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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bad Hair Day - Mostly Just Bad Hair Cut



I have this gorgeous friend, Bianca, that has the most luscious and perfect hair. It seems as though she never has a bad hair day. Her hair could be greasy and smelly and still look great. She could have teased, split ended, over processed hair and I'd still daydream about her mop. Don't you just despise people with hair like that?

I covet her mane.



Not her man...her mane.



I haven't had my own mane cut in over six months (since my favorite stylist moved across town and I'm too lazy to drive an extra twenty minutes to see her), so I thought I'd go out with my husband while he grocery shopped (miracle) and have someone cut my hair to look just like my friend's hair. I brought a photograph of Bianca to make sure there'd be no mistakes.

Off to the closest Great Clips I went.

I paid exactly what the haircut was worth ($13).

In fact, I should have ran as fast as I could when I realized I couldn't understand a single word the older Asian lady was saying while she chopped off my brunette locks. Not a single word. Except--except when she exclaimed suddenly and out of the blue: "Oh my! You  have sexy hair! Veeeeery sexy hair!"

I don't know how she could even think that after seeing all my gray hairs. Which brings me to my next question: Where did all these silver highlights come from? I mean, what the capital H happened?! I'm not even thirty.

But I tipped the Asian lady $5 anyway, because she said I have sexy hair.

Now here's where I am at...I don't think this haircut looks anything like me. I think I look strange. I think I look too old. I haven't had bangs since I left college up in Idaho in my super cool first car, a 1989 Chevy Corsica.



I cut those bangs myself.

What do you think?



I'm thinking I'd be stylish for circa 1992.

Good thing I didn't go to the random hair salon next to the gas station my husband suggested. Who knows how I would have ended up looking after that.

28 Comments:

dana said...

I got here by randomly going from blog to blog. The bottom photo shows a "cute kid" from the 70s. You could bring the style back! Anything that makes us look younger can't be all bad.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Eh, it's not so bad. Give it a few days.

BTW - I thought your Twittered idea about a Dr. P themed weekend at the ranch was a darned good one.

Queen of Quite A Lot said...

I love the new do! I have had my hair cut twice since I moved here 18 months ago...and this from a girl who used to spend 3 hours every 6th Saturday at the hair salon getting a cut/color/highlight. Now, I cut my own bangs and do my own color. The rest of my hair needs to be cut and I'm contemplating putting it in a ponytail on top of my head and cutting a few inches off of that. I knew a girl in high school who did that and her hair fell in perfect layers. Then again, maybe I'll just find a real stylist.

Kristi said...

New haircuts always take a little getting used to. Then you usually end up loving it. Personally, I think it looks fabulous!

jmberrygirl said...

The bangs will grow out in a week or two and you'll have a nice layered look. Breathe deep and don't sweat it. $13? Is that the going rate?

LaShawn said...

OK, first...the haircut looks fine. Quick sweating it. I actually like the bangs.

Haircuts are NOT the time to be cheap my dear....I firmly believe in that rule for women.

DangGina said...

I hate random haircuts by random strangers. I had to do this for, like, 18 months or so, when my dear friend took a sabbatical to Vegas for that length of time. What made it even more unbearable is that she was gone during a crucial period in my hair's life: I was growing it out from super short. Awkward! I missed my Lindsay so much that I just wanted to ignore my hair, but I couldn't ignore it as much as I'd've liked because of the craziness on top of my head.

Then, one blessed day, Lindsay moved back. She's my flavorite. I don't even have to tell her what I want; I say, "Take off about an inch and make it look good." And she DOES. Every. Time.

At least hair grows, right? :)

Screwed Up Texan said...

Dana, So glad you stopped by!

Mindee, I thought it was great too! Ree should listen to me, LOL!

Queen of Quite A Lot, I wish I had the confidence to cut my own hair.

Thanks Kristi!

jmberrygirl, Yup $13. Sigh...

LaShawn, I NEED you to help me find a new stylist!

DangGina, Youre right...it'll grow.

R.J. said...

Fortunately, hair grows so if you don't like the cut, in two weeks, it won't look the same. It is hard to tell from the picture why you didn't like it. It looks like you have good hair quality that carries the cut well. Personally, I want a bad hair day wig and a hat also. I don't know that I've ever had what I would call a good hair day. I feel your pain.

Le'Ann Ruggles said...

Aww, I think it looks kinda cute. Makes you look like a teenager, and how could that be a bad thing?

Shauna said...

I love it lots. Lots and lots.

Mommas Soapbox said...

I think it looks cute. Of course mine isn't much different than the hair I sported in the 80's so I'll step down now....

Mommas Soapbox

Foursons said...

I think it looks cute, but here is what I'd do. Grow the bangs out some and sweep them to the side. Then...beautiful. But, honestly- my hair has not been cut in 6 months either.

andie said...

Girl I swear on dr pepper that you hair looks great!!! Hair cuts take a few days to get used too... but i think it looks good.. Adam would call it Diva Hair!

Yeha I'm with LaShawn... pay good money for a hair cut... go to the same person over and over....

ForeverRhonda said...

I think it's cute...plus if you don't like the bangs they will grow pretty fast and be longer bangs soon.

Nancy said...

I think it looks awesome. I have thougth and thought again how cool bangs look -- but I am too scared to ever do anything because my hair grows about 1/4th of an inch a decade so any new look is pretty much permanent for the next ten years. During "senior best" votes in highschool ONE person wrote me in as "best hair." My friend happened to be tallying the votes and laughed her head off for days about whoever it was that was clearly blind.

I wish an Asian lady (or anyone for that matter) would say, "Oh my, you have sexy hair." That is so cool.

Mamarazzi said...

mmm Dr. Pepper (i am so easily distracted)

ok so cute hair. been thinking about bangs myself.

thanks for stopping by my blog today. getting back into blogging after so many months off is rough, but cool comments from new bloggy friends makes it easier.

The Boob Nazi said...

My hair reaaaaaaaaaally needs to be dyed. My bangs are out of control. I feel ugly.
I'm also under the influence of Nyquil. I apologize for drugged commenting.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I think it looks fabulous! That's a great photo of you:-)

You can sweep the bangs to the side. My stylist told me I have to "train" my bangs to do that. You take a round brush and brush the bangs up and over to the side you want. It looks like a total 70's style at first, but after a couple of minutes, the hair falls down into place without curling up. Try it!

AdronsCatherine said...

I think it's awfully cute! And, even better, my 15 year old fashion DIVA was standing here looking over my shoulder and asked who you were. I told her, and mentioned that you said you hated your new haircut, and she wanted to know where the picture of the bad cut was lol! If SHE thinks the cut is cute, it can't be *that* bad ;o)

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

The bangs look good! Where them with pride! I'm still a little nervous but I've got to do something. Also....we have a Chevy Corsica. It's not as vintage as your college car was, but close. And, seriously, why can't hair stuff be easy?!

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Addison said...

You have sexy hair! Veerrry sexy hair!! hahaha I love weird asian women that're hard to understand! Makes me laugh! I think bangs are cute, very fashion forward right now.
(Thanks for the comment on my blog, I've been away from the scene for a little bit, so sorry I haven't responded sooner!)

PennsylvaniaBelle said...

I honestly love it! I think you look great, and she's right it is sexy! I also feel funny with bangs. I always feel like they are messed up or look out of style, but I do like the way they look on others.

Alex said...

There's nothin' wrong with your hair :o) It looks great!

Candance said...

I think your hair looks cute, but I do know a girl right over by you at the Salons on 407 (I think that's the name) that does awesome hair. If you want her info, holla and I'll give it to you.

I do love the bangs.

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