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Got a hair cut today and I actually like it!

I got my hair cut today. I hate doing that because, as much as it needs it, I always hate the outcome. My bangs are too short, overall length too short, style looks the same no matter what I want it to look like, etc. And it isn't with just one stylist, it's with them all.

But my hair was damaged by a lunatic stylist who stripped it when highlighting it and I have needed to keep getting it trimmed to get rid of some frizz. I decided today just to have the darn stuff cut off and live with shorter hair rather than doing it in baby steps.

So off I went with butterflies in my belly. I showed the stylist a few pics but I already figured it didn't matter. I could show her a picture of Kate Middleton's hair and I would come out looking like Miley Cyrus. She started trimming and I got nervous. I needed about four inches cut to get rid of all the damage. That's so much...

But it's hair. It grows back. It actually can look better shorter if it isn't damaged. I gritted my teeth and let her do it. In the end, I liked what happened! The style is very similar to the pictures I had. I have long side swept bangs that can also be straight down, many layers that can be smoothed or made texturized and my hair is a couple of inches below my neckline. Not as short as I thought but still...eeek.

I am used to long hair and always get nervous when it is shorter. My husband likes my hair long but he knew this had to be done. Plus, it is MY hair after all.

Now I am going to wash it and see if I can actually recreate the style. If so, we have a winner on our hands, folks. If not, well, I will have to practice and see what looks best on me.

Sometimes a haircut can be a pick me up and, today, mine was. What a shock. That never happens!

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bestwriter wrote on October 25, 2014, 8:46 PM

You are right. One has to wait for the outcome and not expect anything. emoticon :grin: I too was quite happy this time - it happened just a few days ago. This girl normally does a good job. I also got a pedicure. My legs needed a massage badly.

PattyTherre wrote on October 25, 2014, 8:51 PM

I am going to stick with this stylist. She seems to really know what she is doing. I have been jumping around, hence my damaged hair from some who didn't know what to do with my hair. It was so nice to feel better about myself. A pedi would have been amaziiiinggg today!

bestwriter wrote on October 25, 2014, 9:00 PM

I have been going to this parlour for years now. It is not much of a place compared to new ones that are mushroomkng everywhere After all it is the person that is important and not how a parlour looks.

alexdg1 wrote on October 25, 2014, 9:01 PM

My haircut choice is delightfully simple: a good old fashioned crew cut. Can't go wrong with that one.

Feisty56 wrote on October 25, 2014, 9:32 PM

I feel your anxiety over a hair cut and raise you one. Seriously, I'm glad today's experience was a positive one because you just never know.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on October 25, 2014, 10:28 PM

sometimes we get what we least expect and right hair grows back and maybe even if it did not come out well when it grows longer a bit it might look good. But I am glad you liked what the results were.

carmela wrote on October 25, 2014, 10:44 PM

i also have very long hair ! what i hate the most is a hair stylist with scissors in his hand that's the main reason why i decided to grow my hair long instead of regularly having it cut short. i find long hair easier to maintain and more versatile to style.

AngelSharum wrote on October 25, 2014, 11:15 PM

I'm glad you got a style you like. I hate getting mine cut as well.

allen0187 wrote on October 25, 2014, 11:56 PM

Good for you that you like your new haircut. I take the easy route out and keep a bald do. Really can't go wrong with that one.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:25 AM

I went to a big mani pedi place run by Asians who were super nice BUT they didn't sterilize their tools and the girl cut my foot when trimming my cuticles. I am looking for another place. I don't care much about what the place looks like. I just want safety and good service.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:26 AM

That is what my son does when he gets sick of having hair. He buzzes it it off. Then it grows into a crew and he's happy. Until he hates it again. Men are so easy when it comes to everything in the personal care department.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:27 AM

I always leave wanting to cry whether it is a cut, color or highlights. My husband says I am never happy but that's because....I never am when someone screws up my hair. If it looks bad, I FEEL bad.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:28 AM

I still kind of miss my long hair. It was very long and I let this same woman cut several inches off in June. Now again not as much but still. It grows fast though so I am going to make the best of it at this length.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:29 AM

When they get scissors in their hands, they ALWAYS cut too much off. I swear, I think their inches are 3 of what the ruler says. lol.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:29 AM

I don't love it but I like it enough not to throw a fit like I usually do. :)

bestwriter wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:29 AM

This could be an isolated instance not necessarily applicable to all Asians. I am here in India and the parlour I go to sterilises all tools. They will only get a licence if they cater to all requirements.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 2:30 AM

My son does that. He buzzes the hair off and lets it grow for a while then can't stand it and buzzes it off again. So easy, so maintenance free... But NOT for me. lol

WordChazer wrote on October 26, 2014, 5:24 AM

That's good news. My hair is a nuisance and I would be quite happy if it all fell out tomorrow. The shorter it is the better. Fortunately I like going to my barbers (because those guys talk my language: of computer games and travel, food and wine) and so I never need to set foot in a horrible girly girly salon ever again. Where the stylists are never the same one week to the next and the level of chatter is all celebrities, fashion, clubbing and vote'em off shows, none of which I have the slightest interest in... Oh, and the prices are the same as a full tank of diesel, which would last longer.

I'm glad your stylist sorted it this time, because when your hair is cut right and you feel good about it, it is SUCH a confidence booster.

debolinac wrote on October 26, 2014, 7:04 AM

I hate to cut my hair as it is too unruly and curly and wire-like and remains the sme after it is cut. My mom manages to chop it off once in a while . LOL

paigea wrote on October 26, 2014, 9:29 AM

My hair always looks the same not matter who cuts it and no matter what picture I show them. I've given up.

BarbRad wrote on October 27, 2014, 1:58 AM

What? No photo of the new style? We want to see it. Please? I'll never forget the first time I made a drastic change. I'd had free cut at a newly opened Sassoon school in Westwood, CA. The cut was so different I was afraid to go home for fear of what my husband would say. He loved it. It took me a bit more time to get used to seeing the stranger in the mirror, but I finally decided I liked it, too.

AliCanary wrote on October 27, 2014, 3:25 PM

My guy likes long hair, too, but my hair doesn't have much body and tends to get really weighed down and even a bit stringy when it's too long. Every now and then I get sick of it and trim it back to my collarbones (not too short, but usually I'm hacking about five inches off, at that point).