I have had a love hate relationship with my hair for as long as I can remember. In its natural state it is an uninspiring mouse brown with random curls that are prone to frizz. The situation is not helped by my lack of styling skills and that little recurring issue of being a bit time poor leading to not only some at home neglect but also not getting to the salon anywhere near as often as I should.
Luckily Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy has some great ideas to finding a becoming hairstyle. She says to start by collecting pictures of hairstyles you like. While doing this start asking friends and family with great hair who their stylist is. Once you have a good collection of pictures make an appoint with the most recommended stylist for just a consultation. Take along your pictures and have an open honest discussion about how much work you’re willing to put into it everyday and see which of your pictures is a realistic option for you and your hair. Take you’re chosen pictures that you’ve narrowed down to home and stick them on to your bathroom mirror until you can confidently make a decision then book that next step appointment.
As for me I am lucky enough to have a great stylist who happens to be a friend of mine who opened her own salon once she became an empty nester.