The fear of changing my hair

It took me forever to become brave enough to leave my house and go to the hairdresser and get my bangs. I’ve been thinking about them for such a long time, but I was afraid of my face looking wider, or to accentuate its square shape, and to look dumb. However, it got to a point when I was really craving a change and decided to face my fear.

I bravely went to Hello Beautiful, not just because it’s close to my house but also because I know they rock. The owner Rebecca did my hair and she made me feel so comfortable, which made a huge difference during the process and afterwards. She understood that I was afraid of the change and patiently cut my bangs a little bit at a time, so it could be at the exact length I wanted. She nailed it!

I am not going to lie: having bangs is not super easy. I spend a few extra minutes drying my hair and styling my bangs, and I’ve also become bff with my dry shampoo. But it’s totally worth it!  I absolutely love how it looks and the change is so rejuvenating!

So if you have been thinking about doing a change on how you look, my advice is to honestly listen to your proportions to see what can work for you, and then find a good professional who can help you achieve the results you are looking for. However, don’t let the fear stop you from taking risks, YOLO!

Raquel Paiva

Brazilian fashion and lifestyle blogger based in NYC