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  1. Show 'n' Tell: The Middy

    Friday, September 9, 2011

    I went under the knife (scissors) and finally got a middy cut!
    This is my terribly grainy before photo. My appointment was in the morning, so I decided to forgo a wash, since the hairdresser was going to do it anyway.

    Blargh! The Swamp Thing lives!
    I was dressed fairly slobby as well, since I was going to spend the rest of the day cleaning my house in a zillion degree weather (smart cookie, this one). My hairdresser was a bit trepidatious at first when I showed her the diagram, but when I showed her the picture of Retro Chick's middy her mind (and my nerves) were set at ease.

    The cut was fast and accurate! She didn't thin as much as I'd have liked, but hairdressers always seem wary of that. Trust me, I got lotsa hair. I'm not gonna miss any if you go too scissor happy. The final result (straightened):



    I'm certainly not a fan of my hair straight anymore - it kept on flopping into my eyes! And I can't even keep it back with a few bobby pins. pfffft.

    Annd, Pièce de résistance, with a set:





    To be honest, I set it like an idiot - it was too wet and wasn't evenly distributed, so some pieces fell out - but I'm still impressed. It wasn't too off from how my hair was cut before, but I'm excited to experiment with it. I'm also going to start setting it every other day instead of everyday (see tips from Retro Chick on how to make a set last one week) and see how that helps my fly-aways.

    All in all, I'm very impressed. If you're keen on getting one for yourself, take a photo of the middy styled straight so your hairdresser knows how to cut it. In online conversations with others, the diagrams have proved pretty useless with modern hairdressers and mine personally preferred using the photo.

    In other news, I went shopping again. H&M, stop parting me with my money!


    The skirt is old (H&M), but the blouse (H&M) and shoes (Spring) are new. The blouse is fashioned in the same way as my favourite dress, but I'm wishing now that I had gone a size up. Curse you bosom! Although the blouse is a little roomy in the shoulders, so had I gone up I probably would have looked like a football player. I got this blouse in two styles (you can't really tell but this is white with pink floral designs, the other is beige) and a brown skirt, which was really exciting as it went well pass my ass all the way to my knees! A rarity for H&M.


    PS I wrote this blog post after slamming back an Amber's Kenmount Road Chocolate Stout so if I don't make any sense or am sillier than usual, blame the beer.
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  2. 3 comments:

    1. Kerry said...

      How exciting!!! Excuse all my exclamation marks, but my own hair is giving me serious grief at the moment so I am longingly looking at all you middy-haired ladies.

      I'm sure the new cut plus that fantastic vintage hairstyling book will help you produce tonnes of wonderfully executed vintage styles. And then hopefully it will drive me so crazy with envy that I will let go of the safety blanket that is my long hair and go for it myself!

    2. Isis said...

      You look lovely! I love my middy- it's the best hair-cut I have ever had! First time I went to a hair-dresser who had no idea what it was, armed with a digram and he did a good job of it. But now I'm fortunate enough to have found a retro hairdresser who knows exactly what she does and I'm very happy about it. :)

    3. Retro Chick said...

      Oooh it looks gorgeous with a set!

      I know what you mean about straight floppy hair. It drives me insane and falls in my eyes!

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