Thursday, March 27, 2008
Do it myself Hair: Cut and Color
So out of a bit of desperation last weekend, I broke down and cut and colored my hair myself. Actually my mom assisted me, which was a dangerous proposition(hi mom!) if you see pics of how she cut my bangs when I was a little tyke! Anyhow, I have been trying to get in to the local skills center beauty school (or cosmetology to be more politically correct;) to get my hair cut/colored for almost two months, but no dice. I work M,T,W generally, so those days are out, and recently I've had meetings on Thursday afternoons when my babysitter or my lovely Pastor's wife could watch my punkin'. I can't afford to get my hair done in a salon on the weekends when hubby is available, so I was at an impass. I've done the color thing myself for years previously (and messed it up more times than I can count!) but never even attempted cutting my own hair, I think for good reason!
But desperation puts things in a new light, so last weekend at my parents' house, I enlisted my mom, used some free haircolor from Walgreen's, a pair of sharp scissors and mustered up some courage! I have long hair, so I had a lot left even if I really did a number on my hair. So DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME unless you either have more training than me, or have lots of hair left to lose;) I can actually say I was pleased with my results. The first pic is the scientifically based method I used to cut the hair;) I tried doing it other ways, but I have thick hair and I didn't have anyone willing to help with the back (and I don't let my sweet mother cut anyplace I can't see;). The result is a good amount of layer and it looks pretty decent if I put some product in it. Oh and I did the bangs myself, but I am growing out part of them...I don't like the heavy big bang look they gave me last time I went to the school to get it done. I cut about 3 inches off the botton, for your information;)
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