I'll be honest, this post didn't quite turn out the way I had it all planned out in my brain.
My photographer (Lucy) couldn't capture my vision for this project.
And being that I didn't want to ditch the entire thing over our creative differences,
I resisted the urge to stomp out of the room in a huff,
as most supermodels would, I went with the flow.
I'm a big girl that way.
(And it should be noted that I'm not sure how much longer Lucy is going
to continue to go along with my crazy blog-post ideas in which I need
her to photograph me. We're nearing the end, I estimate.
Thank goodness I have Isaiah on the back-burner.)
Anyway, I had hoped to show you, step-by-step, just how easy it is
to give yourself a haircut.
But I'm not sure I've pulled it off.
Perhaps you'll be inspired anyway, somehow. Perhaps.
And you'll have to weigh the risks for yourself.
I need-not spell out for you here the very many things that can go wrong
with such an endeavor.
I think you understand this.
Let's get started:
1. Pitifully wash your own hair.
(Let it be noted that this part alone may be worth the price of a professional cut.)
(My arms and neck are always aching by the time I'm done.)
(But goodness, it's so handy to have my hair-washing sink!)
(This will be Lucy's new job once Isaiah takes over the photography.)
2. Section off your hair, the best you can.
3. Grab a hand mirror.
4. Steady yourself and start chopping!
(Watch in the mirror to ensure straight-cutting.)
5. Then cut the rest of the sections.
6. Cross your eyes and cut your bangs.
Here's the thing about cutting bangs...pull them out away from your face a bit,
and snip them vertically. You'll end up with nice wispy bangs, instead of kindergarten bangs.
7. Start trimming the layers, vertically if you can, to ensure less blunt results.
8. Contort yourself into such a fashion to cut the back layers.
This part isn't so easy.
But my theory is that as long as I can stage it to look good in the styling part, it's all good.
Styled up and beautified.