Now that Chinese New Year is officially over and you’re probably over and done with dolling up to look perfect for family, friends, and other relatives, there’s only one other thing to worry about. Uh, aside from weight gain from all that yummy food, of course.
How many of you decided to trim your hair, colour your hair, or better yet, change your hairstyle altogether right before the end of January? How many of you find yourselves staring at your reflections going, “Okay, now what?”
Fret not. All your need is a game plan (aside from the fact that you should remind yourself constantly that hair will grow).
There are a lot of ways you can “undo” or “add” on to a Chinese New Year haircut. For example, try adding interest to the front by getting a fringe or bangs. This works especially well when your hair is cropped short and you can’t seem to way any other way to “add interest” to your hairstyle.
If you dyed it a specific colour (and even if you didn’t) and now you’re not sure if it fits anywhere else in any other season aside from the festive season, then get it recoloured. However, that might eventually cause more damage (to pile on one colour onto another) so the other option is to add highlights. Instant hair colour refresher!
Switch it up
For those of you who were careful enough not to cut it way too short but are unhappy with the length now, don’t throw your patience out the window yet. While you’re waiting (your hair grows on an average about ½ inch every month), try wearing it differently.
Straight cut hair gets boring after a while and not all length can carry “straight” cuts. Here’s a neat trick: Go back to your stylist and tell him or her that you want it to be snipped into soft layers.
But if you’re not keen on layering, here’s another neat trick: If you hair is straight, wear it wavy. And if it’s wavy, wear it straight. The best part about these two “switching it up” procedures is the mere fact that they can be done and undone either way!
Patience is key
Okay, okay, we get it. Sometimes, waiting for your hair to grow is as good as watching wet paint dry. And we’ve all been through that stage where you just want your hair to be long again – overnight. So, if you’ve got the dosh to splash, some times, and a stylist at your expense who does it, go for hair extensions. Problem solved.
We hope that helped just a tad with your post Chinese New Year hairdos. We’re already thinking of which ones to go for. Just in time for Spring Summer 2012, no less!