I tried cutting my own hair and following a Brad Mondo tutorial

Today, I'm taking you on a hair-raising adventure – literally! I decided to take the plunge and cut my own hair, following a Brad Mondo tutorial. Buckle up, because this journey is filled with excitement, a bit of panic 😬

Let’s set the scene: I’m in my bathroom, armed with a pair of not-so-great scissors, brimming with determination for a "mommy makeover." With my hectic schedule (mom life, am I right?), booking a salon appointment seemed like a distant dream. So, I turned to the trusty world of YouTube, where I stumbled upon hair guru Brad Mondo’s tutorials.

My mission? To cut my own curtain bangs and master the art of the blowout. You see, my hair has been through quite the journey – from sporting a bold purple hue to dealing with damage so severe that I shaved half of it off. But now, look at it! It’s grown so much, and it's begging for a transformation.

First things first, I needed to wet my hair – it was wash day, after all. I gave it a quick comb-through, marveling at its length and prepping myself for the big chop. Then, it was time to get down to business. I parted my hair (not exactly in the center, thanks to a quirky cowlick) and sectioned off the bangs I already had. Despite the challenge posed by my numerous baby hairs, I was ready to give it a go.

Following Brad’s tutorial, I combed a section of hair to the opposite side, secured it with an elastic, and then – gulp – made the cut. It was a little crooked, a bit shorter than expected when I released it, but hey, it didn’t look half bad!

Next up: the blowout. Admittedly, this was new territory for me. I didn’t have all the same products Brad used, but I improvised with what I had – starting with a thermal shield and a styling blowout milk. The process was a lesson in patience and dexterity. Brad’s emphasis on sectioning and maintaining tension with the brush was eye-opening. I juggled the brush and dryer, occasionally feeling like I needed an extra pair of hands. Remembering my childhood fears of getting my hair tangled in these brushes, I proceeded cautiously.

Finally, the moment of truth – styling the bangs. Following Brad's tips, I curled them outwards and then under. And voila! They looked surprisingly cute – short, but undeniably adorable. I felt a wave of pride looking at my handiwork.

So, what’s the verdict? I think Brad would give a nod of approval to my DIY bangs. They’re not perfect, but for a first-timer, they're pretty impressive. Next time, I might add a bit more layering for a smoother transition, but for now, I’m quite content.

What do you think? Do my DIY bangs get a thumbs-up? Would Brad Mondo be proud? Drop your thoughts in the comments, and don’t forget to check out the video linked here. Thanks for joining me on this hair adventure. Who knows, I might just become my own regular hairdresser!

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