Monday, October 3, 2011

I cut therefore I am

I like to joke with my friends that I have a cutting problem, no, not the self-abuse type, but more like the wardrobe-enhancement type...It's all been documented on this blog somewhere, I cut boots, boots, and boots, inches off dress hems, pants and after reading this I think Garance has taken a page from my book :) and I'll be trying that fur sure sometime soon...
But one thing I hadn't dared until this weekend was cutting my own hair. There's something a little reckless, wild or maybe desperate about the idea of cutting one's own hair. 
Visions of women on the lam (Salt), or needing to become a man (Joan of Arc), or just simply losing one's mind (Britney Spears) come to mind.
I assure you, it was none of these. Just the feeling that I couldn't stand my long drab hair for one more minute, the impatience to wait for an actual appointment from my regular hair person, and the confidence that I could actually do it made me grab the scissors during Sunday cartoons.
It would be cool if this were a do-it-yourself instructional post where I could teach you how to cut your own hair. Alas, I would not recommend doing this at home. I think it is one cutting job that should actually be left to the professionals.
It is good enough for my wavy hair that you can hide a lot of imperfections in although there may be a few straggling hairs here-n-there that I haven't found yet. It'll be a work in progress - as haircuts should never be.
But the worst part about it was clean up!

13 comments:

Jessica said...

I learned this lesson in 8th grade and have always had pro cuts since then. (Though they weren't always good cuts, of course!) I love this short length on you, it makes me wish I had wavy hair! And that floor! We put hex tile in the bathroom of the first place we owned, and I still miss it.

Ella said...

I think you did a damn good job of it :) My girl cut her brother's hair yesterday and I tell you, it looks horrifying.

anglopologie said...

I think I may have caught that bug too... although my hair cutting is never quite so successful. Your hair looks fantastic, the wave is just perfect.

kathy peck said...

I think it looks great. Several women artist friends of mine cut their own hair.

Sparkle and Soul said...

It's the on going touchups that had me running to the Barbershop to get it all cut finally.. Stop while you are ahead lol..I have pics to prove it lol!!

madilla said...

Lucky for me my sister was around when this feeling (I still remember the urge, although it was years ago!) came over me!

amelia said...

Hahaha i love your confidence in cutting and the "work in progress"!!

Lisa said...

I know that feeling which is why I often take scissors into my own hands as well. I'm always hacking at my hair, it's super short and I like it that way. I think your hair looks really good!

Cal said...

Gorgeous necklace. May I ask who made it?

Megan Taylor said...

Stylin! Now that I have "bangs," I've been wanting to trim them myself. But it's SUCH a tug of war. Isn't cutting them just an endless cycle...dare I say, Sisyphusian?

lilla.u said...

oh wow. i'm impressed!

Michael Edwards said...

Welcome to the club Clare... You know I've been doing it for the last five years... I'm actually thinking of going to a professional soon... Everyone has to come back down to earth sometimes.

M

Anonymous said...

you kind of look like camille bidault waddington in the fifth picture...good job with the cut..