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Whether you’re cutting back on booze, laying off the chocolate, or swapping the sofa for the gym; the beginning of a New Year is the perfect time to re-evaluate and make some changes for the better. But if you’re really looking to create a ‘new you’, the best thing you can do is bite the bullet and go for a full-on hair transformation.
If you’re stuck in a style rut, now is the perfect time to mix things up and go for something completely different. The knock-on effects of a new hairstyle are almost endless, with the ability to change the way you feel, act and dress – just don’t expect it to get you that promotion or win over that certain someone (although, you never know...)
Here are just some of the ways that you can change your locks this season – the question is, how daring are you?
Go for the chop
If you’re used to wearing your hair long, you’ll be amazed at how freeing it can feel to go for a big chop – plus, think of all the time that you’ll save drying your hair in the mornings! You should also be left with softer, healthier and shinier hair as a result. And remember: hair grows! So what’s the worst that can happen?
A popular short style for this year looks set to be the lob (or long bob). From Selena Gomez to Rosie Huntington-Whitely, celebs and fashionistas alike are realising that shorter looks frame the face and create an instantly more sophisticated look.
For something more extreme, the ruffled petite cut takes hair just below chin level, worn in softly defined waves. Already seen on Sienna Miller and Alexa Chung, this style works great on diamond-shaped faces, showing off your neck and emphasising the shape of the jawline.
If you want to make a change but just aren’t willing to sacrifice any length, then get your hairdresser to cut in a cheekbone-accentuating fringe – and the good news is, they work well on shorter lengths, too.
With the ‘70s bohemia look due to make a return this spring, make a nod to the trend by wearing your fringe long, full and parted at the centre. For a more polished effect, get your fringe cut short and blunt, or thick and ‘full-fat’. Wear the rest of your hair straight and get ready for those compliments on your chic new look.
It seems as if the old adage of ‘blondes have more fun’ is no longer true, so if you’ve been lightening your hair for as long as you can remember then try returning to your brunette roots. With so many shades available – from warm honey brown, to deep, dramatic chocolate – there is something to suit every skin tone and add a glossy finish to any style.
Or why not try life as a redhead? The likes of Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain are making this a popular new colour choice, and you can go as bright or as subtle as you like - depending on how brave you’re feeling.
To really add some drama to your 2015 look, embrace the latest trend for rainbow hair colours – as loved by Nicole Richie, who recently updated her pale lilac locks to a bright shade of aquamarine. Moving on from the pastel trend of last year, this look is brighter and bolder than ever, mixing several shades together for an attention-grabbing shot of colour. Certainly not one for the faint-hearted!
If you fancy starting the year with a brand new image and happen to be passing by the Kent area, there are a number ofhighly-skilled hairdressers in Tunbridge Wells who would love to help you decide which new style would be right for you.