My friend, Joanne wrote to me this week about her powerful personal experience with a haircut that was wrong for her. She generously agreed to allow me to share her story with you.
"I left a lengthy comment on one of your blog posts about how important the right hairstyle is. Here is a rare decent picture of the pixie I had. I am stunned at the impact it has had on my life. I want to chime in about the importance of a good haircut that suits your face. I had a pixie cut and loved the feel of it during the summer. It was nice and cool. But it did not suit me, so I grew it out."
"I grew the pixie cut out to about the bottom of my collar. I had no energy. No life. Just felt blah all the time. I blamed my diet. I became very irritated with my hair and went to get it all whacked off again into a pixie. My hair stylist of several years suggested I go back to the angled bob as it is low maintenance and suits my face so much better."
"I cannot believe how much better I feel about myself and life. This all might seem shallow, but it is true! I feel good about myself. I want to get up in the morning. I want to dress up; I want to put makeup on, and most importantly, I want to be involved in life again. I had no idea that the proper hairstyle was so powerful!"
"I was starting to wonder if I was suffering from depression. I don't consider myself a vain person, but the right cut improved my sense of well-being more than I ever thought possible or logical."
"I am 55 years old and do not color my hair. I do have plenty of grays; they just don't show in pictures yet."
Thank you so much, Joanne, for allowing me to share your experience here with my readers. I created this blog to show examples of style that might inspire others who might need a change but are unsure how to go about making those changes.
Joanne's story is a very good example of how style, texture, and form can affect our outlook on life and our self-image every day on so many levels.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!