Feb 22, 2010

New Year, New Hair

For years, I have a tradition of cutting my hair and giving myself a new do right after Lunar New Year. It sounds slightly superstitious but cutting my hair symbolizes new change for the new year, almost like out with the old and in with the new. Some of my friends would get a haircut after a breakup or if something bad happened to them. I know cutting one's hair won't change anything really but the act feels quite empowering. To me, it is like taking the initiative to leave bad things, and bad luck behind and moving forward to a brighter future. After an relaxing hour with my stylist, I feel like a new person with my new do. I decided a long bang will be different. Gal pals say a long bang makes me look like a different person, a softer SG. What do you do for yourself if you try to leave behind bad luck or bring about new change?

45 comments:

  1. It really suits you and frames your face perfectly!!

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  2. I love your new hairstyle... the bangs looked great on you. I agree with the softer look. xoxo

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  3. as the bangs master (bahaha why does this sound so dirty...), i completely love your bangs. :D

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  4. Lovely cut - I've just gone for a long fringe too and it is a real change.

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  5. super cute SG!
    Like your symbolism for the new year~
    stay fab & lovely!

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  6. Bangs look great on you, love the new cut! You definately look like a new girl, I think this cut brings out some of you pretty facial features that weren't so noticible before, especially your eyes! And I like it how you have your own ritual with haircuts, I believe this adds to whatever new style you decide to go for.

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  7. I love getting a haircut too whenever I need a change! It's so refreshing! Love your new bangs:)

    xx

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  8. I've been changing up my outfits and makeup but trying to grow out my hair as much as possible.

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  9. Great hairdo - really! Makes you glow.

    When I need fresh water in... I'll make up plans for the up-coming months. Travel, outings, exercise ...and probably also go buy a new piece of frock. Little steps that render life sweeter!

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  10. You look gorgeous! I'm all about new haircuts to refresh yourself. Well you look good you feel good!

    X

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  11. The long bangs look great on you and it is definitely a softer look. I love the feeling I get after a trip to the hair salon!

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  12. love the new haircut = super chic.

    when I need to leave the bad/baggage behind I used to use shopping therapy but now I usually go for long walks in my fav park (luckily I haven't had to deal with baggage in a long while).

    Happy New Year!

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  13. Very cute!! I'm definitely a hair-cutter during new times. There's nothing quite like that feeling I think.

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  14. You look more mature (in a good way) with the bangs. Very jealous.

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  15. Great look for you! I also do the haircut thing when I need change. I've also been known to try new color as well. ;)

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  16. I was going to say the same thing that Dream Sequins said. You look more mature, even more polished. :D

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  17. Love the new bangs! Yes, it is a softer look and I think it fits well!

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  18. I like it! My hair is so fine, that bangs like that don't work.

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  19. I think you look fabulous!!! I love bangs on everyone but myself. :) XOXO

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  20. Love it! Bangs are so fabulous!

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  21. A really good look on you! I often try something new in the beginning of something new, like when I move or go to a new school or something like that. It is a tradition for me, as I think it's for you, to prepare myself in the beginning of something new.

    juliet xxx

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  22. Gorgeous, darling!
    Love the fringe!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  23. You are so lovely! I think you look soft and gorgeous! :)

    I love it!

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  24. I've often felt like I wanted to do something new with my hair, but I'm not sure what. I really like your new do, though...the bangs are tres chic.

    Anyway, to answer your question, when I need a bit of a pick-me-up, I buy new lingerie. Even if it's something, like a boyshort or tanktop, it tends to be an instant mood lifter.

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  25. Ah.... thanks everyone for all the lovely comments.

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  26. Love the new haircut! I've always wanted bangs like that but i'm afraid to try.

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  27. I SO need a change. I'm trying to grow it out to donate...but it's getting tough. You look fab!

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  28. love the new look! a new hairdo can be very empowering and liberating! whee!

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  29. Pretty! Bangs seem like such a small but dramatic change to a hairstyle, don't they?

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  30. it looks fabulous! and i love that shade of pink on you :)
    xx

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  31. the bangs frame your face, so chic! Love it!

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  32. Lovely and sophisticated! =D

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  33. A haircut is a great new start, lovely long bangs. Some days just switching out my purse feels like a new start for the next day!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Happy Chinese New Year giveaway

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  34. The bangs are gorgeous!

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  35. You look awesome Savvy! Happy New Year!

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  36. I like it! You really do look different with a new do.

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  37. Bangin!!! I say bring on the changes...it is with change that makes us better and more apt to experiencing new things.

    Have a wonderful week hun. You look beautiful.

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  38. Very cute!! I never cut my hair...because it doesn't grow back haha! Now that I think about it, I don't really have a way of achieving "out with the old, in with the new." Maybe I should get on that =)

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  39. You look gorgeous!!! the new do looks great on you girl!!!

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