Sunday, November 3, 2013

(R) Short Hair ショートヘア

On one of our recent videos someone asked me to never cut my hair, but actually I had short hair only two years ago! And in fact I regretted it. A LOT! But I will show those pictures and explain the story.

最近投稿した動画で私に髪を切らないで欲しいと言うコメントを頂きましたが、
実は、ほんの2年前まではショートヘアでした。
しかも、全然気に入っていませんでした。笑
でも、写真をシェアしておきます。


During one of my visits to Jun in Japan I was approached while shopping at a thrift store and asked if I would be willing to do some hair modeling for her. And I did! And it was a ton of fun!!


以前日本へJunに会いに行った時のことですが、古着屋(動画で紹介したお店です)で買い物をしていると、ヘアモデルに興味があるかと声を掛けられました。
そして、やってみました! とても楽しかったです!!



And at the end of my visit she asked if I would be her model for a national hair styling competition, where you get an hour(?) to cut and style a model's hair. At the end of the hour we all did a little catwalk and then stood in front of our chair for another hour while judges walked around and basically told all the stylists how horrible they were!! Here's a clip of my walk (aka NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO DO POSES YOU CAN'T JUST THROW THIS AT ME LAST SECOND LIKE THIS WTF AM I SUPPOSED TO DO FSNHKJFSDKJGSDKGN). Despite the fact that I make YouTube videos I have always had a major problem being incredibly shy, so this was probably one of my more traumatizing moments! haha

日本滞在の終わりに、大きいヘアスタイルのコンテストにモデルとして参加しないかと誘われました。内容は、スタイリストが1時間以内(?)にモデルの髪を切って、スタイルを仕上げるというものでした。コンテストの後半ではキャットウォークを歩き、それから1時間ほど自分の席横で立ち、審査員が酷評しながら歩き回っていました。

↓これはキャットウォークの動画クリップです。
(というか、誰もポーズをしなければいけない事を直前まで教えてくれませんでした!「適当にやって下さい」とか投げられても無理です!)
私はYoutubeで動画投稿をしていますが、リアルではとてもシャイなので、
もっとも精神的ダメージが大きい体験の一つになりました。笑








You had to pay a pretty big fee to take part in the competition, and the grand prize winner would get a fair bit of money and a trip somewhere (my stylist had actually won previously and went to New York for a week!)


コンテストの参加費はかなり高くて、優勝者にはかなりの賞金と旅行券が授与されます。
(私のスタイリストは、いずれかの賞をもらってニューヨークに一週間行ったそうです!)



But at this competition the judges said they were so disappointed with everyone that they weren't going to give out the grand prize at all!! I was like WTF?! They just took people's money!! I still don't understand how they could do that.


ですが、この時のコンテストで審査員はかなりがっかりしたらしく、優勝者を選びませんでした!何ですかそれ!? 参加費を巻き上げただけですか! 未だにどうしてそんなことが出来たのか解かりません。


But anyway, for my hair cut I was too afraid to let her cut all my hair short so I asked for it not to be TOO short, and in the end what she did was cut it really short in the front and leave it long in the back. And she doubled the amount of hair I had for bangs, and then cut them really short as well... it was awful, haha. I tried to salvage it at times by clipping up the back so it at least looked even, but even so I pretty much dreaded looking in the mirror. Here are some pictures:



まあ、とにかく、髪が短くなり過ぎるのが怖かったので、スタイリストには短くなり過ぎないようにお願いしました。結局、前の部分はかなり短く切り、後ろを長めに残しました。
そして、普通より2倍ほど前髪にかかるように髪を寄せて持ってきて、とても短めく切りました。すごく悲しかったです。後ろの髪を上げてバランスを取ろうとしましたが、鏡を見るのは怖かったです。こんなかんじでした。↓




So that was my one experience with super short hair. I've gone to my shoulders a few times which was all right, but for now I'm treasuring my length and I'm not letting anyone get near it with scissors!! (◕ฺˇε ˇ◕ฺ)

以上がショートヘアの体験です。肩にかかる程度の短さにしたことは数回ありますが、
これからは誰にも短く切らせません。今の長い髪を大切にします。


-Rachel

31 comments:

  1. You look great with short hair too! :)

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  2. I actually like you with a bob! Wish I could pull it off (my face is WAY too round lol)

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  3. Oh my. I really thought you had your hair cut until I read the whole post. XD

    I was going to say you tried Hayley Williams' current hair. XD

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  4. I really like the short hair on you!

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    1. You guys are so nice! I hated it! XD

      Poor Jun had to sit through a very emotional dressing process every morning after that hair cut! hahaha

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    2. I have had long hair most of my life and last year decided to try short hair. I hated it too ,Everyone around me thought I looked really classy but just couldn't agree. I found looking back that I in most of the pictures I looked like me with short hair which framed my face instead of long locks that went to my shoulders and learn't how to style my hair as well . I took it as a personality learning curve now , now trying to grow it back for my wedding . : )

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  5. Apart from your hair now, the top spiky blonde looks awesome!

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  6. You absolutely suite both ways, but the fans are definitely all about long hair! I hope my kiddos receive hair just like yours, so lovely :-) We will see how dominant bog standard brunettism is!

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  7. Pretty much anything looks good on you, short or long, but that first picture was really crazy >w<
    And other than that, really cute story haha, will Jun write on this blog ever?

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    1. Aww thank you! :D I really think my hair in the second to last picture is particularly horrific, though, haha.

      We've talked about blogs before and he does want to write in one when he has time. I'm pretty sure he will! ^^ It might be in Japanese, but I'll translate it! :D

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  8. In my view, the long hair more beautiful for you. I had an incident with my hairdresser and short haircut. I hated the upshot. But it was an advantage, since luckily my hair grow faster. ^^

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  9. The first picture is indeed scary, but the ones where you're smiling are beautiful. Especially the second one is really good. I don't think short hair looks bad on you at all.

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  10. LOL I thought the first pictures were you during your scene phase

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  11. The second picture is really cute though!
    But yeah I wouldn't like short hair either :p

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  12. I had my hair cut short about a year ago and I regretted it as well even though everybody told me I looked awesome with it but growing it out is annoying as heck and looks awful -_- so I understand that you regretted it but still you looked so awesome!

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  13. I hate to agree but that certainly isn't your best look. However, it certainly isn't awful!

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  14. your hair looks much better long

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  15. Red hair looks amazing long! I like the no bangs or off to the side bangs look, very stylish, and on trend! I also am a redhead (more on the strawberry blonde side) and had short hair twice, mine was chin length with no bangs. I liked it (mainly because I was a kid at the time and hated having long hair in my face at recess...LOL :P) but realized later on how my square face shape did not suit the style at all. Now my hair is waist length and I prefer it that way much better, and plus, the compliments do help too. ^^ (Not a fan of this short hair, kind of reminds me of a throwback to the 70's style. However, I think short hair would look great on you, just not with this style in particular.^^)

    - Alisha from California :)

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    1. I don't think short hair suits my face, either!! Plus long hair is so pretty and flowy~ @▽@

      haha actually I was the same way when I was a kid! My hair style now with bangs is actually how my mom styled my hair as a kid (and how my mom still wears her hair now!!) but I hated having bangs back then because they always got in my eyes so I grew them out! XD And thus I subjected the world to my massive forehead for about 13 years before I went back. hahaha

      Actually it probably would have been better if I just had super short hair back then, too. I was always running around outside and my hair was always SO matted and tangled! But yes! Long hair ladies for life!
      ( ^ 一 ^)人(°▽ ° )

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  16. Hahaha that was a really funny story, I just can't imagine the stress you had to go through on the catwalk o_o I would pretty much have died x'D I saw the awkward look on your face when you waved at the public hahaha I thought "Ohmy poor Rachel >///<" ! But I'm sure that was an one-in-a-lifetime experience that really helped you become a little less shy. ^-^ I don't think short hair looks bad on you, to be honest you look really cute! But as, myself, a lover of long hair I think long hair sweets you much more! Let's treasure our long hair together FIGHTING~ \(◕ε ◕)/

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  17. I'll admit when I first saw this, my initial reaction was: 'Her hair! No! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!' They later ones actually don't look that bad though! I know for me, I have straight hair, so I have to keep it a bit shorter to get any poof. If it gets too long, no amount of gels and hairsprays will keep it from looking like Sayako is my hair dresser. I always end up bargaining with my hair. 'Just a little poof today? Half a poof? A quarter of a poof? Will you accept cement in place of hair gel?'
    Wow! I just realized, is that first blond-spiked hair you? That's amazing!

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  18. For a girl who had short hair for the majority of her life (I have only had long hair for 2 years) the way people get upset about "short hair" (which in my opinion is only short-ish xD) is a bit hard to understand. The way girls cry and scream at e.g. the make-over part of America's (or for my part, Germany's) Next Topmodel is really ridiculous.But then again, the way we feel about something can't really be explained. I think you didn't look bad with shorter hair (although that haircut is pretty... oldfashioned oO ) BUT if someone doesn't feel good it will always shine through. Being comfortable with the looks you choose is the important part :) Enjoy your long gleaming ginger mane :)

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  19. I had my hair cut to one of the shortest lengths it's even been just before coming to Japan this summer. I decided I didn't want to deal with chest-length hair in 40 degree heat. What a mistake! I hate having short hair now. There's nothing you can do with it to make it look different! Plus when my hair was long it curled nicely at the bottom, but when it's short it just looks wavy/weird. All my friends are getting their hair cut at Japanese salons where the stylists seem to do a great job, and I really want to go get a nice haircut too, but I can't because I'm waiting for it all to grow out.

    Anyway, I think you suit longer hair too, but actually I think that for about 90% of people. There's very few people I think look better with short hair.

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  20. Hey !!
    I just discovered your blog as I am curently in an active marathon to see all of your videos/FB posts etc and I'm happy that you decided to create one :D

    About the main topic : I agree with pretty much everyone else : you are truly cuter with your long hair. Especially when they are sooo beautiful *o* ! (the longer, the better !)
    Like, I have wavy black hair and I love it but if I ever had to change, I'll go to the hairdresser with a picture of yours xD

    Anyhow, I found the video really cute too. You must have been under quite a shock after that ! But I hope it was overall a great experience :3

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  21. i like your hair cut in the picture with the pink strap showing. that cut was super cute! and i can't believe that is you with the blond and blue hair. no way lol. i'm glad you started a blog and got twitter. i'll be following you and reading every blog post^^

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  22. What a great opportunity you got! I think you looked really cute in all those hairstyles, but I completely understand your long hair preference.

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  23. Well I like you with both long hair and short hair. I can't really empathize with the short hair since I've had an all-off like a boy's, you know where you can see the shape of my head clearly and everything ... like, like, oh like Nick Cannon or shorter. I'm trying to grow it back out now to see if I can get it past my shoulders. I can understand the freaking out though from watching my long-haired friends after they get a hair-cut that they didn't ask for.

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  24. Even so, you dont look to bad with short hair either ^.^

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  25. just so you know, you don't look bad either way! long hair is pretty, so is short hair... not sure about the "long in the back" part.... but from the pictures you posted, it looks nice! :D but with hair, you have to go with what makes you feel good or else you'll never rock it out. but from a stranger's point of view, you're always pretty! <3

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  26. My god! Rachel?! You look kowai! O_O ( XD )

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