When a Good Hair Day Means So Much More

July 12, 2017

Life, Outfits

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Do you ever have days where you wake up feeling fabulous? I used to have more of those days, and I didn’t even realize I was having them. There was a time when feeling comfortable in my skin was the only way I felt. Now those days are rare. I got a taste of that recently, thanks to a good hair day.


For the past little while I’ve been focusing less on my clothes and more on different aspects of my appearance – namely my hair. I’ve been experimenting with various twist styles since last summer. For a while I was biking a lot, so I started twisting my hair and pinning it back in order to fit it under a helmet. Then I realized it was a look that could stand on its own. In February my sister treated me to a session with her hairstylist in D.C., and I loved the style she gave me. Turns out, it was a twist-out! I tried doing it myself. Then I tried, tried, and tried again. This is the best I’ve done so far. I think I did a good job!

On this particular day, I attribute the combination of a good hair day (and recently done brows – more on that later) to the fact that, strangely, I felt OK about myself in a pair of shorts. That, ladies and gentleman, is the equivalent of Jedi mind games for my psyche.


That said, I almost didn’t post these photos at all. I had more internal debate about it than I care to admit. But whatever the insecurities that creep up, I wanted to remember and recognize the good moments and quell the self-criticism. That’s the power of a good hair day!

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Photos by Ali Rivera

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