2013 has been all about new beginnings for me. It’s brought me a new city, new apartment, new job and a new opportunity to share my thought on all things beauty, so it’s only fitting I share with you my latest new “thing” – my haircut!

In mid-August things were finally starting to settle down after an exceptionally busy 6 months. So, naturally, I was craving my next big change. It seemed fitting it would be my hair – this was a new phase of my life, and I needed my look to reflect that!

My first question when I started to consider doing the deed was “where does one begin looking for a brand new hairdresser in Toronto?” The task seemed monumental – I wanted to find someone who could transform me, understand what I wanted and make me feel gorgeous! After I started writing for BP, I asked Stephanie one day for a recommendation as she was so involved in Toronto’s hair & beauty industry. It was then she suggested LBHair. I trusted Stephanie’s referral (have you seen her hair? She knows what she’s talking about), so I looked up the salon online and promptly made an appointment.

Once I had that all squared off, I was faced with my second question: what to do with this mop? After much research and consultation with my sisters, it was October 1st (last Tuesday) and I was in Loribelle’s chair armed with a mish-mash of photos curated by yours truly (thanks, Pinterest!). I chatted with LB, showed her what I hesitantly wanted and gave Loribelle the go-ahead to start chopping (after snapping my “before” pic, of course).

And chop she did! My gut was right in the end and the style I went for turned out wonderfully. As you can see, I went for an undercut with a dark purple-ish/black colour (it actually looks a bit like Stephanie’s – imitation is the highest form of flattery, they say!) and I couldn’t be happier. It perfectly encapsulates the new “me” and has given me a fresh boost of confidence, which was long overdue.

As for Loribelle – THANK YOU! Ladies, men, boys and girls, if you are looking for a truly talented and kind hairdresser, she is your girl. Her reviews online speak for themselves, but allow me to add another – LB was able to understand why this was more than just a haircut for me, interpret my vision and give me more than I expected. Check out her website (and make an appointment stat!) here.

Now, what to change next? Hmm…

Morgan Cadenhead is a self-professed beauty junkie living & working in Toronto. By day, she’s a PR pro who loves all things writing & media, but by night she’s often catching up on her favourite fashion & beauty blogs or hitting up the gym. Her makeup obsession stems from the realization that makeup is a powerful and (most importantly) fun tool – it can make the difference in how you carry yourself, set the tone for a good day and above all, make anyone feel gorgeous! Follow her on Twitter @morgancadenhead or drop her a line at morgancadenhead@gmail.com.