Thrifty Thursday – noun
Pronounced: Thrifty |ˈθriftē| Thursday |ˈθərzˌdā; -dē|
1. A day to which posts based on thriftiness are uploaded for your viewing pleasure, be it op-shop discoveries, crafty projects or yummy new recipes…
Thrifty Thursday Saturday Number Six:
My friend is leaving town on Wednesday. She’s off for a few blissful months of gallivanting around the world.
Last week she shared with me her ‘to do’ list of things she still needs to complete before going away. One of which was to get a haircut.
“I’ll cut it for you!” I blurted out, without actually thinking about what I was saying.
You see, it is really hard to find a hairdresser that you can trust. In fact, there’s only one hairdresser in the whole world I would go to, and unfortunately for me, she lives in Brisbane.
So for this year past, I have been cutting my own hair. It’s silly I know, I am SURE there are plenty of good hairdressers out there, but for now, the risk of going in for a trim, and then leaving with hair cut to my ears is just far too great.
So, my friend Georgia and I share the same disdain. And, feeling all thrifty, yesterday I sat her outside in the sun and did my best.
Please note: This is not presented as a tutorial because you probably shouldn’t try this at home! The only reason I do it, is because I have had lots of practise, and subsequent failures.
When I was about 13, I had hair down to my waist. I decided one day that I wanted to have a pretty sweepy side fringe, and that I could easily give it to myself. My hopes were high. Perhaps a little too high. What I ended up doing was chopping a huge chunk of hair out of the front of my face at ear length. This instance was quickly followed by a trip to Just Cuts, and I came home with a very short bob. I was mortified!
Anyway, Georgia was happy with her thrifty haircut, probably all thanks to my trial and error of years past.
But I would love to know, have you ever cut your own hair? Or had a hair disaster? You should tell me about it!
Ps. Enjoy your weekend!