I haven’t been to my hairdresser since the wedding, and I’ve now been married for 7 months… eep! I’ve been really happy with how my hair is growing, because the layers have almost grown out everything looks longer, so I haven’t really needed to go get it cut because it’s all nearly one length and I was liking it that way. I decided that I wanted to cut a side fringe back into it though, and also the colour really needed a freshen up. But we’re on a bit of a budget at the moment so I decided instead of going to get it done for about $160, I’d do it myself for $15. Good saving I think!

Before shot, unfortunately I didnt take any good ones so this is from a month or so ago, and in B&W, sorry =\

Before shot, unfortunately I didn't take any good ones so this is from a month or so ago, and in B&W, sorry =\

Before colour - lots of natural regrowth, along with very faded reddy/brown with highlights

Before colour - lots of natural regrowth, along with very faded reddy/brown with highlights

I used Schwarzkopf Brilliance in Bitter Sweet Chocolate, $15

I used Schwarzkopf Brilliance in Bitter Sweet Chocolate, $15

New colour all washed out and wet

New colour all washed out and wet

So I read a forum post recently about how people hate looking at photos that others have taken of themselves in front of the bathroom mirror making pouty faces and looking sexay, so I tried to pull as many stupid faces as possible when taking these!

Wet hair before cutting

Wet hair before cutting

Ready to cut the fringe

Ready to cut the fringe

If you want to cut a fringe yourself that sweeps to the side, you basically just have to cut straight across your face, tapering down slightly at the sides. Then when you style it to one side it sits nicely and tapers down to the length you cut it at. The main thing to remember is start with a long cut, and check it as you go by raking it over to the side so you can see how short the short side is, then you can bring it back in front and go shorter if you need to. I’m sure any hairdressers reading this are horrified because it’s supposed to be way more technical than that, but if you’re on a budget this works fine =)

chop chop!

chop chop!

After the chop, still wet

After the chop, still wet

half dry after cut and colour

like my duckie toothbrush holders?

half dry after cut and colour

half dry after cut and colour

half dry after cut and colour

half dry after cut and colour

And that’s it! I’m really happy with how my hack job turned out =)

New colour and cut fringe

New colour and cut fringe