New hair, girl! This is the biggest change I’ve done in about two and a half years, but ya know, I was SO ready. It’s still hella long, but the shape and color are different.
I told my friend Alis, who now works at Plum Salon in Corte Madera and has been doing my hair forever, that I wanted to keep it long but was up for anything, and she ended up doing a ’70s-inspired shape by cutting longer face framing layers that touch my upper cheekbones and chin, and keeping the longer layers at the bottom.
She describes it as a modified shag, so the bulk of the volume is around my face and not at the ends, like it was before. She also cut my bangs so that they now part in the center, but they’re trimmed in a way that allows me to switch to a side sweep, if I’m so inclined.
Alis didn’t mention the exact name of the color, but I know that she uses Wella, and she described the shade as a warm chocolate brown. And for the streaks, she hand-painted random rich coppery pieces around my face.
The difference between hand-painting and doing foils, Alis says, is that hand-painted pieces look more seamless and less choppy than foils, and with hand-painting you can really let your artistic vision guide you, because it’s literally like painting on hair. For this rock ‘n’ roll look, Alis did some chunky pieces on one side, then some smaller, daintier bits on the other.
I’m into it!
I’m really looking forward to experimenting more with this cut. Alis told me that it looks cute when you do a ponytail or a half-pony, and you let the bangs frame your face.
I think it would also look cute with a little bit of back-combing for height at the roots.
It kinda channels Stevie Nicks, too, and, as you know, I wanna be her when I grow up. 🙂
If you’d like to book an appointment with Alis, shoot me an email, and I’ll give her your info. She’s a little tough to book now because she just got married to the love of her life and lives in Vegas, but she flies out to the Bay Area every few weeks to take care of her clients.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,