Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pixie 101 or, How I Wasted Several Hours Today

Since it has now become common knowledge in the English department that I cut my own hair, the requests have been rolling in from my shaggy haired friends. This is not surprising for several reasons.

Number One: We are graduate students, and therefore, most of us would just go without haircuts rather than give our hard-earned money away.

Number Two: Those of us who have bitten the bullet and paid for a haircut in Maine have been sorely disappointed. See any pictures of me late last fall. It say the least.

For some reason, I have gotten three requests for haircuts just this week. I saw a fourth coming last night and ducked out of the room before she could get the words out. I know it might be rude, but I just couldn't handle one more. A lot of my reluctance has to do with the fact that my superstellar Rhianna cut of late summer is now...well...shaggy.

In my research [read: pop culture mags, tabs, tv, etc. that I follow continually now that I can rationalize it through 101], I have been noticing all the adorable haircuts that I should be having. Or at least trying.

So this is what I've been most taken with:

Victoria Beckham has done it again. This pixie is flawless. Who knew her hair was perfectly curly? By the way, J.Lo is still boring.

Now, I never EVER thought I would take style cues from Samantha Ronson. Anyway, her new pixie is soooo cute. She looks like a girl again. And there is nothing wrong with that. Rock on, Ronson!

And...oddly enough, this joker impressed me this morning.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is Sid Vicious' mugshot. But...his hair is amazing.

So, determined to be at least as attractive as Sid Vicious, if not Ronson and Beckham, I inspected the canvas. Here is how you can tell if your short haircut has gotten shaggy. It might look something like this:

Finally, after a lot of chopping and reinspection and rechopping and evening and randomizing and blah, blah, blah, I now have a haircut I can live with.

So, what do you think? Did I approximate the Beckham/Ronson/Vicious?

And...for those of you who are keeping track, I'm having a haircutting day next weekend. So far there will be three haircuts, but who knows what could happen in the next seven days!


jess said...

super cute.
i'd like to get in line also, please.
i definitely need some sort of trim at least. so i'll hop the next flight to bangor... you can pick me up in about 6 hours.
thanks :)

Amanda said...

yes, jessica! i'll be waiting at THE gate. :)

jess said...

sounds like a date!

trresa said...

Amazing haircut Amanda!! You've done it again!

I too would like to be in the line on Saturday~~~actually I just want to see your face in person!!!!!!!!!!

Too bad none of us have any money$$

Amanda said...

That's the thing, no money required for self-cuts! :) I did some more trimming today.

It was hard...and I think it might have been like Anita trying to lower the height of her hair (remember when that was a big concern, Anita?)...but I cut off my sideburns. It needed to happen.

Maybe I'll post another picture so reflect the current do. It does, in fact, look a bit different.

Anita said...

Amanda! You are amazing and your hair is fabulous!! And yes, I can relate to the watching of the hair height - it is critical. I must say, I think you've mastered it. I want one!!