Friday, September 28, 2007

Oh, Woe is Me

Well, I did it. I went and got a haircut. A major haircut. I don't like it. I think we've all been there, right? I wanted something shorter and maybe some bangs, because I have such a long face and I wanted to try to soften it up. I tried to explain what I wanted to my new hairstylist, Charity, (this is the first time I've been to her) but something got lost in the translation. Now what do I do? I tried to take a picture of myself to post here, but they all looked so terrible I deleted them.

What I was afraid of is what has come true. She layered it quite a bit, which I'm always uncomfortable with. My hair has little or no natural body, and I just knew if she cut layers it would end up looking dead. Charity confidently assured me that my hair had plenty of natural body and if I would just wet it like so, blow dry it here, and here, and then use this spray and styling get the idea. Already, however, it looks flat, and that's with her styling it this morning. I look dead, or at least deathly ill. Not only that, it makes my acne stand out more for some reason.

I just feel stupid. Oh, and ugly. I could use a whole lot of bloggity love and commiseration right now.


Auntie M said...

Doll, many haircuts take some "getting used to." My first haircut that I was horrified about was the day before your mother's wedding, lol. There was just no hiding it.

It's always been hard for me to explain what I want, too.

I've always thought that you had lovely hair (stop arguing) and an adorable face. (Yes you do.) So. Here's a hug.
The good news is that hair grows, so if it just mortifies you, in short order it may turn into a "do" that is quite different.

Mucho Cariño para ti, aunque seas pelona, or tengas pelo de ángel

Babystepper said...

I should have gotten a clue when all the products said things like "chunky monkey" and "hair manipulator" and "bed head".

At the end of the appointment, when I was surveying the carnage, she said, "No, don't brush it down. It's supposed to look messy." Tell that doesn't send up little warning signs.

lilibeth said...

if it's any comfort remember that I saw it and thought it looked nice. I thought you had just had a little trim. On the way home, however, it dawned on me that it was darker than usual. I just thought...must have trimmed off the summer highlights. It's cute. Really.


We've all been there. It grows. I long for the day when classy hairstyles come back in style instead of these "chunky" "messy" ones.

Maybe you could look at some online pics of what the cut is "supposed" to be and try to imitate it. You may hate it, but everyone else will think you're stylin' then.

Old Fashioned Girl said...

You poor baby. I've been there, done that - want to borrow my T-shirt?

Erica said...

I'm sure that it is not as bad as it seems right now... I've had a couple of pretty bad cuts, and found that after a couple of days they grew on me a bit or at least I didn't feel quite as silly. I hope this one grows on you. Regardless, I think you are beautiful. Feel better... when I was 3 my mom came home with a new short hair cut and a new perm (bad combo). When she walked in the door with tears already welling up in her eyes, I had the sweetness to tell her "Mama, you look like a clown!"

Tendrils said...


I'm sure it looks better than what you think.........haircuts, at least drastic ones always take some getting used to......and some "growing out."

Hang in there!

aftergrace said...

Well, we always think our hair looks worse than it actually does. I'm certain you look lovely. Just remember that hair grows fast and this too shall pass.

Qtpies7 said...

I'm sure it doesn't look anywhere near as bad as you think it does. But you should go marching back in there and show her what she did. You told her you did not want layers and she insisted, I'd go back and complain. Not that it gets you anything but will make them think twice before insisting that someone wear their hair the way they think it should be done.

JAM said...

I'm a guy. I've had basically the same hair cut since I was 5 in 1967.

Lovely Wife's latest haircut, she tried the old "take a picture from a magazine and tell the lady to cut it like that" routine.

Yeah, that didn't work out so well either.

Apparently it only looks good like they say it will if you buy the hidieously expensive hair products in the salon.