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unconventional hair/cool cuts: a third of hair shaved off

Avatar • Jul 17, 2009



BGLH: Why did you decide to shave off a third of your hair?
Gina
: i’m a very impulsive person! sometimes too much so! a while back i wanted to completely shave my hair off but everyone said no. this is kind of a compromise.

BGLH: Was it hard to let go of the hair?
Gina
: not really. once i decide to do something i pretty much go with it! i’ve still got most of my hair and i’m still focused on growing it out healthy and strong. however i did keep the shaved off piece of hair as a memento.

BGLH: How long have you been natural?
Gina
: i’ve been natural now for 17 months

BGLH: What field do you work in? Are your employers okay with the style?
Gina
: i manage for a high end hair salon in london. it’s an eco brand that works with natural products. i can get away with my hair there as it is a creative place plus one of my staff did create the style. but i personally feel i have to pin my hair up and i have noticed i’m wearing my girly clothes so as not to come across hardcore and scary. i’ve been told it looks high fashion rather than high shock and i guess it’s just the way you carry yourself (i don’t snarl or growl at clients).

i have had an array of comments from i look like a dj to i look like a lesbian. the look is not for everyone but it’s definitely for me.

BGLH: How do you plan to style it now?
Gina
: i’ve been using bobby pins to style my hair in a kind of retro up do for work and just letting it do its own thing. the shaved part is quite a statement and is a style in itself.

BGLH: What does the new style say about you?
Gina
: this style suites my style, i’m really into indie, punk and vintage rock, but on the other hand i love neo soul and hip hop. i have a dual character so it kind of figures that i’d have dual hair. i’m an artist trapped in a 9–5 job so i have to find ways to be creative. if i could take the pain i’m sure i’d be covered in tatoo’s and piercings so to me my hair is just another part of my creative outlet.

BGLH: How long had you been thinking about shaving your hair?
Gina
: i’ve been eyeing up the style for a few months now, i’m really inspired by kesh. she is so creative and embodies all things unique. she has a british quirkyness that only us brits can pull off.

UK fashion designer, Kesh
 

http://therealkesh.blogspot.com/
Gina blogs at http://hairspiration.blogspot.com/
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Crissy
Crissy
11 years ago

Wow she rocks that style so well!

Alicia
Alicia
11 years ago

So basically she did the Cassie cut…the not-quite-a-mohawk look. Only a stylist/artist can rock that type of do! It looks very fitting on her though. I wonder what she’ll do with it once that shaved side starts growing back?

Lita
Lita
11 years ago

i adore this. the only thing stopping me from shaving random bits from my hair is the cost of upkeep- i’m broke 🙁

Queenbuv3
Queenbuv3
11 years ago

Love your hair! You inspired me on your blog with the photos of this hairstyle to finally do a mohawk again : )

Sweet hair : )

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

It looks fly! You absolutely pull it off!

?reciä
?reciä
11 years ago

This is the style craze right now. Rihanna new style is something like this. “high top” Honestly its just hair right?

Jc
Jc
11 years ago

I’m pretty much on the fence with this one. I think the short side needs to be more ‘finished’. I think it should be a little shorter like a fade.

So I kinda sorta like it but not really.

I never liked Cassie’s cut initially but after a while it grew on me especially when she started cutting in the patterns. 

Queenbuv went there!! I do like that curly mohawk.

Lita
Lita
11 years ago

Yeah, its been the thing within the indie scene in London for about a year, Kesh started it all off and there are many Keshalikes. However, people shave different bits, and I haven’t seen it done like this.

sophie
sophie
11 years ago

Love the hair! Can i ask what the name of the hair dressers where she works is? I live in London and would like to check the place out being eco friendly and all. Thanks

Shell
Shell
11 years ago

Gina your hair rocks.

starvenomore
starvenomore
11 years ago

I like that style. I saw a girl in the train with it last night (looked a lot like her actually). I couldn’t stop staring. I’m far too chicken for such a step but I’m wanting to do a faux version by doing one side of my head in cornrows.

ChyeahBella
ChyeahBella
11 years ago

yea i have the same question as someone else asked “what do u plan to do w/ ur hair when u want it to growback” like r u gonna cut the rest to make it even, etc

sewdope
sewdope
11 years ago

ooh i love her hair and her dope blog!

ChiChi
ChiChi
11 years ago

I’m not feeling it anymore just because it’s becoming the style to do…*Shrugs*

?reciä
?reciä
11 years ago

This is the style craze right now. Rihanna new style is something like this. “high top” Honestly its just hair right?

?reciä
?reciä
11 years ago

This is the style craze right now. Rihanna new style is something like this. “high top” Honestly its just hair right?

?reciä
?reciä
11 years ago

This is the style craze right now. Rihanna new style is something like this. “high top” Honestly its just hair right?

?reciä
?reciä
11 years ago

This is the style craze right now. Rihanna new style is something like this. “high top” Honestly its just hair right?

?reciä
?reciä
11 years ago

This is the style craze right now. Rihanna new style is something like this. “high top” Honestly its just hair right?

?reciä
?reciä
11 years ago

This is the style craze right now. Rihanna new style is something like this. “high top” Honestly its just hair right?

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