Shifting hair styles and 2013 hair style trends

Happy Monday, BusiChic!

I hope that you had a great weekend! I did too but I also feel terrible because I cheated on my hairdresser.

Hello, my name is Cheryl and I cheated on my hairdresser... with another hairdresser in the same salong.

Hello, my name is Cheryl and I cheated on my hairdresser… with another hairdresser in the same salon.

I hadn’t intended on cheating on my hairdresser, especially not with another in the same salon. And while I know that cheating on one’s hairdresser is not the same as cheating on one’s partner;  I’m feeling a lot of guilt. So much more guilt than when I cheat on my plumber, pedicurist, sushi joint or gosh-darn-it, my barista. In all of those other instances I don’t have the same level of banter or in the case of my barista, sometimes other coffee joints are closer to where I am, darn it!

It’s not to say that I haven’t cheated on my hairdresser before. There have been other instances where she’s not been available so I’ve ended up with a different hairdresser. This time, I randomly called up and was happy just to be able to get an appointment on the same day. The trouble is that it’s got me thinking about what to do if I want to stick with the new hairdresser?

I tweeted about my conundrum and received lots of responses including this one:


Thankfully I’ve looked over photos of hairstyles created by my hairdresser and realise how I can better communicate what I’m after. I’ve been debating whether to go shorter but spent a holiday growing my hair out to give me the option of going longer. With the most recent cut we’ve made my fringe much more dramatic and lightened up the weight in my hair so that it’s not so darn heavy – hurrah!

Autumn/Winter hair trends for 2013

Ok while breaking up with one’s hairdresser might be a little overly dramatic, surely I’m not the only one here thinking of shifting hairstyles as the season changes? The leaves are well and truly changing colour and I know that I’m feeling the influence and wanting to rearrange things in my work, home and hair – what about you?

I’ve been browsing the internets and came across this handy guide to 2013 hair styles: hair cuts and hair trends for men and women by the good team at I’ve had a browse and find that the highlighted styles would fit into my workplace. Now most magazines suggest that the next step is to bring in a photo of how you’d like your hair to look. Here’s a look at the 2013 trends picked out by Fashionising and tried on my head using – I highly recommend uploading a photo of yourself and trying on different celebrity hairstyles!

“The bob” à la Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne bob

“The bob” à la Rose Byrne

The “shoulder-length bob” à la Nicole Richie

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The “shoulder-length bob” a la Nicole Richie

“Very long hair” (must cover the chest) à la Kim Kardashian

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“Very long hair” (must cover the chest) à la Kim Kardashian

The site also allows you to change the colour of the ‘do but I thought to illustrate the point, I’d keep the colour of the starlets. Such fun!

Have you ever cheated on your hairdresser? Did you go back or did you move on? How did you manage the break up? Or more simply, have you thought about changing your hair this season?




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  1. Hi Cheryl, it looks great! Can you recommend a good hairdresser? I’ve been back in Melbourne over a year now and still haven’t found one I’m happy with… xx Simone

  2. Well, it took me quite a while (10 years!) to find a hairdresser I actually LIKE in Melbourne, and now that I’ve found him I don’t think I’ll be straying for quite a while… Unfortunately for me I’m in that awkward growing my hair out stage, and I must say it is lovely to have someone who gets it, doesn’t need to ask too many questions or need too much guidance and makes sure I leave feeling better that when I got there. Plus he listens to great tunes. Win.

    • Larsie – your hairdresser is amazing – where is he based? I am in full admiration of your ability to completely rock every single hairstyle. Yes you win.

  3. Moving cities was a killer in cheating on my hairdresser.
    Three or four times I cheated, until there was no comparison in style (and price).
    After a year of cheating, I made the decision to go back to Geelong next time I needed a new cut. Twenty years of the same salon (occasionally different hairdressers but that’s because I’m fairly blasé when it comes to my hair, if I don’t like it, it will grow out or I can go shorter, etc.) really has an affect on you.
    Now Alex and I both make the trip to Geelong for a haircut, save ourselves almost $100 between the two of us, and we see my family and friends at the same time. It’s a win-win for all.

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