Eekk! Not long to go now... the big man is getting ready to wriggle down your chimney. (That is quite a strange "fairy tale" really isn't it, I mean how does he stay clean?). This post isn't all about Christmas though as I figure you, like me, might need a little break from that.
Don't get me wrong, I am pleased Christmas is nearly here, it is nice to be doing something different as I have been SO bored with myself of late. Do you get that, when everything just feels too much the SAME. ALL the time? I wanted a jump start the new year and it felt like time for different hair. I have agonised for ages as my problem is that, while I think shorter is sleek and sophisticated, at the same time I am always pining for pre-raphaelite long tendrils.
|Sophie Anderson Print|
A bit too vintage though eh? In the end I was bored both with agonising AND myself, so something had to be done. Shorter was the only way to go, and the only person I trust for that kind of trimming is THE Nina of Nina's Hair Parlour at Alfies Antique market. I hadn't seen Nina in ages so I headed there armed with some Christmas chocolates and photos of Amy Adams character in "Miss Pettigrew lives for the day".
|I want the hat too|
I know it isn't THAT short, but it is short for me and knowing that, even Nina was a little cautious with the scissors.
|The lovely Nina|
Since they were quiet Issidora showed me how to do Marcel waves using original metal clips, and here is the results of my first effort with her help. It lasted for 4 days (albeit getting softer at the end) and I loved it! (You can see the actual length of my new cut in the last picture as the rest of my hair is tucked up at the back in this photo.)
|Issidora the Marcel expert. I'm going to head back to her for some make-up lessons|
Then, just when I was thinking - "now where I am going to find some marcel clips to do this myself?" Along came Ian, a stallholder at Alfies, with a whole set for sale. Lucky day!
I am chuffed with my new length and it's ease of styling. Here is it, without the waves and using just hot sticks.
|Sorry, the best photos are the ones I take myself, so they are all the same!|
So now I have the start of my fresh start - not sure what is next which is kinda exciting too.
I hope you have happy preparations for Santa wherever you are, or if you are not celebrating Christmas then that you are rounding up the year in a good way.