I'm not gonna lie this growing your hair business is tough!There's been plenty of times over this last year where I've been on the verge of just walking into a hairdresser's and asking them to cut it all off!!! However, I've been super patient and I've nearly got my hair into the style and shape that I want... a MESSY BOB!
|(Clare Elise Messy Bob 2016)|
When I was a young and at school, my hair was cut into the perfect bob shape. Mum took me to a lovely hairdresser in Sheffield to get my hair cut every month and yeah, it was the PERFECT BOB! By that I mean that it was a bob and a very untrendy bob! Now don't get me wrong it looked nice, HOWEVER, it wasn't all that fashionable, although to be honest most of us growing up in the Eighties / Nineties probably ended up with a similar haircut as it seemed to be the "In Thing!".
My Hair Story...
Anyway, enough about that!
During my college days whilst I studied music, I started to really experiment with my hair. I grew it long, I dyed it dark purple, dark red and black and I even started to plait red hair extensions into my hair which I bought from a little store in the Nottingham Victoria Market place. I totally loved the idea of red and black hair but at that time I just wasn't brave enough to take the plunge...!
|(Clare Elise & Subject2Status Band photo shoot)|
Then in 2002... it happened... I booked an appointment at Toni & Guy in Nottingham after a breakup with a boy! I walked into the hairdressers that day with messy, long dark hair and asked them to cut it all off and dye it red and black... this was the result and I blooming LOVED IT!
|(Photo thanks to Robin Hosgood)|
Anyone who follows me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will know that my hair has stayed short and messy and has been red and black since then. However, last year I decided enough was enough it was time for a change and as soon as we arrived back in the UK I started to grow my hair.
In September 2015 my hair looked like this...
|(Clare Elise hair 2015)|
Still short however a lot flatter in shape and style and ready for growing....
By February 2016... my hair was ready for a cut and colour. So I stepped into Rush Hairdressers. This was the end result... a lot darker than before however really funky hair and still red and black.
|(Clare Elise hair Feb 2016)|
When I had short and messy hair like this...
|(Clare Elise 2015)|
As my hair grew it became a little more difficult to get the right feel to the look... I decided to leave my hair for five months without any proper cutting or colouring... I did have a little trim during that time but that was it. I did this so that I could start to get the layers to grow down and so that I could get the fullness to my hair back after breastfeeding as whilst breastfeeding my hair went a little thin.
During this time I discovered got2b by Schwarzkopf. I now have two products on my beauty shopping list that are must haves! They are Schwarzkopf got2b Powder'ful and Schwarzkopf got2b Made 4 Mess. These two products are awesome! I simply spray Schwarzkopf got2b Made 4 Mess through my hair whilst it's wet and then blow dry and once blow dried I simply sprinkle a little got2be Powder'ful onto my hands and massage that onto the roots of my hair. DONE. Messy Perfection!
|(Clare Elise got2b)|
If you follow me on social media you'll know that recently on Instagram I posted about my new hair! It's nearly a year since I started growing it and now my hair is like this...
|(Clare Elise hair Aug 2016)|
It's a perfectly messy, red and black and it's in a gorgeous bob shape. I love it!
(Thanks, to Rush hair salon / Schwarzkopf got2b styling range for helping me get my hair sorted.)
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