Newsflash: I Had a Haircut

Shoulder Length Hair

In an ideal world my hair would look like Elle Macpherson’s, with honey highlights and long, beachy waves. But, unfortunately, my hair is so fine that once it grows past my shoulders it starts to look flat, lank and unhealthy. The only way I’m ever going to achieve Elle’s mermaid style is through extensions – and that involves a lot of money, patience and regular maintenance. One day I might commit to a full-on Macpherson makeover, but in the meantime it’s all about finding my “happy hair length”, which brings me to the Josh Wood Atelier in Notting Hill…

I visited the Atelier last week for an appointment with Joanna Dobrowolska, who introduced me to the “happy hair length”. She persuaded me to ignore all trends and celebrity influences and instead focus on the cut that’s going to bring out the best in my locks. So – working with my hair, rather than against it – Joanna chopped off a good 3-4 inches. She also advised against too much layering, which would make my hair look even finer, and opted for a subtle graduated style to create the illusion of thickness.

Shoulder length hair is not exactly the dream, and I couldn’t pass for a mermaid, but it certainly looks much more flattering than before! Don’t you agree?

Josh Wood Atelier

Also, whilst Joanna was blow drying my hair, I had a quick chat with the Trichologist that works at the Atelier. No idea what a Trichologist does? Well I didn’t either. Basically, they pull out a strand of your hair and analyse it under a microscope to identify emotional, nutritional, hormonal, environmental and genetic factors that are affecting the health and condition of your hair and scalp. Once they even informed a client that she was pregnant. It’s crazy how much your hair says about you.

I’m currently waiting for my results – I’ll keep you posted on what I find out…

For more information on the Josh Wood Atelier and the in-house Trichologist see the website or call +44 (0) 203 393 0977.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, but I was invited to experience the Josh Wood Atelier as a guest of the salon.

  • Jessica Rose

    Have you ever thought of going back to your natural shade? Personally I feel your hair is too light for your skin tone…….;)

    • cocos_tea_party

      My natural shade actually doesn’t suit me at all, but I might go for a darker shade of blonde next time

      • Jessica Rose

        Sods law that is! 🙂

  • liz

    I need to go here! so pretty

  • Emma Diggins

    I think you look gorgeous! Very sleek and chic

    Emma | Em & Them

    • cocos_tea_party

      Thanks Emma.

  • pinkschmink

    I’m having the haircut debate at the moment too! Except I’m considering something much more drastic – I wrote about it here. This cut looks beautiful on you – so healthy!

    • cocos_tea_party

      It’s pretty ridiculous how much we over-analyse whether or not to get a haircut, right? haha

      • pinkschmink

        Noooooo … It’s totally justified! :-/ But I have got about 11 inches of hair that would come off, and I think that’s probably a legitimate reason to umm and ahh for a while … 😉

  • Mira Shpak

    Nice, looks like mine:)

    Read my new post about spring make up –

  • Amirah Valu

    Looks gorgeous, really flattering and brings out those cheekbones 😀

  • Sarah Kapoor

    I love your haircut!

    You are a classy girl <3

    Nice post !