Slowly Back Away From The Scissors...

Hola Chicas,

For those of you that don't know me very well...I can be incredibly impulsive at times ;)

About 20 minutes ago (while watching College Hill- I caught up on last week and this week!) I decided to cut a few layers into my hair...mind you, I have no hair cutting experience. But hey, it's just hair, right? I took down my five day old bun, and took off 2-3 inches at the crown, and on the upper layers of both sides. No rhyme or reason...just did what felt right, lol. I left the front pieces alone...trimmed about an inch off the back.

Here's the before:



and after:




Nothing drastic, but hopefully it'll give me whatever it is I'm looking for :D Hopefully I haven't completely jacked up my hair! My ends looked great...no split ends to report.

What impulsive actions have you taken lately?

30 Weigh in!:
Queen said...

The cut looks CUTE!! You did a good job.

Unknown said...

It came out great! When I was relaxed I cut my own hair often. Actually the more you do it, the better you get at it.

Sidebar-I'm gonna try out the gel tomorrow. I'm finally pretty healed up to wear I can really get back into my hair routine (in the shower). Expect me to contact you with what I think of it tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Chica,
U r soooo brave !!!! It looks awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you. I think that scissor phobia is to rampant in the natural community. Trimming keeps those strands healthy. So many talk down about heat but when done safely straight hair is a great indicator of the health of our ends. Our curls really do hide a multitude of sins. I have seen too many random straight hair pics in a otherwise beautiful fotki only to be let down by the horrid condition of some of these women's ends. Trim ladies please. Growth can become an unhealthy obsession.

Natural Nutritionista said...

You see? Sometimes, we just need to do it ourselves. You were nervous about going to the stylist to do it, but had absolutely no problem doing it yourself. That's because you trust yourself. Nuff said. :-D

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love it!!! It gives your hair more volume. I can't wait until my hair becomes your length, so I won't be afraid to experiment. Good job!

Anonymous said...

I love it! I've been scissor happy since I was 5. Doesn't matter if I have permed hair, braided hair, or just wearing it out and natural lol. It's good to experiment. You look GREAT!

Eboney

Anonymous said...

Looks really great - you can add 'hairdressing skills' to your list of assets!

Mother Nature hair said...

Nikki I love your hair and your hair cut went through really well, I don't think we really need a stylist as much. It's always better to do your own hair but to be honest when I read the first lines I was like nooooooo she didnt hehe yet your hair looks fabulous with the cut too :D

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks great!!

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely adorable! Good job.

Tia1 said...

WHOA! That looks adorable Nikki.

Anonymous said...

wow you're brave to cut your own hair... lol looks cute though...

JuliAna said...

Nikki,

Your hair looks beautiful!!! I cut my own hair, with no problems.

Great Job!

Mzbush said...

I love it! It looks great.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Jazzy14 said...

You did such a good job. It's really cute!

DeeDee said...

Very nice cut.

Anonymous said...

Go head girl! It looks nice! :)
~KF519

brownshugahgirl said...

looks great nik!!!!

Shelly said...

Nikki were you inspired to cut your hair becasue you were watching that natural girl on College Hill. Hmmmmmmm

BTW...it turned out great!!

Inga said...

I have to agree with a few of the other comments that said your hair is always beautiful...it's so true...even when you think you've messed up....:-)

LISA VAZQUEZ said...

Hi there!

I found out about your blog at Valerie's World so I want to give her mad props for mentioning your great blog!!

I looooove your hair photos!!

Anonymous said...

lol!!! I just came back from the bathroom doing the same you did(after hennaing yesterday. BTW, thanks for the HH leave-in-review. It works great for me and its so much friendlier to my wallet than the aveda- be curly styling stuff i used before:-)) . you look awesome(like always) with the new haircut.

love from Berlin,
Monika

curlychronicles said...

looks fantastic Nik!

I was looking for a recommendation for a stylist and I never really got one so I may just leave it in my own hands (no pun intented) :P

MissMonie said...

I think it looks great! I can't wait to see more pics once you redo the TNC!

Anonymous said...

Nice cute.

Totally off topic, but wasn't it hilarious when Kyle read Allison's letter and then he mockingly said "God knows when". That had my dying of laughter. Anywho, good to know someone else enjoys watching the show.

InTransition_RN said...

Hey Nik, the cut looks fabulous. But I think it's cute that you did the cut yourself instead of getting it done professionally. You're quite brave, but the results are deeee-vine!!!

Maria said...

You're so crazy LOL

Anonymous said...

I love the new cut! You did a great job.

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