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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Mon Sep 15, 2008 23:34

aha! i'm totally giving that a try. one time i was walking through the benefit counter at selfridges, and this girl grabbed me and said something like "try this, it'll be good for your lines and dark circles" and i was like "OH! THANKS!". i wasn't even asking or talking to her, just looking at stuff! pffffft.
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Re: hair

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Sep 15, 2008 23:37

I think the big trick for trying to cover things is to do primer and foundation before concealer.

I'm waiting for let it ride to go all moderator on us and insist we move this to the makeup thread.

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Re: hair

Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Sep 16, 2008 03:10

squirrelboutique wrote:I'm going to make up a tragic story to tell people.
You need to start practicing for Pop Fest anyway. You're so staying 'til Monday.

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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Tue Sep 16, 2008 09:59

squirrelboutique wrote:I'm waiting for let it ride to go all moderator on us and insist we move this to the makeup thread.
I don't moderate old school, I am totally ok with driftin' around a bit!

I found out that my perfect one is the eyebase/primer stuff from ID Bare Minerals, then the foundation from the same company, mineral veil and the teeeeeeniest bit of MAC select cover up concealer (they are the bomb diggity) and I am DUNZO. I believe I will only need to touch up a tiny bit with the MAC one to keep it fresh. Awesome.
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Re: hair

Post by Louise » Tue Sep 16, 2008 15:51

I got a bowlie cut! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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Re: hair

Post by Cedric » Wed Sep 17, 2008 02:35

Louise wrote:I got a bowlie cut! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Picture!
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Re: hair

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 24, 2008 13:46

I've just had the best haircut ever for six quid from a bloke in his mid-50s who was seemingly dressed as a fishmonger. He's sculpted my quiff into something that a cat could sleep on.

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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Fri Oct 24, 2008 14:26

Ooh, that's great!

I still haven't found a hairdresser I trust.

I am having the BEST. HAIR DAY. Possibly of my LIFE. I even cut my fringe, and normally this results in an infantile over the eye brows fringe by accident (I hate that look on me so much, I look like my mum took me to get a haircut, argh!) but today it is fucking perfect. It's nice and heavy but not too much. And I managed to get that perfect 5-minutes-with-the-straighteners super natural looking loose wavy look, I kind of realised from some tv shows exactly how it should be done, and it didn't even require tons and tons of hairspray to stay put.

Woo!
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Re: hair

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Oct 24, 2008 17:11

a layer of chips wrote:I've just had the best haircut ever for six quid from a bloke in his mid-50s who was seemingly dressed as a fishmonger. He's sculpted my quiff into something that a cat could sleep on.

I bet you'll never let poor Phil sleep on your quiff.

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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Fri Oct 24, 2008 18:46

squirrelboutique wrote:
a layer of chips wrote:I've just had the best haircut ever for six quid from a bloke in his mid-50s who was seemingly dressed as a fishmonger. He's sculpted my quiff into something that a cat could sleep on.

I bet you'll never let poor Phil sleep on your quiff.
Now that this idea has been put out there, I think there should be some sort of test taking place. Preferably with video, but pictures will also do.
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Re: hair

Post by Pardon My Rhythm » Wed Nov 12, 2008 14:02

Should I finally get the perm I've been dreaming of for all these years? And if so, should I get my fringe back too (I miss the old bugger)?

Bit scary, I'd like it to look like this...
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or this...
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Re: hair

Post by Sylvie » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:57

Has anyone ever dyed blonde hair back to a dark colour at home after having it professionally lightened? I can't afford to have it done at the hairdressers at the moment, but my roots are starting to bug me. I'm a bit scared it might go orange or pink at home though.

Growing hair out from a short crop is bloody annoying, although I think I'm only a couple of months away from a short layered bob.
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Re: hair

Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Nov 25, 2008 18:55

You mean from dyed professionally blonde to like brown or something?

I did that and it came out fine.

In my own hair news, mine is finally long enough for a ponytail (a nubby one), so I can put it back and not look so messy while it's in this inbetween stage.

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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Tue Dec 23, 2008 01:01

Today I went to get a haircut, my first one since April. Yes, I'm one of those scruffs. Before then I'd gone a year as well, haha. OH WELL.

I think I quite like the haircut so far, but the real test is letting it be its natural wavy/loose curly texture, which I'll do tomorrow a bit. Hmmm. I'm still suspicious though.

Plus I hate sitting in a hairdresser's chair staring at myself in the mirror in bad light (good hair light, bad face light). It made me conclude that I had nice make-up on, but need to lose a shitload of weight. My chins WOBBLE when I talk. There is no natural pose I can make that makes the second one go away. Lovely.

Sorry, I'm in a pissy mood (haha can you tell?) at the moment. But I think I might like the hair. If I were a boy... I would not be able to tell any difference. But it's been "shaped up" a bit, it's softer and sleeker and a wee bit shorter just to get the straw-like ends off.
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Re: hair

Post by wyvern » Tue Dec 23, 2008 23:16

let it ride wrote: Sorry, I'm in a pissy mood (haha can you tell?) at the moment. But I think I might like the hair. If I were a boy... I would not be able to tell any difference. But it's been "shaped up" a bit, it's softer and sleeker and a wee bit shorter just to get the straw-like ends off.
We boys can still tell but ignore any difference. I hate going to the hairdressers. They never get it right. Then again I can rarely get it right myself.
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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Fri Jan 09, 2009 18:01

i'm gonna have a go at cutting my own fringe i think. anyone have any tips on how i can do this without messing up massively?
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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Fri Jan 09, 2009 18:28

Be hella careful. I like to cut it dry so I see what length it is as wet cuts make me cut it too short. Use good, good scissors. Use very little hair at the time to cut.

If you want a thick, super symmetrical straight line fringe, I'd use a hair clip to only let one "layer" of fringe through at the time. I guess like me you have really think hair, this helps to keep it straight and the scissors from sliding when you cut. So I start off with a super thin layer of fringe that I cut, then the layer that goes above it, etc.

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Re: hair

Post by humblebee » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:46

Mrs humblebee bought a new straightener this week in the sales. She tried it out on me. Bloody hell! Straightener technology has clearly moved on since the last time we bought one. This one is like the dual-core turbo ultra-light 512-bit laptop to our old one's ZX81. You straighten your hair with this bad boy, it stays straight.

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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:32

oooh! which make is it? my mother in law wants straighteners now after using my over the holidays. i do wonder sometimes how i survived so many years without mine. i must've been super good at straightening-with-hairdryer back in those days.
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Re: hair

Post by humblebee » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:38

stolenwine wrote:oooh! which make is it? my mother in law wants straighteners now after using my over the holidays. i do wonder sometimes how i survived so many years without mine. i must've been super good at straightening-with-hairdryer back in those days.
It's a Nicky Clarke one, from Boots, reduced from 50 quid to 15!

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