Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Cut My Hair All By Myself


Yesterday when I got home from picking Z up, I wet my head and cut my hair. It took fifteen minutes to go from shoulder length to short. It's going to take a little snip here and snip there, but for the most part I'm happy with it, and I saved myself at least $40.00. So now all I have to do in the morning (11:00 AM for me) is wet my head and finger comb it.

I have to grocery shop and do laundry today. Then I swear I'm going to edit two chapters of the novel and start posting it again. I know you've heard that before, but this time I mean it.

35 comments:

a ball of Light said...

your hair looks wonderful! you seem to have done a fantastic job cutting it.
:)

Randal Graves said...

That'll be the one of two good things about going bald: three-second hair care and Patrick Stewart impersonations without use of a skullcap.

And you're right, we have heard that before. And that, too. And that. You're as cruel as a wingnut.

Cat said...

Great job on a self cut - I ahev tried that before and did not fare so well!

Cat said...

Oh and by the way - you look Gorgeous!

The Peach Tart said...

You're hair looks fabulous and so do you.

thelass said...

OMG look at pretty you!!

Gail said...

Hi-
Amazing cut!! I couldn't pull it off - but you sure can. you're a 'hot ticket'..... :-)

Love Gail
peace......

Utah Savage said...

This does it. I must be gay. The women think I look good and the man... Just nags me about repeating myself. Well, I'm old. We repeat ourselves. By god, by the end of the day I will have at least one new edited chapter up. And I am not a wingnut, I'm a lug wrench.

okjimm said...

what? repeat ourselves? What? I think it's cause my hearing aid battery is getting weak.

I tried giving myself a haircut once.

cost lotza more than 40 to fix.

and it looks fabulous.

Utah Savage said...

Okjimmm. At last. A true gentleman shows up. I just got back from the grocery store and have beer and donuts. Let the party commence!

a ball of Light said...

actually, this male ball of light noticed and admired your fine job of self-coiffure. It really does look comfortable and pretty and is very similar to the way my wife has me cut hers.
but seriously....
an old lug wench?
got any chocolate frosted?

Utah Savage said...

Well, ABOL if you made that second word in your name a plural, I'd have had no trouble identifying your gender. How nice it would be to have my mate cut my hair. I was always the one cutting my mate-of-the-year's hair. That mate-of-the-year thing might be why I live alone now. Well that, and I'm a brutally honest old woman. It's a bad combination for attracting a mate who can both please and stand me.

Freida Bee, MD said...

I swear I should start an online serial monogamist spreadsheet, so that we can just quit beating ourselves up, and also get haircuts.

You are a fox, Utah, and incidentally, your haircut accentuates that fact quite nicely.

a ball of Light said...

hmmm... "a balls" is a bit awkward don't you think? and then you might have also thought i'd just gotten dialup at ma doublewide in the mobile home park.

Brutal honesty is a real hard row to hoe... but if it pleases you... wouldn't a mate only need to stand you? i guess i've come to my realization that if iam to be pleased it is going to have to be from what i provide to myself. but that's just me.

Utah Savage said...

Freida Bee, I love you, but then you know that.

ABOL, good point. I'm having to please myself, but I have this damn esthetic that makes me act like a shallow bitch who needs a certain willingness on a mans part to try it my way, appearance wise. I know, I sound a bit like a woman who never just likes what's offered, but always wants to improve the view. But the up side of that equation is that I'm willing to do the work to make that transformation happen. Men my age aren't all that willing to put themselves in a woman's hands and let her rearrange things. Like facial hair, for instance, or a bald pate with a stringy pony tail. I know it's shallow. But there you have it. I worked too long in the fashion industry. I was a damn good make up artist and stylist. Why won't you guys just trust me? I know what I'm talking about.

quin browne said...

it looks great!! and, where in utah are you?

La Belette Rouge said...

Hey, gorgeous!!!Love the cut. You are impressive. I can't even trim my own bangs.

Utah Savage said...

Quin, I'm in Salt Lake. I won't get more specific than that except to say if you're in my neighborhood, come see me. Email me and let me know where you are.

Steve said...

looks great! i paid someone to cut the few hairs i have left today

a ball of Light said...

it doesn't sound as if you've found many men of any age willing to accept and undergo that transformative process at your hand. i wouldn't know about bald or ponytail, but i've just never had the urge or need to scrape hair off my face with what ever implement is currently on offer. tho i have had the desire to see my cheeks and chin on occasion and so every 5 or so years i'd shave it all off. never having spent much time seeing myself in mirrors it doesn't matter to me. iam not the one that has to look at my atavistic visage. if i'd had someone offering and willing to attend to my tonsorial needs (or their perception of those needs) every single morning i'd at least make coffee and get the hot towels before i sat down. grin

Utah Savage said...

I have my uncle's straight edge at the ready. It's also good in a close in fight. Or for surprise attack.

CDP said...

It looks amazing. I wish I could cut my own hair. Then I wouldn't have to try to explain to other people what I want. Beautiful picture!

a ball of Light said...

tempting... three possible and time-honored uses of Sweeney Todd's favorite tool, a strong, volatile woman with a great haircut and a wise-cracking bearded throat.... what could Possibly go wrong!?

Course you'd have to meet me halfway, in Blanding.

themom said...

The last cut I paid big bucks for was a disaster. I have been debating for days, whether I need to chop my hair myself again. I have actually been embarrasses by this cut.

And in joining the gay crowd here - yes, we're coming out - you look gorgeous!

Utah Savage said...

A Ball of Light, you're a handsome dude. I wouldn't change a thing.

Utah Savage said...

Hi TheMom. Next time you want a great cut call me. I have given up ever trying to get someone else to cut my hair. It always ends in disaster for me.

CDP, I used to take picture, rather photos from fashion magazines to show what I wanted, but I never got it. True, I wasn't 19 and a size 2 either.

Fran said...

Short is sweet when it is hellishly hot.
I have very thick curly hair & wore it long for quite a while.... it took forever to dry.

One fine day I decided enough.. went totally short... you have to find someone who KNOWS how to cut naturally curly hair or it has a crazed mind of it;s own.

My sister gave me a gift card to a fancy salon & spa-- decided to get the spendy cut ....
it sucked. Uneven etc... I asked for a redo because this was a spendy cut.

They did but then it eas too short.
Oh well just as well as it;s 90 degrees & my frigging A/C is dead. Really dead.

I have warned my husband I will be coming home drenched in sweat & cranky for a good 15 minutes.
I will need time to cool off & be a human again.

Apparently I can't handle heat in my old age.

Hell if it get hotter, I may go the Monk route & shave it all off!

Utah Savage said...

Fran, the heat is exactly why I cut my hair. It's been in the high 90s or low 100 every day for weeks. I couldn't take it a second longer. Now when I sweat, my hair just curls a little more. It's not terribly thick and not terribly curly so this seems to work.

Kristen said...

Looks fab!

Utah Savage said...

Kristen, thank you dear. Glad you like it.

susan said...

A lovely woman with a great smile can wear her hair any damn way she pleases. Nevertheless, it really does look like one of those expensive ones.

My last haircut was nearly two years ago so these days I'm investing in French clip barrettes :-)

Utah Savage said...

Susan, I was thinking of letting it grow, but it's been so damn hot that I kept having to wet my head to keep cool. Then I just decided to cut if all off so I could wet my head and still look okay. The fact that short, my hair is curly, and long, it's straight, made the choice a no brainer on a terribly hot day. I thought putting it up in a French twist would get it off my neck and keep my neck cool. Not so. It just puts hot sweaty hair on top of my hot head. And actually longer hair makes me look older. So, I should send you all my hair accessories.

Sherry said...

neat! you will love short hair. that's all i do, shower and finger comb!

looks great.

darkblack said...

Say, that's a snappy 'do.

;>)

Steve Emery said...

I'm glad you posted this. It's wonderful to get another glimpse of your face.