How to Choose a New Hairstyle

how to choose a new hair style

I’m considering (possibly unwisely) having my hair cut. I always want to get my haircut once I’ve grown it long, it’s a vicious cycle that I fear I’ll never really escape. I get easily bored with my hair and I’m also terrible at making the effort to style it, so when it’s long it either just hangs there like curtains or (most often) sits on top of my head in a messy bun. Nothing wrong with either of those hair-modes, it’s just that I’d like to have something that’s a little more…I don’t know. My brain is screaming the words “TIME-CONSUMING!” and “TEAR-INDUCING!” at me, because it remembers each and every time that I’ve had shorter hair, but my heart is whispering “stylish” and so stylish is what I’ll settle on. I want to have something a little more stylish.

If you want to come along with me on my weird, possibly stressful hair journey then you can begin by watching the video below (or here, if you’re on email) entitled “how to choose a new hairstyle”. I’ll show you a few pics of how I want my hair (roughly) to be, and also talk about what I like and don’t like about certain styles that I’ve had. The next videos in the series will be discussing colour and cut and include interviews with the colourist (John Spanton, of course!) and hair stylist (to be confirmed.)

If you’re thinking of a new style, then have a watch of this first. It’s a very oversimplified video about choosing haircuts, but at least it gets you thinking a little about what you do and don’t want. Oh, by the way, if you’d like to subscribe to my Youtube channel then please do! I’m very close to having 100,000 subscribers now so every little helps and I do like a good rounded number like that!

(Photograph Anthony Edwin, taken circa the 16th Century when I first started modelling.)

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  1. Chrissy
    February 7, 2013 / 8:51 am

    Hello Ruth! Just let me say that the b/w photo from you is amazing!! Although it’s pretty much toffed up I can imagine that this length is great for you, thumbs up! I cut my hair a few weeks ago (a bit like Vanessa Paradis in “The girl on the bridge”) and my environment is stoked! Much better than the daily bun (=^.^=)
    All the best x x x

    • RuthCrilly
      February 7, 2013 / 10:04 am

      Thanks Chrissy, much appreciated! x

  2. Susanne T
    February 7, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Hey Ruth! Greetings from Sydney, Australia. I came across your site not too long ago and I love your practical tips! I had short hair for a while (after a long story of hair colouring disasters) and I loved it… but… I’m over it now and trying to grow it long. Short hair is great. You just need some styling products and you can always twist it & pin it back if it gets in your face too much, or tuck behind the ears. It’s cute! P. S. I think your face can suit short or long hair. Love Susanne xxx

  3. Sue
    February 7, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    LOVE the b&w photo, so glam xxx

  4. MsMagpie1985
    February 7, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    Congratulations on your award! I am stuck in the same hair cycle as you, so I’m looking forward to the next video.

  5. @Label_D Dave
    February 7, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    Good post, as usual. Yes, long haired style ( men/women ) is a pain at times. I slick mine all the way to the back ( too lazy to style, hair gel, volumise it etc. ) Think U look great w/ pic style you posted above. Great job on the J & J awards. U truly well deserved it v much ( frm the hard work you put into your vids ) As always, much appreciated – the best skincare and beauty guru online!

  6. Mavie
    February 7, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    I too, embark on these viscous hair cycles every so often. I’m lying, every couple of months. I’ve finally grown my hair the longest it’s ever been and now, months from my wedding (9 months to be exact) I’m very seriously considering chopping it off!

    I have to say Ruth, some of this hair rebellion against my better judgement is because of your video…perhaps I’ll chop it off and get it colored right along with you (it does really need some color…)!

    Now I have a question. My wedding dress is vintage-glamor-sexy-Audrey mixed with Marilyn. And our entire wedding is glamorous vintage Hollywood type of feel, so here’s my thought process…maybe a short curly look (similar to the one you’ve shown above) would fit the feel of the wedding in addition to satisfying my urge to go short again! Thoughts?

  7. sarah
    February 7, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    i’ve got short hair Ruth and this made me feel so much better! I’ve been wantingto grow it out for ages but now i’ve seen this i really appreciate how it makes mea little different! :) if you do get it cut, you’ll miss it at points but it really suits you!

  8. paris75
    February 7, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Ruth I think that you face is so pretty that it doesn’t really matter if you have short or long hair. I like both hairstyles but I think that on black-white picture you just look beautiful (I love you make-up)!!!!!! You can see more of your face and that you have perfect face shape. It comes into your’s own!!!!!!
    Very elegant and extravagant (looks like Chanel commercial)!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!!! I wish to get this hair style so much :)
    xoxo from D.C.

  9. Kenzie
    February 8, 2013 / 1:38 am

    Are the awards open to the US? I recently lost a Scholastic competition and I’m still a little upset, so I want to get more practice in entering competitions.

  10. Sue
    February 8, 2013 / 10:00 am

    – didn’t notice this was such an early shot cos you are just as beautiful now! xxx

  11. February 8, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    I’m stuck in the same circle as you, can’t get out of it.

  12. February 9, 2013 / 10:12 pm

    omg, i’m having the same dilemma, i keep looking at all the short haired girls in magazines and catalogues and thinking how much more gorgeous they look than the long-haired girls. It might just be growing pains, but I’m hankering after my pixie cut- it just made my face look so much better! Although I do remember when I had it I felt like a little boy without makeup and wished I’d had longer hair…

  13. Swieta
    February 14, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    If you are looking for an AMAZING hairdresser in London, you should go to Toni&Guy @ Victoria station and ask for Marcelo! I have been one of his clients for years and every time I see him I end up with a completely different hairstyle that is on trend AND suits my facial features perfectly! Right now I’m rocking a short asymmetrical curly haircut! It’s so cool, and I would have never picked this for myself!

  14. Anne
    May 28, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    If the video was taken in the 16th century you have aged immensely well. Jealous over here!

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