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Re: hair

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:58 am

You should talk to Lisa about this. She's having the same problem.

I probably shouldn't have mentioned that.

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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:49 am

Argh, I'm getting my hair cut on Thursday and I'm kinda nervous. I only decided on it properly today, but I've been toying with this idea during spring...

Basically, I'm getting collarbone-length hair. Yup. Which is cutting off about 10 cm/4 inches. Which is an awful lot of hair to me. Especially with the wedding three weeks away.

I just really really like that length. I've had it before at 17, and it was cute then without ANY styling products, so I imagine it can look quite fabulous straightened OR curled.

New wedding hair inspiration Anne Hathaway:
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This is what it kinda looks like when I just clip it up now, in the desired length.

I am going to tell them, in a much more polite and trusting way "I will honestly come back here and strangle you with my bare hands if this looks bad" and bring 500 000 pictures so it can't go wrong. Argh I am still so nervous, but the htought of all my thick, wavy hair just HANGING there makes me tired. It's so amazing what a cut can do to freshen up a look, and I am very much hoping now that I am much better at styling my hair, this can be that awesome change.

SO NERVOUS THOUGH. WHAT IF IT IS FUG? I WILL CRY!
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Re: hair

Post by String Bean Jen » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:30 am

let it ride wrote: SO NERVOUS THOUGH. WHAT IF IT IS FUG? I WILL CRY!
Impossible. It will not be fug! You've got such great texture and body to your hair. It will still be long enough to hang like you want and style like Anne's in that picture. Fear not!
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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:32 pm

Thank you! It's always a bit nerve-wrecking. My sisters laugh at me because I won't go to the hairdressers without multiple hair styling things (clips etc) knitted hat or scarf depending on season, plus a hairbrush in case they put a lot of crap in there. I'm always so nervous about making them sad that I just go "UH-HUH I LOVE IT!" and don't let myself stare at it the way I want.
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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:10 pm

Eeeeee I'm excited about haircutzzzing tomorrow now! Yay!
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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:19 pm

Yay, I'm so happy with how it turned out! Can't believe I wore my hair so long for such a long time. Here is a pic if anyone wants to see.
Also, I think bendy rollers might be what I want to do the 40s waves rather than curls. This tutorial is great, and she says you can get it to be wavy with wider sections, which makes sense:


They're so cheap, I think I'll try them! I like her technique of fixing the ones that don't turn out quite how you want them with the curling iron.
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Re: hair

Post by Tweetotal » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:06 pm

This reminds me: I need a hair cut. I'm always dying my hair ridiculous colours, so I need to have the bleach-friend ends lopped off every so often. It's a harrowing experience.

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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:46 pm

Oh thank you Tweetotal!

I've cut it even shorter since, actually. Like this:
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Although hmm, that picture doesn't show how it wants to be (as that pic was taken right after having had it cut = nothing like the real texture of my hair) as it automatically flips out in the ends, 60s style, with a lot of volume at the crown! Pretty neat.

It's so much fun to curl in the ends, as it looks so so nice (but takes 10 minutes to do!) and right now I'm trying out the pin-curls down the lower half. I really like that Betty Draper look, so I am excited to try it out on this length!
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I love my hairdresser, she gets it done perfectly! Doesn't try to do tons of weird layers, something every hairdresser I've met loves to do with my super super thick mane, just cuts it nicely, simply and so that I can just blow-dry it and go (as opposed to straightening it to death).
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Re: hair

Post by String Bean Jen » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:57 pm

Where does one buy GHD hair utensils? I'm after a new hairdryer and I want a good one.
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Re: hair

Post by let it ride » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:05 pm

Jen, HQhair.com or Lookfantastic.com both do 'em!

Look fantastic:
http://www.lookfantastic.com/electricals/ghd-electrical

HQHair:
http://www.hqhair.com/code/products.asp ... tionID=374

But they don't seem to do blowdryers (however, both sites do them, just not from GHD!)
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Re: hair

Post by mimpkin » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:20 pm

My hair straighteners blew up last night. I can either get some new ones or get a short haircut.

Does anyone know if you can get cordless straighteners?
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Re: hair

Post by Uncle Ants » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:29 pm

mimpkin wrote:My hair straighteners blew up last night. I can either get some new ones or get a short haircut.

Does anyone know if you can get cordless straighteners?
I could wait til I get home to tell you this, but I donlt think so. They need way too much power ... unless some manaic has designed gas powered ones.
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Re: hair

Post by linus » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:53 pm

Uncle Ants wrote:I could wait til I get home to tell you this, but I donlt think so. They need way too much power ... unless some manaic has designed gas powered ones.
allow me to knock your socks clean off

those mad unstoppable sick bastards at babyliss have crafted such an item

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-9054.aspx

cordless straighteners are pretty commonplace, aren't they?

I can think of one person who's indietracks experience wouldn't be complete without them

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Re: hair

Post by mimpkin » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:53 pm

Someone told me that Mr Humblebee has some, but maybe they were winding me up.
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Re: hair

Post by Uncle Ants » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:03 pm

fogofideas wrote:
Uncle Ants wrote:I could wait til I get home to tell you this, but I donlt think so. They need way too much power ... unless some manaic has designed gas powered ones.
allow me to knock your socks clean off

those mad unstoppable sick bastards at babyliss have crafted such an item
So let me get this straight - something with a gas cylinder burning a real flame, enclosed in metal and designed to clamp onto your hair. So how come the Health and Safety aren't going mad when they bloody well ought to be.

They may make them Mimpers, but you ent havin any til you've checked the insurance

Edit: Just discovered they are battery powered ... where are my socks??
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Re: hair

Post by String Bean Jen » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:09 pm

let it ride wrote:Jen, HQhair.com or Lookfantastic.com both do 'em!

Look fantastic:
http://www.lookfantastic.com/electricals/ghd-electrical

HQHair:
http://www.hqhair.com/code/products.asp ... tionID=374

But they don't seem to do blowdryers (however, both sites do them, just not from GHD!)
Oh, I didn't know GHD only did straighteners. Argh. What would you say some of the best brands are, matching GHD in quality? I was looking at the Argos and Tesco catalogs the other day. Nicky Clarke? I'll order from one of those sites when I decide as they knock some significant ££ off.
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Re: hair

Post by Sylvie » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:43 pm

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Re: hair

Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:49 pm

A lot of the "hairstylist" branded products are actually made by one of the main manufacturers (Remington, Babyliss, etc). I personally rate my Remington (spin-curl) drier above any other I've used over the years. The attachment is why I bought it, but the hairdryer itself is an absolute gem. Definitely recommend it or one of the others in their range, therefore.
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Re: hair

Post by mimpkin » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:52 pm

Uncle Ants wrote:They may make them Mimpers, but you ent havin any til you've checked the insurance
Yes dad.
Your socks are in the washbasket by the way.

Thank you Foggy. I will investigate. Or get a smaller haircut.
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Re: hair

Post by stolenwine » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:52 pm

String Bean Jen wrote:
let it ride wrote:Jen, HQhair.com or Lookfantastic.com both do 'em!

Look fantastic:
http://www.lookfantastic.com/electricals/ghd-electrical

HQHair:
http://www.hqhair.com/code/products.asp ... tionID=374

But they don't seem to do blowdryers (however, both sites do them, just not from GHD!)
Oh, I didn't know GHD only did straighteners. Argh. What would you say some of the best brands are, matching GHD in quality? I was looking at the Argos and Tesco catalogs the other day. Nicky Clarke? I'll order from one of those sites when I decide as they knock some significant ££ off.
i don't know if it matches ghd quality, but i bought a remington protect and shine ionic hairdryer as a tide-over until i decided which "professional" quality one to get, but the remington one turned out to be just fine and i'm still using it. let me know if you find a good one though so i'll know which one to get next time.
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