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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2005 01:49:24 PM »

i want to cut my hair too!! last time at great clips they cut it all unevenly... so now i will do that myself.  but they just sent me a coupon so i might just go this weekend to them again anyways but a different "branch"  decisions decisions
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2005 03:03:19 PM »

[gasp!] zombie, you're.......you're Hot!

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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2005 03:23:14 PM »

Zombie your hair looks awesome!

But another tip for anyone else reading this thread, make sure you have sharp scissors. That is it say don't use your coupon cutting scissors on your hair. For the same reasons you don't use paper scissors on cloth (paper and its related chemicals dull the scissor blades) you don't use any old pair of scissors around the house.... or else you'll get as I love to call it The Hydra Hair Effect. If you use dull scissors on hair, when you squeeze the scissors to cut, the hair moves out of the way and it only cuts a small piece instead of a chunk. After you get everything trimmed so it appears nice.... one shake of the head and all these missed pieces fall from nowehere and mess up your hair's line. You'll cut them, move again, and once more pieces that should have already been trimmed will fall from somewhere and need cutting.
As well, when cutting your own hair- if you do decide to cut it wet know that for most people when it dries it will dry shorter. When hair is wet it has no curl or volume and will lay straight, when hair dries it will curl or do whatever your hair does. So when you cut your hair even with your chin you may end up with hair that is even with your top lip.
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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2005 03:30:55 PM »

[gasp!] zombie, you're.......you're Hot!

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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2005 03:45:31 PM »

Yeah, I speak from personal experience:

Dont cut your hair with your sewing scissors.
Dont cut your hair with your yarn scissors.
Dont cut your hair with the kid/craft scissors that are missing part of the handle.

At least I have fun.

HOTNESS.
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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2005 03:47:23 PM »

Hehe you know, the style that you ended up with is the same one that I repeatedly gave myself when I was in high school.. of course, then I got into the mohawk think and a lot of bizarre head-shaving.. but when I had hair in large amounts , it looked like that!  Cheesy  I refuse to ever pay for a hairstylist again.  They never, ever do what I want them to.
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2005 03:53:33 PM »

Your hair looks great! If you still want to try a salon, I suggest leaving your small town and checking out some city salons.  They may be more cutting edge and familiar with non-traditional techniques.  

Ask for a razor cut.  Many years ago, I fell in love with Natalie Imbruglia's hair in the Torn video.  I brought the CD cover to my stylist and he whipped out a razor.  That was in the late 90's and I've never gone back to scissors.  The razor cut is my best friend.  My stylist basically tugs on a chunk of my hair.  Then he starts about an inch from the root and chops his way down to the end.  

Pomades or wax are great for that chunky / piecey look.  I like to grab a 1 inch chunk and twist the wax into my hair.  It almost liike like dreadlocks, but without the knots.  Have fun!
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2005 04:01:43 PM »

i got a pair of hair cutting scissors at target with the hair accessories. i cut my own hair and have been for the last year.i have always cut my own bangs because they never can see my vision...and i always hate how they cut them. for me, it is basically the same yours is.but shorter. in the back i have not tried to cut it much more than straight across the bottom since it is still growing out the layers i had before. but it is almost one length. so eventually i will need to purchase more mirrors so i can cut the back better. more mirrors are more better. i believe you want it stacked in the back....which is basically layer but for shorter hair...it has that look...you know....like it's stacked...i don't know if that makes sense. anyway for the front, i take the scissors and hold them vertically to and chop up into my hair. that will give you a nice piecey/ choppy look. also i would just cut randomly into the side as well, that will give it the same look too. dang....i have to leave now, but if there is more that i wanted to say, i will just add it when i get back in a few hours. hmmm...colour, and stacking, and razors...yes i will talk about that later.(a reminder to myself)
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2005 07:18:28 PM »

i agree about how your haircut affects your colour. if it is just one colour like it is, it will not matter much. but with highlights or chunks or whatever, a different style will change the way or how much of the colour shows. razors are good...unless you have super fine hair. then it is just uber frizzy.but taking the scissors to your hair and chopping away will give a similar effect. well, i forgot what else i was going to say about it. oh stacking...yes just pull the hair out and hold it vertically and take the scissors and cut straight up or down along your fingers. it would probably be best for someone else to do that part cause you are very likely to cut your fingers. but...i am now inspired to go buy somemore mirrors and cut and dye my hair again...but i do like your hair the way it is too. other than that...happy hair experiments..
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2005 07:30:05 PM »


Remember that it's just hair, and if you mess up, shaving is really easy.
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HAHA! 
I'm having a flashback of myself crouching in the bathtub with hair clippers and tears running down my face.  I was meaning to do my regular #2 buzz cut with longer bangs (this was years ago), and... THE GUARD FELL OFF!  I scalped myself!

(You look really good though!)
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