Monday, 2 April 2012

A Whole New Me. Maybe The Start Of A New Half Of Me.

It's no secret that I'm over weight or that I'm trying to lose weight. I am losing weight, slowly but steadily and I kind of feel that for me it isn't until I have lost all the weight I need to lose that I can start looking pretty. It's not that I don't like myself or see myself as pretty (I think I have nice eyes and I like it when I smile) it's just that it seems a waste to put effort into making myself look pretty when I'm so overweight.

Or so I thought.

A couple of weeks ago I headed down to London to have the team at Regis do something with my hair. I can't remember the last time I had my hair cut, or the last time it had anything remotely professional done to it and to be perfectly honest it showed; I guess that is why I always wear my hair back in a ponytail. Sitting in the Regis salon and talking to Chris Tilley (who is a member of the artistic team) and Guy Cammarano (the creative director) I found out more about my hair in five minutes than I think I have ever known in my life. Whilst they were honest they were also complimentary and Guy made me realise that my hair is an asset and it's hard to explain but he gave me confidence in myself even before it had been cut.

Guy and Pippa talking about haircuts

Guy and Chris left me in the capable hands of Rainey who showed me different colours that she thought would be best for me to have as highlights to add some texture and depth to my hair. It was funny because she had picked out two lighter colours, one that was a match for Top Ender's hair and one that was a match for Big Boy's hair. The colour was put on, my hair was cut and blow dried and I was amazed at seeing me in the mirror. I looked good. Sod that I thought that I looked Great!

Owly Image of Pippa and Rainey

Of course since coming home I haven't been able to recreate the sleekness of the hair from that day, but the length of cut is a lot kinder than what I had before and it really suits me, even when it is fluffy and bouncy instead of all sleek and swishy. I had a fantastic day along with my fellow winners (Motivating Mum who is fantastic fun, Curtains for the Window who laughed at all my jokes and Fashion Train who is absolutely adorable) and I am looking forward to the day in the near future when I can make my hair all sleek and swishy too!

I received a free haircut and colour and lunch and some brilliant products to use at home. I also got to meet Emma Willis which High Heels Mum was rather chuffed about!
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