6 September 2016

How My Short Hair Gave Me Confidence

short blonde hair confidence

I have had self confidence issues for as long as I can remember. I never really feel pretty or good enough and I am often conscious about what others think of me. It is something I really wish I could shake but I'm not quite there yet. Even now my skin is not in the best condition and I've got a bit more extra podge than I would like thanks to not enough dancing and way too much pizza over the summer. But today I am not here to talk about the negative things, as there is one very positive change I have made to my appearance recently, a simple haircut which has sky rocketed my confidence! I really don't want you guys to think I am just gloating but I have felt so much happier since I chopped it all off and I feel I need to share this with you.

Just like any little girl, I have always wanted long, princess Esq hair. Unfortunately for me though my hair is very fine and has the tendency to look knotty all the time even though I literally just brushed it! I also went through an emo stage during which I dyed my hair pretty much every colour under the sun and so caused it even more damage, in fact it got to the point where some of my hair even broke off it was that bad! I still managed to get my hair to about an average length (it's never been past my boobs) and in fact my hairdresser said it's very healthy now, but like I said before it always looked crap, limp and flat.

Last year was especially hard for me when I went on holiday to Zante with a group of friends. The three girls I went with all had beautiful long shiny hair. Mine was medium length, pretty thin and still quite damaged at this point. Seeing them all look like beautiful mermaids really didn't do much for my self confidence. I've never hated my hair as much as I did on that holiday.

Short blonde hair bershka denim skirt
Turtle Neck Top - H&M
Skirt - Bershka
Shoes - Bershka

As many of you will know I am a huge fan of Kylie Jenner's style and ever since she had short hair I have thought about getting the chop. I was just never sure if it would suit me as I had an absolutely awful short haircut in year 7 and I was terrified I'd end up looking and feeling like that nerdy 12 year old again. Then I came across Laura Jadestone's instagram account and I fell in love. Her hair was AMAZING! I knew my hair would never be as thick as hers but the length suited her so well and didn't look nerdy at all. It was then I decided to just go for it and I'm so glad I did!

I have had so many lovely comments from real life friends and internet friends all telling me how much they love it, how much it suits me and how pretty I look. I'm not used to that at all. I know there is way more to life and to people than how they look, but the response I got after uploading my first facebook profile picture with my new hair made me feel absolutely wonderful, and we all deserve that don't we?

It's not only other people's reactions that have given me such a boost, but I feel great in myself! Every time I see it in the mirror I'm like yas! This is me, this is my style, something I have struggled to find for so long! Tom's mum recently shaved all her hair off for charity but now she says she's never felt so confident and she feels more like herself. Although I wasn't quite as brave as her I feel TOTALLY the same way!

So yes, I still struggle with self confidence all the time, but at least now I can finally say I love my hair! If you are struggling with confidence issues then first of all I just want to remind you that you are beautiful and you are awesome and never let anyone tell you different! But maybe it's time to shake things up a little. It could be as dramatic as changing your hairstyle or as simple as wearing those brighter eyeshadow shades you've been loving but too afraid to wear yourself. Whatever it is that makes you feel great just go for it and do it because you deserve to feel amazing!

Thanks for reading! Have you done anything that's improved your self confidence? I'd love to know in the comments below!

See you soon,

Beth x


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