Monday, July 26, 2010
My New "Middy Cut!"
On Friday, I had my long-awaited hair appointment with my stylist, Corry. Not only did I need to refreshen my hair color and blond highlight chunk, my hair's layers needed to be trimmed. As I posted previously, I had a Baby cut which is basically cut in 4 inch and 3 inch layers. My bangs were also cut 4 inches long.
During this last appointment, however, my hair was cut into a Middy which is 4 inches and 3 and 3/4 inches long. Like the Baby, the sides by the ears are 3 inches. My hair length is really not much different but the middle of the curved layer, my hair is 3/4 inch longer. However, unlike my previous salon visit, my bangs were trimmed only slightly with the intent to grow them two inches longer. I want to be able to do reverse rolls, pompadours, and faux bangs better. In my opinion, 4 inches is a little too short for the front.
Next time, I want to be able to do a slightly longer Middy Plus, with the center part of the layer being over 4 and 1/2 inches, maybe 4 and 3/4 or 5 inches. It is my goal to have a real Femme Fatale by the year's end.
Here is my hair on Saturday, the day after my cut:
I know, I look tired. Earlier in that day, I did a little yardwork outside and it got to be over 100 degrees! My poor plants were dying! Nevetheless, this style was done with a blow dry and curling iron the day before by my stylist. On Saturday, I simply applied a little dry shampoo and re-curled with my ceramic iron.
Here is another view of my hair today:
I am at my desk at work. Again, what's up with the tired look? Also, I am not liking me in MAC's Show Orchid. I think I look better in reds. Anyway, this style was done with pin curls on damp hair.
I am very happy I am finally "in the know" that having a proper vintage cut is vital for vintage styling! Also, my hair curls and holds a set so much better.
I am still having issues with pin curls on wet hair but I know I will get it eventually.