Picture Rapunzel’s long, incredible hair. Our editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi has that hair.
Well she did, until about a week ago when she decided to chop off seven inches of it. Yep, that’s about 18cm — she doesn’t do things by halves, that Jamila Rizvi.
“I’ve had my hair long — past the under-boob line — for about four years now,” Jam says. “The colour has changed a lot but not the length.”
With a little (okay, rather a lot of) help from Lauren MacKellar of Edwards and Co., Jam's hair has gone from mermaid length to what she calls a 'long long bob', inspired by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Olivia Palermo.
Not only did Lauren take off several inches of length, she also thinned out Jam's hair by "five kilos" — which is a joke, although being pregnant has only served to bulk up Jam's already lusciously thick hair, so Lauren mightn't be far off the mark with that comment.
Incredibly, even after this big chop and having her hair thinned by half, Jam still manages to have more hair than anyone in the office.
The result? Take a look below. Lauren predicts Jam will want to go even shorter next time, and we think she might be right... (Post continues after gallery.)
What made you decide to make a big change?
"The change was prompted by the fact long hair is a lot of work. It's beautiful and luxurious but you have to work at that luxury and keeping it in decent condition. I'm seven months pregnant and the idea of having just one more thing to take care of on top of a newborn felt silly. So I wanted to go short. Or at least - shorter."
What sorts of things were you looking at to get inspiration for your hair transformation?
"I looked at a whole lot of brunette celebrity lobs. I like Jessica Alba's in particular because it seemed versatile, working with curls, messy beach waves or dead straight. Olivia Palermo also has a great, slightly longer lob." (Post continues after gallery.)