Everyone has done it at one time or another. The first time it happens is usually around the age of 5 and someone leaves a pair of scissors sitting around. You pick up the scissors and look at your own hair and wonder what would it would feel like. How hard can it be? Why not?
And then you do it, you actually make that first cut. Maybe it doesn’t looks so bad, but you have to finish. Therein lies the problem. In THE WISDOM OF HAIR, Zora Adams participated in this ritual when she was nine and cut her bangs until they were the length of those little paint brushes that come with dime store watercolor sets.
Okay, so I admit I have first hand knowledge of paint brush bangs. Which brings me to the saviors of all rank amateur hair cutters–professional stylists. I remember my mom took me to Miss Vaughn Hannah’s Beauty Shop who “fixed” my hair that fateful day. Granted, she couldn’t do anything but straighten the bangs and layer up both sides so no one could tell I’d hacked up the left one. But it was good to learn at an early age that pair of scissors in the right hands can make things better, make them right.
So spill, what’s your story?? That very first time you held a pair of scissors in your hand and cut your hair. Your sister’s hair? Or are you one of those brave and foolish souls who are old enough to know better but from time to time cut your own hair anyway? Maybe recently.