and more confident. Thanks for sharing

  2. Dee Gold Says:

    Nice article.

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