Lazy Locks

I wholeheartedly admit that my late-night reading sessions of Emily’s and Leandra’s blogs have resulted in a somewhat unhealthy obsession with a quest for lazy locks. They don’t half like to bleat on about their barnets, and I bloomin’ lap it up. The duo are locked in a pursuit for a short and messy chop with an air of French girl cool, and I’m tagging at the back desperate to join in, wielding scissors in one hand and styling spray in the other. After my most recent restyle I’ve been left with a long-ish length that I still find difficult to mould into anything that resembles some kind of shape. So I’m thinking shorter, choppier with that tousled ‘I haven’t touched it, I swear‘ look. The hairdresser’s appointment is booked, so in the meantime I’m gathering the tools for my ‘cheveux paresseux’ – thanks Google Translate

First up, is Living Proof’s Prime. Yep hair primer; even your mane’s getting in on the prepping action now. Apply on damp locks after washing and spread from root to tip to weather proof your style and hold it for longer. After using this a few times I’m initially impressed; it’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly it does, but it just makes my hair that little bit more manageable. Added bonus: I’m finding that I’ve been able to increase time periods between washes, and for someone who used to scream the house down as a child at hair wash time, that’s a good thing. Bumble and Bumble’s latest release has also joined the styling ranks – Semisumo, their low-hold, high-shine pomade. I’ve never used such a product before, but was an advertisers dream, when I saw Leandra’s video. SOLD. I’m still learning the ropes with this one, but I’m crossing my fingers for glossy, well-held tresses.

So with my arsenal of style aids ready to spritz and smooth into action I’m ready for the chop. Ok, the appointment isn’t for a month, but hey I’m prepared! Unkempt, yet highly tended to locks will be mine…


  • Argh I want sexy french hair! I’m thinking of getting a fringe to translate that cool effotless french vibe to my long hair, even though I know getting a fringe will actually make my hair more of an effort to style! Does that make sense?! xx

    • Complete sense, I had a fringe back in the day and it was both an amazing thing and terribly annoying high-maintenance thing at the same time 😉

  • Clé

    Don’t cut your hair Anna, your locks are gorgeous, it would be so sad!!! I’m french and some think the messy-french-effect is due to the composition of the water, so don’t cut!!!

    • Haha really – well I never knew that! 

  • Sophie Blumenthal

    Ooh that would look lovely on you, 🙂

    Sophierosehearts x

    • Thanks :) 

  • Oh I’m excited to see how it looks, Giambattista Valli had some similar type looks this recent Couture week – might be nice for some inspiration for your cut! x

    • Oooo will take a look – cheers love :) 

  • racheljones_

    I think you would look lovelt with just below collar bone length hair. Shorter hair can look really chic and effortless I agree! Rachel x

    • Funny you should say that – that’s the sort of length I’m thinking 🙂

  • joysteib

    So excited for you and hope that you love love love your new hair chop!!!!! I think it will only compliment you even more!!!  

    • Cheers hun! :) 

  • I can’t believe you’re having your locks chopped off!  I can tell you’re going to look amazing though – can’t wait to see the finished result xx

  • How did I miss that Man Repeller video?  That was hilarious.

    I just purchased Semisumo and I already love it.  And the smell is yummy.

    • Luuuurve the scent! 

  • Pippa Jones

    Ahh dont get it cut! It looks lovely as it is. unless your just getting a trim? It would be a crime it you got it cut short! 

    Pipp xx

    • Haha not a trim this time – just done the whole long hair thing for too long! 🙂

      • Pippa Jones

        Ahh no. I got my long hair cut short and i totally regretted it. Its to lovely to cut short! 

  • Lisa

    A shorter do would suit you so much better. Not super short but just a little bit over shoulder length should look much more interesting. Not that you’re not pretty anyway. You not what I mean 😉

    • Ah thank you love :) 

  • Lisa


  • Maddy Cane

    Short hair would look so great on you I think! xxx

  • Julia Jones

    Been meaning to try living proof and i LOVE bumble and bumble, so excited to try those products out. I have super long hair, though I’ve been itching to cut it short so it’s extra wavy but… I just can’t! Been growing it out too long. 

    • Ah take the plunge. Trust me you’ll have a trim and then want it shorter and shorter! 

  • Millie

    Great proof!! I love that hairbrush, it’s the best! 🙂 ♥

    • It’s wicked isn’t it :) 

  • Your cutting your hair!!!! But it’s so long an beautiful. I’m sure it’ll still look gorg, can’t wait to see pictures

  • I have just recently had “the chop” It was highly invigorating and I want more off!!! another 2 inches atleast so it’s then properly shoulder length. I’ve been using the bumble and bumble brilliantime and styling creme together, which I think are creating a similar effect to semisumo…. perhaps, I’m just guessing here but shiny with a bit of hold. Granted I do very little to my hair except occasionally dye it red and spray in too much dry shampoo. So styling is another minefield I am yet to cross, but I’m learning! ;D
    I’m loving the shorter hair though, it’s lighter, easier to cope with and I haven’t used a pair of straighteners on it yet! YES! 

    • Well this has made me want to sit in the hairdressers chair even more than I did before!!!! 

  • Allie T.

    I’m loving shoulder-length tousled hair, a la Scarlett Johansson in Elle UK’s February spread. Change is good, hope you like it! 


    • LOVED her hair there – actually took a picture of it and saved it to my phone for future reference! 🙂

      • Allie T.

        I know, right! So stunning!!

        I don’t know if it’s of any interest to you, but I’ve changed my haircare products and it’s made a big difference in my hair’s texture, and achieving that look is SO effortless now. I’m not sure if the products are available where you are (I’m in Canada), but I’m using Renpure Originals Argan Oil Luxurious Shampoo & Conditioner… Rinse with cold water before getting out of the shower, comb through with Tangle Teezer, spray about 3 shots of Bumble and bumble Surf Spray on each side and back of my hair, comb through with a wide-tooth comb, then comb back into a bun that I clip and let airdry until my hair is semi-dry, then unclip and let it airdry. Sometimes I use a curling iron afterwards to add a little more wave to the front pieces of hair. A diffuser may also work, I haven’t tried yet.

        I’m posting a haircare routine on my blog ( soon, which may be a little more specific than this. But I hope that you achieve that effortlessly messy look by whatever means necessary! lol

        – Allie

  • hahah guilty as charged too. totally bought semisumo after leandra’s video last month 😀

    • How could we not – clever little video ;) 

  • reem

    can’t wait to see the new hair 🙂 i’m sure you will look amazing as always  xxx

    • Aw thank you! 🙂

  • Laura Carless

    ooh don’t go too short! You have lovely hair! But I know the feeling, I chopped off all my hair a few years ago because my hair stopped cooperating! I’m sure it’ll look lovely!

    I’ve just posted an OOTD on my blog if you’d like to take a look! Featuring some nice finds from H&M and Primark! :)Laura xx Black & Gold

    • Yes sometimes you’ve just got to have a bit of a change :) 

  • katherine.parkes

    looking forward to seeing it! you could pull off any hair style and length you wanted I think 🙂 x

    • Ah thanks! 🙂

  • Smcloughlin31

    You have the most beautiful head of hair … Every girls dream …. Don’t be to scissors happy …. Enjoy your amazing locks

    • Haha – I’ve had long hair for way too long, time for a change :) 

  • Charlotte11

    I loooooove your long hair! I’m sure whatever cut you get will be gorgeous but you do have hair that people would kill over! But I’m with you on wanting something new – I’ve had short short bobs in my younger college days and now I have below-boobs longish hair as a full-on adult. I don’t regret my days with the super short cuts; I just prefer them long now. It’ll probably be a great experience for you! After all, it’s hair. It’ll grow back. 🙂

    • Exactly – hair is hair!!! It grows :) 

  • Heatherbhodge

    It’s funny you mention this, BirchBox is also discussing chopped locks:

    • Heatherbhodge

      You’ll look amazing whatever you decide to do with your hair! I am envious of your long hair though, I can’t seem to grow mine very long these days.

    • Oooo will have to check that out :) 

  • Im indeed envious of their low maintenance locks! I’m mid-length with curls (pouf) naturally, and it’s so much maintenance. I actually use Living Proof No Frizz Straight Making Styling Cream and it’s been great at lengthening the amount of time I spend blow drying. I’ve been wanting to try the Prime. Looking forward to the new do 🙂

    • Thanks hun! Will keep you updated on my thoughts on Prime 🙂

  • Tiny_tal_

    hi love your ombre do! i was coming in holiday there, how far ahead do you have to make an appointment with the tony and guy you went to? i’m sure short hair will suit you too X

  • I’m interested to see what you’ll like with shorter hair, I’ll be waiting with bated breath for your next yt video, lol.

  • Hannah

    Leandra’s look is pretty much exactly what I’m going for, so I may have to invest some hard earned money in Semisumo. Do you know whether it’s available in the UK yet, as it’s not on Space NK website yet. Another brilliant post as always! And love the ombre hair, been considering getting mine ombred as well! x

  • Nicole

    That “Lazy Locks” look is my long time hair dream. Might have to try out these products! Great post!

  • Behind the Mirror

    I completely agree!!! “French Hair” on man repeller has never seemed so appealing.

  • OPI Addict

    Both products looks amazing! :)