Bad Hairdo's... Don't Try This At Home!
It Is Not Advisable To Try Any Of These At Home ~ And If You Do, Just Don't Say Where You Got The Idea!
Recently, I've come across pictures here on the Internet of "bad hairdo's" and started thinking back... years and years and years ago (ok, so it wasn't THAT long ago) to the very worst hairdo I ever had!
Now, I love my Dad dearly, BUT he is absolutely NOT under ANY circumstances or by any stretch of the imagination a "barber" or "hairstylist." And the WAY my awful haircut came to be was NOT under a normal circumstance. I guess that needs an explanation.
We had gone to a family reunion one summer, and all of us kids were running around, being wild, like we always did when a bunch of us got together. I went into the house to get a drink... and on a table was one of those old fans from the 1960s, one with a very "skimpy" blade guard on it, (just a few big wires) and BIG blades. I had VERY long hair at the time, and I was so proud of how I'd grown it out to the length it was.
Well, you probably guessed what happened next... I leaned over, and my hair went "whirl, whirl, whirl" around the part that turned the blades of the fan! Someone had the wherewithal to unplug it before I was eaten alive by this monstrosity. BUT, my beautiful, long, blonde hair was wrapped around and around this... contraption!
My Dad thinking quickly only of getting me released from this fan, grabbed a scissors and proceeded to give me what goes in my personal record book as the worst hairdo I have ever had! I wish I had a picture... but then, in another way, I am thankful that no one took one! Thankfully, this was in the days before EVERYONE had a camera that was on their cell phone, in their pocket.
This particular haircut was hideous and uneven, but by today's standards, might be considered... "cool" and "punk - emo". SO, I'm wondering if I should bring BACK this "do?"
After looking at some of the hairdo's you can find here on the Internet, maybe that might not be such a bad idea! Surely it HAS to be better than some of these. Ok, so is it just me or does this one guy in the first picture, the one with the gigantic hair look a little like Brad Pitt?? Is there something you're not telling us, Brad? Hmmm?
And what is UP with these two giant "buns" on top of the head? Looks a little like princess Leia from Star Wars... or maybe not! And if you can't grow it on TOP of your head, why not try growing it long and curly out your EARS? I cannot describe how attractive this "do" is! So, I won't even try!
Now, I actually DID see a girl once with the "Statue of Liberty" do, I have no idea why she would have wanted it done that way, but she walked around with it! We've probably all heard of parents trying to save money giving their children home haircuts, and they'd be described as looking like "someone put a BOWL on their head and cut AROUND it."
Now, I admit to cutting my own son's hair for the first few years that they got haircuts, but really, they turned out pretty nice! I had done enough watching several hairstylist's cut hair to at least have a general idea how to do it, and while it wasn't "perfect," I managed to give them some respectable "home " haircuts!
There IS one way to cut your hair at home and save money, and it works especially well for men, or for women with very short hair. My husband even used it for several years, it is called the "Flowbee." It is almost like putting a vacuum cleaner tube on top of your head, to "pull" the hair straight up, then a blade would cut it across. It mimics the way a hairstylist or barber cuts the hair. He actually used it for about five years or so, and probably DID save us a lot of money on haircuts. I would "clean up" the edges for him, give him an outline on the back of his neck after he'd finish with the "Flowbee." It is one product that I MIGHT actually feel ok about endorsing!
Now, he didn't mind using it on himself, and he used to use it on the boys for a while, too. They still have memories (or is that nightmares?) about "Flowbee" haircuts! We laugh about it now, but they were not crazy about that contraption! To this day, they still tease their Dad about some of those old haircuts!
I have to admit, I am glad that in recent years some great changes have been made to table-top fans, in the name of safety. They have much better "blade guards" on them now. I think it would be pretty hard to get even long hair "caught" in them, creating the necessity to have one's hair "cut" to get it out of the fan! But then, what STORIES you would have had, to be able to tell years later about the worst haircut you've ever had!
My advice would have to be, whatever you do, don't try any of these at home ~ unless you really, really want attention... then go ahead! Just don't tell anyone WHERE you got the idea, ok?