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New Hair?

New Hair?

One thing that’s cool about having short hair is that it’s a great base to experiment.

Right now, I want to change mine a bit — first, I want to try a lighter color, even if all the colorists I’ve met in my life have told me not to do it, and then, I want to grow it a little longer.

That’s what I’m thinking. What do you think, it’s pretty, no?

(Yeah ok, it’s Lea who’s pretty. But try to imagine it for two seconds…So?)

Photo by Craig McDean, W Magazine October 2013.

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  • Fifi May, 15 2014, 12:34 / Reply

    Canon :) et avec ton beau visage ça t’ira très bien (coupe et couleur) faut se lancer depuis le temps que tu veux éclaircir you go girl ! :)

  • andreea May, 15 2014, 12:34

    right now, my hair grew really long. i’m keeping it! :)

  • Amy May, 15 2014, 12:34 / Reply

    Garance you are so pretty also! It would be fun, no? Defy the colorists a little? lol And a little longer, framing your face, it would be lovely. I suspect a lighter hair color would make your eyes pop and sparkle even more.

  • ziloa May, 15 2014, 12:39 / Reply

    Attends l’été, avec le soleil tu vas t’éclaircir naturellement et ce sera plus beau que tout :)

  • Sevan May, 15 2014, 1:00 / Reply

    Pourquoi pas ? C’est fun d’experimenter (avec un coiffeur serieux !)

  • fashionsphinx May, 15 2014, 1:00 / Reply

    Go for it Garance !
    it is gorgeous and would look great on you if you add some ombré effects to the ends/points (because it is summer )

    do it yourself with those blond sprays you get at the drugstore …that stuff that you spray on the hair and it goes blonde in the sun….just highlight the front two bits

    and the bottom ends all around

    and put a lot of stuff in it to mess it around and give it movement

    ENJOY ! so jealous !

  • Mary May, 15 2014, 1:16 / Reply

    Oh Garance, just when I got mine chopped very similar to yours, you’re changing!!?
    No matter, you’re young and hip and whatever you do you will look awesome – I have a few lighter streaks in my dark reddish brown. I have to admit, again, that after 25+ years with a classic short bob, having my hair cut shorter has been one of the best things I’ve done – I’m so loving it and it seems everyone I meet does too which makes me feel good about myself despite my age. I’m off on another big international journey soon and know I will love having cool breezes blowing through my short hair!

    Hugs – Mary

  • kris May, 15 2014, 1:17 / Reply

    LOVE….i may try the same!!! xoxox

  • Charlotte May, 15 2014, 1:19 / Reply

    I love it!
    I think you would look amazing in this hair style.
    Go for it!

  • Gaptoothedgirl May, 15 2014, 1:48 / Reply

    I’m thinking about a short cut since I saw yours.
    I’m still thinking but I’m almost done!
    XOX, Gap

  • Louise May, 15 2014, 1:48 / Reply


  • Bella May, 15 2014, 2:18 / Reply

    lovely cut, and it would suit your hair texture. It should also be pretty easy to grow to that style from where it is now. I am not a fan of dark brunettes going lighter, but am interested to see what you come up with.

  • liz May, 15 2014, 2:25 / Reply

    Oui très bien, fonce !
    Liz -> ton amie pour les coiffures, je suis le dossier depuis le début, trust me ;-)

  • STYLONYM May, 15 2014, 2:42 / Reply

    Gorgeous haircut, go for it!


  • ruby May, 15 2014, 2:46 / Reply

    Ta couleur naturelle est plus classe que celle ci avec bcp plus de personnalité. Ne change rien!
    Bise x

  • E May, 15 2014, 3:05 / Reply

    je trouve cette coupe très charmante et ca t’ira bien,mais pas cette couleur;
    j’aime tout de cette photo-la coupe,le makeup,la lumière l’expréssion de Léa………..

  • Denise May, 15 2014, 3:15 / Reply

    It is a natural reaction to want to grow you hair some–in my experience, inevitable, really. No matter how great my short hair is, I always end up eventually just wanting hair, even when I know from past experiences that short is probably my best move. I think we all just need change and the eye needs to rest in a new place, so whether you grow now or later, go for it and eventually, you will be short again–until you are not! C’est la vie!

  • Olimpia Liberti May, 15 2014, 3:51 / Reply

    Super super like it, do it!

  • Lizzie May, 15 2014, 4:07 / Reply

    Oh, G!! Go for it. A lighter shade? Wow, you are going to look like a total beach chick — sun kissed! I vote “yay”!

  • charlene May, 15 2014, 4:39 / Reply

    j adore la coupe … mais il me semble qu elle a des cheveux lisses….

  • Sabrina May, 16 2014, 2:52 / Reply

    Je pense qu’une couleur plus clair t’irait parfaitement en plus, tu as les yeux noisettes et je trouve ça radieux. Lance-toi, tu n’as rien à perdre, au pire des cas, ça ne te plaît pas et tu retournes à ta couleur de base. Ce n’est pas comme un coup de ciseaux en trop. Tu n’as pas à attendre que ça repousse. Donc, rien ne te retient. Laisse parler tes envies.

  • Margot May, 16 2014, 2:56 / Reply

    Yes! Your current hairdo is great, but why not experiment? The look in the picture is so pretty and I’mm sure it will look beautiful on you. I don’t even know why all the colorists tell you not to. It’s not like you’re going platinum blonde here.

  • KeLLy May, 16 2014, 3:34 / Reply

    J’aurai peur que ça vieillisse cette coupe là, ça donne un côté TRES classique.
    J’adore la coupe actuelle, je trouve cela très dommage de changer dès maintenant. Cela te donne tellement de personnalité Garance !! Que ça m’a donné envie de faire pareil. Mais probablement comme toi je vais attendre une quinzaine d’année avant de m’y plonger, dur de passer à l’acte ahah
    Par contre jouer avec la couleur OUI ! Des reflets, c’est super cool surtout en période estival.
    Opinion sincère ! ;)

  • Tara May, 16 2014, 9:21 / Reply

    O I do know what you mean!! I have a seriously-short hair cut and after 25 years of colouring my hair (I’m 40 but with super-dark natural colour, the grey started popping up before I was 20 years old. Most unfair. So I started colouring it – so many different colours! I actually don’t mind my silver hair but it was coming in all weird – some here, some there, a patch over on this side, nothing at all here) I finally went to my stylist and said “make me silver. Everywhere.” I now have the sweetest little pixie (had to cut quite a lot of the old colour out as it didn’t take to the new colour as well) and a silvery blonde colour which I LOVE. I know bleaching = bad but it’s hair! And when it’s this short, you’ll get a whole new crop in under a year anyway. Have some fun!!!


  • ann May, 16 2014, 11:55 / Reply

    Oh non Garance…Je ne la trouve pas super, la tienne est mieux. IL n’y a pas de structure. On dirait une coupe ” période de transition “, celle qui nous pousse à nous justifier : j’attends que ça repousse, en attendant je ne sais pas trop quoi faire de mes cheveux, non ?

  • Suze May, 16 2014, 12:06 / Reply

    Love it! Go for it!

    A bit lighter for Summer is lovely! So fresh.

    I do too love to experiment a bit with my short hair (and because of that I can never keep it long for a longer time).
    It’s liberating to have short hair, isn’t it? Like why hold on so dearly to something so arbitrary? So yes, go for it :) And keep us updated!

  • T K Park May, 16 2014, 12:25 / Reply

    I’ve been a short hair girl forever…had my choppy pixie for about 10 years. I recently made a color change from my natural almost black to a deep auburn and it’s great. It gives my face more dimension and since I am over 50, softens the look of my little wrinkles a bit. Do it! whether or not you change the cut…give the color change a go. What’s the worst that can happen…?

  • M May, 16 2014, 5:05 / Reply

    Garance, I love your sense of humor. Your posts always make me smile.

  • Marie May, 16 2014, 6:43 / Reply

    Je valide complètement, ça pourrait bien t’aller!

  • Louloueee May, 18 2014, 3:59 / Reply

    Top cette coiffure ! Après le plus dur ce n’est pas de trouver une jolie coiffure, c’est d’en trouver une qui soit jolie et qui passe aussi pour les jours moins bons, qui ne nécessite pas un shampooing/brushing tous les jours, qui puisse être modulable aussi un peu, pour pouvoir changer de temps en temps !

  • johanne May, 19 2014, 2:49 / Reply

    cette coupe est adorable, essaie, tu ne risques rien, au pire tu refais couper. Mais tu n’as pas la même naturelle cheveux que Léa….
    moi qui en en ce moment me tâte; j’aimerais faire couper mes cheveux que j’ai gonflés et frisés, comme toi, et que je n’ose pas car ne sachant pas comment ils réagiront une fois coupés…
    Il y a pleins de coupes inspirantes, notamment celles de Audrey Tautou en court mais j’avoue, j’ai peur ! vas les regarder, je trouve qu’elle est vraiment très féminine et vu qu’elle a aussi une tendance à la frisure…..mais moins gonflée que la mienne.

  • ema May, 19 2014, 5:08 / Reply

    Hum, il faut que tu la voies dans le film Grand Central pour voir ce que ça donne vraiment à vivre : un peu cagole. Mais le film est énorme

  • maryse May, 21 2014, 2:33 / Reply

    J’aime ! Parfois j’ai envie de tout couper moi aussi. Mais je n’ai pas les cheveux lisses…

  • M. May, 23 2014, 10:28 / Reply

    No. Do not go lighter. I really think brunettes with blonde bits look kinda tacky.

  • Mamavalveeta03 May, 25 2014, 2:56 / Reply

    I think you could totally pull-off the cut, G! Even tho her face is round and yours isn’t. But the color? Hmm…don’t think I’d try it. I’m picturing brassy, which is never good.

  • Heidi Segelke Resky July, 21 2014, 2:03 / Reply

    Garance, no matter what you do to your hair you will always be pretty!
    I think short hair is the greatest and showcases the face. It does so with yours. Color it any way you want and experiment….I think it’s a great idea…I’m doing that with my own.
    So much for my two cents. Cheers! Heidi NYC

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