Is your new hairstyle and color causing friction?

Some may like it, some may not. In the end, it does not matter what these people think. In fact, you may be surprised that your hair receives more air time than the U.S.’s stimulus package!

Getting a new hairstyle and color is very liberating. Just be prepared for people to give you their opinions — not once, but twice! Napoleon Hill was right when he said that opinions are the cheapest commodities. What matters is that you are happy with your new look.

Opinions not welcomed

People love to give their opinions. Do not let this deter you from changing your hairstyle and color. Remember, it’s your hair — it’s only hair. Furthermore, Hollywood actors and actresses constantly change their hair styles. If they want a major role in a movie, they’ll be more than happy to change their hair.

Isn’t it amazing that people will devote so much time to telling you they how you feel about your new hairstyle and color. It’s not like you heard them the first time. They probably mean well or they have nothing else to do. Accept their opinion and move forward with your life. After all, you paid for it; you’re the one who better be happy with it.

Model behavior

Tyra Banks of America’s Next Top Model is famous for her makeovers on the show. Some of the girls are happy with them, while others carry-on like a banshee. Tyra reminds the girls that if that want to make it in the modeling world, they may have to change their look. This is a great lesson. Unfortunately, not every girl sees it that way.

The lesson

Even though you could care-a-less, people will spew their opinions about your new look. For some reason, they may feel compelled to tell you a couple of times how much they like you better as a blond, red head, or brunette — with or without highlights. You may be tempted to get upset about this and you have every right to because it’s your hair. But, it’s not worth it. Your thoughts and energy can be spent elsewhere.

Are there people in your life who feel compelled to tell you over and over that they like you better as a blond, red head, or brunette? How did you handle it?


  1. This is a great article. Isn’t it amazing how people cannot leave a subject alone. As you say, “it’s your hair — who cares?:)

  2. I know where you are coming from. I had the same problem when I always got perms. It was an easy way for me to take care of my hair. I tuned everybody out and like you said It’s my hair.