Monday, September 17, 2007

Not so terrible

My cut-it-at-home experiment wasn't a complete fiasco.

The front pieces were a little too long, so I had to trim a bit of length in the mirror. I've been wearing a version of this shoulder-length bob my whole life. It's nice to know I can do it at home if necessary.

Okay, enough gawking! I need to start painting my husband's dresser. Stop by Frugal Hacks if you have time. Today we're discussing cheerful frugality and the grocery budget.

18 comments:

Amy said...

I think it looks super cute, Meredith! I can't believe how brave you were and loved all your commentary and picture of the cut itself. :) Soooooo funny!

LynnMarie said...

So what did your husband say? I've cut my own hair for years and only get it profesionally done about 2 times a year. Brave woman to have your son do it. I've never done that before!!

maryanne helms said...

Meredith-
I think it looks very elegant and sophisticated. Your son did great:). and a good self-portrait, too!!!

hsgbdmama said...

Turned out cute! You are brave to let your son cut it ... :-)

We've simplified on the boys and dh's cuts: crew cuts, using a clipper kit that we bought at Sam's several years ago.

I don't trust myself or dh to cut my hair (I keep it short), but I have stretched my time between cuts to 8-10 weeks (from 4 when I was working), so I still do get mine cut.

Anonymous said...

looks cute, Meredith. What does Andrew think?

dm

Harmony said...

I like it. :)

My hair gets cut maybe once every 6 months or so. If it's lucky! ;)

nannykim said...

Looks a/ok to me ;-)

Lauren at Faith Fuel! said...

I cut my own hair, and have for years. Once a year, or so, I'll go in and have it done, but then I wonder why I pay for something that I have to come home and fix?!

I do a lot of contorting of my body as I lean forward, peer in the side mirror of the medicine cabinet, and crank my head around to see the back...so I think it should count as exercise points too!

Willow said...

Once, just once, I let my husband cut my hair. It wasn't so much the cut, it was the running commentary, "Oops!" "Oh,no. It's not straight there." "Hmm, maybe a little more off that side." "No, it needs a little less."
I cut my own bangs and every few months I undergo the torture of the cut at S----Cuts.

Valerie said...

Too bad I don't live closer; I'd come over and have you cut my hair like that.
But, oh, yeah- I'm growing it out. I forgot.

Hannah said...

Very cute! I love it!

Jay's Mom said...

Hi my Mom loves your blog and introduced me to it. Your hair looks really cute. My Mom cuts her own hair and my stepdad cuts mine. I don't think I have the coordination to cut my own hair. Well, atleast we save money in the long run right? :)

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Looks cute!!! I cut my own bangs every few weeks, and my husband cuts the rest for me every few months. He does a great job, but I always need to touch up my bangs for a day or two after I cut them. I think your cut turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I have hair to my waist and my hubby trims it and also my bangs. As long as we are both relaxed and not rushed it turns out great! I also cut his hair -that was a little harder to master but worth it. Cute picture! dee

Homeschool Housewife said...

Wow! It just turned out great. I had the scissors and towel in hand last night, and then chickened out. Did the ponytail really give you the undercut you need for a bob? That is my biggest problem right now. I have a similar shoulder length bob, but I have bangs (huge forehead to hide :)) and it seems like the last time I paid to have it cut the undercut didn't happen. So, now it is flipping all over 10 minutes after I blow dry! Would love it if I could do it myself.

Dani in NC said...

I've trimmed my own hair one or two times. Since I have to curl my hair every day, any mistakes I make are easily covered up.

{Karla} said...

I think it looks great!

Blessings,
Karla

mama k said...

You are brave! LOL

I went the cheap route and have decided to grow out my hair. It is fun to learn some updos and ways to style it myself. I am enjoying learning about natural/thrifty ways to care for it too. If I ever need a trim I can do it myself since there are no fancy layers. Or I can just go the cheap barber and have them take off a 1/2"