I’ve just about recovered – fingers crossed – from a particularly nasty bout of insomnia which lasted 4 or so nights and left me feeling less than alive. One of the hairbrained schemes I came up with in the early hours of the morning – a time which, in any other situation, I would be walking home after a night dancing wildly, or else still be on the night bus – was that I needed to cut my hair immediately.
It was either going to be a big chop to get a 1930s-eque hair style again, or cutting in a rockabilly fringe and trimming away some of my locks. I first bobbed my hair about 3 and a half years ago after a bout of sleeplessness, and loved it. Having bobbed hair felt very empowering, but it was quite high maintenence, and I ended up letting it grow out after I left home for art school and, due to impoverished circumstances, couldn’t afford a hair cut. I couldn’t really decide and spent many a minute debating whether I would suit a fringe. I hadn’t had one since I was 10 or so (which I also cut myself, after spending years growing out a fringe…) . In the end I basically decided to go for it, that at nineteen I’m young enough to live down terrible mistakes, and also young enough to get away with it, and finally that my hair grows ridiculously quickly so I wouldn’t have long to wait for it to grow out.
I watched this video – which gives useful and reassuring tips! – and did it in two steps. The fringe is a bit of a ‘mare to maintain, to be honest, as my hair likes to curve over to one side. But overall, now I’m used to it, I’m really quite pleased! (The saddest part was cutting off some of my eyebrows whilst doing it. This was devastating.)