I am busy breaking all my previously set rules about not sewing for Viva since I suddenly found myself in desperate need of a blouse to match something, so I’m just going to quickly post a few photos post-haircut. Sorry, they’re pretty anticlimactic actually. The cut went pretty much just as I expected. It’s so nice to have a hair stylist who I can have a conversation with about setting my hair. I don’t feel like the length looks dramatically different but it feels a lot lighter and was definitely easier to set and is easier to brush out, which was one of my main goals. It’s probably pretty close to a (long, long) middy haircut.
So, a few photos. The first is from Friday night before going out to a friend’s art opening. I worked from home Friday so I set my hair that morning.
A close up at the bus stop of my latest pair of vintage eyeglasses…
The photo below was on the same set yesterday before going to an awesome vintage clothing party. Still hadn’t washed my hair, I just set my curls back in sponge rollers Friday night. Not as many rollers, and kind of haphazard with a slight spritz of setting lotion and water (that mostly hit the mirror and not my head). I had to add a clip on the side because I had a really bad dent from my hair flower the night before. Oops!
And here’s what it looks like from the back. (Now you see the angle I always avoid in photos, the dreaded ugly cat post. Ha ha! So mid-century, huh.)
And today, same set still (messy bangs since I’m not planning to go anywhere). I’m really impressed how well it lasted with fairly minimal effort.
Probably the best part of the haircut other than the cut itself was that my stylist taught me a trick that works really well for my bangs. I usually roll them with really small rollers with mixed results for trying to get them to go to the side when I side part my hair, which is more often than not lately.
With my bangs wet and unstyled, she put Layrite in them, then blowed them dry. That gave my usually roll-resistant flyaway hair just the perfect texture to create a roll with my bangs. I’d literally never been able to successfully do that before and now I know just the perfect trick.
I know it’s not just a fluke, either. You know when you have a hair fluke: you do something awesome, and are cursed by never, ever being able to repeat it again. But I’ve done this a few times now so I’d call that a success. In fact, it worked so well I’m tempted to try it out for side rolls. If it works I might do a tutorial for it since there must be others who have pain-in-the-ass hair like mine. I rarely do rolls because they always come out like crap.
Now back to the sewing I swore I wasn’t going to do. Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!
Filed: Vintage Dibs and Dabs