Saturday, 9 June 2012

The New Look - Louise Brooks

So I've been wanting to do a Louise Brooks-style bob hairdo for quite a while now, and this weekend I finally took the plunge. In case you don't know who Louise Brooks is, or what her style of bob might be: Louise Brooks, who lived from 1906 to 1985, was an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress. She was the lady who really put the bob on the map as far as hairstyles go. You may even recognise her, if not the haircut.





My hairdresser Matthew, as you can clearly see, is an absolute master. If you live in Wellington, I totally recommend him; just go to Hair International. Reasonable prices as well, plus on their website it says that first-time clients get a 20% discount. :) Matthew is very passionate about hair (especially vintage styles), and it is thanks to his encouragement that I decided to take the plunge. 


This is the first time in ages that I've had a haircut where you can actually see my earrings. 


And in case you wanted to know what it looks like from the back.


So do you think I could be a 1920s silent film star?...


...probably not.
Yes, I am the master of the fish face. 

Oh, and I hope this encourages you to get that haircut/colour done that you've been thinking about for ages.

Until next time :)


3 comments:

  1. Good to see you're still keeping it interesting in the hair department! Very classy! Except maybe the fish face one lol. Hope you're well, miss you x

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  2. hi, my name is emily and wanted to tell you that your haircut is sooo cute on you!!
    i wonder if i could pull this hair do off being 40 years old ~ iam willing to try i must find a salon in jacksonville,florida who will help ~ i just wanted to say how terrific your bob is !
    cheers, emily bewan

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  3. hi, my name is emily and wanted to tell you that your haircut is sooo cute on you!!
    i wonder if i could pull this hair do off being 40 years old ~ iam willing to try i must find a salon in jacksonville,florida who will help ~ i just wanted to say how terrific your bob is !
    cheers, emily bewan

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