27 December 2010

New Hair! - My First Ever Perm :)

Behold! :)
My first ever perm!
(not true, I tried something out when I was 12 and it failed so it doesn't count lol). 

The story behind it..
It all started last spring when I realised, I like big curly hair, a la Shakira. I think it's sexy, it's fun and it adds more character. However, as with any girl doing something drastic to her hair, I was really scared. However, over the last few months I've started to realise how flat my hair is, how low maintenance I really want it to be, and how I just needed a haircut (and I always wait til I'm back in Japan because there are different consistencies in hair between people from the UK and Japan, and so stylists are better on me in Japan!). So literally, I arrived in Japan at 9AM, and at around 2PM, I was in the hair salon.

What it's like now..
It's a bit smaller, more tame, and bit more curly now. This kind of perm is curlier when it's wet and so if I ever blow-dry it, the curls don't come out as nicely. In the picture above, I'd blow-dried. These days I usually just let it dry or I blow dry the roots only. You can see it a bit better in my recent videos..

How I feel about it..
I love it! Much lower maintenance, and I don't need to get it cut as often, and it makes my highlights look better. However, the best thing about it is that it's much more 'me' than my normal straight hair. I'm bouncy, I'm giddy, I'm loud, and my normal straight hair did not reflect that (totally did not notice it until I got it done). I think people get a better preconception of who I really am with this hair.

I absolutely hate the assumptions that I have to face a lot of the time when I meet someone, or someone looks at me. There are a few that I never ever mind - that I might not speak very good English, that I grew up in Japan my whole life, or that I'm American. But the ones I cannot stand are like the ones when people assume I am shy, naive, quiet because I am Asian, and the confused looks I get when I don't match their preconceptions. They are massive generalizations and stereotypes, and no one likes people assuming things about them. I feel like I get less confused looks now that the hair gives some kind of signal LOL ('prepare for noise!'), and I think I must look more comfortable with myself in general :)

So.. I hope you guys like it :) It's a step towards being truly happy with myself on the outside (like this whole make-up fiasco), and matching it to who I am on the inside (I'm quite happy with myself on the inside, how cocky ;P). Everytime I feel like I succeed, it's another boost in confidence levels! :)

<3yu

15 comments:

  1. I think it looks beautiful & here's to being happy with yourself on the inside and out!

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  2. Your hair looks gorgeous here :)
    Thank you for following.

    Lou
    xx
    Rainbows and Buttons

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  3. Yay! It looks amazing poppet! Perms are definitely for the win :D Hope you had a great Christmas Chicaaa! xxx

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  4. wow your hair looks gorgeous, very pretty (: xx

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  5. I really love it! I've always wanted a perm but I've never been brave enough to try it, but it looks so great on you.

    I know what you mean about people having preconceptions that are totally misguided - good for you to prove them wrong!

    I hope you had an amazing Christmas! I'm just catching up on all the blogs now lol
    xx

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  6. You look awesome with waves! www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

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  7. Your hair looks gorgeous! So this is what you were talking about the other day when you said you got curls :) I love your hair like this!

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  8. oooooh Yu it looks fab! You're definitely bringing back the perm. It really suits you :D

    Danni
    xxx

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  9. Thanks everyone for your compliments, I'm so glad you guys like it! Or else it'll be very difficult to run a blog.. lol :) So thank you!

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  10. It looks so lovely! I'm really considering a perm seeing as I curl my hair every day anyway!
    I left you little comment on my last post about the Shell CCB!
    I'm trying desperately to follow you on my mum's laptop but for some reason it won't let me?! I'll be a follower as soon as I get my laptop back! :) xxx

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  11. It's a good change sometimes, although I do get a lot more tangles behind my neck.. :/ Lol.

    Oki doki will go check it out! Hahaha thank you sweetheart, looking forward to it :)

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  12. Oh my goodness. I love this! You suit curly hair very well.

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  13. I'm getting a perm tomorrow and I'm terrified it won't turn out right.. but you just gave me a boost of confidence.. I'm going to try it ! :)

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