This woman knew her hair was long overdue a trim. But when she arrived at the salon her hairstylist didn’t hold back. First, she grabbed the scissors. But then, she grabbed the razor.
Julie, or “Julz” as she is known, is a blogger living in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a husband and two kids, and runs a lifestyle website called “Caption Da Fashion.”
On her website Julie explains, “I’m a self-proclaimed fashion and beauty enthusiast with an unimaginable love for Christ.” And she also states that through her work she aims to “uplift and bring out the beauty in women from within.”
To this end, Caption Da Fashion typically features product reviews and how-to posts. But it was actually a video Julie created about her hair that has received the most attention. The fashion lover uploaded the footage to her YouTube channel in April 2017, and it has already gained over 61,000 views.
At the beginning of the video, Julie shows her long hair to the viewers. She’s had the same super long hairstyle for as long as she can remember. And as she lets her curly locks hang loose, there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with her hair at first.
But then she starts to explain how severely damaged her hair actually is. Indeed, she tells the camera all about the years of abuse her head of hair has endured. And some of her previous styling techniques are pretty shocking.
Julie tells us how she has spent years blow-drying, chemically straightening, flat-ironing and coloring her do. That doesn’t sound all that abnormal until she reveals that she has even ironed her hair on an ironing board before – something no hairstylist would ever recommend.
It becomes clear, then, that Julie’s locks have really been through a lot. She then goes on to describe all the various treatments she has tried to protect her hair and try to reverse the damage, or at least cover it up.
But it seems as though no amount of special shampoos, conditioners, mousses and sprays were able to reverse the split ends and frizz. But while she knew all these chemicals couldn’t save her hair, Julie still relied on them heavily to give her locks a little life.
And to demonstrate this, she shows the viewer her hair completely au naturel. The result is pretty mind-blowing. In fact, Julie’s hair looks totally different. And the dry and splits ends are now much easier to see.
In fact, Julia shows us how difficult it is to even drag a brush through her hair. The process clearly hurts her as she struggles to move the comb through her damaged mane. And so, finally, the blogger decided that it was high time she did something about it.
And once Julie had made up her mind to go for the chop, she decided to document the process on video for all to see. Then, after a lot of careful research, she found herself a hair stylist she trusted and committed herself to having a pretty serious haircut that her followers could watch.
In the next scene, Julie is standing outside a hair salon, ready to say goodbye to the mane of curls she’s had for years. What follows is a compilation of shots showing Julie having her hair done. And it’s not just a simple trim to remove her split ends, either.
Not at all. We watch as the hairdresser chops off huge slices of Julie’s hair for the camera. At one point the blogger is filmed holding a huge chunk of hair in her hands. How much more was there to come off?
Well as it turns out, a lot. In fact, once the hairdresser is done using scissors to perform the cut, she moves onto a razor to complete the more intricate parts of the do. Throughout the whole process, however, Julie seems surprisingly relaxed.
Then, finally, at the end of the 17-minute video, Julie’s fringe is perfected and she is ready to show off her transformation in full. And the end result is truly amazing. Indeed, Julie looks like a completely different woman.
Her hair looks healthy and sleek, a million miles away from the dry, damaged do she had at the beginning of the video. Then, the short film ends with a few selfies to show the hair at its very best.
The online reaction to Julie’s makeover has been astounding. Not only has the video garnered thousands of views, but plenty of Youtube users have commented on the blogger’s brave decision to go for the chop.
One wrote, “Your cut looks amazing! I know how hard it can be making the big chop as I myself have done it several times! You look beautiful long or short but girl the chop made you look ten years younger!”
The blogger replied thanking everyone for their kind comments. Plus she even revealed something quite surprising considering how dramatic her chop was. She said that next time she goes for a trim, she’s going to ask for an even shorter style!