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The How-To Lounge: Changing Your Look

Most of us experience a time in our lives when we have the desire to try something new with our usual look, but making even a small change can seem so dramatic that we usually shy away from it. I think embracing a little change, even in the appearance department, is never a bad thing, though you might want to consult Bella and Fab first! In the meantime, I have some tips on making your change work for you. To see them,


  • Whether you’re wanting to tone things down or kick them up a few notches, sometimes it takes a few tries to find the right look so go ahead and explore. If you’re looking to glam things up, don’t be afraid to forgo dresses and just add on sexy accessories to a pair of hot jeans.
  • Making such an overt change is usually hardest because we’re not only worried about other’s perceptions of us, but also how comfortable we'll feel in our own skin. Avoid these worries by easing into a new style. If you want to go for a total bob and bleach job, start by shortening your hair to just above your shoulders and trying out some highlights. These small changes will prepare you and those around you for the bigger change down the road.
  • Changing your look is all about trying something new and making it your own, so don’t feel like you just have to replicate everyone else. Try using elements of your original style and incorporating them into your new look.
  • On that note, trying things you admire on other people is a great idea, so don't be afraid to do a little copying either!
  • Only do what you feel comfortable with. Though it’s important to play with your own boundaries, you’ll know when something is not for you. It’s OK to have a limit.

Don’t be afraid to break free of your own mold every once and a while — it can be a whole lot of fun!

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I remember the days of changing my hair color once a month...ha.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I love changing my look and usually all it takes is one small thing to do it and people take notice. Do it little by little if you're nervous or just go for it and screw what anyone else thinks.
Lyv Lyv 8 years
I'm terribly shy of getting big makeovers too. I keep thinking, "Just do it!", "Stop caring so much about what people will think!", "Are you a woman or a sack of potatoes?". But it's easier said than done. :/ Nice post, DS!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Every time I end a relationship, I end up cutting all my hair off and/or dying it a compltely different color. Totally "cut that man right out of my hair". :P
dollhouse1 dollhouse1 8 years
omg i have been feeling like this alot lately. I feel like i need some kind of CHANGE!!! am thinking bout getting a hair cut, actually i want a hair cut, sooo baddd, i admire females with short, low cut hair, super scared i might not be able to pull it off,
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I've always tried to change my look, but I always sort of went back to how I was before. It never really lasts a long time for me. I cut my hair a month ago and people took notice of the change, but they started telling me that I should grow it again.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
hmm i don't relate to the nervousness about trying something new. i love finding new cute things to add into my wardrobe and especially new (and quick and easy) ways to do my hair medium long hair which has been medium long forever. I used to actually over do it with trying new and cute stuff, but i realized that cute isn't enough and now try to get stuff only which i really LOVE and will most definitely be able to wear more than once! it really sucks to be tired of something after not wearing it often so you need to discriminate when you shop. What i do wish for is more money to shop with, and more time to prep and beautify!
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