I was reeaaaallly bored last night and got the urge to do something spontaneous. I decided to cut my own hair!!
For a while, I have been whinging about how fed up I am of my long, overgrown and weighty hair. I couldn't do much with it other than curl it. I'm not attached to my long hair and I don't mind getting a short hair style but my problem is finding the "right" hairdresser to do it. I have never stayed loyal to a hairdresser and I never visit the same salon twice. I've never liked a hair cut enough to return. In short, I'm an awkward customer and I find it hard to hand over the money for someone to cut it.
Last night, I decided to chop it all off and that I was going to do it myself! I don't make a habit of it because I'm not a professional but I've done it before, I used to cut my own hair when I was at college and university. I started off by giving myself a little trim and waited for my friends to notice the change, but they never did, it was that subtle. I did the same at uni, a few inches off here and there! I even cut in a bold, thick fringe at one point! No big deal!
Here's what my hair was like before:
And this is what it looks like now!
Now, I'm not advising that anyone does the same, but I snipped 5 inches off last night! I actually did the same last year and kept it quiet, but as no one noticed, I'll take that as a sign that I didn't do such a bad job! Yay! (unless you were all too polite to ask why I had butchered my hair....) I always keep it quiet because I thought it was a weird thing to do! But from the comments I got from Instagram and Twitter, it looks like a few of you also cut your own hair too.
The way that I have felt about my hair in the past month, I can't say that I was particularly precious about it when I got the urge to cut it last night. It is risky but my attitude was "I'm bored, I want to do something crazy, and if I ruin it, I'll just get it fixed at the hairdressers next week"!! As you can imagine, I had sooooo much hair to work with to begin with so it was a case of trimming tiny bits off at a time and levelling it out; cut and level, cut and level. I'm not sure how ballsy I would be if I had mid-short length hair, it's a lot easier to do this when your hair is long to begin with. Another reason I wasn't too bothered is because my hair also grows so fast, it will be long again in 6 months time. Using my outfit posts as a way of showing you just how fast it grows, this was when I cut my own hair in April last year... And this is how long it grew 6 months later!
So, how did I do it? I have no set method really, but I use the techniques that I have observed on the occasions when I actually visited the hair salon! And I cut the hair when it's dry so I can see it take shape whilst I'm cutting. I'm super happy with my hair today, no regrets - more happy than I would have been if I had got it cut professionally. Probably because I was in total control of how I wanted it to look in the end! (Control freak!)
You'll see proper pics of my new hair in my upcoming outfit posts! I'm happy to share a few tips if anyone finds it helpful? I'm not sure how common it is to cut your own hair! Let me know in the comments what you think!
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