before & after from the chop shop

before…….long bland blond hairstyle

I've been a little sick of my long hair......

So……inspired by this lady…..


I decided to get chopped!

the platinum pixie!

I found a sweet little salon in Downers Grove called Salon Ruelle. I knew they’d be able to hook me up when I saw their graffittied walls & read the great reviews online.  I’ve done this a few times in my life- when I was on study abroad in college my friends & I went to Paris for my 21st birthday. I decided that Paris would be a lovely place to get my shoulder length hair cut into a stylish short cut.  I didn’t speak french, the guy barely spoke English & so I just kept motioning and saying “short, short!” In the end he gave me a beautiful cut that I just loved. Once again I’m thrilled-  Jennifer  at Salon Ruelle hooked me up!

What fashion/hair trend are you dying to try?

  16 comments for “before & after from the chop shop

  1. laura
    July 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    wow, it looks great jessica! you’re rockin’ it. 🙂 i’ve always wanted to dye my hair blue… because of sailor mercury. haha.

  2. Emily
    July 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    So cute! Reminds me of “Roman Holiday” when Audrey Hepburn tries to escape being a princess with a dramatic hairdo.

  3. Kristin
    July 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    LOVE IT!

  4. elicia
    July 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    woot. woot.
    love the new look

  5. Rachel
    July 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I LOVE it! I also love your adventurous spirit. You look great with the platinum pixie. I can’t wait to see you and your hair in person at the wedding.

  6. July 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    L.O.V.E IT!

    • Jessica
      July 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm

      yay! you posted a comment! 🙂 miss you this week girl!

  7. Mindy
    July 30, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    It suits you!

  8. Cindy
    July 30, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    You look fantastic, but then you always do. For sure a new haircut can give a girl a great lift. See you in a week!!

  9. Tara
    July 30, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    You look FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It totally suits you and you look great! 🙂 well, you ALWAYS look great, but I’m living it! So easy too, right? Its the summer of short hair…love it babe! 🙂

    • Mae Ellen Fick
      July 31, 2010 at 12:17 am

      You sure look sharp! Love the dress you’re wearing :).

  10. August 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm


    Smokin’ Hot! 🙂

  11. August 5, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Girl, you can work any hairstyle! This one looks sweet. I’m sure you’re enjoying it. 🙂

  12. Kimberlynne
    August 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I like it. 🙂
    You are dazzling

  13. Una
    August 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I love, love, love the new ‘do!

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