Thursday, June 04, 2009

um, so, I didn't tell you about my hair.

or do wbw. I have something, I just need to take a picture of it. but for now, the hair saga: continued.

tuesday evening I rolled over to the salon to have my hair "looked at." I'd called her last Thursday, telling her I was unhappy and my hair looked, well, a mess. I said I wasn't mad at the girl, and maybe it was just my hair, but this cut didn't look "right." And, the color, though not too shabby, was the one thing I hadn't asked for: darker. As a matter of fact I'd specifically requested not darker.

and here I was with darker, redder, choppy hair that I have liked exactly once since I cut it.

so. roll in. she is SO nice. we go outside and she's like "yeah, it's not a bad color, but I can see why you wanted it lighter. I like these pieces here (which were lighter to begin with)." she suggested we wait 2-3 weeks and try again--she said if I could deal with it until then my hair would be much happier in the long run.

next she checked my cut. she had me show her the pictures and then said "um, yeah, she should have encouraged you not to get that one of paris hilton. double processed hair bends in way normal hair does not." and I explained that I had mentioned that, indeed, I knew my hair wouldn't do that, but I liked the idea, and I liked the others too, and this is what I ended up with.

she looked at my hair, moved it around a little and said "I'm going to be honest with you--she should have never let you get this cut. It's all wrong for your hair type, and she cut WAY too many layers into it. All I can do for you now, unfortunately, is smooth it out, and to make it look right I'm going to have to cut the bottom shorter. Then we'll just have to wait while it grows out."

which, though unfortunate, is still good, 'cause it made me feel like I wasn't a crazy lady. :) she also said that she didn't think my bangs should be so short either, so we'd just have to let them grow.

and then she cut. and shaped. and gave me a styling lesson. and exchanged my shampoo. and gave me a certificate for a free pedicure.


I'm going back at the end of June when my hair has had time to grow. We'll shape it up but keep it short. Really the problem isn't the overall length at all--it's the length of the layers. And though it's still not what I wanted, I am waaaaaaaaaaaaaay happier with it now. And in June? I'll enjoy wine and a pedicure prior to my haircut.

thank goodness.

I know, I know, you want to see a picture. Perhaps I'll take one tonight. :)


m-m-m-melissa said...

good for that stylist for taking care of you! quality hair-cutting people are really, REALLY important. :)

Renee said...

remember the time that i got my haircut with you and the old lady cut it and then we had to go back the next day to have it fixed by the owner? yeah, i feel your pain. the guy who cuts mine now was upset that i wasn't 100% satisfied with my last cut and hadn't talked to him so he gave me a free cut, even though it was 6 weeks later. good hairstylists want you to look good! so, i'm glad you found one. :-)

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