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Oh. My. You. Guys.
This whole 2-week lockdown has certainly turned into more of a long-term deal. Even I’m starting to get a liiiittle bit of cabin fever. (Not that I went out much before, but I did enjoy my few outings.)
One thing that I was really looking forward to was going to get a haircut with my mother and grandmother. We had decided to make a day of it, so we could spend some time together and they could watch Little Bit while I got a new do. (I haven’t had a haircut since before she was born.)
I’m bad for just letting my hair go until I realize I need it cut and from that time onward it drives me CRAZY until I get it trimmed. So I was pretty bummed we had to cancel, and each day past our canceled appointment date my hair bugged me more and more.
I’m not the only one out there dealing with quarantine maintenance issues. A bunch of ladies on my news feed were talking about buzzing their hair completely off!
Note: If you want to do this, really ponder if you can handle the growing out process. It’s a long-term investment. Go for a faded pixie cut rather than a straight buzz cut. It’s less harsh and difficult to adjust to. That’s all I have to say on the matter – may the odds be ever in your favor.
I decided – what the heck. It’s not like I don’t keep my hair in a #mombun most of the time anyway. Plus I lived through the side-swept bangs of the mid-2000s. I’m well acquainted with cutting my own hair, albeit, generally not the entire thing.
A few hours of Pinterest scrolling and tutorial searching, and I decided to go for it and give myself a hair cut.
The overwhelming search result I found was the pony-tail method. Pull your hair into a high ponytail at the top of your forehead and chop the end, which I did by cutting a very conservative amount. (I’m glad!) It made choppy, uneven layers which I then felt the need to fix.
I found THIS tutorial by Brad Mondo, who apparently is a YouTube famous hair stylist. (Y’all, YouTube hasn’t been my Internet hangout spot since the side-swept bangs days, so I had NO CLUE who this dude was.) I decided to give it a whirl, and I think it came out great!
If you go a little quarancrazy and decide to join me on the self-haircut bandwagon, I should mention I did like 6 ponytails instead of the 4 he used, but my hair is INSANELY thick.
You should also watch THIS video because it’s hilarious, and I almost used the tutorial girl’s method before finding Brad’s.
Let me know if you decide to take the plunge and chop your own hair!