The Mane Affair
Harper's BAZAAR Singapore|August 2020
The Mane Affair
Tip the risk-reward ratio in your favour with these top pointers for a hair overhaul
Arissa Ha

There are many reasons to crave for a drastic change in your hairstyle. Whether it’s to mark a celebratory milestone in your life or the end of a valued relationship, you can’t deny the emotional ties we have with our hair. According to psychologists, when we go through a period of transition, we tend to gravitate towards things that can provide immediate relief—think shopping, redecorating or changing your physical appearance, all of which can help you feel better or give you a sense of control over the situation. However, using an extreme hairstyle change as a coping mechanism can result in regrets. So before you run off to your trusty hairstylist for that switch, ask yourself if the desire stems from a place of empowerment or from fear and helplessness—when distressed, a hasty visit to the nearest salon is never a good idea.

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August 2020