I’ve been growing out my hair for the past two years in the hopes of achieving glamorous Blake Lively worthy waves and layers, and when I reached that elusive anything-is-possible length I realized one huge hair lesson: the idea was fabulous, but the style wasn’t true to me.
I was left uninspired, with a lifeless curtain of hair, endless knots given the frequent climate changes and desperate to nail down a style that was aligned perfectly with my boss hustle, active lifestyle and wanderlust spirit. After months of secret Pinterest boards and several days saying goodbye to those hard-earned fabulous nine inches of hair, I made a major beauty change and found the perfect style for jetsetting and home-life alike.
THE COLOR: I craved an icy blonde that has the ability to work in all seasons and which is easy to spruce up with low-lights in colder months. I have fair skin so this drastic lift requires a bit more attention on facial contouring and eyebrow sculpting in the mornings (so I don’t look overly washed out), but it gives an extra push to always be Instagram-ready. My fabulous fabulous fabulous (did I mention fabulous) stylist also hand-painted my roots a dark ashy blonde to create that gorgeous contrast an add longevity to the color, a huge helper for a girl who is always on the road.
THE CUT: I didn’t want to jump on the Lob bandwagon, but I definitely wanted a shoulder-length cut with tons of texture so I could easily achieve volume when styling in the morning without spending one hour on my hair alone. My hair usually drys horribly flat, so adding these layers and side-swept bangs make a wild difference in framing my face and ties my overall beauty and personal style together flawlessly.
THE STYLE: Shorter goes a drastically longer way for me style-wise, especially since I’m always on the go and in need of being photo-ready. This style is practical, chic and it’s perfect for creating that voluminous beach-swept do in under 10 minutes (for jetsetters and girls with a daily hustle that never stops, those 10 minutes fit perfectly into any itinerary). I am obsessed with volume and can’t wait to play with this style in TMJ’s coming beauty posts!