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This post is about an epiphany that was a long time in the making.

Last week I saw Elaine Mitchell, Senior Creative Director at the Sassoon New York hair salon and left with punk-like hair.    I shrieked afterwards but the trip reminded me of something more important…

Over the past two years, you have gone on a hair journey with me.  Growing up, I’ve always had long hair but recently I started to feel like I was stuck in a hair rut.  My fedoras became a crutch, hiding me behind hair that I was getting increasingly bored with.  When I did the big chop,  Sassoon approached me this year to explore different ways to style my short hair.   They showed me how to rock a mod cut, go curlytry a badass quiff and lastly, this edgy spin on short summer hair, but what they really did was remind me why I was bored before: Long straight hair wasn’t me anymore.  Hair is an extension of your style and when it’s not you anymore, don’t be afraid to change it!

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Question:  Do you feel like you’ve found your hair style or are you still experimenting?

Post sponsored by Sassoon.


  1. Mariel says:

    The way they wear their hair says a lot about a person. Whether or not risks with it , too. I never afraid to experiment with my hair , I enjoy and I see you too ….;-)

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Yes I agree, hair does say a lot of someone, even if they don’t do anything at all to it – that alone says something!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thank you I like it too – a first for me in short hair

  2. Lindsey Kanas says:

    Ahhh… there’s my short haired sister… I always like doing shorter hair myself. My husband asked my to grow my hair “long”… got it to the shoulder…and it hit 113 degrees here in Vegas; off it went… to a cut similar to yours. The short is fun; always versatile in m opinion. Thank you as always..

    Lindsey via Vegas

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      ha ha!!! 113 degrees would have ANYONE wanting to hack their hair off LOLOL!!! I’m glad you ended up ultimately doing what was most you.

  3. DKWembley says:

    Ooh…your hair is boss. Love the edgy cut and highlights.

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Ahhh thank you! First time having lighter color in short hair!!

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