What’s quicker than a CV and more effective than a conversation? A judgment. People make those in seconds. After just one glance, they size you up subconsciously. Everything you do thereafter will be to either add to or fix their first impression of you.
Since during this crucial moment, you aren’t actually saying a word – it’s safe to say it’s how you look that does the real talking. And your hair speaks the loudest. Perched there, on top of everything – hair sets the tone, and it can delight or disappoint, say ‘I’m fun’ or ‘I’m frumpy’.
Have a look at your hair right now. When it comes to those crucial moments when you want to make the right impression, do you believe it will say the right things about you?
It’s all about the styling – simple, clever transformations that complement where you’re going and who you’re seeing. Hair is NEVER one size fits all. Like your clothes, makeup, shoes – you have to adapt your hair to the occasion. So, let’s look at a few ways you could add a slight difference to your hair that would enhance the different facets of the woman in you.
Medium to long hair is the easiest thing to style. With the Sri Lankan heat, ponytails and buns are more commonly used to keep your hair and neck dry of sweat, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You can add a little touch, a little twist to make it significantly different from the standard style.
Next time you want to do a high ponytail, twist up the section directly above your forehead leading to the crown of your head, to add a cool bouffant effect. Don’t just have your hair in a bun, braid it first and then twist it into a chic topknot or low chignon. Plain braid? Why not a French braid or even a fishtail braid to the side for more elegance? These are simple differences that will make your hair go from saying ‘boring braid girl’ to ‘she’s creative!’.
Most Sri Lankans don’t tend to use that many accessories unless it’s bobby pins. Don’t be one of them. Have a flower in your hair – if you can’t have a real flower, have a fake one. Don’t just use an ordinary clip, try something with a design. Clip in a coloured streak – this is a simple alternative to permanently colouring a chunk of your hair – you can even braid or twist it in with your natural hair for an eye-catching two-toned effect.
Doing it daily
Here’s the part that you’re probably questioning. Can I actually be bothered to do this everyday? You probably can’t – but you should. Start simple, and you’ll find that the more you do it – the more you enjoy your hair, the more it gives you confidence to be more adventurous with it. Hair is the cherry on top of making every part of you a treat for the eyes. It can accentuate your best features, pull an entire look together, and it’s super versatile – what other part of your body can you completely change three times a day on the go? Hair is the key to standing out. You’ll walk taller, stay longer, and be unforgettable – what more could a girl ask for?