So, as most of you may know, I’ve had extensions in almost all summer. Swingy and amazing, I played in the land of long, curly locks for an entire summer, attempting to keep up with the demands of long hair. Because, ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always wanted long hair. I used to look at other girls who had long, silky hair and just become green with envy. My hair, unfortunately, just doesn’t grow that long.
Throughout the summer as I’ve worn extensions, I’ve come to realize that I will never have long hair. I’ve also realized that while most women get longer hair for confidence about their looks and that magic swing of seduction, I was just the opposite; the more I tried to work the look, I lost more confidence. I will always be grateful for the gift I was given to try it, I just know that in the end, it’s just not me.
So, I went into Butterfly Studio Salon, a posh Fifth Avenue location I’ve written about before (you MUST go if you’re in NYC) and Stacey Smith went to town, working her magic on my locks. After taking the extensions out (which I left in too long per the before photo – it ain’t pretty and it’s all my fault,) she set about giving me a mind-blowing hair experience and a choppy, more rock-and-roll haircut.
The entire team at Butterfly is all about transformation, and the care and concern for my locks and the end result were indeed life changing. It’s like I emerged from the summer a thinner, sexier chick. I kind of love it!
In the days that have followed, I’ve realized that my hair and I have had a long-standing fight, where I keep punishing it for not being what I think it should be, instead of embracing it and giving myself a lovely hairstyle based on what it is. Thank you, Stacey and Butterfly Studio Salon for giving me a gorgeous hairstyle that is modern, chic and all mine.