This wholesale posting of many embarrassing photos of my hairstyles has two goals: firstly so that I'll have a good way to compare all my various documented hairstyles (since I only plugged to the idea of actually documenting them recently) for future reference and also so that you all see that I am not good with hair.
I'm good at getting my hair cut - my usual reaction to getting my hair lopped off is a huge sense of excitement and I have never understood those ladies on telly who cry when they have to have a haircut (ANTM, anyone?). Haircuts are fun, girls! I'm also good at getting my hair dyed, which is helped along by the love of haircuts. My hair is healthy because I rarely dye the same hair more than twice (and often only once). I am good at low maintenance. Need someone to spring out of bed, pull their fingers through their hair once and then be on with their day? I'm your woman. In fact, I have at several times had hair so short it didn't even require fingerbrushing.
I am not good at putting my hair up, putting decorative thingies in my hair, curling my hair, straightening my hair, curling or straightening anyone else's hair (and I've tried) or otherwise doing anything interesting with my hair except having slightly radical style ideas, occasionally pulling them off and occasionally failing to, and then resigning myself to my hair never again looking like it did at the hairdressers but rather doing what it likes while I hope it's windy outside (fortunately it usually is, being Christchurch).
My recent purchase of a wig (try to guess which photo it is - hint: it's not in this lot of photos) that has longer hair mine save my rat's tail means that I have opportunities to experiment with hair styling that doesn't involve bleach, dye or scissors. I have already made use of this with headscarves and hairtyes! And even a few bobby pins. However, I am determined to do more. I will have to do it skilfully too since if I'm not careful the netting of the wig shows through - or my pink hair does. Please give me ideas, either by posting comments or by styling your own hair fabulously and then posting tutorials. I will love you forever!
My, I am loquacious right now.
Lo and behold, some (not all) of my hairstyles between 2005 and 2009 inclusive:
|June 2006 - look at those crooked glasses! Seeing these photos again after a couple of years made me paranoid about crooked glasses.|
|Ma birthday! 5th April 2007|
|Sometime in 2007 after April. At a sleepover with my best friends. I am still best friends with the two on the left and still friends with the one next to me, just not as close.|
|For the first time in about four years, in April 2008 my hair was its natural colour again. I didn't usually dress like this - it was Scene Queen day on my international roleplaying forum and I was keen to participate!|
|My school ball, June 2008. My whole ensemble that night was unflattering. Look at my camo watch!|
|Also not an everyday look for me. A Punks and Hippies party in September 2008.|
|Long, naturally coloured hair! This, I understand, is what girls are "meant to look like". I get quite a few guys telling me I should go back to this. But I can do one better. January 2009, by the way.|
|This is the result of realising why I was so miserable with myself, four months later (April 2009).|
|Now back to my normal strange self! June 2009|
|A slight change shortly after, due to a poor bleaching job by the hairdresser and a change of vision on my part. Also June 2009.|
|My second school ball, July 2009. I looked much better at this one than my last, having grown completely into my weirdness and love of unnatural hair colours. No more camo watch, either.|
|As my pink faded, I added blue in August 2009. This is probably one of my favourite hairstyles. My dozy expression probably adds to that.|
|My worst hairstyle ever! The pink had faded and the sides were too long. October 2009.|
|I had to go purple once, even though I don't like the colour. This was not the best way to do it but at least it's better than the blonde 'hawk xD November 2009.|
|This particular hairstyle earned me the compliment "the epitome of how good short hair looks on girls". This was, actually, the start of my rat's tail (the back is a thin mullet resulting in the start of a rat's tail). December 2009.|