"I just got my haircut and I hate it"
This is a sentence i've heard many times, working with both corporate professionals and actors alike. Typically i've heard this from women but i've heard it from many men as well. A bad hair cut can really break the spirits of someone getting a headshot and can often make them apprehensive from the get go. When I hear this I often tell them a little bit about my hair history.
I'll show them my picture on the website and then a photo from a few months before, they'll often laugh when I tell them about how I've never been able to keep my hair to a specific style.
Since I first started going to salon's instead of barber shops when I was 14, I've made sure that each visit made a statement.
My favorite story in regards to my hair is my high school yearbook from senior year that features myself with not 2 but 3 different hairstyles! The third being the first time I went from long hair to a pixie cut.
As of 4 months ago I made the most drastic change I ever have, I made the choice to shave my head. My hair was incredibly damaged and it was easier to start from scratch than to try to repair it. It was scary and I found myself unsure if it was something I felt ready to do but I took the leap and I can honestly say I've never been happier.
I wasn't hiding behind the curtains that were my hair and I had found confidence in something that I thought I'd want to hide.
Now I don't expect you to go out and shave your head, if this inspires you to do so POWER TO YA, but if there is something I have taken away from this its if you have confidence in yourself the world will have confidence in you. That bad hair cut will become the next it trend that all of your friends are talking about because you rocked it during your headshot session.
Whats the craziest thing you've ever done to your hair?
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