Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Homemade Haircuts

I have had many bad haircuts; traumatic even.  Because of that I often cut my own hair or go about once or twice per year to tidy up my messes or refresh the layers.  Curls hide a lot of sins.  I have been growing my hair out for quite some time now.  I go through some fierce post pregnancy shedding and am now in the awkward re-growth stage.  This re-growth is highly reactive to humidity.

All that to say I got bored looking at my tired hair style, looked on you tube to figure out the proper way to cut bangs and went to work.  I am sure to regret this in a couple of days as I realize the extra work it creates, but for right now, I am happy with the change.

I also started cutting Poppy and Mike's hair.  He was feeling rather desperate shortly after our move and we resorted to me cutting it with some small kitchen scissors. I have also been caretaker of his beard for nearly 6 years now. His hair actually turned out quite well and I gave him another haircut last night.  Turns out it wasn't just beginners luck.

It saves us a bit of money and I kind of like the challenge, but I think I will stick to the pros for my annual $15 haircut.

go gently + be wonderful



  1. hehe.. so Azi was just watching this blog with me and kept saying "mommy"! I think these do's look great - less upkeep too! I love cutting Ben's and Azriel's hair.. and yes, its much nicer on our budget too.
    needle and nest.

  2. i love it. i have been thinking about going shorter myself. good for you for doing it yourself. and my husband so wishes I would cut his hair. i am too nervous.

  3. So funny. I just chopped my hair and made bangs (after a two-and-a-half decade hiatus) last month. It's all about the change. And post-pregnancy-self-finding. And the summer. Perhaps.
    PS I love it. It suits you well. :)
    PPS Practicing on your kids while their young is helpful. They don't seem to mind the funny outcomes that inevitably occur sometimes.

  4. Your hair looks great!
    I've been cutting my hair for years and now my son and daughters hair (my husband shaves his head). I too got annoyed with forking over ridiculous amounts of money for bad haircuts. I don't think my hair looks that bad and I can't help but smile when a perfect stranger asks me where I get my haircut.


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