About 18 months ago I had a bicycle accident that required surgery and has left a 5cm scar on my chin (Now very faint thanks to my brilliant doctor). Recently I needed to go for an independant review with another surgeon who asked me to provide closeup photos of my face before and after the accident.
This lead to a gigantic search through old photos and the inevitable trip down memory lane. But the most interesting things about fossicking through these photos was the unbelievable amount of hairstyles I have had over the past year. I have been everything from bardot style blond to Mai Farrow'esq pixie cut in rich dark brown. Recently I had a brief fling with Ronald McDonald red and am now sporting a glossy chocolate brown Louise Brooks style bob - although my husband said I looked a bit like Suri Cruise yesterday (how does he even know who Suri Cruise is?). The only thing I haven't experimented with is hair extensions, although if I am to believe husband and indeed do have the hair stye of a 2 year old I may just look into it.
Truth is though, I adore change. Well, changing my hair anyway...I love creating new looks and trying out different colours. I consider it part of my overall fashion addiction. Fashion changes and evolves constantly - why can't my hairstyles do the same - Plus, I get bored easily!
Reading an article in the latest issue of fashion magazine Russh (Hair Raising Stories pg, 90) today though, I am wondering whether my constant desire to change my do might actually be some way of dealing with a deep seated inner turmoil that I'm unaware of. Apparently, many woman dramatically change their hairstyles after massive life changing events occur in their lives - breakups/divorces, pregnancies, illnesses and the like.
Although I have definitely had the odd emotional hairdo makeover - in particular the breakup cut - I'm pretty sure my frequent hair affair has more to do with my creative streak/fashion fixation than any deep seated emotional issues.
Which reminds me....I must book in for my next appointment