Hair

Cool Cut for Cold Season

Is it just me, or did it just become winter overnight? I’ve particularly noticed it in the mornings – it was so hard to get out of bed today, probably on account of the darkness. It’s dark by the time I get home in the evenings, too. It’s not all bad – there’s something to be said for a glass of wine in front of the fire – but I do feel like I could do with a bit of a cheeky boost to help me deal.

I was chatting to my sister about it, and she reckons a new look is the way to go. I’m overdue for a haircut; perhaps now would be a good time to book myself in for an appointment. My usual hairdresser has moved to Hobart, though, so I’ll have to find a new one. That could be ideal if the aim is to discover a new style.

Of course, there’s always an element of risk in recruiting someone new to cut one’s hair. I’ve found that only about one in five stylists manages to really nail it, even if they’re all perfectly good at what they do. Where do you go for great, intuitive hairdressing, Melbourne? Specifically, I’m after someone who can give me a unique cut that’s low-fuss and easy to maintain without heaps of hair product. Ideally, they’ll also know how to work with my fine, wavy hair texture.

My sister didn’t have much in the way of recommendations other than that her fiancé staunchly refuses to go anywhere other than a salon that stocks Aveda products – apparently, this is how he maintains his flawlessly silky mane of metal hair. Sounds good to me! I’m over hairdressers encouraging me to buy chemical-laden potions.

I guess I have my doubts about whether any of this will actually help with my seasonal transition issues. I mean, can a new hairstyle really make it easier to bound out of bed on a dark, chilly morning? Maybe not, but it might put a little spring in my step when I remember it’s there under my beanie.