I will confess a hidden talent if you will too. What talent do I speak of, or know how to do, that I have never admitted publically before? I will confess to cutting both my husband’s and son’s hair! Every month, too. For about 4 years.
My Aunt Gwen taught me. You know her… she’s the one that sent me that wonderful Microwave Potato Bag and inspired the tutorial. Aunt Gwen used to cut, color and style my hair for most of my younger life. When she was in Cosmetology School, she would experiment on my head, as well as my sister Yvette. There’s a funny photo of me on my 8th birthday with a puffy modified beehive, clutching the Beatles Revolver album. Yes, I had great taste in music even then.. LOL!
There was also the time I was turned into a Little Orphan Annie lookalike when Aunt Gwen was learning perms. I also remember that horrible punked and spiked cut she thought would be cool for me in the early 1980’s… NOT!
But she did give me several lessons on how to cut and trim men’s hair. I would show you photos, but my victims subjects do not wish their photos to be shown. Oh well.
Anyway, I’ve decided that cutting hair is kinda like doing fiber art. You are going for a certain “feel” to your project, and yet you also want to trim and even certain areas up. It is very visual. Yes, it’s another artform. LOL!
Your turn! Spill… you know you want to do it! I want to hear about ALL your hidden talents! Gwen… You out there??