Let me just start by saying if you've come looking for any kind of inspiration or actual content, perhaps you've come to the wrong place.
Sit tight. You'll see what I mean.
I've been sporting short hair for quite awhile now, and recently have taken a shine to the wedge cut.
As evidenced by this photo:
(Which is even too wedge-y for me...)
The truth is, I like not having to fuss with my hair, and this style makes me feel like I still did something with it.
It's no secret that I really have no fashion sense. If I wear anything but my everyday jewelry I feel like I should win an award. I shop right off the mannequin. I pin things to "My Style" and giggle as I do, knowing there's just no way I'm going to know how to replicate most of what I see...
So when it comes to my hair, well, let's just say I'm really low maintenance.
But see, I have this husband.
And he couldn't care less about my hair (or his), my clothes (or his) or whether or not I even wear makeup. We're just not fussy people when it comes to our appearances. I do realize this isn't necessarily a good thing.
So when he said to me, "Why don't you grow your hair out?" I think my response was... "Huh?"
I haven't had long hair in years. And my hair is THICK, so letting it grow means getting through that terrible, awkward, bushy stage. After confirming Adam was serious (multiple times) I thought, "Well, who else do I want to impress? If he wants me to grow it out--even just to eliminate my wedge cut--I guess I should try."
(For the record...I'm not usually this accommodating. I'm tremendously stubborn in pretty much every way. I'm working on it.)
So, yesterday, we had to go to Sophia's fifth grade graduation...and I am already in "I have to cut this mop" mode...It's getting awful. I realized I need to learn to style it if I'm going to grow it out...so where do I turn? The internet. More specifically, Pinterest.
More specifically, Kate's blog.
Even more specifically, this post.
And I decided to try a couple of things. I knew there was a good chance I'd end up having to wash/dry my hair all over again because there is so much room for error. I am a girl who can't even figure out how to put a bobby pin in my hair the correct way.
My first attempt was a bouncy, curled under style. This might actually work for me.
And I maybe should've stopped there. Because my next attempt was a curled with a curling iron style.
Let's just say, my results were less than desirable.
To me, this style was not unlike a pirate's hat in shape:
I know you see the resemblance.
There's really only one thing missing...
Am I right?
So, of course, after all of this, I had no desire to start over and I was thinking I should've quit with the bouncy, curled under style which seemed doable for someone of me, shall we say, style-inadequacy... so I kept playing with it. I watched the video again and eventually came up with this:
I know. It still looks a little like I should have a parrot on my shoulder... (my sister told me so) and my mom's reaction was "I don't really know what to say about your hair. Do YOU like it like that?)
Which made me laugh out loud.
Truth is, I have NO idea how to assess it and clearly have limited styling skills, so my plan is to either cut it off or keep practicing.
I'm going to make Kate proud, darnit.
And I'm going to do something with it that elicits a response other than "I kind of like it and kind of not" from Ethan.
For now, I'll leave you with my new signature "goodbye"...