Thursday, April 3, 2008

What we have is a failure to communicate

I got my hair cut yesterday. I always know it is time for a haircut when I wear my hair up in a ponytail or clip more than I wear it down. I found a cute picture of how I wanted it to look and discussed it with my hairdresser, Ethel. (No, seriously, that is her name!) We talked about the texture of my hair and we agreed that it would be a cute cut on me and my hair would, indeed, do like the picture.

See, this is what I wanted. Long layers, side-swept bangs. Super cute cut! Good for fine hair, at least according to the magazine where I found the cut. It is something like how Nicole Richie wears/wore her hair.

She set to work on my hair and I watched large hunks of hair fall to the floor. Now, I was getting it re-layered, so large chunks didn't alarm me. I couldn't see the mirror because I was wearing my glasses yesterday and had taken them off for the cut. I trust her. She did a great job last time. I foresaw no problems. (Does anyone begin to see the error in my judgment?)

Somehow from picture to finished product I ended up with a shag haircut a la Carol Brady circa 1974. Not the look I wanted or even truly understand. Even Rachel's 1995 Friend's haircut would have been better and actually very similar to the cut I wanted. It is just so not what got. It was just supposed to be long layers!

Mine looks more like this guy. It's poufy on top with it clinging to my neck. So not the look I was going for. The top layer is too short by about a month or two of growth.

I just wonder what part of LONG layers she missed?

So, now the dilemma is do I just live with it and let it grow out, because it is after all only hair and I am blessed with hair that grows relatively fast. OR do I go back in and have her fix it knowing that the only way to fix it is to cut the length off and I'll still not like it? My third option is just to pull it up in a ponytail and pretend it is fine for a month or two until it actually grows out closer to the cut I want THEN go back in and have her shape it up.

Honestly, I'll probably do option three. I'll wait for two reasons...(1) I hate to tell hairdressers they've done something I don't like because I don't want to hurt their feelings and have them "retaliate" by giving me a worse haircut and (2) I'm lazy. So, if you see me in the next couple of months, I'll likely have my hair in a ponytail or clip and look all messy like I didn't fix my hair because the front is really too short to pull back... ::::sigh:::: I hate when I have bad hair.

6 comments:

Julie said...

My stylist moved to San Diego...so I went back to the same salon where I met her, and got someone who apparently doesn't comprehend English...I said short and spiky, and got short in the back, and long bangs. My hair is very damaged, on purpose, because it's so fine it lies flat to my skull otherwise...but the ends needed to be cut off because they are in really bad shape. So she gave me these long bangs with very damaged ends so it looks terrible. I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate trying to find a new person...

Haley knew exactly what I wanted. Stupid San Diego. Sigh.

Sorry about your hair cut...

amanew said...

I am not really sure what to say. I...ummmm....well....I have that haircut. Sort of Carol Brady, sort of Rachel, sort of like the guy in the picture. I thought it was cute, now I am not sure what to think. sigh

Sorry you don't like yours though.

Donna said...

oh no.... I think the think I hate the most about my hair is the bangs are TOO short. Yours are longer and mine will be... eventually.

Erica said...

remember my hair disaster of last year? it finally just grew back out.

i wonder if she could thin the top layers so that they'd lay flatter....

Carrie said...

I'm going to guess that it's not quite as bad as you think--just not what you were expecting. But I'm sure that are pictures of Fall 1995 and my disasterous attempt at a Rachel shag. And the disasterous regrowing of that debacle.

Anika said...

Ha! I don't know why but I also always feel like I will hurt the stylist's feelings if I don't say I love the cut . . .only once have I complained about a bad haircut, and I got a free highlight out of it. But I'm sure your hair looks great; and it will grow back . . .