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Throwback Thursday: Birchbox Staffer Edition


Throwback Thursday or #tbt has become an internet mainstay, so of couse we’re jumping on the bandwagon. This week’s brave soul: our Community Manager, Rachel.

You wouldn’t know from the looks of my put together 29-year-old self, but there was a time when I was not the stylish lady you see before you. Let me take you back to the spring of 2007: the Spice Girls had a reunion tour, Heidi and Spencer made a music video, Shrek the Third was released, and I was living in Paris as a graduate student at the American University of Paris. 

And so, as a young women living in Paris I felt strongly I needed bangs. Right?! Le Divorce was my favorite movie at the time and, really, I was just trying to be like Kate Hudson. I remember sitting down at a salon in the 6th arrondisement and the (very, very cute) stylist reminded me that curly hair and fringe can be tricky. I assured him I could manage—I’d straighten my hair every day. Promise!

So here you have it. This is me, not having kept my promise to my stylist, with curly hair and bangs. I hope it can be a cautionary tale (or inspiration!) for other young idealistic ladies living in Paris.

Share your #tbt pics with us! Tweet or Instagram them @Birchbox so I can feel better knowing others strayed from the path of chicness in their youth. And, keep an eye out on the blog for more #tbt fun to come in the coming weeks.


See what Rachel looks like today and learn how to do a french fishtail in this awesome tutorial video. 

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