My husband gave me an undercut - an overwhelming case for divorce?

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Natalie _ | 11 comments

Today marks six years since I met The Husband.  If you're reading dear, Happy Anniversary.  Yes I know it's not a 'real' anniversary but bring home chocolate anyway!

In six years we've got to know each other pretty well, we trust each other, we're comfortable with each other (not that comfortable, the toilet door remains firmly closed) and we like each other almost at least half of the time.

So I let him give me an undercut.  With a design in it.  Yeah...we might make seven years, but we will be talking? 

I recently chopped my hair from my at-home, slightly wonky lob, to an on-purpose asymmetric bob.  I was umming and ahhing about that Halle Berry photo and eventually told my hairdresser;

"Just do it.  If I cry it's just my natural reaction to being left with an inch of hair, it doesn't mean I hate it"

For the record, I did cry in the shower that night, but only because half of my hair was missing.  During my shower of irrational girl-monal tears, I decided I wanted a rose design etched in to my undercut.  You know, a realistic shaded rose.  Because why go easy on the man you love?   Something like this:

So massive undercut undertaken, design chosen - it was time to put my trust in The Husband's clipper-wielding hands. I should point out three things:

  1. The Husband shaves his head weekly, so he's good with clippers.
  2. The Husband is a fantastic artist, so coupled with point 1, this wasn't a huge-huge leap of faith.
  3. If it goes tits-up my remaining hair is long enough to cover it.

This is what happened:

So not a complete failure, not a hair-up result.  Looking back I may have aimed high.  I probably should have gone for a simple line design rather than asking The Husband to attempt shading a life-like rose.  Well, much like marriage we live it and we learn it.  

Two weeks hath passed since that fateful night, filled with promise, met with both a smidgen of disappointment and the sparkle of potential.  My nape has grown back and is ready to go again, but can I be bothered?

Nothing to do with The Husband, I reckon he'd have this down on the second sweep.  My issue isn't even the neck crippling position I was in for an hour.  It's more to do with the undercut itself.  I had visions of Ruby Rose.  But when I feel the bristles I think I got the Big Boo 'do instead.

If you have to ask yourself 'is this me?' chances are, it isn't.

What do you reckon?  Shall I rope The Husband in for another attempt?  Or do we leave this in the never-again pile, along with dreadlocks?


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Oswaldo Yankovich
Oswaldo Yankovich

August 23, 2016

I have a very stubborn husband who won t buzz and shave my whole sides and back part that is an even undercut. Anyone know how I can convince him to do it Go to a stylist and get it done. It will suit you too. Now is the season when it should be done. I am sure he will like it too.

Squiddy
Squiddy

August 13, 2016

I think it’s bloody excellent.

Hope
Hope

August 01, 2016

I’ve had an undercut before (my ex husband did mine) It was really cool and nicely done (he was a barber) and had some awesome design. But totally regretted my decision once i tried growing it out!! It was hideous lol.
Good on you though – i feel like everyone should give it a go at least once.
Happy anniversary :)

Rajvee
Rajvee

July 30, 2016

He did really good job in first try. Definitely you should give him another chance to get more good result.

Kim
Kim

July 29, 2016

I love that you guys still talk! I say we still like each other after nearly 9 years. Good on you for giving this a try, life is all about taking chances. You never know what you like until you try…

Macs
Macs

July 29, 2016

Far thats jaw dropping! In a good way! Mean skills bro. Would love to see him try it again. But at the end of the day its your hair aye. You got guts to give it a go. Extremely proud of you for giving it a go!

Barbara Bradbury
Barbara Bradbury

July 29, 2016

Pretty brave Nat! I once let my husband cut my fringe, that was the lesson of a lifetime!

Karen
Karen

July 29, 2016

wow! ambitious! while I do think it might be a wee bit high – that is only in comparison to the pic you were going for & I’m sure you can rock it!
I’d try for a heart design next like two hearts joined? simple lines can make great impact which he is learning the texture thing the Rose has. Overall I thought it looked pretty good & LOVE the new look.

Marcel
Marcel

July 29, 2016

Wow I admire your bravery! Looks pretty good to me, great efforts for an at home jobbie and the hands of your hubby. I’m almost inspired to seek some assistance in achieving something similar.. almost, I’m a bit too scared!

KONI
KONI

July 29, 2016

I agree with Lutece, the husband did a fantastic job! I knew it was a rose straight away I didn’t have to tilt my phone :-) why not give it another go it can only look more fantastic xx

Lutece
Lutece

July 29, 2016

First of all, Happy anniversary you 2! I think he did a fabulous job for a first time, and that design looks so complex, he did so well! An hour wouldve been so hard to stay in that same position, I would love to see another one done, I thought of Ruby rose straight away! xxx

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