wine with that haircut?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Here's a fun fact: before yesterday, I hadn't gotten a haircut since Christmas.
I always think that if I stop cutting my hair, it'll just grow and grow into long magical Sleeping Beauty locks. But in reality, my hair is thin and stringy and no matter how many products I run through it, it is in fact very un-magical. So after six months of not cutting it, all I was left with were a bunch of split ends. The time had come! 

Have you ever had a bad haircut?
I have. Bad, bad.
If you ask me, there are few worse things than being turned around in one of those fancy swivel haircut chairs at the end of your appointment and hating what you see. No! Wait! I take it back! I didn't want the bangs! Here's another fun fact: before my very first high school dance, I went and got my hair "professionally" styled, thinking I would come out looking like this. Instead I turned around looking a little more like this. It was bad news. Bad, bad news. My mom didn't even pretend to like it. Heh. She was equally as horrified as I was. So there we were in the salon, feeling traumatized. There were 30 minutes left before I was supposed to be all fancy and sparkly for my date. Talk about disaster! We looked at each other, and without having to say a word, we knew what had to be done. After breaking a few traffic laws getting home, I jumped in the shower (after removing roughly 8,000 bobby pins), ran the dryer through my hair, and ran out the door 20 minutes later with very unfancy, unstyled hair. But it was okay.

Fortunately, yesterday was disaster-free. And even more fortunate was the complementary glass of wine that accompanied my haircut. Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

What are your hair rituals? Do you get your hair cut every couple months, or wait until the very last minute, like me?


  1. I hate getting my hair cut as well, there are too many horrifying past experiences ;). I did love my last hair cut though (for the first time in my life). Sadly, I had it cut when I was on holiday because I couldn't stand my frizzy hair anymore (and it's a little bit too much to drive 400 miles just to get your hair cut, isn't it?)
    Have a good day!

  2. haha! aw. i'm more the ...never... type. my last haircut was last fall. i like to wait until it's almost unbearable with split ends (like right now) haha

  3. Haha, I just love the images of your "ideal" haircut and the "actual" one they have you! That sounds terrible! I have never really had a BAD haircut, but I've definitely have a few not-so good ones.

    And since we're making confessions... it's been almost a year since I've had mine cut! It's so sad. I don't know why I hate getting it done... I normally get a cut and color which takes hours... maybe this time around I'll just get a cut and be out of there much sooner. :) I think it's just sitting in a chair for 3+ hours listening to someone talk about their entire life story that just makes me uneasy, haha.

    1. Haha, I know what you mean. That's why getting your hair done by a friend is such a luxury! I still haven't found a stylist that I really like since having moved to college, so it's just one life story after the next. Heh.

  4. Hahah oh I've had some nightmare haircuts too. Straight across bangs gone SO bad. I laughed out loud over that picture you linked to!

  5. oh how fun!

    I must be honest. my hair hasn't been professionally dealty with in, oh- maybe three years? five years? it's been a while.
    and I'm not pretending to be an expert of it either; I just stopped caring. it's grown into a sometimes-pretty, always-frizzy, dependably-interesting accessory for me. better than wearing earrings or colorful shoes or nail polish. I always had short boyish chops as a kid and so now that it's grown past my elbows (!) I feel just a little giddy, and like I never want to cut it off.

    yours is so pretty! I really think it is. did you get a fun haircut?

  6. I'm on the fence with hair-cuts.
    I long for them in the hope that the stylist will be able to perform some magic and give me NEW hair, but the bigger part of my brain knows that I'm more than likely to really not like it as she is a stylist, not a magician. So I half love and half dread haircuts.

    Before now I've only been getting my ends trimmed twice a year. Then I booked at a hairdressers, booked with a stylist that had the MOST OPPOSITE hair to mine in the whole universe, rocked up with it au naturel and took pictures of what I wanted, and it's never been better. She listened and did an amazing job. I'm going back to her next week (I only had it cut two months ago, this is a record!!) and I'm so excited.


  7. Girl! I've had many hair disasters too. The worst is when you make a drastic change like getting most of your hair cut off and then spending almost 3 years to grow it back out! All the while it looking awkward... Now I keep the length pretty consistent and I try to get it cut about twice a year. Speaking of which, I'm a little bit overdue for my next appointment... I like getting my hair done, but am very specific as to what I want. Like you, I've been burned one too many times :/ xo - Abby (


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