Retro Chick Gets a Bob

Monday, October 8, 2012

I hate getting my hair cut.

I hate having to make an appointment to get it done and I resent spending money on it. This means I end up getting my hair cut about twice a year, and spend 3 months each time getting annoyed with my too long hair and frizzy ends.

This time round my overdue cut was even more annoying as I stripped the red from my hair back in May and the ends were still stained with the dye.

So on Friday morning when local hairdressers Hooloovoo Hair popped up on Facebook offering a half price cut because of a cancellation I grabbed it. I had my hair cut into a vintage Middy Cut back in October 2010, and although I love how it looks curled I’ve been finding it harder to deal with lately. The fact that I’ve been doing more exercise means I’ve been, er, glowing, a lot more (sweating, it’s definitely sweating, sorry, ladies definitely sweat) and a once weekly hair wash isn’t cutting the mustard. Besides, sweat causes serious curl droppage even if it is pre curled.

So I decided it was time for a cut that would look as good straight from washing as it would with an overnight wet set. So as of about 3:45pm on Friday afternoon I looked like this.

It’s a classic chin length bob, still long enough to tuck behind my ears and not wind me up by flopping all over the place. It’s long enough to do fringe rolls and put hair flowers and other things in, but still looks good un curled.

On Saturday night I made my first (very quick as it was late and I was lazy) attempt at putting a few pin curls in it as The Historical Sauces were at a wedding fair on the Sunday.I was quite pleased with the results.

So there, versatile hair. Sleek and shiny, rolled or curled. I can’t wait to try out my finger wave clips on it with the hope of creating a bit of a 20s vibe. I shall keep you updated on my progress!


9 Responses
  • Nazneen
    October 8, 2012

    Wow, it looks amazing on you! Straight or with curls, it really frames your lovely face perfectly.

    I also hate having my hair cut – and it’s currently below waist length and making me look 15 so it does need a fair chop soon :/

  • [email protected]
    October 8, 2012

    You look fantastic! I love the versatility of this bob. I too am always looking for a style that will look good naturally straight and curled. Enjoy it!

  • LandGirl1980
    October 8, 2012

    Looks a treat!

  • Perdita
    October 8, 2012

    Love it! I got bobbed a few weeks ago – it’s great for 60s and pin curls. Also, by flipping/flicking the ends with a bit of curl at the front it can look very perfect-late-50s-American-advert-woman, which is a fun look (the kind who end up with cheeky slogans instead of advertising mottoes on pinterest hehe).

  • Helen
    October 9, 2012

    Your hair looks great, my hair is just a little bit shorter and I’m debating whether to go even shorter or grow a little bit to be able to make it fancy, I’m no good at organising to get it cut

  • Janet
    October 9, 2012

    I’m so relieved that it’s not just me who hates getting her hair cut. The main reason I hate it so much is that I can never find anyone who cuts it the way I’d like it done. One day I’ll find someone…

    Yours looks fab – great choice of style 🙂

  • Beth
    October 11, 2012

    So cute! I have a very similar haircut right now, and I love how yours came out with the pincurls – any chance for a tutorial? 🙂

    • Gemma
      October 14, 2012

      Ooh, I need a bit more practice myself before I do a tutorial!

  • Lydia
    October 19, 2012

    I love the bob! I’m exactly the same with hair cuts in fact just the other week I attacked my fringe with nail scissors in the hope I could delay going… my fringe has certainly got lots of attention but none good!!