This post is part of my New Year's Resolutions Post (#8, to be exact)
I cut my own hair today.
You should know that this hasn't worked so well for me in the past...especially during middle school. Around Labor Day. Just before family friends arrived for their yearly visit. Two years in a row.
Not one. Two. Sigh.
Sorry to say I don't have a photo on hand to show you. Trust me. It was bad.
I never could get my bangs straight, so I just kept cutting.
And cutting. And cutting. And cutting.
Moving right along...This was how my hair looked today before I cut it. Not bad, but not much shape either. And long. Very, very long. I wanted to keep most of the length, but add layers, re-cut bangs, and thin it out some.
I vaguely remembered my college roommate, Katie, said something once about cutting layers with a pony tail. So...I scoured YouTube for tutorials.
This is my pony tail.
Note the little hair band on the strand by my shoulder.
That's where I marked the shortest layer before I put everything on top of my head.
Wouldn't want a repeat 7th or 8th grade bangs incident, now would we?
I kind of felt like I Dream of Jeannie with my ponytail on my head.
To keep everything neat, I put a ponytail in place where my little marker had been before.
Well, that was fast...and easy. Hmm...
I can't believe I just did this! Hope it works.
I took out the ponytail holder, and...
The layers are a tad choppy, but since my hair is normally curly, it's not a huge deal.
I cut off this much for my shorter layers!
(Not pictured...I thinned out two handfuls of hair and added bangs back in.)
This is the picture I sent Matt.
Try not to be jealous of my mad romantic skills.
Here's the finished, non-flirtatious product. Not bad, huh?