Fashion: Leave it uneven
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 22:10
“I’m as free as my hair,” Lady Gaga exclaims in her song “Hair.”
Your haircut, style and color can be just as reflective of your personality as your clothing if you allow it. We’re the ones that have to be satisfied with our reflection. Sometimes we’re just feeling funky – embrace it. I’m not saying shave your head or dye it turquoise, but knotty and super-high is never wrong. Combing back your roots, dipping the tips in seemingly black ink or slicking up a too-high pony may even change the way you walk.
Rightfully, hair is a conversation piece as much as your new kicks or last night’s kickboxing workout. Hair is your simplistic reputation, and you need to decide if you want it twisted, flattened or lying on the floor.
Unfortunately, college students don’t have the extra cash to spend on a hair cut upgrade.
That’s what friends are for. Most won’t pay for your NYC salon weekend trip, but they might be happy to try their hand with the scissors. Christie Dooley, a 3rd-semester art major recently had her best friend slice off her bangs. Dooley knew bold bangs would work well with her red lipstick look. We can’t expect our friends to cut perfectly, but that’s the beauty of it. Your friend just needs a confident set of hands because uneven ends look purposeful these days (no gaping holes though). College can be a great time to experiment with a new style.
The same lack of rules goes for color too. Roots are allowed to grow out a few centimeters, violet ends can be bold and hair chalk doesn’t have to be a secret. Donna Aranibar, a 1st-semester biology major embraces this messy look. Her roots aren’t seamless, but they work and because of her volumized tussled middle part.
Color contrast and fearless cuts can’t be brought up without mentioning Miley Cyrus. Hate it or love it, everyone is talking about it. Her new hairstyle can be styled for a professional interview or wild to dance on stage. She knows her own style and it is absolutely reflected.
Don’t be afraid to give your hair a personality or let it share yours.