Friday, 10 April 2015


A few weeks ago I won a free vintage hairstyling appointment at Rockalilly Cuts via their instagram giveaway and Last week I finally got an excuse to use it (my boyfriend had a gig is London). I have never had someone style my hair in vintage rolls/ waves before so I wasn't sure what to expect- and I have to say it was a pleasant experience for so many reasons.

First of all look how great it looks! I gave a very vague "maybe victory rolls" and let the stylist work her magic (I'm so sorry I have completely forgotten her name) and was surprised with just how high my rolls became! I felt about a foot taller. And the waves in the back where beautiful.

I will be 100% honest there is a LOT of backcombing in there which I found a little uncomfortable to sleep in and ended up taking out the rolls in the night but the waves where something else. They lasted 4 days! all I did was re-pinned the front and the back was beautiful and puffy :)

the appointment took 45 minutes and usually costs $35 (like I said I got it for free) and I can honestly say that if I had the chance I would go there again (I just need an excuse). From the treatment I received to the relentless stalking I give Rockalilly cuts on IG I would highly recommend them (for men too as I saw two fantastic bits of barbering while I was in there).

I can't help but feel my hair is very important too me. Like I can only have a good day if my hair is on point.

I know it makes me sound a bit shallow but for the last few weeks I have felt really self consious and unhappy with the way I looked and generally down with my whole outlook on life. After the fantastic hair do on Thursday I felt amazing(even after dragging several bits of equipment on the underground and a late night car journey across North London). I solemnly swear that I will be putting a LOT more effort into my hair from now on as I know it makes me happy.

I know my hair doesn't make me who I am, but i like the control I have over it- like if I can control my hair I can control my life. My hair doesn't make me who I cam, but being able to control it makes me happy- I could cut it into a pixie crop (like in my youth) and be happy because that's what I have control over.

You can find all about Rockalilly cuts via their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.

in the spirit of hair- I hope everyone can help support Sarah in her fund raising for mind in collaboration with Model XL as she's shaving off her hair! In Sarahs own words:

".... my hair doesn't make me the person I am, so I decided to show that I am still the same person with or without it!”

I love this kind of ownership about herself and that shes doing it all for charity- so if you have a fair few pennys then please donate- and check out her IG feed on the 11th for updates.

Jodie x


  1. You look fabulous! The style is gorgeous on you, very fun and classic at the same time.
    I'm in the US, so there's not much chance of me getting into Rockalily, but I love all of the advice and style tips they post (or at least, used to post) on their website. I remember finding it very helpful when I was first getting into vintage and rockabilly.
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

  2. Your hair is só amazing ! Wow, I just love it !

  3. that looks so fab, sounds like an amazing place. Im dying to go

  4. Aw you sum up exactly what I love about my little shop, having great hair does make you feel ready to take on the world. I find "effort" in general does, and so many people don't realise it!

  5. You look flippin amazing! Maybe when I have some hair back I will pay a visit to ReeRee, I've been stalking her for some time via the usual social media. Thank you for sharing my Just Giving lovely..... Still in awe of your hair! x

  6. Your hair looks gorgeous! I can imagine there was a lot of back combing like you said, it's so good how long the waves lasted for!

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