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Thursday, February 21, 2013


I'm not really one for haircuts. It's generally all I can do to get it cut twice a year.
This time I decided to go to the Paul Mitchell school and let a student cut my hair.
Even though the process took a lot longer, since the instructor needs to check the students work, answer questions and demonstrate techniques, I actually enjoyed the experience. And I had my hair cut by a guy for the first time ever, so I cajoled him into taking an instagram photo with me. Haha.
Best $6 haircut ever.

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The Rundown
Floral Button Down H&M similar
Striped Sequin Shirt The Limited similar
Skinny Jeans Kohls
Boots Madden Girl similar
Turquoise Satchel Charm and Luck similar, similar
Twisted Glamor Bracelet c/o Swarovski Elements
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Blue Earrings JoJo Loves You


  1. Your hair looks great. And I'm totally copying your striped shirt over floral button down look!

  2. The new hair looks awesome! And so does the floral + stripes :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Love the layering! Stripes over florals?! Genius :) And your hair looks great!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  4. Woohoo! It's definitely a great haircut! Looks so pretty when it's all curly :)

  5. That haircut was $6? Are you kidding me, it looks like you spent $100! Props to him for his talent.

    It looks so cute on you, it's a great length and frames your face so nicely.

  6. can't beat a 6 dollar haircut!! It looks great and you really can't tell that it was cut by a student. I'd try going there but I'd feel guilty going anywhere else but my hairdresser. I love the floral with the stripes!

  7. New hair looks fab! And your print mix is so cute, love the little touches of color!

    Cee. ♥

  8. I love your new haircut and your pattern mixing outfit. I may have to steal that idea :) Heather

  9. Oooh, it looks great - and what a price!

    Courtney - http://sartorialsidelines.com

  10. Wow, this new hair cut looks amazing on you, Lydia! Love the combo of stripes and floral!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  11. Your hair looks awesome Lydia! I love beauty schools. I think a lot of people shy away from them because they are students, but as you say here, they are supervised. Yours turned out great!

    Thanks for the photo tips yesterday! I got a Canon Rebel T4I. I'm hoping it is something I will have forever and ever. Or at least for a very long time. I also didn't get the stock lens and upgraded to a Tamron 28-75 2.8 (I believe that's what it is). Now I just gotta get all the equipment. I've really loved playing with it so far though!

  12. Oh I love your shorter hair, I loved your long hair too but it's nice to be adventurous with hair, after all it will always grow back. I just cut my hair myself the other day! LOL I can't believe I did it, but I want the short layers to grow out without having to get a haircut, my hairstylist tends to cut a lot every time I see her.

  13. Your hair looks FAB!!! That IS the best $6 haircut! When I was in pharmacy school, I got my hair colored by a Paul Mitchell student. It was $20 for my length hair, and it was so good! I'm sure there are horror stories out there too, but it seems like you can also get really lucky!

    xo, sam 

    p.s. super cute outfit! love the stripes + floral!

  14. Looks great! I rarely get haircuts too. But you can't beat a $6 one! I love the stripes and floral combo too!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  15. Love the haircut. I am also on the bi-annual haircut schedule.

    Great layering. I love the floral top.

  16. A $6 haircut never look so goooood! I would have never guessed a student did it. I'm glad that your haircutting experience was more than awesome, Lyddie! Your hair looks lovely. <3

    I really adore your collar/necklace combination, too! The colors work together so well. And there's those lovely earrings again--they really are such a nice little pop of blue.

  17. he did a great job! i love guy stylists. hahaha love your floral top underneath. it's cute!

  18. Cute look! Loving the subtle sequins and the stripe/floral combo! Your hair turned out great!

    Blog, Inc. Giveaway!

  19. What town is the school in? I used to live 15 minutes from an Aveda Institute & got my hair done there all the time. So affordable & fun! Looking great, btw!

  20. Fabulous outfit! I love the nailstyle:)


  21. wow, your necklace is amazing lovelie, great look!


  22. Your hair looks great! I used to get mine cut at the Aveda school - it was great for a grad student on a budget and they always did a good job. I love the florals and stripes combo here!

  23. Your hair looks fab! The first picture made me think you'd cut it really short at first Love the floral/ strip pattern mixing:)

  24. Your looks so cute that length
    I went to the Aveda school a few time to get cut and highlights, it just took an entire day LOL
    Love the stripes and floral look you have going on here

  25. ah, i love the floral print in this outfit! also, your haircut looks wonderful and i love that style!

    lindsey louise


  26. Yay you did it!! Looks fantastic. We have an Aveda hair school here that I've also wanted to try, but was always afraid to!! There were some bad stories on Yelp!

  27. I'm terrible at getting haircuts. It's such a pain lol
    Loving the pattern mixing, thanks for sharing :)

  28. I LOVE it.. very cute and bouncy!! xo J

  29. Your new hair is fab. Love your layering of floral and stripes.

  30. Um, yeah best $6 haircut ever! The student did a pretty awesome job on it, it looks so light and bouncy and so, so pretty! I love how it looks on you, it just shows off your natural beauty even more. (And darn, could you have prettier hair? Its so thick and bouncy, I want my hair to do that!)

  31. Head to toe this is such a gorgeous look - love your floral layers and your haircut is so pretty - fresh and fabulous!

    Pearls & Paws

  32. it looks great! i'm like you with my hair and just got it colored and cut this past weekend for like the first time in forever! feels good!

  33. Lovely haircut!

    The stripes and florals layered together is really nice too :)


  34. your hair cut is cute, your layered printed top & sweater are cute, and your neon jewelry is cute!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  35. Your haircut looks super cute on you! I love all the waves and volume. Also, very cute outfit! You are the master of layering :)


  36. It looks soooo good ! the layers look really nice.
    I had about 2 inches cut a few days ago and since i don't have that much hair its always painful.
    But I padid 6 bucks too :)

  37. Generally I think the Paul Mitchell schools are really great. One of my good friends graduated from one of them. Now that I think of it, most of my stylists have actually been men.

    I would really like to have a $6 haircut. I guess I could always go to the Aveda Institute, but it still costs $30.

    I am really liking the jewelry and the floral and strips!

  38. *googles nearest Paul Mitchell school for a $6 haircut."

    I loved the instagram pic; your hair looks FABULOUS!


    Fleur de Lyss

  39. Oh my goodness you look so cute! That student did a fab job! I had a terrible hair school haircut in 2006 that I'm still getting over. So glad that your experience was so much better!

  40. $6 haircut?! It looks so good! I like to go to a nice salon a couple times a year to get my hair cut, but it's so expensive that I just avoid cutting my hair at all the rest of the year. I should try visiting one of those hairdressing schools.

    I LOVE the stripes/floral layering going on here - it's so springy, and yet perfect for winter.

  41. Hair looks really fresh! I like! And i have both these top pieces and i will have to try them together! Great idea!

  42. Amazing mix up. SOmetime florals can be over powering but the way you have styled it totally works!



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