I feel the tiniest bit weird doing a post about the evolution of my hair … but since I LOVE it when other people share visual recaps of style changes, I’m gonna assume some of you do, too! I cut my hair short in July of 2011, and it has been evolving ever since. Most recently, I took it from a traditional(ish) pixie cut to an asymmetric curly cut. Let’s look at this in stages, shall we?
Getting some length going
Before I could get a truly asymmetrical look, I needed to grow my hair out a bit. I was worried this would be incredibly awkward, and there were definitely a few weeks in there when I felt like something bizarre was happening on top of my head. But having a patient and skilled stylist is essential, and luckily, I have Jaimie! She made the grow-out phase less painful. These images span September 2014 to July 2015. (I’ve been a Deva Curl girl for years now, but swapped out products over time – in case you’re curious I was using the Set Up and Above pomade at this length.)
The shave and the curl
This group shows the first few looks after I took the plunge and shaved the right side. The shave happened in July of 2015, and the last image here is from October of 2015. Once it got to this phase, the length seemed to come in faster, and my curls began to return.
Experimenting with shape
Once the length was established, we had to figure out how the curls would come in and how to layer properly. This is still an ongoing process since my hair has a life of its own! These images span September 2015 through March 2016. (Around this time I added a mousse to the mix – Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse – plus Deva products for finishing.)
Now we’re mostly just refining and tweaking. I want the longest curl to reach my chin, possibly longer, so Jaimie is finessing the overall shape and seeing what works with the layers. We’ve spent most of the summer and fall just playing with various configurations, and since I got some nasty split ends a few times, I haven’t gotten a ton more length in recent months. But we’re getting pretty darned close to the finished shape, I think. These images span April 2016 through November 2016. (I’m using Deva’s MirrorCurls almost exclusively now. With a hit of hairspray when I need it!)
I can’t quite believe this has been a 2+ year process! Hope you enjoyed this little recap.
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