New Hair for the New Year

January 22, 2010

So with the arrival of the New Year comes the arrival of all the resolutions that people intend to keep throughout the year. For many this involves giving up a particular habit such as smoking, drinking or even eating chocolate. Whilst for others it is all about trying something new like taking up a new hobby but for most of us it is all about changing something about ourselves. We often want to make ourselves into something better and healthier than we are currently are. Consequently January is the peak time for many gyms and health clubs as they see an influx in the number of people who want to join, all in an attempt to stick to their latest resolution and present a new, fitter and healthier person to the world. However, it must be said that all too often these resolutions last a matter of months if not weeks before the majority of us revert back to old ways.

That is why I personally think the best way to implement a change into your life is through your style. It is a much simpler and easier way to ensure you achieve the change that you crave so much but requires much less effort than any of the aforementioned activities.

When it comes to style there are many options and roads to go down which will all end in the same result- a different you. For example you could change your look through the clothes that you wear. However, to be entirely honest this is not something that can be achieved over night as few people are able to afford a completely new wardrobe all at once. Rather this is something that needs to be done over time and phased in gradually.

For me the quickest and easiest route to conveying a new look is through your hair. The simplest of changes to your hairstyle can in fact have the greatest of impacts. For those who always wear their hair straight, why not try adding a bit of texture to your hair by wearing the tousled look, or even opt for curls. This will add bounce and volume to your hair and as simplistic as the change seems it will definitely deliver results.

For those who crave a much more dramatic effect why not try a change of colour. However, in this situation a trip to a hair salon is definitely in order. You need to be sure that the colour you opt for is going to suit you and most hair care professional will be able to help with this matter. Why not follow in the footsteps of Nicole Richie and go from blonde to brunette. A beautiful, rich brown tone will complement the winter months perfectly. However, be warned that only certain skin tones can carry this look off and consequently not all blondes should take this route.

Meanwhile those with long hair might want to consider a shorter do. Tipped to be a big trend this year is the shaggy bob, and with the likes of Victoria Beckham and Dannii Minogue already sporting the look it is certain to be big. However, if the word bob has you panicking don’t worry as you can opt for a shoulder length version of this particular style as Jessica Alba and Diane Kruger have. The shaggy version of the bob adds an extra edge to this particular style, not to mention that it also adds texture and depth to the hair and prevents it from looking lifeless.

For those with short hair who want a change you could perhaps consider hair extensions, but please just not Lady Gaga style hair extensions. Although you may want to keep your hair short as with stars such as Cheryl Cole ditching their hair extensions it is almost certain that short hair is going to be a big trend this year.

However, we all know that even the simplest of changes to our hair can cause it a great deal damage to it so we need to take care of it. It is therefore important to invest a little bit of money in good hair care products such as those offered by Louise Galvin as there is little point in having a great hair style if our hair looks dull and lifeless.

So if you have already broken your New Year’s resolution but are still trying to find ways of creating a new you then why not consider a change of hair style? It is one of the simplest but most effective ways of updating your look and letting people know about it!

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