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I cut my hair into bangs again; I was getting tired of the very severe look I had, since I put my hair back all the time.

(Long hair is a bit annoying; I put it up at work, I put it up for events.  Why do I have it again?  Oh, yes - I like long hair.)

But - I had grown it out so I could put it in rats for events, but I have put it in rats precisely once this year, and I used to frizz out my bangs all the time.  I like the frizzy look, and my small coif fits when I wear it like that, so I cut it again.

I plan to do it up big for 12th Night.  That, and I'm working hard on getting my pink socks done, plus the collar and supportasse - and I'm trying to do all this in a week.

Other than the pressure, my New Year holiday was very nice - friends stayed at the farm, and I had my first dinner party in years.  I took a picture; you'll see it this evening, plus selected pics from the NYE party. 

Gotta go.  Work calls.  Blech.  When is that winning lottery ticket supposed to come through?


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Jan. 5th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
(sorry for dropping in an unrelated comment) But speaking of 12th Night, are you going to bring my necklace I left with you at Holiday Faire? How much do I owe you for the repair? Also, I will be in the kitchen mostly so I have the names of a few people you could drop my necklace off with. Let me know.
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
I will be bringing the necklace as promised, and the repair is free. I've put a new clasp on it that's a little more delicate and pretty. I'll have to try it on you to make sure that the necklace was restored to the right length - if it's not, I'll re-do it.
Jan. 5th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Okie Dokie. I'll catch up with you when I get a chance to sneak out of the kitchen :)
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
I go back and forth about bangs myself; having them long makes them easier to pull back and hide for the period hairdos; but I think I look awful without them modernly. Alas! This is the problem with dressing for multiple time periods ;)

Though I'd much rather have long hair than short; you can do so much more with it!
Jan. 5th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I know that a "rat" in that context is some form of accessory used in hairdressing, but beyond that . . .

Will someone please explain what they consist of? I suspect that if I try to Google I'll have to sift through a bazillion entries about the rodent.
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
You can use stuffing or fake hair or real hair (just pull stuff off of your hairbrush and collect enough of it to rat up into a ball) just make sure it's the same color as your real hair so it blends if there's a gap in your coiffure :) I think the modern hair rats are covered with a nylon hair-net type thing to keep them contained. (Ask any lady who wore a beehive in the 60s, they should have lots of tips!) :)
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
You should read the hair article on my website - it explains it.
Jan. 5th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Ah. thank you both. After a bit of bouncing around, I found the article containing the description.

I had seen the term used a time or two (more often relating to the 19th century), but never was able to get a good description.

Wordsmith that I am, I now find myself wondering how the little thing got such an unattractive name.
Jan. 5th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
because "bed-head" can also be described as a "rat's nest". and if you've ever had to untangle long hair, you can imagine the disaster back-combing (which is also used to create volume in hair, combing backwards from ends to head rather than head to ends) will make of it. therefore an artificial device was used to plump up the hair, avoiding tangles, but it was an artificial "rat's nest"...or rat. :)
Jan. 5th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
My big problem with bangs is that they keep growing out. They look good for one week and then they grow just enough that they tickle my nose, get caught in my glasses hinges, and just generally annoy me. I have to trim them, and then they look good for one week, and then they grow out . . . I'm much happier without them.

I'm looking for some clip on bangs that I can curl and frizz into a period hairstyle. Right now, I can't even get rats into my front-hair because it is all so long.
Jan. 5th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I have to say I love how soft and feminine your hair looks frizzed, it's nice ratted, but I remember you from our first 12th night in kingdom and I complimented you in the bathroom (before I knew you were scary) because you looked so lovely with it frizzed.
Jan. 5th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I have often asked my husband when the winning lottery check will be arriving. He then reminds me that, in order to win, one must first purchase a ticket.

Silly lottery system….
Jan. 5th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
(Long hair is a bit annoying; I put it up at work, I put it up for events. Why do I have it again? Oh, yes - I like long hair.)

Because long hair is much easier to put up and get out of the way than short hair!

Short hair I have to dry every day. Long hair, I can bun it up and walk out of the house in 5 minutes.
Jan. 5th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
I am SO glad to hear anyone else say this. I've kept mine long for...well, for so long. Co-workers, my mother, my *boss* (a man), all asking, "Don't you want it short? You can style it---"
No, I don't. I don't have to fiddle with it; I don't fret if it gets rained on or the humidity's high, or even if it's a tad wind-blown: shake it out and re-pin it, and when I wash it, once it's damp-dry or dry enough to comb, it can be twisted and folded and pinned, and it's good to go. Wash and wear hair!
*And* I don't have to be at a salon every four to six weeks for shaping appointments.
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
You can style long hair too. Coronet braids, french braids, dutch braids, cinnamon buns, kitty-cat buns, figure-eight buns, etc. Can't do any of those with short hair!
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Ooh, ooh: "kitty-cat buns; figure-eight buns" I'm much intrigued.
Please use the "send user private message" feature at my user info page of my LJ if you have time and inclination to provide descriptions and/or instructions.
Sounds tres cool!
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