Change Your Hair, Change Your Life
By: Kenra Professional
If the only constant in life is change, why does life sometimes feel like Groundhog Day? We wake up and dive right into our routines. We’re in the same environments with the same people having the same repetitive thoughts and feelings. From our habitual makeup applications to the way we style our hair, some of us have even had the same look for decades! No wonder we can sometimes feel like we’re stuck in a rut.
It’s Time to Be the Change You Want to See—New Hair, Who Dis?
Ever notice how a great hair day can make you feel invincible? External changes can create internal shifts. From increasing your self-confidence to boosting your mood to inspiring your creativity, a great new hairstyle can be a powerful catalyst for transforming your life and helping you shine from the inside out. And when you’re feeling your best, you can attract new people and opportunities to you that can positively impact your future. On a practical level, a new hairstyle can even cut down on the time it takes you to get ready–letting you say yes to spontaneous social or professional events that could take you far!
Getting to the Roots: Our Relationship to Hair
Throughout history, hair has been a symbol of transformation. From ancient rituals to societal shifts, changing one’s hair has symbolized a rite of passage, new beginnings, and even social protest. It’s not just personal; it’s cultural, and it’s a tradition that endures. Think of Harry Styles who signaled the end of his One Direction era with freshly chopped locks, and the end of his recent two-year tour with a buzz cut-- or Miley Cyrus, who sported her first mullet after her final breakup with Liam Hemsworth. Even the average person can let a new look help them let go of old loves!
Care for Your Tresses and Let Go of Stresses
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or sad? It’s time for a little hair therapy! From warm water scalp massages to the satisfying snip of scissors to sharing your story with your stylist, the salon can be a soothing and social place to unwind and unburden yourself. And you’ll leave refreshed and renewed–a small emotional shift that can add up to big changes. No time for the salon? A peaceful evening spent nurturing your hair with luxurious hair masquesand conditioners can provide the comfort that comes with good self-care. Get playful with styling products and experiment with hairstyles you wouldn’t normally wear in the privacy of your bathroom. You may discover a whole new you!
Let Your Hair Be Your Personality Playground
When it comes to hair, it's not just about looking good; it's about exploring different sides of your identity. From cherry red to platinum blonde, from sleek straight styles to bouncy curls, each look is a unique expression of who you are–or who you long to be. With new haircare technologies and tools, changing your hairstyle is easier than ever. Ever wish you could travel in time? You can! Try a roaring ‘20s bob, a ‘70s center part (which is now back in style according to TikTok), or even an ‘80s shag. From breaking free of gender norms to celebrating yourself in a rainbow of color, your hair is an empowered expression of how you see yourself.
Make Changes, Not Mistakes
Ready to start on the road to hair transformation, but don’t want to make a wrong turn (no thanks, pandemic bangs). Start slow. Get quiet and think about who you’ve been and who you want to be. Make a list of adjectives that reflect how you want to feel and be perceived–powerful, free, creative, etc. Consider your lifestyle and daily routines and make sure your new hairstyle will align with them. Browse through magazines, social media, and hairstyle websites to gather inspiration. Create a vision board for your new look, on paper or in Pinterest, and live with it for a while. Schedule a consultation with a trusted hairstylist who can provide valuable insights based on your hair texture, type, face shape, and maintenance. You can even try on wigs!
Most importantly, set your fears aside and trust your instincts. You know what’s best for you, and you can’t really go wrong. Color can always be corrected, and hair always grows back. You only have one life. It’s time to live it–boldly.