After more than five years with hair the length of a Disney Princess, dental assistant and art history student Bea Grattan-Smith decided it was time to go shorter. Much, much shorter – from Rapunzel length to Rose Byrne’s long bob, to be more specific. We were there to watch Bea’s transformation unfold in the very capable hands of stylist Renya Xydis.
What made you decide to make a big change?
“I’ve never really liked wearing my hair out as there is so much of it; it takes me forever to style properly. I generally straighten it as my hair is quite wavy so I would like a cut that looks good when worn out, with minimal effort needed.”
Have you had any major life changes lately?
“Nothing really, although knowing that majority of my friends are overseas in Europe, I think it would be great to do something different – it will definitely shock them when they come back as most have never seen me without my long hair!”
What sorts of things were you looking at to get inspiration for your hair transformation?
“People whose hairstyles that I think may suit me, including celebrities, blogs and magazines. I love Rose Byrne’s mid-length cut, just above/on the shoulders. She has gorgeous hair, it always looks like it’s in great condition.”
How did you describe what you wanted to the hair dresser?
“A low-maintenance cut that suits my face, works with my hair’s texture and that I’m still able to tie back.”
Check out the before/after shots of Bea’s beautiful hair transformation:
How long did this transformation take?
“A little bit over an hour as we finished the look with a soft Cloud Nine Wave & Wella SP Luxe Oil on the ends. Bea’s hair was really long and hid her features so I enjoyed adding in some layers and cutting it!”
What sort of inspiration did you have in mind while you were doing this client’s hair?
“Rose Byrne. I went a little bit shorter in Bea’s version of the cut but kept it long enough for her to tie it up when she needs to. To accentuate her hair’s natural wavy texture I used the Cloud Nine Waving Wand & some Wella Ocean Spritz in the roots for some texture, giving her that signature Rose Byrne wave.”