Monday, September 7, 2009

New Hair Doo...

My hair has been pleading with me to cut it for some time now. My problems is that I wait until I can't stand it another second and make an appointment with the first stylist that's available.
I've been wanting to chop it all off again, but have been looking for just the right style. Yesterday, I found it...I couldn't wait a day longer. So armed with all the pictures that Pioneer Woman supplied, I made an appointment at Toni & Guy and headed on out. My stylist was a cute little young lady. Come to find out she'd only been working there since May and that was her first job...gulp. I do really like it, I just don't think she followed the pictures that I gave her very well. I think I might like it more if the back was a little bit shorter.
Ok, I realize that the girl in the sample picture probably has much thicker hair than mine. But I'm wondering if there is a certain product that I can put in it to help seperate it and make it look chunkier. So ladies with short hair...what do you use? She used some BedHead stuff on me yesterday and I wasn't too impressed with how it held up. The thing with me is that I have fine hair and alot of it gets weighted down alot. The thing that made me go marching into Toni & Guy immediately was this quote from the blog... "Brandi says this is a cinch to style. She just blow dries the sides straight—takes a couple of minutes—then she just lets the back do whatever it wants to do."
The back is what I hate to style...I can get the front looking pretty ok and just fizzle out on the back. To be honest, I haven't even tried to style this myself yet, but I can tell that by how long she left the back, it's not gonna be like Brandi's.
So I thought I'd share some pictures and take any styling hints or product advice that y'all might have. (I'm really not fishing for compliments here...I need help!!)

My pictures were taken from the webcam on my computer, Brandi's pictures were taken by PW. Nuff said.

But you get the point.

By the way, did I mention that this haircut took almost 2 HOURS?


Heather said...

I think it looks great. I've always waited until the last possible minute to get my hair cut too. I wised up though... I go to Katie now. You should give her a try.

rae ann said...

cute, CUTE cut! i think you're right though- the back needs to be shorter and the layers need to be blended.

try using a wax... tends to be kinda sticky, but it won't weigh your hair down and it still allows for some movement. you could also try a salt spray. it's basically, water, salt and oil and it gives you that day-at-the-beach kind of hair- all piecey and chunky.

it's a really cute cut though! it frames your face so well!

Yankee Wife said...

Cute cut! You are definately right about the back though. You will yell at your hair in the back because you're gonna be mad at it because you will be having to style the back. If you don't wanna mess with the back, then you need super short chunks just like you said, and good product. Saying all that, I do have super thick hair too - so it might not be the same for you. A product you might like is a hairspray by the Sexy line called, "Soya Want Full Hair." I ♥ that stuff for short hair.

Zoomer said...

Great style for you Emily! I really like it. Isn't it called an A-line type of cut??
I think the girl who cut your hair did a pretty good job. I think there is a definite difference though in the texture of your hair and Brandi's. Your hair looks very healthy and not damaged. Brandi's to me looks like she's not a natural blonde. If it's true that she bleaches blonde then her hair is damaged. I have found that damaged hair is easier to style than hair that isn't.
That being said, I still think you can go for the look you want, I would blow dry the back with a curling type of mousse in it. Then add some to the front and blow dry until it looks like you want it to.
Mousses work better because they are lighter yet still hold the style esp. for fine hair types. Good luck!

Jenny said...

I would try anything in KMS California's hairplay line. Either the molding paste or the paste up spray. I have fine hair and a lot of it as well. I don't have short hair but I've tried almost all of these products and they work great! Those are the two I would recommend for your hairstyle. Good Luck!