It was time for a haircut. I’ve had my hair long pretty much since high school and I’d had enough. I’m a big fan of pinned-up retro do’s and with my long hair, I just didn’t know what to do with it all. Plus, long hair is heavy and high maintenance. I realized it had grown all the way down to the middle of my back – it just had to go.
But what to do with it? I searched for images of bob-cuts to shoulder-length and one look kept jumping out at me – Sophia Loren in the ’60s. Click here for my inspiration photo. Really can’t go wrong with that look! While I’m no Sophia, the style was what I wanted – full, thick hair that could work from bedhead to super styled.
So off to my hairdresser I went. Elizabeth at Bella Bella Hair B’tique in Pasadena did a fantastic job, and also comforted me when I just about had a panic attack after the big snip of my giant ponytail. I decided to keep my hair so I could make it into extensions – hey, I can always clip it back in when I want it!
For tips on how to make your own hair extensions, check out this YouTube video.
I originally wanted to donate my hair to help make wigs for cancer patients, but I learned they wouldn’t accept hair that had been colored, and boy has my hair been a few colors! If you have virgin hair that’s long enough that you can spare 8-12 inches, check out Locks of Love or Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths hair donation programs. It’s a fantastic way to put your hair to good use!
I’m loving my new bouncy cut and I’m getting the hang of styling it. Stay tuned for lots of photos of fun new hairdo’s!
Hair today, gone tomorrow,
, Bella Bella Hair B'tique
, Locks of Love
, Sophia Loren
Every girl loves to get her hair done. A hairdresser becomes part of the inner circle, you talk to them, they know your secrets and more importantly, they know your hair. And it’s important that the environment where you get your hair done is a comforting one – worthy of you letting your hair down and feeling confident you are in caring hands. That’s why I was thrilled when my hairdresser, Elizabeth and eyebrow waxer/makeup artist/hairdresser Rachelle moved to Bella Bella Hair B’tique in a charming converted house in Old Town Pasadena. The place has a shabby chic elegance and ease of your own home. Elizabeth and Rachelle love to play “fix up” as they did when I went in last week to go from blonde to brunette for the winter. I got a full makeover, with color, brows and a set in big ol’ rollers for a sexy va-va-voom do.
See the photos of Bella Bella and my transformation by clicking the link below.
Bella Bella Hair B’tique
Photos by Kastle and courtesy of Bella Bella
And you’re invited to see the place for yourself THIS FRIDAY, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. for their HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE PARTY. Stiletto City has donated a raffle prize of a bedazzled rhinestone stiletto keychain charm. Other prizes include gift certificates from local business. Bella Bella is located at 49 W. Bellevue Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105
Celebrate the holidays with us – and find your makeover sanctuary that will leave people saying, “Bella Bella!”
See you there!
, Bella Bella Hair B'tique
, hair salon
, Old Town Pasadena
, Pasadena hair salon