|Me with my old do.|
When I moved to NYC in 2008 I had no idea the amount of pressure I would put myself under to break through in the beauty industry. I have always had high hopes of making it in "The Big Apple" and many obstacles have come my way to try and keep me from reaching my full potential and most of these obstacles were self inflicted. The biggest mistake I made was trying to blend in which is super easy but not my style. When you are used to standing out in the crowd and are then moved somewhere where you don't stand out at all it can lead to some serious sad face time =(. I found that out for sure.
|Me with my new do!!!|
So what did I do? I got a wicked new haircut and color. I can't believe that it took me so long to realize that while I thought the best thing for me to do would be to blend in, what I really was yearning for was the ability to stand out and be noticed. Now this post wasn't meant to shine just on me. There are many girls and boys out there who like to stand out more than others and for some it can seem drastic. I love when clients come in and say to me that they want something daring but to me daring is drastic, over the top, look at me, and WOW. Some people actually look better with an edgier hairstyle but they just don't have the courage to be noticed more often. Some people look horrible with a dramatic do but have so much guts that they answer to no one and wear it anyway and that in itself makes it fabulous.
|The other side of my new do.|
I know you are asking "What is your freaking point Raven?". Well...here it is: If you are in a slump, not excited to do your hair, or you just feel like you are invisible, do something about your do!!! I have been fighting depression for a few years now and I can not tell you the effect that changing my look has had. All i needed was a look that made me feel special and that is exactly why I am a hairstylist to begin with. There is nothing more rewarding than giving someone a look that gives them the confidence that they need to go through their day and feel special. I am just happy that I finally decided to let someone do that for me.