i'm terrified of the hair stylist.
the only reason i don't go to get "trims" on my hair, is because it never turns out the way i want it to. i haven't found "my go to" stylist, even after living in the same area for 4 years. i never EVER walk away from the hair salon with that "omg my hair looks so awesome" feeling. it's always a "gosh i hope i learn how to style this, i wonder what people at work will say, i need to spend the whole night messing with this" uneasy feeling. i give no fault to the stylist, she's just doing her job, cutting my hair the way i say i want it cut.
i went in for a haircut just before barbados hoping to look like this photo of victoria beckham:
...that obviously didn't happen. i'm not a size zero, my hair's not blonde, and my hair was NOT that shape. unfortunately I don't have a photo of my immediate "after" as i just desperately tried to work with what i had requested. my hair was previously in an almost-shoulder-length bob, and she chopped one side so short there was no hair to go behind my ears, and she didn't even TOUCH the other side. no shaping, no cutting of the split ends, nothing. i guess that's what she saw in the photo. i tried to deal, and i even wore it in a sort of pompadour the first night (and stole mr p's heart while at it... that boy loves his girl to have a short 'do)
the problem with this is that the "long" side of my hair had to be pinned back, it kept falling out, and it sort of looked like a mullet on that side (oh mullets, us pixie-cut vets know that the worst part of a pixie-cut is the mullet stages when it starts to grow out in the back)
...so, after that night i decided i needed another cut. the problem is i decided i needed another cut after salons closed on sunday, we were leaving for barbados on tuesday morning, and hardly any salons are open on mondays. the ones that ARE open wanted to charge me full price for a women's cut ($70+) to chop just one side of my hair. NO THANK YOU!! i already paid for a whole hair cut, i'm not spending another $70!! luckily i found a salon in Hoboken that would do it, and they only charged me for a men's cut (it's short like man hair, it should be priced like man hair anyways!!)
i was satisfied. a few nit-picky things i wasn't happy with, but it was fine. i could deal.
barbados came and went, and i decided i still had this mullet thing going on in the back. it stuck out in an unflattering way whenever i wore a coat or a scarf. mr p is GREAT for cutting off the mullet of my short hair! 2 days of that, and i decided i needed more cut off. so, he did it again.
SO... 4 haircuts later, i'm finally satisfied with my new accidental pixie cut!!
finally i love it!
now that I've documented how i like my hair to look, next time i go to the salon i can finally take in my OWN photo of my OWN hair, and hopefully i'll finally find a stylist who can cut it right... otherwise i'll have to sit in my bathroom, (trying not to) snap at mr p to cut it differently (guys, i let my BOYFRIEND cut my hair, there's bound to be a little hesitation, it never eases up no matter how many times i let him do it)
what do you guys think??