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I Love a Style Change: Michelle Goes Short and Chic

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Who: Michelle Yeh, public relations account co-ordinator, Toronto

What: A cut by stylist Johnny Cupello (a frequent guest on W Network's "Style By Jury") that took her below-shoulders hair up to a short, chic ’do.

Where: JC Salons,

Why: "I wanted a drastic change; this is one I could make without regret because a haircut isn't a permanent thing."

Follow-up: "It's all about how you feel inside. For me, if I feel good inside, I am more willing to take chances with my outer appearance (i.e. hair, the way I dress, etc.). This experience has reminded me, though, that it's impossible to please everyone. People love the new hair, some are indifferent and some prefer long hair in general. It's all been a learning experience. You learn what makes you feel and look good and what doesn't. I think the most important thing in regards to style and fashion is finding out what works for you."

Clearly I love Michelle's gutsy style change. Her previous look was pretty and youthful, absolutely. But this sharp cut adds authority to her appearance, and a marked air of confidence and sophistication. What do you think?

By the way, within a couple of weeks of the cut, before this post, Michelle quietly went back to a colour that matched her natural hair shade. Looks great. See?