new year, new hair.

When celebrity hairstylist Alex Brown’s people reached out to me and invited me in for a styling session, I could hardly contain my excitement. I mean, Alex has worked with Jen Atkin (you know, hairstylist to the Kardashians) and past clients of hers include Chrissy Tiegen, Kendall + Kylie Jenner, and Olivia Culpo (just to name a few). No big deal right?

It was actually perfect timing because my hair was my hair in dire need of a trim but there was no way I was going to ask for something so basic. It was the perfect opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and there was no way I wasn’t going to full advantage of this opportunity. So after my initial consult with Alex, we decided to go with a blunt lob. Five inches shorter and all of my layers gone, my new hair looks so sleek and feels extremely refreshing. It was a MUCH needed change and the cherry on top is how quickly I can now style my hair — it literally only takes me 15 minutes to style in the morning!

I’ve obviously gotten more haircuts in the past than I can count (some good, some terrible) but there were a few standout factors that made this experience feel different and special. The salon itself had such a cool, sleek vibe but WITHOUT feeling stuffy which helped me feel right at home. And to top it off, Alex was just so down to earth and easy to talk to — it definitely didn’t feel like we were meeting for the first time. I’m just so thankful that after almost six years of living in Chicago, I FINALLY have found a hairstylist that I can commit to.

Now— are you ready for the before and after?!

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