Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I’ve spent the past week or two drooling over the above haircut. It just appeals to me, and I couldn’t really tell you why. Perhaps it’s because the model has such amazing features that she can rock this cut. I’ve always gone to the same hair salon for $8 hair cuts–yes, $8 haircuts–but I’ve always wanted to go to a professional hair stylist and have them do my hair. (Not to say they did a bad job; most of my visits were fine, but I didn’t ask for anything beyond lots of long layers!)

Well, I finally took the plunge. I went to Allan’s Salon this afternoon (I was so excited that they had an opening!) after reading all the rave reviews on Yelp!. $65 (and tip) later, and I’m loving my new ‘do! Allan was amazing–I brought in the photo above, but also something less tame, a lot longer, and he said I could totally work the one I wanted. But since I had expressed concern over going super short, he said he would add more length to it. Perfection. Absolute perfection.

I watched him when he did my blow out, to see how I would need to style it myself, and it didn’t look overly difficult. It’ll be interesting when I attempt it myself, but he just used a thermal protectant (duh), thickening spray by Bumble&Bumble, and then some pomade/wax. I think what I am so happy with is it is obviously different from my hair of 21 years, but it doesn’t look overly drastic. I was also thrilled to hear I could go shorter (he said I had the facial features for it) if I wanted to. Never was sure if I could pull off short hair! Nonetheless, parts of my hair had at least 7-8 inches taken off, so it is definitely a lot shorter than it was a few hours ago.

OK, OK, I know you just want to see how it turned out. Peep my new hair…

Side-by-side comparison!

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228 thoughts on “Temptalia Grows Up & Gets a Hairstyle

  1. WOW love it! It really is a haircut!

  2. Rowan

    Fab! You look so pretty! I can imagine it’ll look really good when it grows into it a little, you know that’s the way with new cuts ;)

  3. Diana

    Looks super cute! Nice choice. My friend got a style similar, but closer in length to the picture. I want to cut my hair again, but my face shape is too varied (i.e. round meets square meets something else) so I have a hard time thinking what would look good on me.

  4. Cristina

    I always thought you always looked good…but even better with the new cut!

  5. Hilana

    Christine,

    I love the new hair. And it does not “age” you one bit! It merely looks a wee bit more grown up, yet spunky and stylish. I actually copied the pic to “My pictures” on my computer and will take it to me hairdresser when I go there again.
    It’s perfect. I have to grow mine a bit more to get it there, but I absolutely luv it.

  6. Ann

    You look absolutely gorgeous,Christine!!The side bangs suit you a lot :)

  7. Wow! I love your new cut! I am so inspired by that photo used as your picture guide that I may try and get a similar cut as a celebration if I get this job that I really want. (I have a working interview on Monday.)

  8. SABRINA

    Hey Christine. You definitely look good in this short haircut. love it!

  9. Burlesque Doll

    Oh i love this i have the shape face that would pull this off so well, i love this cut specially on you. Having a heart shape face i have to be careful what cuts i get

  10. LAURA

    i love this hair style on u

  11. nicci

    wow, your hair looks so good! I think it looks a LOT better than the model. It fits your features and face very well :) worth the price!!

  12. Patty

    Great hair cut!

    I am currently looking for heat protection products, mostly for flat ironing. I am wondering which bumble and bumble one he used on you?

    I currently just add hair serum to my hair before flat ironing it but I don;t know if thats enough.

    I bought a spray one at Ulta a long time ago but I did not like it bc it made my hair kind of stiff and with out much natural movement.

    Do you recoment any heat protectants?

    • Thanks, Patty!

      I use FHI or T3 usually!

      • Patty

        I thought they were flat irons. I will look into heat protectants by FHI and T3. Also, I really like bumble and bumble so I am wondering what heat protectant your stylist used. Thanks again :D

  13. michelle

    ELLEN PAGE! thats who valeri meant. omg. i totally love ellen too. you look amazing with this style! did you ever get cut shorter?

  14. nunuiviet

    yeah you look better with this new hairdo