Hair Makeover And Rocking My Inner Bay City Roller

Having a hair makeover in your 50's | Hair style for woman over 50 | The Barefaced ChicMy hair has been getting on my very last nerve, for a very long time. Yet I’ve been hesitant to change it – I’ve hung onto it’s ‘sameness’ like a child holds onto its favourite toy. It seems that having a complete hair makeover in your 50’s is a hard ask.

In my attempt to hit my 50’s and beyond looking and feeling as good as I possibly can, I feel that taking a long, hard look in the mirror and deciding what is and isn’t working is an imperative step.

And I do this on a regular basis. I frequently update my makeup, my wardrobe and even my nail varnish, but my hair seemed to plant its feet (or follicles) firmly in 2011. It was a particularly good year though 😀

So a few days ago I decided to take the plunge and have a complete hair makeover. After consulting with Rebecca (stylist at Rokoko Hair And Beauty, and the hairdresser I swore by and loved before I married Andrew and toddled off to Yorkshire), we decided to go for some dark, copper tones and a shorter, more choppy cut. It’s a bit of a soft take on the 80’s shag, remember them?
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I have to say, I wish I’d done it years ago! So far it’s easy to style, and behaves itself rather well in this weird Winter weather we seem to be having here in Wales. And I’m kind of loving the colour – we tried to take pics in a few different light sources in an attempt to capture the copper tones.

As for the jacket, well you can’t have a shag-like haircut without rocking your inner Bay City Roller now can you? I picked it up in a second hand shop (thrift store) for a few pounds. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but it so reminds me of how I used to dress when I was younger.

I was a Bay City Roller fan to the core and hankered after anything tartan. My mum wouldn’t let me wear the ludicrously short trousers that I yearned for, wise woman! I did used to turn my trousers up and stick them in place with a few safety pins though 🙄

For those of you who are now wondering what, or who on earth The Bay City Rollers are/were – feast your eyes on this:

By the way, this post isn’t sponsored in any way by my hairdresser. I simply feel she did one heck of a job when she pulled me by the hair (literally) into 2016!

I’m now off to do a few hair flicks. Are you thinking of having a hair makeover in your 50’s? Have you put it off? Hit the comments and let me know.

Cheerio. Or should I say bye, bye baby 😂



  1. December 7, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I don’t know where to start Michelle, the colour is divine & the choppy layers a revelation!
    Bravo you stunner xxx

  2. December 8, 2016 / 1:11 am

    It is really a stunning new look. The color is absolutely beautiful! You have inspired me!

  3. December 8, 2016 / 7:21 am

    You look amazing Michelle. Your hair suits you perfectly and you look about 25.
    I’ve voted for you- good luck xxxxx

    • December 8, 2016 / 8:27 am

      Ah thanks Liz! I’m not sure about 25, but I think it’s lifted my whole look. Thanks for voting xxxx

  4. December 9, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Lord, woman. You look absolutely amazing. If there were a HAIR category in the blog awards, I’d vote for you there too! xx

  5. December 13, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Wow! What an amazing hairstyle! I love the cut and the way it frames your face. Gorgeous color too!

  6. January 6, 2017 / 1:45 am

    I want that color !! xx

    • January 6, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      My hairdresser did a great job didn’t she? I’m so glad I trusted her with my locks 🙂

  7. November 24, 2017 / 10:58 am

    It looks fantastic – the cut and the colour! I had “the chop” last year and liked it initially, but now wanting to grow it again. And go back to being blonde! So for me my hair is constantly changing, not always for the best…..

    • December 1, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      I know what you mean. I get bored pretty quickly but it takes me ages to make any changes!

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