What better way to usher in the new year than through embracing a new chop?
Photography by Hee Teck Lye
Art Direction & Editing by myself
Welcome to 2016. What better way to usher in the new year than through embracing a new chop? I had for the past few months been hiding the unruliness of my hair in a low ponytail, torn between keeping it long again versus rocking a chin-length bob. However, it wasn’t long before my unkempt tresses made the choice obvious: they had to go. A virgin long overdue keratin hair treatment also proved wonderfully effective; my strands finally felt as soft and silky as they should have been, and I was left wondering why I had never splurged on such effective hair pampering before. Nevertheless, as my hairdresser attested, my hair is still a work in progress, keeping in mind that the previous rebonding session I had on impulse in June of last year was disastrous, and its results are still prominently featured on my head. You have no idea how much I am looking forward to seeing my hair when it grows out completely and is in its natural state once more; the flat reminder of my last rebonding session now begins as a point of critique every time I enter a salon and forever remains a stain on my soul. It has definitely put me off rebonding for life.
As I felt my imposing black chop deserved a fitting introduction, here I am in one of my current favorite looks, a long billowing maxi from Shein in royal oxblood, with red tones of the Red Dot Design museum backing it up and a velvety Elizabeth Arden lip. Dark red has seldom left my mind in recent weeks, and it is very likely I will be investing in something ostentatious and redundant in the same shade for my room or wardrobe any day now.
I sincerely hope all of you have had a great start to your New Year spent with beloved family, friends and food, and are geared up with renewed motivation to make 2016 the year of your lives.
Shop my look below: