Why oh why? About 3 1/2 years ago I cut my medium to long hair off into a “semi” pixie cut! I couldn’t do the complete pixie look so Christie my hairstylist who is absolutely amazing – gave me a compromise cut – PERFECT. I get home, Robin taking one look at my hair almost went into panic/shock mode. I immediately started crying. I called Christie sobbing. She assured me everything will be alright, she will work her magic while helping me let it grow back out and magic is what she did :). After 3 long agonizing years of trimmings and shaping voila hair grown back out and sporting the no bang look! Wow how bold mom, wife, friend had become…
All it takes is one SNIP and my whole world comes crashing down – yesterday Saturday, after growing tired of the no bangs blah look, I decided to get my haircut and do bangs again – YAY, Cheer Rah-Rah-Ree, Yipeeee! The only thing is Christie is not available on Saturdays or Mondays and I’m not a very patient person. I go to someone else instead – OH DEAR LORD WHAT WAS I THINKING???
This person has a “blank canvas” to work from. I mean all my hair is pretty much the same length. How wonderful for someone to get the opportunity to work their magic right? I told the person exactly what I wanted even had a picture for a guideline – she agreed it was a great style for me. She prepared my hair and started immediately on the bangs. I told her I have a very prominent “cowlick” in my bangs. She noticed it and said it shouldn’t be a problem. When she made that first loooonnnnggg slooooowww motion snip in one single cut on my bangs well past my chin, I knew I had made a huge, ginormous, gargantuan mistake. She trying her best not to show any facial expressions and me trying my best not to panic and telling myself to breath while wanting to bust into tears, remained calm. That was it – over, done, crash, boom, bang – explosion. I now have bangs …. bangs just above my eyebrows!!! To make matters worse, I was suppose to have side bangs with the great hairstyle for me look, let’s just say I don’t, instead I have bangs that spread out across the brow – ON THEIR OWN that are not evenly cut – SOMEBODY JUST SHOOOOT ME!!
May have to resort to this
She trimmed a little here and there and then proceeded to say, “I really don’t want to take any more off the bangs due to the humidity “shrinking” them up when you go out. But if you think they need to be a little shorter come back in and I’ll take care of it at no charge”. I say – “I don’t want you take any more off my bangs either, I think you’ve cut them short enough.” I pay her and while walking out the door I immediately put my ball cap back on so no one can see me.
I go home wash my hair and try to style it and of course it’s a disaster!! I meet Robin later in the day and the conversation goes something like this:
Me – I’ve got bangs and my hairstyle sort of looks the way I use to wear it when we first got together.
Him- Yes it does.
Me- Well? What do you think? Do you like it?
Him – It’s ok, your hair looks the same.
Me- What? How? How does it look the same?
Him – It just does. She did cut this part to short (flipping at it).
Me – Does my hair look better than it did yesterday? All blah?
Him – It looks the same.
I’m thinking are you blind? Do you really pay attention to what my hair or me for that fact, look like? Does my hair truly look the same as yesterday when it was all pretty much the same length no bangs – all dull, boring and blah?!?
Pretty much silence the rest of the way home….
Sitting here typing this post I’m thinking – I don’t know….it’s just hair, you know? and it will grow back but dang it! I wanted that great hairstyle and my husband to see a fabulous woman sitting in the car beside him with a gorgeous haircut.
I am so disappointment with my decision and being impatient.