Each morning I would take a shower, load up on product, plug in the flat iron, blow dry the bangs and then flat iron the bangs. Betty Page bangs, sweep bangs, whatever - time consuming!
Then each day, all day, my "Bangs OCD" is on full alert. Are they even? Are they straight? Are they frizzy? UGH!
I grow them out. Thinking that I have left the bang desire behind me, once and for all.
Then I see some hot chick with black hair and bangs. Suddenly I want them back. I browse old pics of myself with cute bangs; adding fuel to the fire.
I give in. I cut them again. Immediately; regret.
Well, no MORE! "NO MORE!", I say. Thanks to Micheline Pitt, stylist, make-up artist, designer, artist, awesomeness. She made a video for YouTube about fake bangs. WHAT DID SHE SAY?!?! Fake Bangs?!?! Oh, yeah she did.
Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7KJFc6FjXk Part 1 of 2 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyBjMPnhfQI&feature=relmfu Part 2 of 2.
She also goes into making fake bangs out of your own hair using a shaper and all too. I don't have the patience or skill for that one.
She walks you through the process of procuring, dying and styling your fake hair to have any kind of bang you want. I AM IN AWE. Why didn't I know about this?
I immediately run to the nearest Sally Beauty Supply during lunch. I buy two fake bang hair pieces, both in red because they only offer two colors; blonde and red. Not only are they in stock, they are on CLEARANCE!!!! I plan on cutting one into a Betty Page bang and leaving the other in a nice swoop bang.
Next stop, Vons, for hair dye. I choose L'Oreal Excellence Cream Color in Natural Black. That's what I use normally and I wanted the closet match possible to hide any distinction between the real hair and the real hair piece. I bought two boxes since I have a shit ton of thick hair.
I put the two pieces into a Pyrex glass baking dish so that it didn't stain anything. I put the dye into my hair first and dyed the pieces next. I spread the dye on like frosting on cinnamon rolls.
Make sure you turn the pieces over to get the back and clip area. When I finished they looked like crappy pieces of bloody meat or bloody pelts, neither very ascetically pleasing.
And wait thirty minutes.
Stay tuned for Part 2~Brin