OMG … I Cut My Own Hair!

June 17, 2020

Some of you know that I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a bob since February.  I had an appointment in March, that I didn’t get to go to, of course.  So … with our salons still closed and me feeling a burst of inspiration, I chopped it off myself!!




Please join me virtually for the big chop …



I’m not about to give any advice. This isn’t a DIY tutorial!  I only watched a few videos several months ago and that’s where I got the idea to do the pigtails.  Other than that, I really had no idea what I was doing. And you know what?  I love it!  There was a weird long piece in back that my husband trimmed for me, but other than that, it was a one minute haircut!  And I actually really love it!

It’s a bit choppy and uneven and you know what?  Choppy, asymmetrical bobs are totally a thing. Seriously, Google it! 😜

When salons open AND I feel it’s safe to go, I will go get it professionally done, but it the meantime I feel cute and sassy. It’s just the kick start that this weird summer needed! And I can’t wait to try my hair different ways …  wavy, smooth, messy … different parts … maybe barrettes?

Also, for those of you who have been following my journey to gray.  I’m at six months dye free!  I do occasionally use a temporary rinse on the previously bleached part to help blend the color a bit.  I’m loving the natural ash brown/gray hair growing in. I’m really looking forward to having a full head of natural hair.  It’s a journey that takes a long time, but I figure if I hang in there now, I won’t have to make the transition again.  Of course some people never want to transition to gray and that’s cool too.  I’m a big believer in doing whatever fills you with joy!  A spontaneous chop and going natural makes me happy!

What are you doing with your hair these days?  Are you going to salons yet?  Let me know in the comments!

And in case you missed it, be sure to check out my picks from the Chico’s summer collection!

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!


  • Reply Shirley Raymond June 17, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    I think your new cut is darling

    • Reply Dawn Lucy June 18, 2020 at 9:41 am

      Aww thank you so much!!

  • Reply Nancy June 17, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Omg! You did a fabulous job! First I thought, when I saw the video, oh that is not going to work. But it looks amazing! Much better! Very brave! I am going to mention you next Tuesday on my blog!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy June 18, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Aww, you’re so sweet to mention me! Thanks, Nancy!! OXOX

  • Reply Dawn Stonebraker June 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    That looks terrific! Of course, with your texture and jawline you could pull off anything!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy June 22, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Oh you’re too sweet, but thank you!!!

  • Reply Anna Marcus June 20, 2020 at 3:13 am

    You did a great job, love it. The colour free hair suits you nicely

    • Reply Dawn Lucy June 22, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Aww thanks, Anna! That’s really nice to hear!

  • Reply Lee Rosenthall June 20, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Looks GREAT – I love it! Good for you! As long as you don’t go chopping it too short or start trying to “layer” your hair, it’s a pretty safe thing to try. I’ve been really tempted to do the same exact thing, but my hair is super-thick. I think I’d need garden shears to be able to cut off my pigtails! 😀

    • Reply Dawn Lucy June 22, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Haha … if it’s really thick, I’m sure it would be harder to cut!

  • Reply DawnInSac June 22, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I love love love the shorter cut!! Its soooooo cute.

  • Reply Zala Hair Extensions November 2, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Your new haircut is adorable… so cute and it looks great!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy November 3, 2022 at 6:58 am

      Aww thanks!

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