Sunday, January 4, 2009

How to Cut Your Own Hair...Or Not.

"I have too much hair on my head." says me.

I know where the scissors are." says I.

"Are you sure that's such a good idea? Maybe you should wait and let one of the girls at work cut it for you." says me.

"They're always busy or I'm busy when they aren't. Besides, I cut hair all day long! Surely I can cut my own hair!" says I.

"You've always said you turn into a mere mortal when you apply the scissors to your own head..." says me.

"Shhh!" says I, "Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind's made up!"

"Pass the scissors!!"


How to cut your own hair--that is, if you want it to look like someone stuck your head in a blender, which, fortunately is my signature look.

Working systematically around the head, (which, coincidentally, is the ONLY logical thing about this whole situation) pick up thin vertical sections of the hair. Starting from the shortest layer (or determine how short you want your shortest layer) begin cutting, sliding down to the longest layer. This will create choppy short-to-long layers.

If your hair is dense (no dense jokes here, please) like mine is; use your hands to find the thick spots and cut from underneath beginning closer to the head and cutting/sliding outward to the ends of the hair. This will "air out" your haircut, removing bulk. Use small sections-- you can always cut more, but you can't put it back!

Use a cream paste styling product to accentuate the disheveled choppiness.

*Note: this haircut is not for someone who leans toward neat and tidy hair and symmetrical layering.

P.S. My haircut is a combination between the two photos you see here. Longer around the face, shorter through the crown and interior. When I get my laptop back, (GEEESH!) maybe I'll get some photos of my actual hair posted. What a novel idea.


Bebe said...

Hey girl! :)
You are so brave to be able to cut your hair all by yourself like that! You are fearless and I have respect for anyone who can do great hair in the first place! I'd hate to see what would happen if I did that on mine ~ not even pretty.
Lots of Hugs, Bebe :)
P.S. I like your new background with the big pink flowers!

Lucy said...

I've been considering a little trimming. Thanks for the tips!! My hair is really thick - and grows fast so mistakes are quickly covered up...

Becoming Me said...

Cute post...I do not have the guts to try it though

Dapoppins said...

My girlfriend cuts her own long hair and it always looks nice.

I tried to cut my kids hair once or twice...

Lets just say that didn't work out very well.

And the last time I cut my own hair...well, it ended up reallllllly short.

That's because I kept trying to get it even on both sides.