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JackBauer Sat 01-Aug-09 20:04:37

Is your name on this thread?

Time for a trim then.

I did it slightly differently this time as I didn't want the fringe any shorter, I put in 2 highish bunches at the back of my head and trimmed them.

So come on, sign back in!

sarah293 Sat 01-Aug-09 20:08:52

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JackBauer Sat 01-Aug-09 20:19:44

Good girl <pat riven on (beautifully coiffed) head>

Am still very pleased, had a bit of a <gulp> when I realised I had put ina few too may layers mullet but had a retrim and it sorted itself out thank fuck

No money on hairdressers for a good 8 months now.

EyeballsintheSky Sat 01-Aug-09 20:21:47

OMFG, it can't be that time already! I've only just stopped looking like Cafael shock

JackBauer Sat 01-Aug-09 20:31:15

Well, maybe you can leave it a bit longer thengrin
It's been 3 and a half months, so a bit late really....

EyeballsintheSky Sat 01-Aug-09 20:33:03

I did it the first time - fab.
Two weeks later had a another go - Derek Jacobi

I did love it but got scissor happy and now I've forgotten where to put the ponytail for best effect.

sarah293 Sat 01-Aug-09 20:37:10

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giraffesCantCatchSwineFlu Sat 01-Aug-09 21:16:28

I will do mine tomorrow when I have washed my hair. Its dried curly now and have had a nap so its gone crazy!

JackBauer Sat 01-Aug-09 21:24:39

So about time for a cut, show it who's boss giraffes!

Any 'home hair-cut' virgins...come on, ignore the talk of cadfael and derek jacobi and mullets

You'll look gorgeous, honest! (check out the pics on the thread in OP if you need more persuading)

Ooooh, I just did mine, without having seen this thread first, so it must be time!

I added a few long layers to the back, as it was getting a bit straight and heavy there. I want to get a bit of movement back there, it just hangs straight down otherwise (unless there's even a hint of rain, in which case it FRIZZES! Frizz! Frizz! And then there is nothing I can do with it).

I'm rather pleased with it. I was vaguely thinking I need to get to a hairdresser's just to do a sort of general tidy/shape up, but I think I've just saved myself rather a lot of money, and no doubt (given my previous experiences with hairdressers) a few tears too.

Hurrah for MN DIY haircuts!

liath Sat 01-Aug-09 21:35:22

I did mine a couple of months ago so it must be due a re-trim. I have to say, though it's the happiest I've been with a haircut for a looong time.

JackBauer Sun 02-Aug-09 07:52:08

Hurrah indeed!grin

I know what you mean liath, I like being able to 'fix' it if I'm not 100% happy without having to <gulp> complain too

Riven, shhhhh I am trying to entice otherswink

RumourOfAHurricane Sun 02-Aug-09 10:23:12

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TheChilliMooseISNOTFOREATING Sun 02-Aug-09 10:38:42

Shineon, I managed it so it's not too difficult grin
I only did mine a couple of weeks ago, so remind next time when my trin is due!
Next time I wouldn't put the front bits of my hair into the ponytail as they came out a bit short and it does rather look like I am growing a fringe out.
But it is masses better than it was.

TheChilliMooseISNOTFOREATING Sun 02-Aug-09 10:39:29

I wouldn't straighten it first because the result is meant to be a layered sort of look.

RumourOfAHurricane Sun 02-Aug-09 10:47:15

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TheChilliMoose Sun 02-Aug-09 11:05:58

I put mine into a ponytail on the top of my head, in the centre as I have a centre parting, and then cut about 6 inches off. I cut to where the sortest bits of my hair already were.
When I took it down, one side was slightly longer, so I did it again to even it out.
Have you seen the youtube video?

giraffesCantCatchSwineFlu Sun 02-Aug-09 14:01:30

Ok just washed my hair so off to dry it, straighten it and then chop it.

giraffesCantCatchSwineFlu Sun 02-Aug-09 14:02:11

the cutting link

FlamongoBongo Sun 02-Aug-09 14:19:49

Right, I'm going to do it this afternoon! Have been inspired by you all. I just have some questions to clarify things:

So, from what I've read/watched, you just tie a very high pony tail right at the front of your head, and then snip?

And then cut into it to get it feathery rather than just dead straight?

And cut closer to your head the shorter you want it?

And if your stupid very brave, you cut just a few inches from your head so you get a fringe? grin

This girl ended up having a wonky cut because the pony tail was to one side - but some of you did yours dead centre. What's meant to happen when you do it to one side?

giraffesCantCatchSwineFlu Sun 02-Aug-09 14:57:16

When you do it to one side you are meant to get a sidey fringe. hhmm I just did it and its harder to get right. I reccomend the middle one for first time, its almost impossible to get wrong.

I am a bit unsure about my cut now, ah well its only hair, it will grow!

FlamongoBongo Sun 02-Aug-09 15:49:11

Just looked at your profile pics. Your hair looks fantastic!

So sad to read about your babies. You must be a very strong woman. I hope it was ok to mention them here - couldn't see your profile and not say anything!

MerlinsBeard Sun 02-Aug-09 17:02:49

ooh i had forgotten about this. I no longer have 'The MN', i hacked most of my hair off in a fit of extreme depression a few months ago and managed to get in with a trainee last week who did a FABULOUS job of fixing me (for free!)so i have no intention of messing!

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