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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Bang Out

Warning: This post is about my hair. If you want to read something exciting, I suggest leaving now. With that said, I'd love some feedback.


I get bored with my hair often. I like to change it up as much as I can even though it probably doesn't seem that way since I tend to just wear it the same way. Right now I'm trying to grow it out after having it relatively short for the past couple of years. But in the meantime I'm getting antsy and keep remembering one of my favorite haircuts:Kidding! But really, this is one of my favorites:That's me on the right, of course. That's my sister Ali on the left and she hadn't slept in about 36 hours in this shot. That made for a funny time:) But anyway, it's fun to have cute, flippy hair and it's also a lot easier when it comes to drying it every day. Oh yes, every day because I, despite what you will see in 99% of the pictures of me, have naturally curly hair. Not as curly as Ali's (although the picture above is a bad representation of her hair bc she straightened it that day. She has hott hair. It's super curly and pretty.) ANYWAY...

So, part of me wants to go and get my hair cut shorter and flippy again, but then the other part of me says, "No! Don't do it! You've let it grow out for a year now! Keep it up, sista!" But I'm borrrreeddd with it. So....recently I have been considering getting bangs again.

I can already hear Steve, my hair dude, saying to me gently, "Scarlet, you know you don't have straight hair, right?" But besides that, I have another reason that keeps me from getting bangs sometimes: my forehead is not that big. Tyra Banks right now is thinking, "Girl! You should be glad you don't have a big forehead!" and I am, but if you think about it (and I obviously have), the length of bangs I would get would be shorter than those someone with a larger forehead would get. And the shorter hair is, the more likely it is to curl when faced with the elements (rain, snow, humidity, etc.) I don't want to end up looking like this:
Because, as ADORABLE as I am in this picture, I don't think curly-q bangs are quite the look I'm going for. (Although, please note the coffee cup in front of me. Loves it. This is my 4th birthday when I crawled under the table when they started singing to me.)

Now, I've given the cons to getting bangs so it's time for the pros. Naturally, the hair that would be cut as bangs naturally falls foreward. Right now those pieces are about as long as to my mouth so the chopping wouldn't be too incredibly drastic or upsetting. Another pro is that I tend to bobby pin those pieces to the side anyway so what difference does it make if they're shorter or not? It might be fun to have the option of wearing them as bangs sometimes. Also, my hair grows pretty fast, I think. Those front pieces were cut to the tip of my nose about a month or so ago and have seemed to grow about 1.5 inches already. This is my hair today:
Maybe not the best picture to choose, but that's me second from the right. I think it shows both the length of my hair and my tendency to pin the front to the side. Also, we're all really hott here (Halloween 2006.)


SO, WHAT SHOULD I DO? I'm afraid if I go to just get a trim I'll end up getting it cut much shorter, but are bangs too risky?

XO,
SVR

P.S. Anyone who actually read this? Thanks.

14 comments:

DC Celine said...

You know I'm going to read this...and support your bang chopping. Go for it! Yes, they're frustrating, but they're dramatic, manipulatable (read: you can pin them back/wear a good headband/wear a scarf), and still make the change - don't cut the length now! Stay long!

Your friend in bangs,...

Pink Is Neat said...

i've already given you my opinion. go with the sandra bullock haircut. seriously.

Miss Scarlet said...

DC Celine- it's so true. and bangs will give an added dynamic to what can sometimes be boring, long hair.

Pink- I know, haha. I need to make an appt for color, too;)

P.S. my word verification is "swpivo"...pivo is polish for beer.

cindy said...

I don't feel I'm qualified to give anyone hair cutting advice, since just about every day of my adult life (and my kid life, for that matter), and no matter how long or short it is, my hair always ends up in a pony tail.

All I know is that I grew out my bangs for about 2 seconds in college one year, and then like you, grew very bored with my hair. I got greedy and cut bangs right back into my hair, and regretted it the MOMENT the woman cut my hair. Of course, you will be much more stylish and sexy with the way in which you incorporate the bangs into your hairstyle....just enter lightly.

And I love Sandra Bullock, and although I can't recollect what her current hairstyle is, I've never seen her with bad hair, so I say go for that too...

Miss Scarlet said...

This is the hottest cut ever.

Kristabella said...

I too, like you, do not have much of a forehead. And nowhere near an eight-head like Tyra.

Sandra Bullock's hair IS hot. But I'm not prone to take the time to wake up and make it look all awesome like that every day. Me likey sleep.

I say go for it. It's hair. It grows back. That's my philosophy. If you don't like it, it will grow out. And if you don't like the bangs, you can pull them back like you said.

Bangs are in!

Kristabella said...

Oh, and my mom would laugh hysterically that you wrote "pivo"

We taught my little cousin that word. Since we're all big beer drinkers.

And it's funnier than beer.

Cheryl said...

Oh go for it one more time...

Anonymous said...

Err, I don't know what "bangs" are (stop sniggering), so can't really advise.

But you look well hott. Especially that last pic - do whatever to your hair to maintain the hottness. That's my expert advice. :o)

Miss Scarlet said...

Kristabella- I do give time each day to do my hair/makeup. Not in an excessive way or like I'll be on some talk show years from now bc my husband has never seen me without makeup or something. But I do get up with time to dry it and stuff. I think I'm gonna go for it.
As for "Pivo" (how is it spelled, by the way?) I was taught that by a VERY hott Polish maestro on our trip to play at Carnegie. OMG, he was sexay.

Cheryl- OK!

Ant- I do enjoy your expert advice:) Keep that up! Bangs are um, how do I describe them, they are the pieces that are short and cover the forehead...?

Anonymous said...

The only thing I have to offer to this discussion are the lyrics to the awesome They Might Be Giants song "Bangs".

Miss Scarlet said...

CBK- Well, that settles it! Any song that uses math terms to describe hair is one that'll sway my decision.

I <3 Math!

Serena said...

Those lyrics were pretty awesome. Sigh.

Miss Scarlet said...

Serena- They're adorable. Unless they're sung with sarcasm. hmmmmmmmm!