If you're a new or not-so-regular reader of this blog, you may not be aware that I had given up on my real hair and taken to wearing wigs all the time. Unfortunately, my real hair is not so super long and curly and luscious as this. In fact, my real-life-hair had become very brittle, thin and damaged due to a combination of medications and trying to maintain a near-white colour so that it could be bright pink and blue (and green and lilac) all through the first half of last year. It was getting to the point where if I wasn't wearing a wig, I'd feel really awful about my appearance all day. And that's no good. I haven't been to a hairdresser in such a loooong time, but yesterday I thought I'd finally go and get them to try and replicate, if at all possible, this particular hair cut from a magazine I picked up in Japan. (By the way, if you follow me on facebook, this hair cut is your doing because you all told me to go for it! And I thank you for that.)
Trying to do the same pose as the girl in the magazine.. haha.
I took myself along to Japanese hairdresser Allure Hair in Sydney and they did an awesome job! I love my new haircut, and even better, I finally like my real hair. I have noticed, however, that having shorter hair does require a slightly different way of dressing - so I'm going to start trying to wear my wigs less in outfit posts (after the few I've got already lined up), and attempt to suit my clothes more to a short hair style.
So, another reason for this post is that I'm embarrassingly bad (for a fashion blogger) at hair styling, and I was actually hoping for some tips... my hair is super thin and just getting it to look this "full" required about half a can of hairspray, half-an-hour with a hairdryer and a whole lot of curling with a curling iron (edit: my fringe didn't need this, but the rest of my hair did) - which I want to avoid having to do every day or I'll be back at damaged hair again. Mousse doesn't give it enough lift either. And I wasn't really able to style it like it looks in the photo, which I would like to be able to do as well.
If anyone has any tips for me on styling my hair like the photo, without too much heat damage, I'd be super happy to hear them :)