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 :)
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.