Friday, 22 April 2011

The Chop

Yes folks. You heard it here first. I have finally had my locks chopped. It has been long overdue, granted, but I needed to get used to the idea of being without something that has been a kind of security blanket to me for so very many years. Anyone who has had muchous hair for a long time will get what I mean. The Beard doesn't get it. But he is a bloke. With no hair. 

Le Barnet in it's full, uncurled glory.

So, on a recent trip up to see my family, I decided to ask my lovely Nan to have a bash. I decided against a midi cut, feeling that it would be too harsh for me to deal with straight off the bat. My Nan has always cut my hair. In fact -  I have only had it cut in a salon once. So, I salute my Nan for saving me a lot of money over the years. The benefits of having an ex hairdresser in the family.

Nan was a little hesitant when I said I wanted about 5 inches off. As was my Mum. This stems from a collective memory we all share of me as an 8 year old being very insistent that I must have a bob. A memory that culminates with me in tears, my mum in shock and my Nan aghast at having ever agreed to it. As a result, she now only cuts my hair in stages. Half inch stages.

Is it possible that my bangers are even bigger sans locks? *sigh*

But. I am very pleased to be able to show you that I got what I wanted. I had to be forceful, and I may have used the following sentence.."Nan, you won't ruin my hair. No...no... you won't. This will not end with me hating you and weeping. No.. no... it won't. I promise. No no..Nan! Just cut!!" proving that I am just as insistent as I was all those years ago. The difference being that I did not cry this time round. I could not wait to get it set and curled....

Oooooh! Me likey!

Loosing 5+ inches from le locks has had a tremendous affect on the time it takes to set it and the length of time within which those curls last. It came out a lot shorter than I am used to, but it did inevitably drop. It always does. But, that's just life. I am still one tres happy girl!

Oh, how kind is that flash?

Hurrah for The Chop -  and hurrah for The Nan who agreed to do it (in the end).

Now... what about that Midi.... 

26 comments:

  1. Lovely! And yes, your bazoombas are umm...bazoombas!

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  2. Way hey, looking marvellous, Miss! It’s scary having so much cut off. Years ago I remember having my hair cut off from waist to just above the shoulders- then I went from a bob to a 1inch crop- arrrrgh scary, but then again I am mad! Which reminds me- must get my hair cut….. Tups x

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  3. Yay! Well done for finally taking the plunge, it looks great. Sure you'll find the courage to go the whole hog with a midi soon ;)

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  4. I love the hair, it suits you perfectly!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  5. What is it about men and us getting our hair cut? Mine's in bigger denial than me that my hair just doesn't grow beyond a ceratin point! lol

    It looks really lovely. Hurrah for hairdressers in the family :-)

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  6. Your cut has worked really well and I love the last photo of it all set and curled.

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  7. well done! The hair looks fab. thank you for your blod comment.. why don't you come to the Vintage Bazaar in frome next weekend??? lizzie

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  8. Oh, I know all about the cutting thing: for almost all of my 6+ yrs old life I've had between waist and almost-knee length long hair. When I cut it to shoulder length it was a huge step, the hairdresser I went to looked a bit shocked and asked several times if I was sure about it. Now it has grown back too long and next time I'll cut it even shorter. :) You look great in that hair length, especially when curled! :)

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  9. Looking gorgeous and how lucky to have a Nan that can do the chop.

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  10. Your hair looked really lovely once it was set and curled. I would love to have hair your length as it's far more versatile. I currently have a bob and find it hard getting the rollers to stay in the bottom layers of my hair, ce la vie.

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  11. Your hair looks lovely in all lengths, but it is very perky when shorter. Go for the midi - it's hair, if you don't like it it will grow back. (I used to have mine bleached white and dyed pastel blue; hair will put up with plenty!)

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  12. Your hair looks fabulous! i love the new length.

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  13. I've seen in person that it looks fab :) x

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  14. You look great! I went the other way, after sticking to a no-nonsense chin-length do for 15 years, I'm now experimenting with long 60s hippy locks.

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  15. Oh bloomin' heck! How fab does this look? Hurrah! That was very brave of you, but I do believe it was well worth the possibility of trauma for such wonderful locks. xx

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  16. Good for you, I'd never cut my blanket off!!! :) x

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  17. Love it! I'm thinking about chopping mine as well but I'm unsure if I'm brave enough.

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  18. It looks great! I have found a hairdresser in York who specialises in vintage styles, just got to pluck up the courage to actually go now!!! X

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  19. You look fabulous. I am going in this next week for the chop myself.

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  20. Thanks for the compliments folks!

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  21. Looks lovely darling, well done for being so brave :) x

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