Thursday, March 22, 2012

Big Bang Theory

 To celebrate my one-month anniversary of having a lovely side-swept bang, I decided to take it a step further and just go ahead and take the plunge. So here I am in my full bang glory! I've gotten mostly positive feedback- ranging from Katy Perry, Betty Page, and Zooey Deschanel (full-figured versions, of course!) Although I did have a teenage boy ask me today what I did to my hair and did I do it on purpose! Harsh ;)


I personally love them, although I am dealing with a hellacious cowlick on the left hand side! I am no stranger to haircuts! I love hair and I love trying different looks- sometimes with lots of success, sometimes with disastrous results. But it's just hair! It'll grow back, I promise. As a teacher, I have to learn to use humor and self-deprecation to relate to the students. I share this story EVERY year, and my students love it and proceed to tease me about it for the rest of the year.



In fifth grade I was in LOVE. His name was Bronson- and he was tall (for a fifth grader), had a dazzling smile, and some of the best hair I had ever seen (at the time). It was shiny and straight and brown and cut in the popular early 90s "bowl cut". I was smitten. So I went to the hair salon and asked for the same hair cut. My mom was fine with it. In hindsight, I can't decide if that was cruel on her part or super fashion forward. The hair piled around the chair and then I was freshly shorn! I loved it!


 Unfortunately, Bronson was not equally thrilled. He took own look at my bowl cut and immediately dumped me. It was such a cute, edgy style. What was the problem with this guy? This was a reality check. Hair is really important. I spent years growing my hair back and nervous about ever cutting it again. But eventually I did. Boys can be cruel! Can you top my story?



34 comments:

Kim said...

You will love having bangs - I made the plunge a few years ago and am so glad I did. They look great. And I love the dress!

Kim
TheSimpsonSix.blogspot.com

Orangies Attic said...

LOVE the bangs! So very flattering on you!

Annie said...

I LOVE the bangs Katie! They look awesome. I've always wanted full bangs, but I'm too chicken :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Feathers & Freckles said...

The bangs look great! Love that first photo.

And look at you in an adorable thrifted dress, I'm so proud :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Now I can't take full credit, since my mom found the thrifted dress, but I am pretty sure it's one of my most favorite dresses ever of all time. It is so flattering and well made!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I was too chicken too! But then I just said, "What the hell. Just do it!" I like having some hair on my face now that I've gotten used to it...Maybe I should let my beard grow out ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! They are pretty fun!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you for the encouragement. I do like having the hair around my face, softens things a bit... I just gotta get that cowlick under control!

Keesha said...

I love the bangs! They frame your face beautifully :)

Sarah Chandler said...

Love the bangs!!! They look great on you!!! :) God bless!!!

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Tara_St said...

I love the bangs! I don't know what it is about bangs, but I think they always look super sexy. Maybe it's the Betty Page image in my head.
I'm so scared to get full bangs because I remember spending YEARS as a kid trying to grow out my bangs. I wanted that long middle parted hippie look. I went through an awkward bang stage, but I realize now it was just side swept bangs before they were popular!

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Thetinyheart said...

The bangs look amazing on you, Katie! I had a side bangs a few years ago. I loved them but I was cursing them once I realized how often I had to get them cut!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Keesha!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Sarah

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Right! I loved the side swept, so I don't think I'll mind the growing out too much, but I remember hating bangs as a kid too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I know they have to be cut often- that's aggravating. But I am super lucky because my BFF cuts my hair, so I can just slide it into our regular visits... "Hey, BFF, that movie was great.. wanna cut my bangs?" Hopefully she won't ever say no!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love your bangs!!! Looks amazing on you! Love your dress too :)

Xo,
Angela
Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Alanna said...

Love your bangs! We are flip-flopping bangs right now, I just decided to grow my full bang out to a side sweep for the summer :)

I had/have a wicked bang cow lick...I fight it by immediately wrapping my bangs around one large Velcro roller after washing my hair. Once it's dry I can flatten the poof a little and my bangs are great all day - hope that helps :)

Girl and Closet said...

Hello! Thank you so much for your super sweet comment... and your bangs are gorgeous!! Yay, what a wonderful look + this dress is adorable too! xo

Mintyla said...

Wow, this is an amazing look on you! Happy one-month Blog Anniversary!!

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Misty Tumlin Kerns said...

That's so funny! I had the same hair cut in the 5th grade!! I wanted to be like Chynna Phillips. I loved Wilson Phillips, and I wanted my hair just like Chynna's. Still can't believe my mom let me do that! One better, she let my sister get her's cut like that too, and she was in kindergarten. I love those bangs on you! You look amazing!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I bet we looked just alike! Chynna Phillips was (and is) beautiful, but when we "played" Wilson Phillips, Desiree always got to be Chynna because her hair was lighter!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much for coming over to visit! I really appreciate it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Alanna, Thanks for the tip about the Velcro roller! I'm definitely going to give that a shot!

Marissa said...

FAB FAB FAB!! Your bangs are great! WORK IT!

Islandchic77 said...

love ure last look hun

Stephanie Frost Roberts said...

Bangs definitely suit your face shape. I look awful with them, but you are adorbs! I once tried to get a pixie cut and ended up just looked more like my brother than Michelle Williams or Emma Watson.

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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Bahahaha. This made me laugh so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks!

Elle said...

your hair is SO darling here! Very Zooey Deschanel! :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks! Insert girly squeal here!

Z! said...

Loving the hair! I hear you about changing the look a lot - I usually spend most of the autumn/winter growing my hair out since I love wearing it in girly pigtails, but then around April and May I get antsy and usually end up chopping it all off in some edgy style. (The best example was when I decided to take about four inches off - a lot when you don't have tons of hair - about a week before prom. My date was so scared!!!) The more I've been thinking about it, the more I want to go spiky bangs this time...such a plunge!!!

-Z
zplustheworld.tumblr.com

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