By Popular Demand — The Hair Picture

As requested, I have some pictures of my hair to post.  I took another fifty pictures of myself this morning after I washed and styled my new hair.  It’s definitely a good cut, and it’s pretty much what I asked for.  So I think I just found a new hairdresser.  YAY!

I’m just not entirely sure how to style it to suit my fancy.  You know how it is, it takes a few days. 

I’m annoyed because I can’t seem to find any online pictures like the ones I’m trying to emulate.  I wanted to show you what I was going for.

At any rate, here is the self-portrait I took this morning.

The picture really doesn’t show the layers much at all.  And now that I’ve been running around for a few hours and it’s had time to settle a bit, the right side (well, it’s on your left, looking at this picture) is developing a mind of its own.  It wants to flip out. 

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kind of over the flipped-out look.  I did that for a few years with a style almost identical to this one.  See?

I thought the flip was sort of on the outbound style train.  Is it?  Because my hair.  It’s determined to flip.  And as with most things, it will be a lot easier if I choose to work with it rather than against it.

Ah, the trials of a suburban housewife. 

But you know, hair is a woman’s crowing glory, after all.  In fact, I dare say that there are few pursuits more noble than the quest for good hair.  (Although for some reason, I don’t think this is what the apostle Paul had in mind with his crowing glory comment.)

Okay, look, I just took more pictures.  (Yes, one might think I have way too much time on my hands.  But the house is clean, the baby is napping, and the preschooler is playing at a friend’s house.  So I guess I have some time to squander.)

Okay, from the side:

Now the delinquent side:

And front-on:

Okay, after looking at these pictures, this hairstyle clearly needs some work.  I think I need to try some different styling techniques.  But I promise not to inundate you with another series of pictures tomorrow.

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  1. Megan – Yes, I swear by my anti-humectant pomade by AVEDA!

    Southern Fried Girl – Haha. I got it in a shop that went out of business. BUT. I think I’ve seen them in a home decorating catalog. And maybe at Penney’s?

    Jess – Hey, that actually HAPPENED TO ME !! Last summer. I blogged about it.
    Ended up getting a cute cut out of the deal, but I was steamed.

  2. I think it’s a very cute style on you. I’m getting my hair cut this afternoon, so this gives me ideas! For the record – I have a rebellious side to my hair as well – drives me nuts!

  3. That last picture of you is just so darn cute! My hair flips too and I decided to not fight it, I just let it go where it wants and most people say my hair is cute (but they could just be trying to be nice). What I need is some good color. I try to color it myself, but my grey is getting stubborn! I might have to get a professional color and I’m really just too cheap for that! But, I think it looks really cute either way!

  4. I love the layers! My left side is my evil side. It constantly wants to do the outward flip (flip and back). It’s annoying cause I can see it out of the corner of my eye. Little booger!

  5. You look like CJ Craig (of the West Wing) in that last picture. I love her. You’re lucky. I think you should work the CJ Craig angle whenever possible (she had blonde hair though, but still). I love the new do. Do you use any product to keep your hair in line?

  6. Ooh… that last commenter is RIGHT- that last picture DOES make you look like CJ on West Wing. Wow.

    Anyway, I like the cut. And I like the flip- you might as well go with it… my hair does the same thing, until it reaches my shoulder blades… then it starts to just be straight… anyway, I think it’s cute!

    You want to know something extra funny, though?

    Last night, I had a dream that YOU were my hair dresser (I’m trying to grow my hair back long, FYI), and I had told you explicitly not to take off length, but just get the dead ends off… and with the first chop of the scissors, you took off like 4-5 inches on one whole side of my hair. There was nothing I could do except for grab my purse, huff off, furious at you, and end our relationship.

    Glad it wasn’t real- I was so hacked at you!!! 🙂 *snicker*


  7. Tamara – bangs are NOT always in style. However. They are at the moment. So consider your hair in style. 🙂

    Bethy – Who is Diane Chambers?

    Susanne – I have actually heard that, and it makes sense, as the other side curls under nicely.

    Yall are all so sweet! It’s actually cuter in real life than it is in the pictures. Or so I think. I hope it looks even better as it gets used to the cut and as I get used to styling it.

  8. I think it’s cute. I’ve had short hair for years and years. I’m definitely not with the trends in that department. Not in too many departments, now that I think about it. Hmmm. Anyway, my sis-in-law is a hair dresser and she says everyone has a flippy side because your hair actually grows around that direction on you head. So embrace it, girl! ;v)

  9. I think it’s cute and I also believe the flipout is not out of style! Of course, I will NEVER again ask my stylist if something is in style again, the last time I asked (regarding bangs) she said “Bangs are ALWAYS in style” SNIP…I now have bangs…and no, I didn’t want them…was just discussing the subject 😉 As for your shirt, just wanted you to know I got the memo you sent this morning and am wearing it also ha ha!

  10. Super cute. LURV it. Seriously.

    I think the reason it flips is the length. I cut my hair that length last fall and sure enough, mine did the same thing. Something about when it hits the shoulders at just the right angle…not much you can do about it, I’m afraid. At least not much I could do when it was me.

    It does look really, really cute though. Bravo!

  11. Part of the flip out is your natural…whatever – mine does the same thing. In fact, I think most people’s flips on one side and curls under on the other. It drives me NUTS on mine. In fact, I just got mine all whacked off (I will have to post pics tomorrow) to avoid the weird flippy layer.

    Have you tried flat ironing it? Sometimes a hot flat iron swooping it under does worlds of good.

  12. Kim, yes, I flat ironed it first, and then when that wasn’t working for me, I used a good ol’ fashioned curling iron. And after all that, the flip. Oh well . . .

  13. Mine does the natural flip – and only one one side. No. matter. what. I. do.

    I think it’s cute! I bet you’ll love it once you get used to it. 🙂

  14. I think it looks great!

    My hair always “flips out” if I have it shorter. That is why I keep it so long so I don’t have to deal with it. But then people always bug me to cut it. But I am lazy – I don’t want to have to “style” my hair all the time. I did give in and get layers – but it is still long enough that I can just comb it, leave it wet and go.

  15. I too have hair that wants to go its own way and right now it is really long. I am holding on to it until this third child is born and I’ll trim it off some. At any rate, I refuse to be a slave to the flat iron and I just deal with mine.

    I think to some extent you have to go with what works for you and your hair and not solely based on trends.

    Regardless, it looks great!!!!

  16. My hair does the same thing-flip out, that is. Drives me crazy sometimes when I want it to flip under! I think it has something to do with the length of your hair and how it hits your shoulder-that’s why I think my hair does what it does! But it looks cute anyways 🙂

  17. Looks like you got a really good cut! Looks like she layered it well. I like it! :o) Of course I’d think you look good if you had a bowl on your head!! xoxo

  18. You’re hair looks very cute. Actually my hair tends to flip the same way. I just go with it and let it do its thing. I’m gonna do mine anyway:)

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