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  • Writer's pictureMeghan Moran

Hair Trauma

I’ve cried about my hair twice in my life and both from my own doing. Being a hairdresser…part of my responsibility is to share my hair trauma to prevent clients from experiencing unnecessary pain. I was taught from an early point in my career to cover faces of models and/or celebrities when someone brings in a picture. Here’s why: 99% of the time we want to look like the person in the pic…it’s not about the hair.

In the late 90’s, early 00’s…I had to try a pixie cut two separate times. Once was inspired by the flawless Charlize Theron in “The Astronaut’s Wife”. The cut was perfect but to my horror, I was still me. A year later I thought, second time’s the charm. This time I brought a pic of Connie Nielsen’s new blonde pixie. I left looking like the Real Slim Shady and attempted to fix it at home with the final result looking like Kelly Osborne circa 2002. I didn’t touch my hair for a year after that.

This is why today, I’m loving that so many inspo pics are from the back of the head. There’s a lot more room for transparency here but it can also nuanced. If a blonde brings in a lot of brunette pics….we need to talk. Because a cut looks entirely different depending on the color of the hair. Tricky right?

Breakups, deaths and job losses are three things that typically make us want to do something drastic to our hair. It’s something that we can control in this crazy thing called life. I will pull my stool over and talk things through before we pull the trigger. 9 times out of 10, it’s not actually what you want. You’ll thank me down the road and if you’re still wanting it for your next appointment, we will absolutely go for it.

This is one of the many reasons I call it hair therapy.

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