November 21, 2012

SQUARE ONE



Above: Before, and after. I used a #3 (3/8") clipper all over. Taken with Photobooth. See past haircuts here and here. See a similar stinkface here.

So, I shaved my head again. Kind of on a whim, but kind of because I was tired of dealing with it, and thinking about what to do with it (should I grow it out? - in a big afro-pouf, or in an undercut swoop?, etc., etc., every month), and paying for monthly haircuts when I could be paying for monthly massages. I love my hair - it's thick and corkscrew-curly and looks better the dirtier it gets. Sometimes I feel like I should grow it out because it would look so awesome. But I love keeping it like this. Little maintenance, big impact. It suits my style and the amount of energy I'm willing to put into it. Also, I could argue it's just another piece of the Never-Ending Edit puzzle - but only a small, (hopefully) non-pretentious piece.

12 comments:

  1. VERY few women could look as awesome as you with a shorn head, but I have to say I actually like it better than the before shots. I'm living vicariously through your actions here, Liz. And P.S. I am daily inspired by the Never Ending Edit; thanks for helping me simplify my life.

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    1. Thanks!

      How have you been editing?! Wardrobe? Kitchen stuff? Books? I'm SO curious about how other people go about it, and what's easiest - and hardest - for them to part with. And I'm flattered that I've inspired you (and that you like my haircut).

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  2. You definitely pull off the look really well. Due to the unfortunate shape of my head and gigantic forehead this probably wouldn't be a good look for me. There are many days I wish I could just shave it all off, though. Having banana curls at age 28 just ain't cute.

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    1. HA - I had to google "banana curls." Spot-on. Everyone always brings up the shape of their head - and then I get a little sheepish, because I NEVER considered that. Guess it turned out well, though.

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  3. you are gorgeous. "little maintenance, big impact" is spot on.

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  4. I love both... but I do have an automatic girl crush on any female with a shaved head. I can't help it. I usually use #3... except this fall I tried #2.. half an inch. i felt very sinead. i'm digging michelle williams type pixie these days but I'm heading to visit the parents this weekend and my dad's razor may find its way to my head. only downside=the cold.

    i do sometimes feel like its a crime to shave off all my pretty curly hair... but F that.

    AND you have great cheekbones.

    AND 2 comments in one day. you SHOULD feel special.

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    1. I do have this weird guilt surrounding getting rid of curly hair. Probably because of all the "I'd kill someone to have hair like that" comments over the years - which you, no doubt, have gotten as well.

      I think a #2 is a quarter inch? - I'm thinking of going to that next week. Like, now that I'm back to short, I need it to be AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE. And maybe blonde?...

      I feel so, so special.

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    2. oops yes quarter of an inch. its fun and feels super badass just cold on the noggin.
      I'm thinking of going lighter... and then when I'm fed up of that. Bzzzzzzz. win win.

      side note: shaved head = zero hat hair.

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  5. Love it. Absolutely love it.

    As I'm doing my own Never Ending Edit I find that I now have very different demands for the stuff I get into my flat. The quality has to be better, I have to love it or I have to be able to use it more than once a year (I 'borrow' Christmas ornaments from my parents for example) my which means that I often pay a lot more than I would have in the past. Do you experience this as well?

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    1. Thanks!

      Yes, I experience that as well. I'm also more apt to know if something will "stick" when I'm considering buying it, based on everything I've donated or kept in the past. Trends have started rising to the top - it makes it easier to avoid strange impulse buys. Sometimes.

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  6. Love the short/shorn hair! You definitely have the good bones to pull it off very well.

    And I suspect that most people who say they really want thick curly hair wouldn't last 10 minutes with it.

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