Crap, I think I went too far with an at home hair trim

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Epona, May 18, 2018.

  1. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I chopped my hair off short when I was really ill with flu over the new year - it was long and getting matted up because I'd been very ill for a couple of weeks so was constantly lying down and couldn't really look after it - anyway, although it was a bit of a rash move, when I was better I thought I hadn't done too bad a job, so since then have just been trimming it.

    However I think I may have just gone a bit too far on one side and started trying to get it level.

    Any tips for sorting it out that don't require spending any money that I don't have? I have a sachet of bright copper henna in the bathroom which may detract and distract from any slight unevenness if all else fails :D

    My hair is quite curly (and the shorter it is the more it curls) so on that level it is fairly forgiving, it's not going to resemble a new forest pony's grazing-rights tail mark or anything.

    (Actually scratch the idea of using the copper henna, I have just realised in conjunction with the curly short do, it will make it seem like I'm taking part in some more senior version of the musical, Annie :D )
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
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  2. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    No one will notice if you emphasise the curls by scrunch drying or something. :D
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  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Maybe a couple of bobby pins stuck around at random and you will look like its all part of the plan? the plus sides of curly hair . :thumbs:
  4. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    The main concern is that I don't end up with a curly mullet - I make sure to keep the top and fringe long :D

    (I did that in the '80s and am not going back there)
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  5. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    You could find a salon that is looking for hair models. When I was a teenager I used to go to the toni and guy academy and get it done for free with a voucher. Sometimes they'd do colour as well...

    Eta no voucher £5 for a cut Education - Model for us
  6. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    No really no-one is going to want a photo of me on their wall showing off their hair styling skills. They could be Vidal Sassoon and it's not going to make me look more appealing in a photo :D
  7. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    It's for students to practice if they take your photo it would go in the students portfolio rather than on a salon wall :)
  8. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    Oh ok, yeah for a student porfolio the interest would be on the nice things done to my hair rather than my massive face with blemishes!
  9. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Dunno if you're on Facebook but there's a free hair cuts group for trainees looking for guinea pigs.
  10. Surely that carries the risk that it could end up worse?
  11. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    tbf there is not a lot shorter it could go that I couldn't achieve by going to the barber and asking for a #2 (and I know that isn't too expensive, Nate goes for a clipper job and wet shave once a month)
  12. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Not really. They do the doll head training first, if they're new they're closely supervised, quite often they're fully trained under a different system (say an NVQ or whatever before doing Hobbs or Toni&Guy etc). The main risk is that it takes aaaages.
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  13. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    I have been exploring hair wrapping, Epona. I have always gone for the headscarf style anyway (especially working in shrubbery) but have been surprised to see entire forums dedicated to arcane styles of tying and supposedly 'essential' accessories such as the 'black velvet hairband'...which holds hair in place for the second act of wrapping cotton, linen, silks and so on, in some complicated and quite baroque styles. Cultural appropriation apart, I still favour something I now know is called the 'Dutch Crown' style.
    Also...kirby grips and fancy favourite 'hair off face' methods back when it was longer than the current 3inch bob.
  14. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter

    Ive really curly hair too and about 3 years I cut it short. Leaving the top and sides with a bit of length is a good idea. I'd be inclined to not cut the side that's a bit longer. Just scrunch it more and wait til the other side is a bit longer...then if you really think it needs evening up give it a little trim.

    Hairdressers cut only one way unless they really know curly hair..they just cut straight or layer. And that's not always successful on curly hair. I don't let ant hairdresser cut my hair.....colour ...yeah but not cut.

    A decorative Bobby pin is always handy for a long stray curl. :)
  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Hoc vellum voluntater album mansum est

    I'm sorry this happened.

    Was still hoping for pix tho.
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  16. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    When I was studying furniture making at college many years ago, whenever someone made a mistake the tutor would say "always turn a fuck-up into a feature".

    My career in furniture making never really took off and I now work as a gardener...
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  17. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    Did it red, white and blue and pretend it was a charity prank - people will think you're a generous soul.
  18. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    Good news, given a wash and some time to rest and the curl to adjust to the new length/weight, it's looking more even now - I think I got away with it. Actually I think I did a fairly decent job considering I had been drinking and didn't use a mirror :D :D Slightly worried this may give me false confidence next time it's time for a trim... :hmm:
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  19. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I conned Nate into helping this time, by pulling my hair back and presenting him with a big pair of scissors and saying "chop this below where my finger is". That got it nice and short at the back, then I went and evened up the sides myself.

    I really hate it when my hair starts to get long, especially in this weather. And a home bob is pretty forgiving on curly/wavy hair. Easy to make it look like a '20s do without needing the precision of cutting straight hair in a similar style.
  20. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    headscarf, sunglasses and cigarette holder.
  21. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I could pull that look off too... hahaha who am I kidding? :D
  22. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    you just need nate to pilot you around on the back of a vespa
  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

  24. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    O_O I had my own vespa thank you very much. And a Lambretta. pfffft :p :D
  25. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    All I know is right now I have an adorable bob, would I have liked to spend £80+ at a salon, yes, I am not a barbarian. Is that possible, no, it looks alright and I don't want to throw myself off a bridge so it's all good. :D
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  26. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    yes but how can you hold the cigerette holder in one hand and daintaly hold the headscarf in place with the other if you are driving.
  27. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    When it grows out, just shave the lot off and after a bit you'll have another adorable bob. :)

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