Chop Chop – Off With Her Hair

Before and after

I couldn’t take it any longer. I got tired of looking at my dull, lifeless hair in the mirror. It was looking thinner than usual and it had an odd limpness to it. I  attribute this to lack of sleep, stress from my new move and not eating right, in addition to a past issue with hair loss due to an acne medication I was prescribed about two years ago. So I went in and got my hair cut while in the city one day. I figured now was the time to go more edgy and switch up my look. I’ve been told several times if I’m in fashion I need to look like I am. I agree and totally get it, I tell people to dress for the occasion, environment and outcome they want all the time.

asymmetrical curly hair cut

So what kind of cut was I going to get?  I’ve always looked good with a short bob, so I opted for that. It would flatter my face shape and make my thin hair look fuller. Little did I know I was about to channel my inner Halle Berry.

I struck gold when I got  my hair done by hair stylist Derrick Kollock of Done Up. Derrick isn’t any hair stylist he has worked with; The Apollo Live,VH1’s Hip Hop Honers Awards,  the MTV Awards,  Loreal and celebs; The Judds, Joss Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Chrisette Michele, Flo Rida, Micheal K.Williams from the Wire and Boardwalk Empire. I told Derrick what I wanted and he took to what he did best, giving me that edgy look I was looking for. He kept it nice and short on one side and a bit longer on the other. PERFECTION!!! The best part is it looks amazing and even more edgy when I wear it curly. I have gotten so many compliments and wear it curly exclusively now. I highly suggest that if you are due for a change, look at getting a hair cut. Try something new! Also, a quick tip; short hair is great for making thin/limp hair look fuller.

So what do you think of my new hair cut?

About Crystal Gardner

Professional fashion stylist and blogger, styling personal wardrobes and commercial/editorial fashion shoots.

6 thoughts on “Chop Chop – Off With Her Hair

    1. Thanks Anastasia! It took me a few years to fall in love with my natural hair. I’m so in love know and wish I had embraced my curls and natural hair at a younger age. It’s nice to hear how it also invigorated you.

  1. I love it!!!! Meant to tell you that last friday! It looks very chic bold and cool!I think this cut definitely gave you the edge that you were looking for.Nice!!!

  2. Your hair looks great! I’ve taken to wearing my natural hair for the past two weeks and I am loving it – especially now that I’ve learned the secret to get definition with my 4C hair.

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