Thursday, November 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: My Experience with Feathered Hair (And How it Shaped My Future)

So the late 80s and early 90s definitely saw some interesting hairstyles. I took to one in particular like a fish takes to water. I speak, of course, of feathered hair.

That's 10-year-old me, above, rocking a truly fabulous feathered hairstyle in 1990. (And simultaneously rocking one of my very favorite tops of the moment, that fabulous red tee with huge black polka dots. I used to wear that shirt ALL. THE. TIME.) I'm fairly certain this was the day I got my hair cut, because I am just SO DARNED HAPPY HERE.

I think it's pretty interesting to look back at old photographs and remember some of the moments that really stood out as we were growing up -- and this was definitely one of mine. For better or worse, it was the first haircut I got that made a big impression on me and that I recall fondly to this day. I still remember sitting in the chair at the salon, looking through photos of feathered hairstyles with my stylist and choosing the one we thought would look the best. I really believe that this hairstyle (and the entire experience of making it happen) helped to -- pardon the pun -- shape my future not only as a person obsessed with hair (and beauty in general, of course), but as a beauty writer.

(Little did I know that growing out this haircut would actually be the bane of my existence. Trying to grow out layers that started all the way at the crown and went down to my chin? Um, are you kidding me?)

But, when I first got this haircut, I was just so excited about it. I felt super grown up and fabulous. Surprisingly, since my hair tends to do whatever it wants, it actually looked good every day for quite some time, too.

What's a beauty moment that stands out to you? Let me know in the comments!

12 comments:

  1. I love this series, and what a cutie your 10 year old self was, Jamie! You definitely rocked that feathered hair beautifully, and at least you didn't know in that moment how growing it out would be the bane of your existence!

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  2. 90's hair don't care! Don't even get me started on my flock of seagulls hair.

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  3. Oh yes... I had the feathered hair AND the mall bangs. It was quite interesting. My biggest beauty moment was (and is) trying not to feel self conscious about my L-O-V-E for all things hair and beauty. I'm surrounded by people who are very minimalist, no makeup, hair in a ponytail. Nothing wrong with that, but it makes me feel awkward when I want to enjoy a full face of makeup and hair that I've worked really hard to style.

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  4. How adorable are you with your hair!

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  5. LOL love the throwback pic! When I was 10 I wanted those puffy DJ tanner bangs, it was my goal in life haha

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  6. Hey, I think your hair is adorable!

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  7. We all have haircuts that we can't believe we lived with. I remember when my mother took me to get a pixie cut because she like it on my cousin. I think I hid in my house for months after that.

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  8. You're so cute w/ your hair! 90s hair, tell me about it. I had undercut, bob, super cropped, etc!

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  9. Aww, so cute! I have a picture from my first 'real' haircut when I was six or seven. My hair was super long and I got an above the shoulder bob. Seeing it takes me right back to that moment and how happy I was (and that my dad almost cried...)

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  10. OMG what an adorable pic!! I remember when my mom helped me pluck and shape my brows...I felt like a whole new girl!

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  11. You look adorable! I loved the feathered hairstyle and sported a Princess-Di "step" layered cut for the first two decades of my existence, long past that style's sell-by date, giving up only when university budgeting forced me to grow out my hair lol.

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  12. I actually didn't get my hair done at a salon until I was 17. I always had hair down to my butt and my mom would trim it. First time I went to a salon I had it chopped off to my shoulders, layered, highlighted etc and I thought my mom was going to cry! She loved my long hair

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