6 Things All Girls Experience During A Haircut

6 Things All Girls Experience During A Haircut

A new 'do' for the new you.
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You wake up and look out the window with the sun pouring in. It’s finally spring! The seasons are quickly changing and even though you’ve already been adding new shorts, tops and sandals to your wardrobe for the warm weather, you’re probably bored with your everyday hairstyle. You get out of bed and walk into the bathroom. Looking into the mirror, you’re probably wondering why your roommate even lets you walk out of the house on a daily basis with as many split ends as you have. You start to face the truth: you’re due for a new hair style. ASAP.

Since there are endless possibilities for a new cut or color, you pour a cup of coffee and sit down with your laptop and sift through thousands of pictures of Pinterest for your new ‘do’. When you’ve finally found it, you call your favorite hair salon and set the appointment. But from the time you arrive to the salon to the time you get home and can finally play around with your hair the way you want to, you love the experience of getting a haircut.

1. Being in your favorite salon is like being in heaven.

You walk in filled with excitement, ready to show your stylist pictures of what you want to walk out with. Looking around, everything is just like you remembered it: the shiny mirrors, the good smelling hair products and the excitement you feel knowing your hair transformation is about to happen.


2. You only want to see your favorite stylist. No one else. Ever.

You love your stylist because she listens to you and gives you what you want. She knows how to shampoo and comb out the tangles in your hair just right, and she listens to you when you want your hair a little shorter than originally planned. But, she also knows how much you love to talk about your life. Not to mention, you love hearing about her life, too. You might not go out for dinner and drinks like your other friends, but sitting in her styling chair watching her transform your mess of curls into something socially acceptable is just as good.

3. You love your hair being styled by someone else.

When your stylist is done cutting away at your locks, you already know how you want her to style your hair. A blow dry and curls, please! You have to wake up every morning and do your hair yourself, so you might as well ask for what you want while you have the chance. Plus, it feels glamorous.

4. The anticipation of seeing your new do is torture.

While your stylist is blow drying your hair, each minute passes more slowly than the last. You just can’t wait to see what your hair looks like. Although you have a pretty good idea, you still pretend like you don’t know and jitter in your chair until the moment of truth comes.

5. The moment of truth.

Here it is! The moment has come when your stylist will swivel the chair around to the mirror and you can stare at your reflection and run your hands through your hair for the first time since walking in the door. You will either love or hate your new hair, but assuming you will love it, you thank your stylist and smile from ear to ear feeling like a model when you walk out the door.

6. You feel like a million bucks.

You swear on all that is holy you will want to keep this new style for the rest of your life, even though deep down inside you know you will become restless with your hair soon enough. But in the meantime, you strut around feeling like a model. Work it.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Can Dying Your Hair With Coffee Ruin Your Lovely Locks?

Watch as I attempt to dye my hair with coffee this time. That's right, coffee.

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The cheap hair saga continues. Last time I tried to skip the salon, I was attempting to bleach my hair with hydrogen peroxide and although there was a (very) slight difference in shades, my hair was parched after the process. If you want to see the results for yourself, you can here. This time, I decided to go in the opposite direction. I wanted darker, richer hair that wouldn't make my split ends any worse than they already were.

I had the idea one night when I was standing in front of the washing machine, trying to rub a coffee stain from my morning espresso out of my new white tee shirt. I had already been considering doing something to my hair for a week or so and then I thought, "I wonder if coffee could stain your hair too." So instead of running to CVS for at home hair dye, I ran straight to google to see if coffee hair dye was possible. It turns out, the drink you enjoy every morning can also give you rich coffee hair… apparently.

Without hesitation (or really any research), I jumped right in with the first instructions I found. At first glance, you might think this would be harmless endeavor. My hair is already brown, it's just coffee, seriously what could go wrong?

Well, let's watch.

Let's Break down a few things.

Before this process, I had no idea that I should be taking the chemical ingredients of coffee into consideration before I rubbed the mixture into my scalp. Aka the CAFFEINE. That's essentially all coffee is, liquid caffeine. Pardon me for thinking your skin could be a protective layer against getting contact high. Turns out, if you let coffee soak into your skin, the caffeine will have the same effect on you as if you drank it, it could even have an increased effect because your body isn't metabolizing it. As you saw, I LET THE COFEE SOAK INTO MY BRAIN FOR A WHOLE HOUR.

The effects? I laid in my bed all night with my eyes open, debating on whether or not I should just start my day at 3 a.m. because I had this undying urge to be productive. I showed up to work earlier than normal and was hyper all day long. It literally felt like I was screaming at people when I tried to hold a conversation. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I hardly got any sleep ALL week and I genuinely think it was because of the coffee in my hair.

If you are prepping for an all-nighter I definitely recommend this technique. It probably won't do much to your hair but it will definitely have an effect on your week. But if you are only trying to make your hair darker, try at your own risk, I will not be held liable for your peers' concern for your well-being.

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