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    I am in desperate need of a cut and I would love to find someone to do a long middy. Unfortunately every place around here employs stylist's that are about 12 and can only do what is trendy.
    The last time it was cut, I did it myself (in a PMS rage) and hacked it all off short. Now it is growing out and you can really see what a crappy job I did.
    As C-Dot mentioned I have the classic curly hair that gets wedge like with out layers. I'm just at a total loss of what to do and how to find someone to do this cut for me. If you were me what would you do??
    Here we are in the cozy chair, picking on a wishbone from the Frigidare....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherryRed
    I'm just at a total loss of what to do and how to find someone to do this cut for me. If you were me what would you do??
    You poor dear Come to me and I'll cut it for you?

    I get what you mean, though. Stylists just aren't serving our purpose these days.

    I wonder...

    Ladies, if I were to film a tutorial of how to cut your Middy (using my own hair of course) would you be brave enough to try it?
    "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones." -Helena Rubinstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-dot
    You poor dear Come to me and I'll cut it for you?

    I get what you mean, though. Stylists just aren't serving our purpose these days.

    I wonder...

    Ladies, if I were to film a tutorial of how to cut your Middy (using my own hair of course) would you be brave enough to try it?
    I am barely brave enough to GET a haircut let alone do it myself. The only thing I will do is "refine" the front right side because nobody ever cuts it correctly for me (cowlick).

    My cousin is just out of beauty school and has her first professional gig. My Aunt's have gone to her for coloring but nobody has been brave enough to let her cut it (this includes her own mother, ). I would totally try your tutorial, C-dot...the question is, will I let my cousin do it? Hmmm

    If she blunders a long middy, I can always go to an experienced stylist and get a bob. If she does pretty well, then maybe we can train her right!
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    What i would do...

    Hi there Cherryred

    I think If I were you i would either..
    a/ find a local old lady salon in a suburb somewhere - they may have oldies coming in wanting old style haircuts.
    b/ do what i did and take all the diagrams I could pull off the net and all the accompanying info - like " must be layered, must not be feather cut etc" that you can find into a salon and say - please do exactly what this says (take inyour own ruler or tape measure) and make sure you let them know that it is an old style specifically designed for setting. They MUST NOT feather cut the layers or bangs (they wont be able to help themselves if you dont specify this!!)
    Be really assertive and nice and get them excited about it - thats what I did - I raved on and on about retro hairstyles and got her really into it!

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    Old ladies all get their hair done the same way - Cropped short, curled horizontally from the forehead to the nape and down the sides with a 2" barrel curling iron, fluffed out, then hairsprayed. It's so routine that I was allowed to do it as an assistant. All the ladies who did their hair like ours are in their 70's or 80's by now

    I'd go with the diagram suggestion. Don't go to an upscale, trendy salon - Those people don't listen to you, they use the latest technique to do the latest style. You could ask for something as simple as a Louise Brooks bob and end up looking like Rihanna. Find someone you can trust to listen to you, and talk you through every step.
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    As intrigued as I am with the cut, I can not go that short.

    Lisa Freemont St (sp?) has the middy and discussed it on her youtube page.

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    I love my Middy!

    I can't wait to try new styles every week!


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    I got a Middy last Christmas, Femme Fatale length. I really liked it for doing rolls and my sets were always great but I kinda missed the length. I haven't cut my hair since and as you can imagine it's quite long now. Although it's harder to style the front it's still possible. And I love the length at the back.
    Love, Marie-Anne

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    Wow psycho sue - I love that style - how did you set it??

    Here are some photos (finally) of my unstyled middy.
    Like i said its not long enough in the back yet, but it will grow![IMG][/IMG]

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    oops the other one didnt come out - try again

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