When most people head to the hairdressers they end up walking out with shorter hair. Zoe Foster-Blake did the opposite. She went to Edwards & Co in Melbourne and had her lovely short ‘do made, well, longer. And no, extensions were not involved.
We’re witnessing hair wizardry here, people.
@hairbylaurenm can cut hair LONG, which is what I asked her to do today, and she bloody did it. I thiiiink it’s a combination of optical trickery, straightening up/thickening up the ends and removing any shitty, straggly layers, but I also have a hunch she uses witchcraft cos I saw a big cauldron in the cupboard and a newt jumped out of her pocket while she applied my tint. Ps I am finally wearing that @asos_white tracksuit onesie I posted about and subsequently bought ages ago. I’m untouchable in the casual-comfort stakes today. Unfriggentouchable.
“Hair by Lauren M can cut hair LONG which is what I asked her to do today, and she bloody did it,” wrote Foster-Blake alongside the results on Instagram.
Lo and behold, her usual just-below-the-ear lob was grazing her shoulders. But how? What magic is this? From the sounds of it some hair TLC, serious expertise and a little bit of magic were involved.
Foster-Blake shared some of the process on her Snapchat: Image: Snapchat/Zingus
"I thiiink it's a combination of optical trickery, straightening up/thickening up the ends and removing any shitty, straggy layers," she continued.
"But I also have a hunch she uses witchcraft cos I saw a big cauldron in the cupboard and a newt jumped out of her pocket while she applied my tint."
Hermione Granger, eat your heart out.
According to the hair wizard Lauren Mackellar herself, the optical illusion lies in the ends of your hair.
"To make hair look longer, it's important to keep the ends of the hair looking blunt, rather than adding more layers or cutting into the baseline which makes it feel shorter. They visually make the hair look fuller and denser, by giving the haircut more strength to the shape,meaning that the eye is drawn down to the ends, making it look long," she says.