Before you run off to your hair colourist, hair stylist or nearest shopping mall ask yourself, “Will this hair colour/hair style/outfit project the ultimate me?”
It is very likely that what is attracting you to that specific look is the colouring and style is aligned to the person wearing it. That results in her projecting, beautifully, her best and most authentic energy. However, you are TWO unique individuals who likely have different colourings, styles, and goals.
To illustrate, I am a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, on Sex and the City and have been a fan for years. Before I became an image consultant and knew what my optimal colour and style was, I went to a hair colourist and had Sarah Jessica Parker’s blonde highlights and base hair colour replicated on my own hair. When I look back at pictures of myself, when I had that hair colouring, I now realized I looked dull, older and unbalanced. Quite frankly, the hair colour was too overwhelming for me – you couldn’t see me behind my hair!
Now that I am an Image Consultant and Hair Professional who specializes in colour (particularly hair colour), I know that my colouring is not even close to Sarah Jessica Parker’s and that is why her hair colour did not and will never work for me. To this day I still watch episodes of Sex and the City and am drawn to Carrie’s hair colouring, but remind myself of the disaster when the hair colouring was applied to me.
It is extremely common for my image and hair clients to show me pictures of celebrities and ask what I think of a particular look, hair colour etc. on them. If it is not a particular look or colour that is suited to them, I always share the above personal hair colour experience.
The next time you see a hair colour, hair style or outfit that you are drawn to, ask yourself why you are drawn to it? Will it give off your best energy? Perhaps remind yourself of my Sarah Jessica Parker hair colour disaster above. If you don’t know your optimal colour palette or style options, I encourage you to engage an image consultant and/or hair colourist/stylist who specializes in colour analysis. Once we know your optimal colours and style we can search through and find images that would suit your unique look so that you can see them in advance.
There is no time like the present to give off your best energy and inspire someone else to do the same when they see you.
I hope this article inspires you to wear your authenticity!
Image Consultant and Hair Professional