I got a haircut late last night. It was something I've been meaning to do but haven't really had the time or patience to get it done.
So last night while Honey was helping me wash my hair, I told her I wanted to cut it. Not chop it off but something that made it easier to get vintage looking hair. So... I went online and pulled up the haircut diagram for a Middy.
The Middy is the one on the right.
Well, my hair is already on the short side (it never completely grew back from a 1920's style bob that I had a little over a year ago) so when I presented the idea to Honey she knew that it wouldn't need to be cut much (oh, By the way, Honey went to beauty school so she was able to read the diagram easily. She said it's basically the haircut they test with when trying to pass the State board exam to get a license) . But it was around midnight and she wasn't sure she felt like cutting my ENTIRE head of hair to 4 inches. But she did the next best thing. She layered it to what she thought was around 4 inches and made sure it gradually got shorter on the sides. Then she cut the back into a U shape.
It's not from the diagram but it's close considering it was a late night venture.
It's not the prettiest haircut around when unstyled. I double checked it against this video by Lisa Freemont Street...
and my hair pretty much looked like the black girl version of her hair. A slightly choppy, bad rocker haircut.
I did a quick random set, which I have to do dry at all times. Wet sets just leave me with an afro. I used stand up pin curls on the top and pillow rollers on the rest.
And when I woke up and brushed it out, THIS happened!!
SUPER CUTE HAIR!!!!!!!!!
The back is my favorite!!! You can definitely see the curls MUCH better than before!!!
The brush out didn't take nearly as long either!
So while not a "traditional" Middy, I think it works for me. At least until the odd bob shape I had finishes growing out.
Totally in love with my new hair. This is one time random, late night hair cutting paid off! YAY!!!!
I hope your Cinco De Mayo was filled with lots of margaritas and sunshine!!!