[My “before” shots]
I hate to say that I give up, as I’m certainly not a quitter, but have rather come to an understanding when it comes to styling my hair. No matter how much styling or product or attention I lavish upon it, it will just do what it wants, which is become limp and poke straight, as soon as possible, The only bit of hope that I have that I learned last week is the benefit of a really good haircut, as executed by Yves Durif at the Yves Durif Salon in The Carlyle on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Not only is Yves a maestro with the scissors, but he really understands a customer’s face, personality, and lifestyle immediately, which combined, results in an incredibly perfect cut. My hangups were that I have a slight cowlick in the front, been trying to grow my hair, and didn’t want a bob, as it is my Mom’s signature style (love you Mom, but we already look identical).
Yves worked within these parameters, gave me options, and decided together on a hybrid of a cool shag and a long bob. He also artfully reworked my bangs via shortening them a tad more on the left, in order to open up my face a bit more. The result? As you can see below, a little goes a long way, and it is a great improvement! With styling tips from Jessica and few highlights from David framing my face, I feel renewed in my quest to make my hair my own, instead of letting it dictate its fate.
Of course, I strongly recommend going to see Yves at his salon; he also uses Aveda and Phyto products exclusively, even with color, which gives a nice boost to the already gorgeous salon atmosphere via these natural yet effective products.
[My “after” pics]