BEAUTY BAR: Lavender Locks

Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” I’m going to add in “A woman who cuts [or colors] her hair is about to change her life.” Changing hairstyles and hair colors can be terrifying for people. Have you ever watched one of those many makeover shows where the person is totally fine—mostly—throwing away all of their clothing and changing their look and then it gets to the end of the show and they sit in the hairdressers chair and start to cry over not wanting to lose their locks. I get it, change is scary, but it’s also necessary. When you are in your late teens and early 20s are just starting to figure out who you are and who you want to be in this world. As silly as it sounds, a simple hairstyle change can be a factor that helps you figure that out. The best part about being young is that we can decide to change our hair as much as we want. You’re supposed to have fun with your hair at this age! Play with styles and colors until you find what’s best for you.

Don’t ever be afraid of unnatural colors. If you want your hair bright pink, go for it! Now is the time! This Fashionista’s lavender locks are a perfect example of taking full creative control of your hair. Her purple and blue highlights go perfectly with her natural dark blonde color. Dyeing your hair can be a way of showing off your personality! Don’t be afraid to take risks. Like the old saying goes, “Its just hair. It will grow back.”

 What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To complete this look, start off with a semi-permanent hair dye or hair chalk if you’re not totally ready to commit. Then use a shine spray to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny. Finally, make sure your look lasts with a lightweight hairspray.