Well, tout le monde, the time came again for me to answer the age old question: To bang or not to bang. I've pretty much always had bangs, thanks to a ginormous
forefivehead. I've grown them out a number of times, but I think I look silly, and so the bang ensues. Last week, in London, I came to the conclusion that after nearly 6 months, it was time to get a haircut. Yes… I really waited that long. Damn the Frugal Francie in me for that! I used to work in a salon and got my hair cut for free, so I have a hard time justifying dropping $100 on a trim. It was my brilliant plan to go to a salon academy and pay 5 quid for a cut, but alas, it was winter break, and my mum pressured me into going big and spending half of my Christmas money on a trim.
Ok… enough of that… what I really want to chat about here is how scary and awkward it is to have your bangs trimmed. If you have bangs or have had them, please sound off and let me know if I'm crazy for feeling this way or if you've been there/done that!
So… obviously, when getting your bangs trimmed, the hairdresser is right in your face with shiny silver snippers essentially pointed at your eyeballs. Scared yet? Well, I have this awful inability to keep my eyes closed. I want to watch what is going on and with clippers snapping right in your eyes, it's difficult not to flinch… which I've done… and ended up with a really avant grade asymmetrical bang! Oops! So now, I find that I'm constantly blinking whenever I have my bangs trimmed. I'll keep my eyes closed while the snippers are there, but as soon as I hear them stop clipping, I open my eyes which usually makes me look like a freak, because the hairdresser is just realigning things and moved in for another wave of bang-attack.
The other bit about having bangs trimmed is breathing. I am a nose breather, so it usually doesn't bug me to have teeny tiny little snips of hair flying all over the space in front of my face, but one time, I must have yawned or coughed or something and I ended up with a hairball down the gullet. Now when I have my bangs trimmed, I hold my breath.
Anyone else feel me on this?
… also, I know I've just written a novella on bangs, but I have a few orders of business to clear up. It is Friday, which means that I should be giving ya'll something fun to win, but I have not one, not two, not three (yes, I know that is the same link 3 times, but there are 3 different prizes on that page!), but four giveaways on now, so I'm taking the week (or possibly the next few weeks off). Never fear, I already have more lined up, but would like to get back in touch with actually communicating with people and not just receiving hoards of comments about freebies!
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