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VLOG 3: Cutting Your Hair Before Family Photos is Not Advised!

Here’s another video chat with Rissa and I, though Rissa takes off to get into things off camera once she’s said her piece.  Oh, and when I say “yesterday” I’m referring to Sunday since this was recorded Monday afternoon.



Here’s the link if you want to check out my review of Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam, which I mentioned in the video.

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  1. Melissa March 6, 2012 Reply

    I am just like you….it is not cheap to get haircuts so often and colored! I’ve definitely been stretching the time in between and coloring at home!

    • Darcy March 7, 2012 Reply

      I just have to learn how to properly cut my hair now!DarcyZalewski

  2. She’s adorable Darcy! I think she’s going to take over vlogging for you!
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    • Darcy March 7, 2012 Reply

      I think you are right, Sarah! I’m not sure if that’s good or bad yet lolDarcyZalewski

  3. Jeannette March 6, 2012 Reply

    So cool to see you in person! And I so agree! I go so long between my son’s that I kinda feel bad at times and then I always get it cut right before school pics – bad, bad, bad!

    • Darcy March 7, 2012 Reply

      Thanks! I like doing the videos – it feels a little more personal, I think.DarcyZalewski

  4. Angela March 6, 2012 Reply

    I love watching your videos. I have learned to embrace the grey in recent years. I just don’t want to have the upkeep of coloring anymore. I like your hair shoulder length!
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    • Darcy March 7, 2012 Reply

      Thanks dear! I should let it go but I’m not ready! It’d be nice not to stress over it anymore though.DarcyZalewski

  5. Johanna C. March 6, 2012 Reply

    I got my first daughter in for photos so much more often than our second! Victoria is 16 months old and I’ve only gotten her in twice!
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    • Darcy March 7, 2012 Reply

      Rissa is my first – you’d think I would have gotten her in already!DarcyZalewski

  6. Nicole H. March 6, 2012 Reply

    Boogie boooo!!! She’s cracking me up.. and I am picturing my son and Rissa together — and I am scared for my life.

    Besides the kids… I’ve had gray hair since I turned 12. Remember the Sun In Hair dye spray stuff? Well – I used it one Summer, hair turned something between Sun YELLOW and orange (and my hair is naturally dark black). Within 3-4 weeks I had a nice chunk of grays (or, “Sexy Silver” as my girlfriends say..).

    Fast forward through high school, college, pregnancy, marriage, one child, and 1 year as a Graduate student so far and I have a decent chunk of grays sporadically placed throughout my head. I’m in my late-20’s so this is sad, but I’ve been dealing with this for years and well adjusted. HOWEVER: I am not ready to go all gray! I’m a regular at my salon with highlights and base required every month MAX. (6 weeks — and call me Granny.) ~ I will likely dye these sexy strands of hair until I’m well into my .. 90’s? :)
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    • Darcy March 7, 2012 Reply

      I don’t know if I can ever stop dying my hair. And I think Rissa needs her own vlog for toddlers! LOLDarcyZalewski

  7. You daughter is a HAM! I have never dyed my hair but the grays are popping out – need to do so!
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  8. Laura March 7, 2012 Reply

    I want a Flow Bee. I’ve played with one before and think I could do my own with it. I hate the costs of getting my hair done.

    I cut the Hubby and Son’s hair. Daughter won’t let me touch hers especially after seeing the clippers buzzing the guys.

    I love dying my hair..done so much to mine I’m surprised it didn’t all fall out at one point.
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  9. Laura March 7, 2012 Reply

    I posted too soon. Your hair does not look bad. To cut that short it looks pretty even to me!!
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  10. Lena - @elenka29 March 7, 2012 Reply

    Love your vlog. I know cutting hair can be difficult. I just cut mine. Very traumatic experience
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  11. Donna B. March 7, 2012 Reply

    I just had to get my hair cut last month, I feel your pain. I think yours looks nice :)

  12. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) March 9, 2012 Reply

    when I was little, my mom always cut my hair before pictures, I don’t think that I have any pictures in grade school that my hair is a mess, she never got my hair straight

  13. Tahlia B. March 12, 2012 Reply

    Haha, “Mom-cuts-her-own-hair look”. I don’t think it looks that way at all. What is this picture you have for your profile though…did you end up cutting more off?

    As for me, I was almost going to chop off my hair myself, which I’ve done plenty of trimming on my own back in the day…but I didn’t want that moment to happen when I end up getting hives because I’ve gone too far, LOL. Before we had the baby, I cut my hubby’s hair (over 15 years) & rarely went for myself (trusting only one person when I did). Fast-forward to today – no time to cut his hair, so he’s been going to Supercuts (I HATE to spend the $, but he doesn’t have one of those 1-blade styles) and I haven’t had a cut in about a year. Unfortunately, my hair was not exempt from the extreme shedding after having a baby and I had split-ends that would stop me in my tracks to pick at, haha. I didn’t think I’d ever have the time to break away from the baby (I am still nursing exclusively), but I couldn’t stand it any longer! So, today I broke down and walked into Supercuts to get my hair cut by a stranger…it was worth it. I may not be able to stop the shedding, but it should be a while before I see a split-end!

  14. Marti Parks March 13, 2012 Reply

    Rissa definitely needs a blog, she is a star already. :)

    • Darcy March 13, 2012 Reply

      Haha! I’m hoping she’ll help me out here when she’s old enough to type :)DarcyZalewski

  15. Megan March 13, 2012 Reply

    I like the new length – but it was hard to see against the black shirt! :)meganr

    • Darcy March 13, 2012 Reply

      Thanks! Yeah I realized afterwards that it wasn’t the best shirt for showing my new hair. I tend to do spontaneous vlogs!DarcyZalewski

  16. Ann Fudge Cluck March 13, 2012 Reply

    What an adorable daughter you have and soooo happy!!! You reminded I need to get my hair cut.AnnCluck

    • Darcy March 13, 2012 Reply

      Thanks :) she’s usually happy and a total ham lolDarcyZalewski

  17. Shirley March 13, 2012 Reply

    It’s nice to see you in a video, in addition to reading your blog.

    • Darcy March 13, 2012 Reply

      Thanks! :)DarcyZalewski

  18. Kelly A. Tanner March 13, 2012 Reply

    I cut my husband and sons hair myself to save $$. When I first started they had some bad cuts but now I am actually good at it! I would never be brave enough to cut my own though!girlfloyd

    • Darcy March 13, 2012 Reply

      I think I could do ok cutting someone else’s hair. I had an ex who used to have me cut his hair all the time but he kept it super short.DarcyZalewski

  19. Kelly A. Tanner March 13, 2012 Reply

    btw, I know some Zalewski’s here in TN!girlfloyd

  20. Tracey Taylor March 13, 2012 Reply

    Rissa is so adorable. I have a friend who does hair and she cuts mine for $8 which is not bad before that I would have hubby cut it and he did an awesome job.snowbear74

    • Darcy March 13, 2012 Reply

      Thank you! I need to find someone who can do mine cheap yet well… Not sure I can keep being lucky when I do it.DarcyZalewski

      • Tracey Taylor March 13, 2012 Reply

        lol I know how you feel. my friend is a licensed hairdresser too so I think its a fair price.snowbear74

  21. Chevelle Sopkin March 14, 2012 Reply

    I’m in the same boat! I used to love getting my hair done (and my nails too)… but I don’t even have time to think about doing something like that these days with a 2yr old (or the $$$). It’s so funny that I just saw this today b/c I cut my son’s hair last night. I think I do a good job for not knowing what the heck I’m doing either! Hah. I’ve always been punky & out there with haircuts since I was a teen, so you can’t really go “wrong” if it’s supposed to be “wrong”… right? haha! I killed my bangs when I was like 10 & cut them when they were wet… to where I thought they should be… if only I would have known about the pin-up look back then, I could have pulled off my major screw up better! Rissa is so stinkin’ cute! Glad you got your pics finally ;) And your cut doesn’t look bad at all ;) It’s a little hard to tell how it’s layered with your dark hair on a dark shirt, but I’m sure it’s just great!Chevso

  22. Jill A. Collins March 14, 2012 Reply

    LOL – I just recently heard my niece and her husband have this very conversation about their engagement photos vs. their wedding photos. At least you know you are not alone!

  23. tami husak March 14, 2012 Reply

    i dont get my hair cut offten enough lolfastone3104

  24. Suzanne Deleon March 14, 2012 Reply

    I like you, cut my own hair last month! I actually leaned over and put my hair in a ponytail on top of my head and then cut off about 6 inches. It came out pretty good, I have to say! I got some layers, that I like, but is not as nice if I would have paid for it. My hair is like yours! I started going grey at 22. And, the shorter my hair is, the curlier it gets. Most of the time, I just put it up in a ponytail anyways!
    I think you did a good job on your cut! We always look better when we have found time to style it! I am fifty now, and have learned to embrace my grey hair, my granddaughter says, “Grandma, you hair is not grey, it is clear.” Anyway, when I was young like you, I covered up the grey too!portulaca61

  25. Janene Scarborough March 15, 2012 Reply

    Rissa is too cute! I don’t think your hair looks bad at all, it’s cute, and suits you well. I am really in need of a haircut, watching this makes me wanna get out and get it done.neeners50

  26. Sylvia Ortiz March 15, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for the helpful tips.

  27. Dayle B March 15, 2012 Reply

    what a little sweetie. Your kind of cute too.
    very useful and natural looking tips shared on the video.vinci777

  28. Pam Halligan March 16, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I cut my own hair and my husband’s hair – saves us a lot of money. Your daughter is too cute. Thanks also for the video on Clairol Nice & Easy.

  29. Theresa Rezler March 17, 2012 Reply

    I thought your hair looked for cutting it yourself.I agree using the foam color, less messy and easy to use. Ive used John Fridea foam and it worked great for me as I also covered my grey hair. Im 42 and Im not ready to have a lot of grey hair. Here;s a tip when I go to the salon to get my sons hair cut or mine I watch my sister n law when she cuts hair( she’s a beautcian) and i watch the angles and stuff she uses when shes cutting the hair and when I cut my hair I try to do it the same way. I only cut my hair once a year and cut it and thin it out myself. But hey if you dont mess it up nobody will know you did it yourself. .travelingmom42

  30. Jessica Cox March 18, 2012 Reply

    I really can not tell that u did it yourself.It looks like a salon cut to me.I never go to the salon.My hairstyle is a ponytail everyday.jess_james02

  31. Jan Messali March 18, 2012 Reply

    Oh my gosh… she’s adorable! I think your hair looks great… no need for expensive salon cuts. :)
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  32. Jennifer March 18, 2012 Reply

    I would never trust myself to cut my own hair or another person’s hair, but I give props to people who can! I haven’t had a haircut in….over 2 years….because I’m trying to save money.

  33. Mary Baker March 18, 2012 Reply

    I have cut my own hair for years. Yours looks good. I am not saying it looks good for cutting it yourself. It just looks good. If you took a curling iron to it and give it some wave, it would be really pretty!

  34. crystal allen March 19, 2012 Reply

    your baby is soo happy! every little sacrifice that you make is worth it.
    i am an at home mom and i cut my bangs myself and only get a real hair cut twice a year. i am 40 and i have gray too so i completely understand your prediciment. i have had gray since i was 28 i guess.

  35. Devona Fryer March 20, 2012 Reply

    Great video! I don’t know if you have any suggestions for me, but I thought I would ask. I have a 13 yr. old Autistic son and I cut his hair with clippers. I buzz through with the longest setting. The problem is that he fights me. He doesn’t cooperate with me or sit still too good. I just wondered if you have any techniques that would work for me. Thanks

  36. kathy pease March 20, 2012 Reply

    You are so brave..lol but I think you did an awesome job I would have never known you did it yourself.I have tried to cut my bangs and I really suck..never again..I once let my hubby cut the back of my hair and I never raced so fast to the salon to get it fixed, I looked like a mushroom..lol

    You did great and she is adorable :)

  37. Sasha W March 20, 2012 Reply

    I want to learn how to cut my fiance’s hair so we can save some money, I don’t think I would trust myself cutting my own hair because I have problems trying to straighten my hair in the mirror, my brain gets confused and I do the opposite of what I want to do so I think that would be a disaster. I don’t think your hair looks bad but I wish you would’ve styled it so we could see the cut better. The thing I love about a haircut is that if you don’t like it it’s not a big deal because it will grow back, you just have to work with it for the time being. Every time I get a haircut that is more than just a trim it takes a few days to grow on me, it has been 2 weeks, do you like it better now?
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  38. BeautyToLove March 20, 2012 Reply

    Wow — you did a great job! I could not do a job that good if I did it myself! By the way, she is precious! :)BeautyToLove

  39. Aranda Gibbs March 20, 2012 Reply

    Cutting hair can be difficult I’m terrified to cut mine! lol great job!

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