Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dear Shopping Savage...



Dear Shopping Savage,

A girlfriend has been telling me for years that I would look great with a short haircut and this year I decided to go for it! The cut looks great but none of my old accessories seem to look as good on now. Any advice?

Signed,

Short Hair Accessories

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Dear S.H.A.,

Its rather hard to believe that any accessory would fall prey to a haircut, especially when short hair seems to highlight any accessory worn, not diminish them. However, i
f your case is the rare exception, and you plan to maintain this cut for a year or more, then the solution isn't to buy more but wear less.

This new short hair allows your face to be more open, lengthens your neck and brings attention to your d├ęcolletage, so plan to highlight that in ways you didn't before.
Clothing that has built-in-bling, for example, will be all the eye needs as far as accessories are concerned. This lets your haircut stand out while your outfit still has sparkle.

Once you're used to your lopped locks new look, you will find that you can start to reincorporate accessories like scarves, necklaces and even headbands without them appearing out of sync with your hair. Keep your earrings to a simple stud for daily wear unless you feel comfortable with wearing a tear drop design. For dressy occasions, try to find a dress that opens up around your neck and collar bone. Remember: less hair means more of an opportunity to show more skin but in a demure and sophisticated fashion.

It is also advisable to consult a cosmetic representative of your favorite brand to recommend new moisturizers, concealers or even a new color palate since your face is now much more visible than before.

Consider this haircut as the precursor for a new chapter in your life.
From Twiggy and Mia Farrow's iconic short do's to the likes of Halle Berry, Sharon Stone and Michelle Williams, the short haircut has become a women's answer to feeling and looking rejuvenated. It could be the weight off the shoulders or just more of a metaphor for beginning anew, but e
very woman should
try a short haircut once in her life. Consider yourself one shear ahead of the game.

Even short hair requires a little mane-tenance. A few quick tips is all you need to ensure a healthy shorn look.

Need sartorial advice? Email me: ShoppingSavage@gmail.com

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