The New Year is the perfect time to make a fresh start, and nothing helps to boost your confidence like a great haircut, especially if you’ve been sticking with the same style for a long time. If you’re thinking of switching things up when it comes to your hair, January could be the perfect time to do it. Here’s why:

For Self-Expression

The clothes you wear, the way you do your make up, the way you style your hair: these small things help to express who we are and how we feel on the inside. Whether you want to project a certain image (for example, if you’re going for a polished, professional look for work), or you want to express yourself with an adventurous new colour, hair can be a great way to express how you feel and what you want from life going into 2020.

For Self-Care

Did you include ‘taking care of yourself’ on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If not, you should! It’s important that we take time out of our busy lives to be pampered, to relax, and to treat ourselves. Whether it’s a quick trim or a full cut and colour, taking time out could be just what the doctor ordered. A hair cut can be just the thing you need if you’re feeling a bit run down and tired after a busy festive period.

To Say Goodbye to Last Year …

Something about the New Year offers us the chance for a fresh start. One chapter ends, and another begins: and you can choose to say goodbye to 2019 by freshening up your look. A haircut is a great outward expression of internal change, especially if you’re going for something quite different. Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, and all the new opportunities it could bring.

… and Say Hello to Confidence!

A good haircut and colour can really make a difference. It’s not just about looks – it’s about the way you feel on the inside. If you’ve been stuck in a hair rut for a long time, you might be desperate for a fresh start – and you could be amazed at the confidence boost it will give you.

Why does our hair have such a strong impact on our self-esteem? There’s a definite link between our hair and our confidence, according to this survey by Opinion Matters – 68% of women said that having a ‘bad hair day’ caused a decrease in confidence. The opposite is true – something about having a good hair day can have a huge impact on our self-confidence, which can spill over into other areas of our lives.

Of course, we aren’t defined by our looks – far from it. Beauty comes from within, and a truly beautiful person will be more concerned with their personality than their hair. But hair is important too – and if it helps to boost your confidence, why not go for it and try something completely new?