How do I hair?
May 27, 2014 4:34 AM Subscribe
I've been cutting my own hair for a couple of years - I have no hair cutting skills, I hack at it with a pair of scissors until it doesn't flop into my eyes anymore. During that time I've been a student, and now I've just finished uni, and started thinking that maybe before I start volunteering/going to job interviews where I'll need to make a good impression, I should get a professional to have a go at it.
posted by AllShoesNoSocks to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
As it sits now, it's fairly short (long enough that it forms a fringe that covers most of my forehead, short enough that I'm semi-regularly mistaken for a 15-year-old boy), and a bit uneven/scruffy. If I mention in conversation that I cut it myself, people seem surprised, so either it looks ok, or people are polite enough to pretend it does. I don't mind it like this, I don't really think about it much, but I'm worried about approaching potential employers etc. looking like I just got dragged through a hedge.
I haven't touched it for a few weeks to let it grow out a bit, so that when I shuffle into a hairdressers and ask them to fix it they'll have more to work with. My problem is that I don't want a particularly "girly" hairstyle, and whenever I went to a hairdresser as a teenager I was disappointed with the outcome. I don't really know what kind of style I want. I guess I wouldn't mind just going to a barbers and getting some sort of men's cut, but I'm worried about the impression a men's haircut on a woman would make.
What do I do with my hair? Am I worrying too much?