No, it wasn't "symbolic" for the new year or anything of the sort; but rather I felt my hair was thinning and lacked volume at the roots. For months I convinced myself that it looked like I was losing a lot of hair daily, but it was only cause my strands were long.
Until a week ago, my sister non-chalantly pointed out that my hair looked thin at the scalp. I freaked. I knew it! I KNEW I was really losing hair!
Whilst my thick and long hair looks healthy and full, I know for a fact that it used to be thicker. I've kept my hair long since I was 16 and it's been more than 10 years now. My scalp deserves some r&r for working so hard.
I did have second thoughts before the stylist came over, but only because my hair decided to look voluminous and thick at the last minute. My sister who was seated next to me told me to suck it up and remove my *graduation goggles* (please watch How I Met Your Mother or Google it if you don't know).
Deji of number76 has been my stylist for years, he is really really good at what he does and understands what I want so well! Not many people would leave the fate of their hair completely to the stylist, but I had that much faith in Deji. Every cut/colour session with him came out awesome. It's so sad that he has returned to Japan, so I crossed my fingers and booked an appointment with a new stylist, Sato instead.
My previous stylist in Melbourne was also a Japanese, Taka from Latt (now renamed Tsumiki). I think Japanese stylists are one of the best in the world. I've never had a bad experience with them!
After my consultation and seeing how Sato looked and touched my hair, I was pretty confident he would do a good job too. Bear in mind I've had many bad haircuts so I know what to look out for even before the stylist whips out his scissors.
This is what I showed him:
Am really pleased with the cut, though I would have to spend more time styling it now. I used to just was-condition-air dry. Now, I'd probably have to wash-condition-air/blow dry-curl the ends. It really does look like what I asked for! My sister is also happy with her trim and new fringe. I guess we've found our new stylist.
My hair is so much lighter and bouncier!
+603 6203 5111 number76 Mont Kiara, ask for Sato.