I let my boyfriend cut off my hair!
There have been some big hair changes around here… I finally cut off my hair!! You may call me crazy, but yes, I let my boyfriend do it!!
I have actually been wanting to cut my hair for a while and was going to do it last year, but then we had weddings to attend so I decided to wait. I was thinking of doing it around the end of the year, but it just got to the stage where I just hated washing my hair, it was such an ordeal with curly haired knots and it sheds everywhere; the weight of it wasn’t letting it curl properly either. In photos, you wouldn’t be able to properly see just how long it had gotten because it's curly and how it drapes everywhere, even straight; but when straight the longest part reached my lower back. This is the longest I've ever had my hair, but I was also sick of seeing everyone with long barrel curled hair and made me want something different!
When Matt recently grabbed my hair pretending to cut it off with his fingers and telling me how much money I could save by him doing it, I thought I would take him up on his offer :P Over the years I’ve cut my sister's, brother's and mum’s hair without instructions and thought how hard could it be?! I’ve paid lots of hair dressers too much money and ended up with major hack jobs, so had nothing to lose! I found a quick instructional video on youtube for him to watch, and with the guidance of my sister who also doesn’t cut hair, put him to work. On the plus side, my hair being curly hides things lol.
Listening to them giggle amongst themselves and torment me was very amusing, to say the least. Some of the highlights...
Matt: "Oh oooh, I don’t think this is working out…"
Donnah: "Oh no, not that short! She doesn’t want a Chelsey Clinton hair do! Do the next section longer to cover it up."
When we told Matt that he had to make sure my hair was all wet so it was evenly straight to cut, but he was literally drenching me in water…
Me: "I'm pretty sure a hairdresser doesn't hose me down?!"
Matt: "You're getting what you paid for!" Sounds of chuckles... "Free."
When they were freaking out, but basically just tormenting me the whole time....
Me: "I don't care how short it is, just as long as its a straight blunt cut."
Matt and Donnah: lots of giggling....
Matt: "It's not a blunt cut, it's a classic cut. A classic bowl cut!"
Donnah: "A dumb and dumber bowl cut!"
While Donnah laughs about it being slightly layered, but the opposite way, it turned out just fine. Would I let him cut it again? Yes, I would :P I also no longer have a sheep blanket around my head and shoulders, and it feels sooo much better to wash and style! Bring on a Summer where I'm not melting at just the thought of having my hair out.
Sometimes the best haircuts are the free home jobs. lol.