My blog needs a makeover and I was feeling the need for one as well. The winter has left my long hair dull and unhappy. I needed to do something to help perk it up and it always loves a fresh cut. Instead of going to a salon, I do what I normally do and save money by cutting my own hair.
This time I decided to enlist the help of my 5-year old son. If you could have seen the look on his face when I asked him if he wanted to help. He was so excited to get the “grown up scissors” and he started telling me how he was going to cut one side way up at the top and then lower on the other side. Hmmm….I wasn’t thinking of that drastic of a makeover at the moment LOL.
So we compromised. I put my hair in a ponytail and let him cut it off. He got a kick out of that. He wanted to do more, but I told him it was now mommy’s turn.
Before when I cut my own hair I was real careful to cut it all one length and make sure it is even. With straight hair, that’s not too hard to do and before long I was able to cut my hair with very little help (before I had my husband help me even things out in the back). I was feeling courageous because I had just watched America’s Next Top Model. While looking at those contestants, I realized that many of the haircuts are a little haphazard but they still look good. Why? Because the girls are confident with their hairdo. Even if my hair ends up a bit of a disaster I can always walk around and “work it” like my hairdo was done by a professional. I even have a name for the professional, “Izdun Bye Mysun.” That sounds like a hairstylist, right? 🙂
After my son cut off the ponytail, I took a look and he actually cut the ponytail off quite evenly. I only needed to even up one side and a little section in the back. Usually, that would be the end of my cut. But I decided to put in some layers to hopefully give my hair some body so it wasn’t so limp.
I sectioned my hair off in vertical sections and then combed the hair straight up. When I hit the end of the shortest strands, I cut the hair straight across. I continued with this all around my head to add the layers. I wasn’t sure how it was going to look but I gave it a shot.
I dried my hair with the blowdryer and took a look. I was impressed! I love the way my hair has more body and I love the way my hair lays now. I’m also in the process of growing out my eyebrow length bangs that I have had basically all of my life, and my longer bangs fit right in with the haircut. For the first time since cutting my own hair I feel like my hair has some pizzaz to it.
Now that I’ve had success with this cut, I may try to do something more drastic next time. The shortest I have ever had my hair is shoulder length so maybe I’ll try a funky short hairdo. In any case, I’ll continue to save money on haircuts if I keep doing my own. Who knows? Maybe I can get so good practicing on myself that I can cut other people’s hair and make money by doing it.