Anonymous said: Your bangs are always amazing! Do you have a hairplace in nyc??
Thanks!! After years of searching (and many awful haircuts) in New York, I finally found MY GUY last year. His name is Erik and he cuts at Shampoo Avenue B in the East Village. Please tell him I sent you! :)
Anonymous said: i love your hair!!!!! how do you do it? it look amazing. was it expensive? is it a wave perm? how long will it last? BTW i am basically so jealous of your life right now! live it up girlie! cheers!
Thank you! :)
I had a digital perm once upon a time but it’s long since grown out. That was kind of expensive, so I haven’t permed it again (a girl’s gotta eat!). My current hair routine consists of the ultra-easy (ultra-lazy!) method of putting my hair up in a messy bun after a shower. When it’s dry, I let it down and it’s a big wavy mass of hair. Don’t ask me why my hair does that… I have no idea, but I thank my lucky stars everyday because I’m not very good at using a curling iron.
I blow dry my bangs with a round brush. My blow dryer is broken right now so I’ve been pinning my bangs back, which also means it’s time to get my bangs trimmed. That should be done every 3-4 weeks. The next blow dryer I get, I want with a high wattage, like this 2000 watt blow dryer. Anything lower takes too long to dry and style.
I still don’t brush my hair. =X
Anonymous said: Hello! You have great hair! I actually brought a picture of your before/after bangs pic (found it looking for "blunt bangs" on google) to my stylist when I was thinking of getting my bangs cut. Where do you get your hair done?
Exactly a year ago I cut my side-swept bangs into blunt bangs. Since then, the lion’s share of people coming to my site from Google are looking for pictures of blunt bangs. What, you mean you aren’t here for my wit and daily musings?! ;) Okay then, sheesh, here are 9 pictures of my blunt bangs:
For Crystal: Thank you, I’m flattered and I hope you got what you were looking for from your stylist!
I got my blunt bangs cut at Rudy’s Barbershop, the one on Melrose, but they have several other locations. I just walked in (they don’t require reservations) and I was assigned Christina - she’s on that Yelp page as Tina F. She was really funny and did a great job, but it has been a year so I don’t know if she’s still there.
Halfway through my summer in New York, I went back to wearing my bangs to the side after a “trim” at a random salon turned into a disastrous haircut. In October I got a digital perm from Shin at Hair Epoch in Venice. He also re-cut my hair to fix what the stylist in New York had made a mess of. I love what he did and I totally recommend Shin, but you definitely need to make an appointment with them.
I haven’t had a haircut since (not counting trimming my own bangs in my bathroom, hah) but I really need one; my hair is getting a bit long!
Have a question? (Yes, you can ask me about more than just my hair, LOL) You should send me your questions here. Thanks!
Anonymous said: annie,
how do you get your hair so wavy-beautiful like that?? teach me!
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Naturally I have very straight hair. Fortunately, it’s very manageable - I’ve always been able to put my hair up in a messy bun like this after a shower:
(Side view here!) Let it dry, and [very luckily], it would look like this several hours later:
However, this method proved sometimes to be unpredictable and often, deflated at the roots. It would also take all day to dry. Soooo, in my quest for easy, wavy hair (because I can’t be bothered to spend more than 5 minutes on it… did I mention I NEVER brush my hair? gross) I went and got a digital perm from Shin at Hair Epoch:
It’s different from a regular perm because the rollers are plugged into a machine that controls their temperature, hence the nickname “digital”. I’ve heard conflicting theories on digital perms being less/more damaging for your hair than a traditional perm, but I’m sure it’s still just as damaging because let’s face it, you’re burning your hair and then soaking it in very potent, smelly chemicals.
This is what it looked like immediately after my perm:
The effect is a softer perm - less Shirley Temple, more “Hey I spent forever on my hair with a curling iron!” Shin from the salon told me to blow-dry it with a diffuser after I shower to maintain it. Uh, obviously I’m much too lazy to bother with digging up my diffuser attachment, and I’m usually 15 minutes late to EVERY CLASS so… I don’t. :D