New hair, new colour, new cut

19th May, 2015


When I had Sophia I thought I wanted a bit of a change as far as my hairstyle went. So I went to Valonz in Paddington and I was going to cut it all off. That was until hair stylist Renya Xydis stepped in and said “no you can’t cut it all off, everyone cuts it off after a baby, if you want a change go buy a new dress.” If a hair expert like Renya says so, I’m not going to argue!

So I decided to go a little bit lighter instead. My colourist is Amber Pompeii at Valonz and she is fantastic. I started off with blonder foils but I found it was just a bit too blonde so now it’s gone to a bit of balayage but it’s a bit higher up so it’s not a two tone colour, it just naturally goes from my natural colour to the blonde which makes it look a bit more natural.

As for the new length? Well the last few years I’ve had my hair quite a bit shorter, and after having Sophia (I think a lot of mums will agree with me here!) I found it really hard to find the time to get my hair cut. So I was a bit bad in keeping my appointments so it just naturally got quite a bit longer. I was after a change so I actually got what I was after!

You know what they say, a change is as good as a holiday.

Photography:  Sophia Athas



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  • Reply Mel 19th May, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Who is the designer of your dress? I have been looking for something similar.

    • Reply Kate Waterhouse 20th May, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Hi Mel,
      It’s by Bec and Bridge. x

  • Reply Lisa Hall 19th May, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    All too often we stick to the same hair style for years, even tho our clothes and sense of style can change dramaticly over the same period!
    Being a designer, but living in a remote village in India has thrown up some challanges for me…….needing to present a fashionably stylish look, but having to rely on local haircutters in a place untouched by current trends! However, a serious twice yearly Sydney haircut, that gets a regular ‘Bhuj’ trim to keep it’s original shape seems to work weel!

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