It’s getting to that time again. The time where I feel like a change and, once again, my hair is the medium through which I’m going to obtain this life altering, sense-of-self revamp. Of course, as this happens at least once a year, I’m fairly familiar with the fact that a new haircut in all likelihood won’t actually achieve these things. But still. Every year, I feel the same way.
I’m really lucky with my hair. It grows fast. Most people assume that my hair is thick, but actually it’s really fine, there’s just a ridiculous amount of it. Every time I book an appointment at the hairdressers, I tell them I’ll need two slots. Mostly they don’t believe me – and then they realise their mistake! (Especially when their next client is left waiting! Eek!)
I’ve done ‘the big chop’ about four times now. Usually I waituntil my hair is at my elbows by which time my sister will have already mercilessly mocked me and then get it hacked back to chin length. On ‘Wear Pink to Work’ day to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer, I dyed my long hair magenta. It was supposed to wash out in 6 weeks, but about 6 months later I had surprisingly ‘on trend’ pink streaks left at the ends. I’ve had short hair, blond hair, and I’ve tried a fringe at least three times even though I know it never looks how I want it to!
But whether it’s the fringe, length or colour – I always find it funny how we put so much of our identities into our hair. It’s an expression of who we are, or on more than one occasion, who we wish to be. Confident, sexy, sassy, bright, stylish, controversial perhaps? My advice is to go for it. Have that haircut, go for that outrageous colour. Speak to your hairdresser, find one who is as excited as you are, but also honest.
Every time I ask for a fringe (or bangs for readers in the States!) I’m always warned that I have a cowslick. It will never sit on my forehead the way it does for other people, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have one – it just means it might take some extra styling. And if I’m willing to put in the work, then I can do it. It used to put me off, because I’m most often a wash and leave girl. I appreciate I’m lucky enough to be able to do that and quite often that dictates the style I want to get. But this time, I think I might be ready. And if it’s a disaster?
There’s always hair pins and scarfs!
So yes, feel that excitement, enjoy it, and enjoy your fabulous ‘new do’! Wear it with pride and satisfaction! Now I’m curious, what’s the best hair cut you ever had and why?
Mills & Boon author Pippa Roscoe lives in Norfolk near her family and makes daily promises that this will be the day she will leave the computer and take a long walk in the countryside. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t dreaming of gorgeous alpha males and misunderstood heroines. Totally her mother’s fault of course—she gave Pippa her first romance to read at the age of seven! She is inconceivably happy that she gets to share those daydreams with her readers.
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A Ring to Take His Revenge (The Winners' Circle)
He’ll do anything to settle the score…
…even fake an engagement!
To secure his revenge against his cruel father, billionaire Antonio Arcuri needs a fake fiancée—fast! He demands his shy PA, Emma Guilham, wear his diamond. In return, he’ll help fulfill her dreams—starting with a jet-set trip to Buenos Aires! It’s a simple charade, until the burning tension between them erupts into irresistible desire. Now Antonio must decide between vengeance and Emma…
A powerfully intense revenge romance!.