Sunday, 2 September 2012

Beyond the Fringe

I finally got round to making a hairdresser's appointment, my grey roots have been driving me crazy, and I felt like a change.




Who's that girl?




Why that would be me, with my new hair do!




Looking pretty smug!





What do you think? 


Looking back at old photos, I think it's about 3 years since I last had a fringe. 

I am past the stage of fretting about hair cuts or colours, thank goodness. It's only hair! Though I do remember weeping over my first ever perm (disastrous) and when a hairdresser cut all my layers back in after I had spent ages growing them out. He spent more time looking at himself in the mirror than at me. Why was I so unassertive back then?

Going to get my hair cut is a very pleasant experience these days. 

And I had the go-ahead from fellow Fringe Dweller of Note, darling Sarah, so that was all the encouragement I needed. 





My lovely hairdresser Kirsty is just back from maternity leave, so we talked births and babies and broken nights and being besotted. 

And hair, of course, you have to talk about hair.



1970s Tricoville dress (last seen here) - gift from fabulous festival floozy Vix 
Cardigan and bangles - charity shopped
Belt and Fly sandals - retail (sale)
Necklace - my mum's
Sunglasses - vintage shop
Shiny new haircut - Kirsty at Creator


I used to work with someone who reckoned a change of hair style indicated a change in life. If a colleague turned up to work sporting a new do, he's nod sagely and whisper "Bet she's got a new fella."




No new fellas in my life, but I do feel the need for some change. Nothing major, but I know I am in a rut. It's comfortable but I feel lazy.

Maybe it's time to shake it up a little.

   xxx

54 comments:

kaffesoester said...

You have a great hair dresser! The colour is fantastic, and it's cut so it looks incredibly thick and healthy! It frames your face so well, so I'd say the fringe is a huge success!

My hair is so sparse and so extremely fine, like baby hair, and with the curls, an enormous challenge to most hair dressers. Countless are the number of times I've come home crying, with another disastrous hair cut. I'm just so thankful for having found my current hair dresser, last summer - it makes a very big difference. It's like looking 10 years older/younger, or looking like I have a hair disease! It can go so wrong with my hair that I can't say: It's only hair (it also grows very slowly). I have had too many: Not again!

Your dress is fabulous! With the cardigan, the new hair colour really stands out. I do like the sandals too - and of course all your lovely jewellery!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Love your hair - all shiny and new.
I went to my hairdresser for a fringe trim yesterday. I was trying to grow it out but hate my bald forehead when I put it up.
Lovig the purple hues in your dress.

thorne garnet said...

Nice! Love the dress, too. It is purple after all

Le Material Girl said...

I love your new hair do, love the colour too!

Melanie said...

FANTASTIC new hair do! This is superb. I love you with fringes too. I'm glad you're shaking it up because while I love the style, I also love the attitude that goes with it. We're transforming! Also, that dress fits you like a dream and the red shoes are the absolute perfect smack - your photos are stunning!

karensomethingorother said...

Curtise, you always have good hair. I LOVE the new haircut and the gorgeous, deep, warm colour. I have messy hair, so I can not achieve that look, and instead have to usually go with some wild and unkempt trickery.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Loooooove it! It soooo suits you. You look even more gorgeous than ever. Seriously. Love the dress too.

Megan said...

The fringe suits you brilliantly. Good choice! And yes, it's only hair!

I love the wavy purple dress. It's a summery style in autumn like colours so it will be a good transition piece.

LUCEWOMAN said...

I love it! Really suits you, more than I would have imagined.
Reminds me of Anna Wintour's cut, which is perfectly styled. You look younger,and it frames your face beautifully. A success. Can't wait to see it for real!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Lovely how your haircut frames your face, you have gorgeous thick hair! I adore how in the first photo, your rings echo your bracelets and I am intrigued by those bracelet-Buddhas.

Cardigan and sandals are perfect colours with that amazing dress too - altogether fresh!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Your hair looks fab the color really brings out your eyes.

Lynne DeVenny said...

Curtise, what a super flattering cut! You make me want bangs again but I have too many cowlicks to wear them well. I did color my hair a more intense red a few hours ago. We must be on the same wavelength.

That dress is amazing. You really have an eye for the most beautiful prints.

Trudie said...

From another fringe lover let me just say I love it, you look fabolous. I think fringes take years off. I too, love getting my hair one and have long had the " it's only hair" mantra if something doesn't work out. It's good though because my friend is my hairdresser, we get together for play dates with the kids and she'll do my hair.

You're rocking your frock but I'm sure you knew that already.

Diane said...

That brought back memories! I used to work with a lady who never wore anything but Tricoville dresses! Your hair looks fab darling - I was keeping an eye out in case I saw you at the Botanical Gardens. xxxx

Lou said...

The fringe looks fab! You really suit it. I dread having my haircut as it's never quite the way I want it. Oh well, like you say it is only hair! x

elodie g said...

You look FABULOUS!!! I LOVE the fringe!

Rob said...

Nice hair Curtise. I don't recall Justin having a sage look, unless it was after a heavy night out. x

Debberoo said...

You always have great hair and I love the bangs!!

CityScape Skybaby said...

Love the new cut and colour Curtise, both suit you really well. My hair's always just sort of there, with no particular style to it, but these pics make me want to sort myself out a bit. xx

Dawn said...

Curtise this is fantastic. You look young,fresh, and ready to take on the world. Gorgeous figure And dress. Bought a vintage maxi Saturday that would definitely get your approval. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Bella Q said...

Great hair- I think it reflects the zest of your personality.

Lynn Dylan said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way it frames your face. It's sassy and classy at the same time!

xoxo
Lynn

Kylie said...

I love a good fringe and yours looks awesome Curtise x

Joni said...

Curtise! You look fantastic in bangs, or fringe as you call them. Really, really, really you do!
Now this is tempting me because I'll be making an appt next week. My grey is 2 inches of grow out right now and I feel like a dumpy hag. ;(

Thanks for swinging by my art blog. I was styling Amy for the photos and kept rubbing her breasts! They're so foreign to me. haha! And she allows me to do that once in a while...just a little bit. ;)

Candycane said...

Love the colour and your new fringe! Plus that purple dress is darling :D

x

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh ARSEBISCUIT - why am I always so LATE to your parties???

YOU LOOK FARKING AMAZING! I absolutely LOVE this hair cut. The fringe frames your beautiful face - the colour is gorgeous - you are a supermodel!

Also LOVE the frock - you look so fab in purple and it;s so swirly and twirly and girly...

Love!!! Sarah xxx

bonsaimum said...

Love the dress and your hair colour looks great.

Terri said...

I like the fringe and how shiny it looks. My first thought was that it softens your face. My second thought was that this looks a bit like Anna Wintour, with a smile!

Helga! said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
You look even more gorgeous,if that's possible! I'm almost distracted form your fab frockage,but pinched myself in time-I love that tooooooooo!
Good on you for having the guts to make a change,it's a WINNER!
Love you madder than ever!XXXXXX

Joyatri said...

You're looking very sultry with fringe. The hairstyle goes well with the hot colors and feminine rocker chick vibe of the dress. Gorgeous as always!

Fiona said...

What a fringetastic haircut Curtise, it really suits your face and your hair is so lovely and thick to boot. I'm a fringe lover myself having had one all of my life (not stuck in a rut then?) and nowadays I find it invaluable for hiding those pesky frown lines and wrinkles. The only drawback is it may need trimming before the rest of your barnet but I just hack at mine with my dressmaking scissors much to my hairdresser's amusement. Love the frock btw.
xxxxxxxxxxxx

two squirrels said...

Oh Curtise!!!!!! Just stunning!!!!!! I frickin love it!!!!! You look fabulous. Oh my gosh that was a little crazy, but you just knocked my socks off.
Love the purple dress.
Yes yes a change is as good as a holiday they say. So what you got planned?????
Sending much love v

Trees said...

I LOVE your new hair - your fringe looks great on you. Also purple looks great on you - I really think its your colour!

CurvyEveryday said...

I LOVE your hair. Your hairdresser did an amazing job. The color and bangs suit you. The dress and shoes are adorable. Can't wait to see what you shake up.

Camelia Crinoline said...

Your fringe looks fabulous. Realising 'it's only hair' is very liberating. I love your dress. The print is great.

Mrs. D said...

Looks good, you can never go wrong with a bob! That is why I am growing mine back. I like the hair colour too!

I had a good experience with a hairdresser this weekend, incidentally. I walked past this salon in Brighton offering dry cuts for a mere £9 and I thought, well, for this price no point in being stingy. I walked in, I drew on a piece of paper what I wanted and was very happy with the result and only paid £14 (I had my hair washed in the end). I normally do my own hair but need professional intervention every so often, however I really don't like going to the hairdressers in town, they charge me £30 for a hair cut and never seem to be able to cope with what is not on the menu- everyone in town seems to sport the same haircut!

Melanie said...

The new do suits you so well! I absolutely love it! I also love that dress it's beautiful!
xxx

edie pop said...

Astonishing!! I love the new cut, it's just perfect and ultra modern!
You make this dress even more beautiful than it is!
Love xxxx

Rebecca said...

Loving the new hair, it really suits you and the colour is lovely, something very autumnal about it. It really does make you look like a new woman, deffinatly a change xxx

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Very glamorous. I envy how thick your hair is. After my second child I lost a lot of mine. I have fringe bangs and really like them though they have a tendency to curl. I had forgotten my teen years when I had bangs and would tape them to my forehead each night in an attempt to keep them straight.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Awesome new do!!!! Great colour, and you have lovely thick hair to make a great fringe. Loving the red and purple together; it seems to be the combo of choice for a lot of us bloggers these days. You look great, from head to toe!

grunge-queen said...

It's friggin' fabulous, Curtise: the colour, the shape, the sassy fringe (we say bangs in Canada but I've switched to fringe now)! Nothing like a good haircut to shake things up in your world - and I'm a firm believer in bangs; I think they make people look younger (just sayin! Meaning I **always** have them).

That dress is divine. xoxo

Vintage Coconut said...

*Whistle*
I really love your new hair-do Curtise. It suits you VERY NICELY.
Your striped maxi is divine.

Ivy Black said...

Lovely, really lovey. It suits you perfectly. I do love a fringe on others and on me. I tried growing mine out over the summer but it didn't do anything for me, so snippy snippy!
That's a beautiful frock too. Get in there, girl!
xxxxx

lady liquor vintage. said...

I absolutely love the new 'do! Love the dress too. XO

menopauselsupermodel said...

OOOO Curtise--I love it!!!!! You look like a flapper a bit--like you should be sneaking a tot of whisky out of a silver hip flask and using a long cigarette holder!!!

You look sexy and saucy!!!

If my head didn't sweat like a pig in a sauna I would SO have a collection of wigs to suit my many moods!!

{{{{{hugs}}}}
Tamera

Lucy Nation said...

Just catching up but I just wanted to say how much I LOVE your hair. You really suit a fringe and the cut is so modern and so you. You look fab xxx

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Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

WOW! Gorgeous. Between you and Melanie, I'm craving a new do!! You look amazing and I love the cut AND color!! Your outfit is glorious too.

Kestrel said...

I love your new hair! It really suits you - you look fantastic. Well done for going for the chop.

Vix said...

I love it! A fringe makes you look so glam and super sexy, unlike me who looked like an escapee from Broadmoor!
That frock shows off your hot bod a treat! xxxxxxxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Yes, I still love it!
I really want to make a fringe work on me but I'm not convinced it does. I've just grown mine out AGAIN.

Stacey said...

I am madly in love with your new do (and your amazing dress)! It really does pay to get assertive with hairdressers, doesn't it? No more suffering through lop-sided haircuts!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love your new fringe and your Titian locks! I adore the colour of your dress especiallly with those red sandals! See you tomorrow!!! xxxx