Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flashback Hair: Summer 2009

Welcome Back All,

First let me start off by thanking everyone who has stopped by and viewed our blog
and made the first week of The Pixie Revolution a week to remember.

I hope to continue at this pace sharing with all you fellow hair enthusiast my wife's hair adventures.
But also share with you fun interactive topics between my wife's 6-8 week cut intervals and sharing past cuts over the years. I didnt want to pull out the big guns with back to back post on my wife's hair, but I couldnt resist sharing the following pictures.

I'm going to try and share with you all about once a week a past haircut of my wife and photo's to go along with the story. Believe me I have more than enough photo's to share.

I decided though I'm just going to put the photo's up with a short story but they arent going to be in order from 2006 until now. I will give you an approx date and certainly a month and year with a Flashback post.  I think mixing it up and not going in order may keep it more fresh.
If there is a period where my wife has a pixie but the next post she has a long angled bob I will give back to back photo shoots to show the contrast.

Looking back through all the pictures there has been at least 2 occassions where my wife went from an angled bob to a pixie and in one instance went from an almost shoulder length bob to a pixie.
She did that one in the dead of winter mind you ( Jan 2011) She is certainly brave. But that is for another time and pics will come with that story.

Right now though we look back to the Summer of 2009. My wife was in the midst of her angled bob period. She started growing the angled bob in the fall of 2008 from a pixie cut.
For that pixie cut we used reference pics of Elisha Cutberth's pixie from 2008 and pics of Pink of course. By spring of 09' my wife's hair had grown into an awesome angled bob.
Like many of you and your wives, Mrs Mac and me have had many a disagreement on the severity and degree of the "angle"
Mrs Mac is s short haired girl. When I met her she had short hair, but make no mistake about it, when I first introduced her to "the angled bob" she was not a fan to say the least.
Throughout our debates my wife's words were peppered with "too angled" "helmet head" and
 "alien like"
Around spring of 2009 though my wife found her own with the angled bob and began to like it. We came to a good compromise on how angled it was. Around early 2009 I had discovered pictures and had seen out and about women with angled bob's who were sporting this cute little V shape in the center of the nape, which Mrs Mac naturally had it just needed to be cleaned up around it to define it more. So after telling my wife about this she too went for the v shape in the outline of the nape as well. All was well and I was in my angled bob glory.
I know like many of your wives, Mrs Mac was ultimatley wearing the Angled Bob for me, but after having it for 5 months or so she really began liking it herself as well.

We were in the midst of the summer, and like many summers on the East Coast of The United States we were having extreme heat.
It was around late August, and I knew my wife was due for her  6-8 week haircut.
I remember I didnt go that time to watch her ger it cut.
Right up to the day of her appointment as usual I would send her an annoying amount of pics of angled bobs, all about the same as what she had at the time, all stamping the imnportance of a buzzed nape and detail on how high , not too high, but not too long either.
At the time my wife settled into a angled bob with a buzzed nape that was around below the bottom of her ear lobes, giving about 2 inches exposed of buzzed space. and a little past the chin in front.
So I was expecting the same when my wife came home from the salon that night.
Below pic is from early Summer 2009. So you can compare to the late August Cut. I will share more of the spring cut pictures in the near future ( please note the digital time stamp is Day/Month/Year)

                                                   Above:  July 7th 2009.

As you all well know what you expect and what you get can be two different things.
Thankfully this was a great unexpected surprise.
When my wife got home I clammored to see her haircut. From the front it looked just about the same as the last few cuts.. Just about chin length, maybe grazing past the chin. But when she turned around much to my surprise it was buzzed up way higher then usual. It also hada higher arch. and she had a much more higher shelf line in back. What I especially liked about the buzzed part is not only how high it was but that the stylist buzzed it throughly all the way up with a #2 clipper guard which gave it an extra nice feeling and look.
Besides this being one of my favorite angled bob's on my wife,the best part was it was all her and her stylist idea.
I remember asking my wife what made her go shorter, and  she explained that she was getting tired of the same angled bob, and it was hot and in the summer and she asked her stylist if she had any suggestions. The stylist suggested taking the buzzed part up higher, arching the shelf more, and almost giving it an asymetric cut. (As you can see it is shorter on one side and longer on the long parted side.)
This cut was a definite surprise and a great one at that. My wife liked the change, and I was delighted and how great it looked and that there was more buzzed nape , but not losing any of the front length.

Of course like a kid in a candy shop I couldnt wait to take pictures. And my wife obviously basking in the glory of her new cut gladly obliged. The following pics were taken late August 2009 over the course of 2 days and was taken about 24 hours after she got the cut. There's 2 more sets to these pics but I will share them at a later time
 I must say.... even after 3 years  they are just as exciting to look at. This was indeed a spectacular angled bob. Did I mention how awesome the shelf, pointed nape and angle were?

                                                   August 25th 2009

In my next post on my wife's hair, I will share with all of you more pics of Mrs Mac's hair right before this cut which would had been early July 2009.

And before I go I would like to show support to two people who have gone above and beyond supporting this site. If you havent checked out their sites already please do because they in my opinion have two of the best hair sites around.
Enzo's sites:



Perfect Cut's site:



wayner222 said...

Love this cut! Before and especially after. What a great surprise to get. Its even better when it didn't take any pushing. The nape is a perfect length for me, very short but not shaved. Love the little v in the middle too. Must have been hard to let go of that one.
Mrs 222 has 2 identical nape whorls that create a ducktail in the middle of the nape, also looks wonderful when buzzed down close and outlined nice and sharp. Thanks.

Enzo and Anna said...

I'm loving this bob Mrs Mac had back in 2009. Day after pics usually never look as good as fresh out of the salon pics, but in in this case, Mrs Mac looked fabulous!
Thanks for sharing this great cut with us, and for the mentions of my blogs


Mr Perfect Cut said...


I relly like this cut and more importantly how Mrs Mac styles it. I (and Mrs PC) have always anguished about bangs which is one reason we are going so slow about cutting them into this current one-length cut we have. In boy cuts, the bangs were easy some longer than others but they always fit and looked nice.

But with the A-line bob and now with this Robyn cut we have kept the hair all one length and plan to add some fine layers soon. What I'm concerned about is how we cut some "flaired-in" long bangs (like the third to last photo) into the front without screwing it up.

I had never seen the little triangle at the center of the nape but as most of you know I LOVE unblocked natural napes where the hair just gets shorter and shorter WITHOUT a defined cut/shave line.

Keep up the good work.


Anonymous said...

I love this. Pixie's are one of my favorite. Only one better is the bob with a buzzed nape. And you've got them both. Fantastic site. Looking forward to updates.

John Macguyver said...

Thanks Wayner,

Yeah I was a pretty happy camper when my wife got this cut.
Mrs Mac had an angled bob for about another year after that.
By the time she cut it off into a pixie she had grown out the buzzed part and had a very slight angled bob which was almost shoulder length. So I was mourning this angled bob when she grew it out. So by the time she cut it, I was pretty exicted because I knew she would be getting the nape buzzed again.
And yes I loved the little v shape too. Saw quite a few woman with it around 2009, and am happy my wife was one of them. It was a great time.

John Macguyver said...

Thank You Enzo,
You and Perfect Cut I feel have been mentor's to me.
Hard to imagine I've been sitting on these pictures for 3 years.
Who knew one day my love for my wife's haircuts, would turn into this blog.
I was alwasy happy to follow all you guys and cool bobs blog.
I guess taking all these pics over the years it was inevitable that I would share them and blog about it one day.
And your right, It is a MUST for me to get pics of my wife within 24 hours of her hair being cut. I've noticed when a buzzed nape is involved time is of the essance. Waiting one week to take pics can be a matter of night and day as far as how the back looks.

John Macguyver said...


I actually think you are ahead of the game with the way your wife's hair currently is. The bangs were my wife's idea with this angled bob. She was a short haired girl before I met her, and pretty much always had bangs. Even when she was a teen and had long hair, she liked bangs.
I was never a big fan of bangs with angled bobs or bobs. I always actually disliked any kind of bangs with an angled bob as I always felt it took away from the cut. My favorites were always one length angled bobs. The contrast of the long all one length front and extreme shortness in the back for me was always one of the appeals.
That being said, I think if it's done right bangs can go along with angled bobs pretty well. I think the key is to have side sweeping bangs with it.
I'm not a fan of the severity of blunt straight across bangs with a bob cut.
I know some people like that and that's their cup of tea. Which is cool. I'm not knocking it, I just dont like the look personally.
I think if you are going to add bangs to MRS. PC I would use reference pics of side cut bangs that graze the eyes or are eyebrow length. They could be thick, I just think the way it's cut is what makes it look better then blunt bangs.

John Macguyver said...

Thank You for checking the blog out White Sound.
I too love pixies and angled bob's with buzzed backs.
Between my wife's current pixie cut and all the pics from the past 4 years of her angled bob, I'm sure you will like what I plan on sharing on this blog.
Thanks again.