Posts Tagged ‘hair’

The Perfect Haircut (For Now)

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

After a year of premeditating and pinning, I finally got my hair cut in an angled long bob, and it’s exactly what I wanted.

It seems like an insignificant event, but let’s review some background information. Having curly hair is tough; there aren’t as many options out there. I don’t like huge, poodle-like volume in curly hair, so my go-to style has been long and sleek curls for years. I don’t like how most long-haired women get their hair layered where it’s shorter in the front and extremely long in the back, and I also don’t like the un-layered cuts, because it makes my hair flare out like a pyramid. And straightening (either daily blowdrying or chemically straightening) has always been out of the question.

My hair hadn’t been this short since 7th grade. I got a medium-length cut a few years ago, but I hated it; it was just so boring. When I got my previous haircut last spring, I cursed myself for not going shorter. Even worse, I was too lazy to get another haircut for another year, so I admit that my hair got a little out of control over the past year. Below is a recent image of me looking fancy with my long, beautiful hair blowing in the wind, but I’m actually annoyed as I push it out of my face.

The other thing that bothers me about long hair is that, though it’s beautiful, I never know how to place my hair. Sometimes I get frustrated and throw all of it behind my shoulders, and other times I gather all of it in front of my shoulders, which probably looks weird from the back. I often pulled half of my hair back, which allowed me to wear my hair down and still have peripheral vision. I’d been tired of feeling like I was carrying a “pelt” on my back at all times, so I love that the back is short now. It’s one less thing in my life to worry about.

There are lots more I can write on hair, including how hair length is perceived on women in a professional setting, and how Felicity’s ratings plummeted when Keri Russell chopped off her hair, but I’ll leave that for another time.

New haircut photos taken by me, long-hair photo taken by Rotem Eren-Rabinovich, and haircut is courtesy of Ouidad Salon.

Non-matchingfreak self-portraits

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

When I re-started Matchingfreak back in 2008 for the second time, I was excited that I would have an excuse to take self-portraits again. There had been a serious decline in picture-taking since college, and this project was to salvage the little amateur photographer in me.

Well, I do take more pictures in a day now, but no more “discretionary” shots than I had been taking before. Is it that my surroundings are less inspiring, or that I am less inspired? Perhaps both, and I realize this.

I got a haircut last Saturday. They made my curls look so perfect that I knew it was a good self-portrait photoshoot opportunity, for old times’ sake.


Sunday, February 20th, 2005

Remember the previous post about how it’d be cool to dye my hair magenta? Well, I came up with a solution that I’d actually do… I got the tips of my hair dyed burgundy! It’s very subtle, so I reeally like how it turned out:

The best part about the whole ordeal is that I don’t regret it! I like it a lot. It’ll be gone in my next haircut anyway.

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

Sometimes I want to dye my hair a rich, dark magenta, but I’ll never do it. It’ll take years to grow back and look gross in the process, because I like my natural hair color so I wouldn’t want to redye it brown.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

Yesterday I was sick, but at least my hair looked nice:

Unfortunately, I’m even sicker today, but at least, somehow, I’m very happy to be doing homework.

Doing work for chemical engineering class is so new to me. In the homework I did last night, I was using physics (potential energy, kinetic energy, etc.) and chemistry (heat capacitance, etc.) at the same time. I’m not accustomed to mixing the two! Today we started learning how to do numerical estimations on Matlab. It’s like every topic of science blended together. It’s great!


Thursday, January 29th, 2004

This morning I had nothing better to do, so I attempted to blowdry my hair straight. Sadly, the blowdryer blew a fuse, and I think I burnt my hair a little because it smells kinda burnt.

Anyway, I never got to finish blowdrying my hair, so I took another shower. But before taking a shower, I took a picture:

I washed my hair with deep cleansers after that, and I feel bad about denaturing my hair. I’ll be eating a lot of meat and cheese these upcoming days…

Monday, January 21st, 2002

I suck at abstract art.

In other news, the tips of the hair on the left side of my head are completely straight. Vat ze frig?

Today, I thought a good shower would make me feel better, but then I had a bad hair day. Bad hair days are always the worst. At least, when there’s nothing else to be happy about, I like to go in front of the mirror and look at how pretty my hair is. But today I couldn’t even do that. So I painted with kiddy paints. They suck. People are gonna think I’m stupid. But screw people. Painting has never been my forte.. ever since I was a kid… neither has cutting.

So. I ended up not studying math. Haha. Hopefully I’ll do well on the final.

Friday, January 11th, 2002

Man! My hair is so great! I mean, you don’t understand…. it’s never been this healthy before. The ends were so horrible until I got that haircut! Now it’s still long.. it’s at about elbow level.. and the tips are actually soft! And they curl! And my hair looks even bigger now, and sooo healthy! And.. it’s so cute, it’s like these bunch of locks just spiraling down. *sigh* Yay.

So, all I accomplished was piano. But guess what. I’m going to bed at 9:30 again! Last night I went to bed at 10:30 and I just died. I figure that if I start going to bed at 9:30 regularly, maybe I’ll stop waking up so sleepy someday.. who knows. All I know is, the earlier I get to bed, the better. Besides, I’m feeling pretty sleepy even now.. *yawn*

Wednesday, January 9th, 2002

Ah, so I have proved to myself that no matter how early I go to bed, it’ll never be enough on a weekday. I went to bed at 9:30 last night and it still wasn’t enough sleep! Maybe I’m a hypersomniac or something, because I always need at least 10 hours. But I sleep like 6 hours a day so I guess it’s not hypersomnia after all.

I got an A on my Acadeca test and I’m very proud. Mwahaha. Also, everybody liked my straightened hair.. especially Jocelyn was a bit obsessed about it.. hehe. So yes, I’m happy. I might go to school like this tomorrow, too, but I don’t know. Today was pretty hot and I was wearing a big warm sweater with nothing underneath (well, a bra, of course), so I got all sweaty and I hope that didn’t ruin my hair. The last time I checked it was pretty fluffy. Also, I was pretty scared that sleeping on it would mess it up, but it didn’t. NVAHA.

Okay, well, Blogger’s not letting me publish right now, so I’ll probably write something later and put both up at the same time.. bye.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2002

I just got back from getting my hair blowdried! IT HURT SO MUCH. Ahhhh! God. I’m not doing that again for a VERY long time. But it looks so good! Haha! I love straight hair. I hope it doesn’t get messed up by tomorrow.. I really want people at school to see it! Ugh! How am I supposed to sleep and still keep my hair intact? *feels helpless, cries* I also got a trim. I really needed it, there was like 3 inches of ugly split ends and the tips of my hair were all stiff and ugly and unhealthy. Man, I’m afraid the woman cut it too much though! And I can’t even tell how long it is, because it’s straight right now! I guess I’ll find out after I take a shower. *sigh…* Oh well.. it had to be done. 🙂

Oh, and my dad DID get a filing cabinet. It is hunter green. Yay! *glances at it once in a while* Ah!! I can put my Shakespearean magnetic poetry on it now! And the butterfly magnets that I’d bought but never had the chance to stick anywhere! YES! I think I’ll do that now. I don’t have any homework tonight, isn’t that exciting? I know! HAHA! I shall DO STUFF! I shall NOT be online as much. Hey, that’s a good idea. I think I’ll make that one of my many new year’s resolutions. Ugh. I don’t know if I’m going to keep any of them. Wah! Anyway, no. No bad thoughts!

I suddenly got so excited. I’m so happy school’s back! I AM SO HAPPY! I LOVE SCHOOL! *happy sigh* Ah, the thrill of going to class every day, communicating with people, learning new stuff, doing fun assignments, singing in choir and whatnot! YAHA!

Oh my God. I feel like I’m going to cry. I seriously don’t know why I got so hyper/emotional/excited all of a sudden. It’s kind of scary. Ahem. I bet I could ramble a lot right now, hehe. But I shall not. I shall go practice piano. YAY LIFE! Okay.. bye!! *grinnnn!*