Before & After: I Got a Hair Makeover!
When I moved to New York City two months ago to start working at LHJ, I knew I wanted a fresh look. I had graduated from the University of Missouri (go Tigers!) a few months prior, and my long locks just felt so, well, college. It was time to trade my Katie Holmes á la Dawson’s Creek cut for a more Carrie Bradshaw-approved style.
I told our lovely beauty editors my dilemma, thinking they would suggest a salon and some products and send me on my way. Instead they set me up with Chris Lospalluto, hair stylist for Alberto VO5 and Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger.
Armed with some celeb inspiration photos, I went to see Chris. He played with my hair a bit and agreed short was the way to go. I told him the cut had to work curly or straight because my hair tends to poof up when it’s humid. He assured me I would look fabulous, so I placed my tresses in his incredibly well-equipped hands.
After an hour and a half of snipping, trimming, blow-drying, and then more trimming, Chris finished my haircut — a sleek and uber-chic bob. Seriously, the man is a shear genius.
I lost eight inches of hair, but I’ve never felt better. My new look is sophisticated and stylish — and totally New York. I’m even walking a bit taller (and that’s saying a lot considering I’m already 5’9”). My days as an adolescent undergrad are definitely over. I’ve got magazine editor hair now! Look out, Anna Wintour, I’m coming for you!