I have. Quite a few times, actually!
The first time it happened I was in the sixth grade…
My mom and dad forced me to chop off all of my long hair, and I ended up with a short, boy’s haircut.
They never said exactly why they were making me do it, but looking back, I think it had something to do with my boobs growing in at the time…
My folks freaked out.
The next time I was 14. I went from not wearing any makeup to school, to wearing a full face, all in the span of one weekend, LOL!
My mom says that she noticed my burgeoning interest in makeup because I’d taken to reading teen beauty magazines, so she very thoughtfully took me to a Clinique counter for a makeover. That was pretty awesome… It’s one of my fondest makeup memories.
No more drastic changes until college, when I went through multiple hair phases, both growing it out and chopping it off.
The most dramatic one occurred when I was a junior, I think, when I went from long, waist-length hair to a short bob. It happened on a whim one weekend when I suddenly realized that I was over an ex boyfriend.
I did it again a few years later in my early ’20s. My hair had grown long again, down to my elbows, when I needed a change. I walked into the salon one day and asked for a chin-length bob with the ends flipped out.
Sooo 1999, I know. But even that wasn’t enough of a change for me, so I also got red streaks!
I call it my raver girl phase, and I’m pretty sure it was also related to a breakup.
Yeah, I tend to take things out on my hair.
So, babe. Have you ever made a drastic change to your look? Any sudden makeup/hair/beauty revamps? Tell me all about ’em.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,