Have you ever felt like chopping all of your hair off during a stressful day? Have you ever decided to change your hair color after a break up? Or both? Whatever the tragedy, we have all been there. Break up hair. Divorce hair. Mid-life Crisis hair. I just lost my job hair. So the question is: Why do we feel the need to change our hair when we are being consumed by emotional turmoil?
Is it control? A majority of things in life are completely our of our control. It would be a shorter list to write, the things we can control. The hair on our heads is something we entirely control. It effects no one but ourselves and you can do almost anything with it. Maybe the appeal is being behind the wheel of the whole process, even if it is just a hair cut. I mean think about it, Britney Spears and the 2007 incident, Jennifer Lawrence, that bob you had last summer. All made major chops made, some much better than others (Britney), when life was getting stressful.
Is it the need for change? Maybe its ceremonial. We shed the skin from the past and we start with a new beginning. Reawakening ourselves to the world around us. “New hair, new woman, new world.” Maybe we feel like we haven’t been a strong version of ourselves or maybe its about time people take us seriously. Think Taylor Swift, Robin Wright. Both incredibly beautiful women who rebranded themselves to be seen as serious artists by rocking short hair. Shorter hair also simplifies things and allows you to disconnect from a person you may not have been happy with.
Our advice: Know that you are beautiful for what is on the inside. Know that you are beautiful on the outside. Also, know that whatever is going on in your life will still be there when you leave the salon. And, know that as your stylist’s we believe in you and will help you find your best self!
Gia Smith,Hannah Rose, Brittany Dabney and Ally McMahan.