So I've been cutting it shorter over the years, trying to make it easier to manage. Since I'm in "pretirement", I don't have the funds at this moment to go for a regular haircut. Last one was in May, right before my wedding. I started trimming it up myself not too long after, to clean up the edges a bit and keep my bangs out of my eyes. But yesterday, I looked in the mirror and realized it got to the point of looking like a mushroom. It was time for something!
I've been flirting mentally with a pixie cut for ages, wondering if I had the gumption. I googled tutorials for this style, and one of the first to pop up was Rachele, of The Nearsighted Owl. Rachele's a proponent of the pixie for full-figured women. What really got me tho, was that she and I are pretty similar in frame and face shape. This made me decide! If she could pull it off, I could, too! So I sharpened my sewing scissors (the closest I have to real haircutting scissors) and I went to town.
I went from this....
...To this in an afternoon!
It actually didn't take that long. I was in the bathroom, snipping away for about an hour and a half. It's a little puffy right now, because the hairs have never not been weighed down, but I expect it'll calm down in a day or two.
I felt a little nervousness as the first large lock hit the towel, but I was committed, so I kept going. And it worked!! It's great, I can wear regular hats now! I have a vintage cap from goodwill I've never been able to get on my head properly, but now it fits. My husband has more fedoras than any one man can wear, so I think I'll be borrowing some for the sheer fun of it.
What fun this was. Now to bundle up and go about the day's errands :)