New hair = new self-perception. When we look good, we feel good. Likewise, if we feel bad, tired, sexy, elegant… A good way to change how you feel about yourself is to change how you look to yourself. A hairstyle sticks around longer than a change of clothes and will help your new confidence stick around too.
Attention. We all know it’s nice to be noticed. Hair is one of the first things people notice about each other. It tells people whether we take time to look nice, take a LOT of time to look nice, or just got out of bed. It hints as to our personality and interests: artsy, wild, punk, trendy, creative, and more.
Special Attention. If you’ve had the same hairstyle for an extended period of time (think about two to three months) people you see regularly will notice if you make some modifications. This goes beyond the maintenance-trim; we’re talking style and length! What’s really nice: this could perk some conversation with your office-crush. With the added confidence of having a sweet style, you have a chance to add something else that’s new.
Shaking things up. Maybe you want to shake things up a bit, but aren’t interested in tattoos and don’t have time or energy for a night on the town. New life to your hair can mean some new flair for your life.
Inner Cleansing. Sometimes we hold onto the same hairstyle as a way of holding onto the past. This can be by choice or as something subconscious. When we’re ready to let go of the past we can let go of the hairstyle.
Generosity. Not everyone can donate money and time, and some who can want to do something more unique. One way to help is to donate hair. LocksofLove is a foundation which makes real human-hair wigs for children and adults under 21 who have lost their hair due to medical conditions and treatments. Most salons will cut and send the hair for you, or you can even do it yourself. The minimum length requirement is 10 inches.