Life During COVID-19 – The Bangs

Who would have ever guessed four months ago what 2020 would bring — a whole new way of existing in life.

Life without a hairdresser — It starts with my bangs.  How spoiled I’ve gotten depending on my hairdresser for those trims once a month!  Well, it wasn’t by choice — I did attempt a couple of bang trims back in the 80s — my hairdresser at the time issuing me an order – “NEVER try this again!”  OK.  She had her reasons.

My first attempt was a tad on the short end.  In my defense, maybe I was going for that Mamie Eisenhower look!  OK.  I wasn’t, but if I had been, my mother would have given me an A-.   Mom used to love my bangs short and I didn’t have a whole lot of control over what she did with them!  There were the years they were short and then those years she permed them!  What was she thinking?

The second attempt wasn’t my fault.   My hairdresser Luis, who I had found at Memorial City mall, was discovered by someone in California.  Last I heard he was getting top dollar doing celebrities.  So in the interim while trying to find Luis’s replacement, I attempted to try another bang trim.

Bang Trim #2 was before you could go to You Tube or DIY for guidance.  I knew that my bangs had a slope up to the middle from both sides.  So I started from the far right diagonaling towards the center.  It looked great except my estimated center and what the final look showed, was way off!  It was then I retired my scissors until last week!

I was finally to the point that my bangs were bothersome getting in my eyes.  I’ve gained an appreciation for how a poor sheepdog sees!  So with great care, working very slowly, I started the scissors cutting upwards following the existing edges barely snipping.  It took me almost twenty minutes for what Rebecca normally does in two minutes.  No worries Rebeeca — when things get back to normal, you will have your day job back!

  1. #1 by Craig Williams on April 4, 2020 - 11:42 pm

    Happy Easter. I like the picture with me 🙂

  2. #3 by CAROL M on April 6, 2020 - 4:01 pm

    YOUR ADOPTED GRAPEVINE MOTHER GIVES YOU AN A.
    I JUST ORDERED A HAIR-CUT UMBRELLA THAT SITS ON YOUR SHOULDERS TO CATCH THE HAIR AS YOU CUT. FM WILL CUT WHAT I CAN’T REACH AND I’LL DO ALL OF HIS. NO PICTURES TO FOLLOW. CAROL M

    • #4 by 'lottasports on April 6, 2020 - 4:56 pm

      WOW! A haircut umbrella!?! Do you EVER think we would see something like this in our lifetime!?!?

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