Monday, November 16, 2009

Chopping Spree

Sometimes I feel as though I should not be allowed near scissors. Particularly when I'm feeling restless with my hair.

I had vague thoughts of shaving it all off next year for the Greatest Shave, which I thought would be all the more impressive if it was quite long. And, typically, if I feel bound to something I turn and flee in the opposite direction. I couldn't even wait for my hairdresser friend to do it properly, so I hacked it off while my brother T-Bone held a mirror.

The (radically uneven) result:






The bob only lasted a week - it needed a blowdry to look halfway decent, and of course there was the issue of unevenness. I'd been itching to go all gamine and Jean Seberg*, but at the last minute I lost my nerve and went for something a tad longer. It's times like these that I am profusely glad to be living in The Age Of The Internet**, as it makes spying on girls with cute hair so much easier. I picked Argentinian model Milagros Schmoll as my hair idol:




Despite fears that I would resemble a clunky milkmaid next to her exotic, rake-thin boyishness, it didn't turn out too badly. And, might I add, WHY HAVEN"T I CUT MY HAIR THIS SHORT BEFORE?! The ease with which I can wash, dry and artfully manipulate my newly-docile tresses is luxurious.


(Apologies for the poor choice of facebook photo. Oh dear.)

*actually, I may go shorter still - I'm more than a little obsessed with La Seberg.

**to be honest, I can't really think of any occasion where I have been unhappy with The Age Of The Internet.

17 comments:

K.Line said...

It looks AWESOME! ANd short hair is the trick of all chic mothers... BTW, the bob looked great too. I think a bit more asymetry at the sides (higher at the back) would have given your face more definition.

fayeee said...

That argentinan model looks gorgeous, annd Im sure everyone has stages where they just want to do somthing completly different with their hair.
It's a natural human thing to do! :)
x

apart from men maybe? they never seem like they care.

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

OMG!

Love. You look beautiful. As always. xx

megs said...

Looks beautiful!!
xx

Aneets said...

Short hair is he bomb- yours looks fantastic.

I had short La Seberg hair for almost a decade and have now grown out mine to the bob style you sport in the first shots (which is also cute).

Nothing beats the lack of blowdrying required with short hair though- I kind of miss that bit.

Teenysparkles said...

That hair looks GREAT on you! Yes, well done on the bob attempt, but this is better..
Teenyx

beth said...

I love that photo - the hair is beautiful and the blue colour and hte jools just set it off xx

Missa said...

With your beautiful face and bone structure, you really can't go wrong with the short hair. Love it!

etoilee8 said...

Am I weird for liking the first cut? Well I did! But then again, I also like the second too. You're making me want to cut my hair off as well. Twitchy hands.

Aussie-waffler said...

I wish I was brave enough to go a super short chic do, it looks gorgeous. Over the years I've crept up to a bob, perhaps next year will be the year I go one step further.

Alexandra Redisch said...

you look ab-fab! that model has a beautiful 'do! jean seberg is lovely, and you do have the right shade for it, as well as the texture, perhaps? my hair is too curly and thick for a proper seberg 'do, sadly...

Peas said...

You look beautiful!

thevintageyear said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm really glad to have found yours too - your little one is adorable, and I really love both of your hair cuts. Self-haircuts are the best! x

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Iris said...

Aw, thanks everyone!

Amanda said...

Iris! I'm just catching up on my blogs after sooooooo long...I LOVE the crop! I've had one for a couple of years and am just thinking about growing it into a long wavy Posh bob...but, girlfriend, keep the 'do!' It's stunning on you! Love to you and Baboushka! xoxoxox

Terresa said...

The short hair is definitely it! As if you were born to have short hair. Love it!

I cut my hair boy short after my 1st daughter. I loved it and hated it at once. Then I grew it out.