Posts Tagged: hairstyle

Reader Request: How Does Your Hairstyle Interact With Your Outfit?

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Reader Andrea had this request:

I would be interested in a post on how different hairstyles interact with outfits. How much does wearing hair down vs. in a bun affect the formality of an outfit? How much can the hairstyle you wear with an outfit change the overall look? I always seem to wear my hair the same way with the same pieces, and I’m not sure why I only ever visualize those things with those hairstyles. (I’m also contemplating a major hair change right now, so hair is on my mind a lot recently.) read more

Reader Request: Winter Hats and Avoiding Hat-head

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Margaret e-mailed me this question:

Minneapolis is cold. Syracuse is cold. To leave the house without a hat on your head when it’s 12 degrees outside is just insane. But what hat? And what do you do about hat head? Is there something I’m supposed to do to my hair to prevent hat head (like braid it)? Will I end up looking like Heidi? And if you just surrender and wear a hat all day in order to prevent hat head what type of hat should that be? If I wear a sock cap will I look like I stepped out of a grunge concert circa 1993? If I wear a beret will I look pretentious? Should I just be using the hood on my jacket? read more

This Week I Love …

… having short hair.

It’s been almost a year since I chopped my locks, and the ‘do has undergone a lot of tweaks over the months. I’ve liked every iteration, and am sure that my look will continue to evolve, but the constant has been loving the feeling of short, sassy locks that show my face and align with my personal style. I imagine that someday I’ll grow it all out, but I have loved and am loving living the short hair life.

Whenever someone who has worn her hair long for ages goes short, she’s typically applauded for her bravery. To me, bravery means saving a child from a burning building, running for office, standing up to a bully. Hair grows back. Cutting it all off is certainly a risk, and growing it back out is certainly a process, but making the choice to wear your hair short doesn’t strike me as a courageous move. On the other hand, hair is EXTREMELY emotional. Our own hair and hair-related choices are fraught and difficult, and we can even become emotionally involved in the hair-lives of celebrities. So perhaps short hair is a braver move than I realize. read more