Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Hairy Day

I have a tale of woe for you today Gentle Readers.  Usually daughter #1 takes care of my hair care requirements: you know, trims, dye jobs, styling.  She has a skill for that kind of thing even though she has no training.  After months of hair styling bliss, it happened. The L'Oreal  was not working any more!  Because  I'm Worth It, #1 felt it was time for the big guns:  The Dreaded Hairdresser.  Hairdressers in my experience Do Not Listen.  Ever.  #1 listens most of the time.  I can count on her.

With much trepidation I went to the Dreaded Hairdressers this afternoon.  I've always had really dark brown hair so I wanted that with some gray streaks thrown in.  Then I would never need to colour it again.

I thought something like this would be fine.

It took her two hours to put all the tinfoil on my hair.  At one point I was causing static on the radio playing nearby.

Then it was time for the rinse out of all the hair dying/bleaching stuff goo.  Since I wasn't wearing my glasses I couldn't really see what was going on, but I could tell I had my dark hair back.  The Dreaded Hairdresser sweetly asked if I wanted a trim and I said yes. Big mistake  My hair is almost shoulder length.  I have been growing it out so I could wear it in an oh so chic pony tail.  I pictured leaving the salon with my  shoulder length page boy blowing beautifully in the breeze.  I was psyched!

Sorry, Anna
I was hoping for something like this.

Or even this, with a little more brown.

Hairdressers have a trick now so you can't tell how short they're cutting your hair.  They gather it up in big bunches straight up from the top of your head and make little feathery jabs at it.  Do Not Be Fooled People.  This is a criminal act akin to manslaughter.

Here is what I ended up with:

Photo by hubby in the never ending reno bathroom

What did she do to my hair?!  It is layered, People!  It is short in the front!  It is not all one length!  It will not pony up!

Woe is me.
The End.


Becky said...

Ohhhh, I am opposed to hairdressers too. I cut my own hair and have for many, many years. And I gave up on coloring because I just refuse to be locked in.

So I'm so sorry you did not get what you wanted. But I have to say it is lovely. You are lovely. Don't panic! No one is going to know that you look different than what you thought you would. They are gonna love it.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

No! Damn hairdressers! That's disappointing that she didn't do what you want ...

But, I think you look fabulous!

It's trite to say, but it'll grow back ... that doesn't really cut-it though when you've had a bad-hair-cut experience.

But, I'll say it again, "Lookin' good, Mrs Cripps!"

An Urban Cottage said...

It looks fine to me. They say cutting it makes it grow faster. I'm sure you'll have those bangs in the pony tail in no time. For now, you just need the lower lip piercing from Picture 2. Then it'll all be okay.

Anonymous said...

You look gorgeous! I love the highlights and the style of the cut...very much.
Just pull it back in a loose ponytail and have the front out and whispy (or use my favorite, lots of bobby pins):)
I hope you know how good it really looks ~

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Well I know it's sad to lose the pony - but - it looks gorgeous! As my daughter said when I had bangs cut this summer, "Mommy you look like you're in your 30s!" Wow! What a compliment. (I'm in my 40s.) Well I say, "Deb, you look like you're in your 30s too!"

I hope you find someone who understands your hair and understands you. It's kind of like a marriage. Don't give up! You'll that special someone.

Deb said...

You guys are great! Thanks for cheering me up.

elegancemaison said...

I'm also with you on hairdressers. I just find a good one and they up and go to pastures new. And then you have to go through the terrifying 'trial' and very possible 'error' of a new one. But your post reminded me that I've forgotten, yet again to book an appointment with my latest find in time for this weekend. BTW I think your haircut and colour looks great - it's more or less how I want mine- though lighter colours. Might have to print out your pic!

L said...

Stef and I really like it. Stef said "maybe she (the hairdresser) was trying to funk her up a bit. We all need that sometimes".
So, embrace the layers mumsy, and I'll continue being your sylist :)

acorn hollow said...

I know it is not what you wanted but it looks great but I don't know what it looked like before. I do like the color I am rethinking my dye job. I do it myself maybe its time for a change.

annie said...

This may not help but I do believe it might be coaxed into pig tails above each ear. You must put it in a pony next time it grows and never, never let them see how long it is. Cutting your hair to make it grow is some evil hairdressing myth that lulls us into false security and makes you return for fix ups over and over. .. a bit like layers.Then after five years you find you have a gamine crop which ain't so gamine when your 40 something and a bit tired. (Bitter personal experience speaking here). Just step AWAY from the salon and walk toward the light trim.

Deb said...

Thank you Annie. You have such great wisdom in so many areas. For the sake of humanity, get your own blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry your hair isn't what you wanted, but it looks gorgeous! I LOVE it. Really. Very, very cute. Maybe you can pony it up with a little clip on each side to catch the shorter layers? Maybe it'll grow on you...