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


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  1. Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm by Melissa Bothwell-Inglis | Permalink

    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. Posted August 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm by Denise | Permalink

    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. Posted August 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm by RosieDreams | Permalink

    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. Posted September 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm by Anonymous | Permalink

    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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