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I cut my hair off in April of this year and after kicking myself about it, I straightened it for at least 2 months. It looked great straight. But I have naturally curly, problematic hair that when short, puffs out all around and goes flat on top. Triangle head. Very attractive. 

Fast forward 8 months and it’s time for a trim and shaping. I also decided to try out bangs, and have my color done (I started covering my grey finally in July of this year, and have been doing it myself at home). Enter They had a deal at Code, one of San Francisco’s Aveda Salons. I’m a true believer in the quality and skill of Aveda professionals, so I snatched it up.

The last time I had bangs I was 8 years old. Or was it 11? Regardless, it was a traumatic experience. The hairdresser, for some unknown reason, cut them wide: spanning from directly over each ear to meet in the middle. They were also a good half inch above my eyebrows. There is no photographic evidence left from this disappointing period of my life. Yes, I actually did destroy all the photos. 

Saturday was the big day! 

BEFORE: ———————————————————————————————-

There's that weak natural curl.

There’s that weak natural curl.

Wow, that looks way worse than I realized. Must remember to get out the hand mirror and check the back of my hair more often!

Second day hair, air dried, the back.

My strange, "I'm getting nervous," face.

My strange, “I’m getting nervous,” face.

DURING: ———————————————————————————————-

Waiting for the color to set with a cup of delicious Aveda tea.

Waiting for the color to set with a cup of delicious Aveda tea.


Valerie styling the new cut. I love her wedge boots and matching belt with that dress. And how does she carry off that perfect red lip at 10am?

AFTER: ———————————————————————————————–

Olivia: colorist, Valerie: stylist, mugging with me to show off their handiwork. They were so fun, and I'm really happy with both the color and cut!

Olivia Fadda: colorist, and Valerie Navarro: stylist, mugging with me to show off their handiwork. They were so fun, and I’m really happy with both the color and cut!

By the way, this post is totally unsponsored. I’m truly a fan of Livingsocial and Aveda. If you’re in the Bay Area and looking for a new salon these two ladies (above) are friendly, skilled young professionals building their clientele. I will definitely be back to see them both! 

Do you have bangs, or would you consider getting them?

Author: GlitterThistle

I’m a pragmatic romantic who finds myself decorating things, places, friends and inevitably myself. I love color, texture, and shiny things. I’m a talker. I’ve been an avid traveler and the giver of travel, dating, and fashion advice to my circle of friends for 2 decades. My goals are conversation, creativity, connectedness, exploration, and finding beauty to appreciate. Posts go up a couple times a week. Drop by, leave a comment, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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