Hair Therapy: Why Getting Your Hair Done is an Essential Part of Self-Care


These days, it seems that everyone from your neighbor to your own grandmother are investing a good deal of time into self-care. Self-care is defined as any activity that involves taking extra time out of your day to care for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. This could entail everything from adding a new sugar scrub to your routine, to taking a relaxing bubble bath, or even getting a fresh new haircut or blow out. Self-care tactics have been shown to increase happiness by decreasing anxious feelings and depressing thoughts.

The stylists at Salon Vari have witnessed many of the positive effects that a new haircut or style can have on one’s confidence and mental health first-hand. Below we have outlined several of the benefits that getting your hair done can have on your mental, emotional and physical well-being:

Confidence Booster

Sometimes it takes a fresh look to give ourselves the extra boost of self-esteem we might not realize that we needed. A slight color change, new highlights or a shorter chop can drastically change the way we feel about ourselves.

If you are feeling in the slumps, need to mix it up, or are simply looking to find a new addition to your self-care routine, a new haircut or a fancy blow out may just be calling your name. Take a look at these hairstyles to get a little inspiration before your next hair appointment, or check out our instagram for some recent transformations.

Relieves Stress

In this day and age, we often struggle to slow down and take a couple minutes to peacefully unwind. Allowing ourselves to sit back and relax is much easier said than done when we have mile long to-do lists or daunting tasks on our minds. Enter: the scalp massage. Scalp massages not only promote circulation in the scalp but they also help keep the blood flowing to your hair follicles and bolsters healthy levels of oils and nutrients.

If you are struggling to find the extra time for a self-care regime, it might be time to schedule cut, color or a simple blow-out at your local salon and allow yourself to take that blissful break from life’s responsibilities.

Stylist Relationship

Building a trusting relationship with your stylist can be beneficial to more than just your hair. Sometimes your hairdresser can double as a personal therapist, a friend, or even a consultant. It can be constructive for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being to take that hour or two to express your personal struggles, recap exciting new adventures or simply chat about how your day is going.

The Salon Vari team wants to help you tackle your self-care needs. Sit back, relax, and let the professionals at Salon Vari give you the gift of rejuvenation. Take a look at our services for more information and contact us to book your appointment today!