Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pixie-d

Many readers will know that I have long hair. Well - for the last little while, it's been getting too long - almost-to-my-waist-getting-caught-in-my-armpits-ideal-nesting-place-for-Rocky too long. It was definitely time to get it cut. But since I never do anything by half measures, I was planning on getting it bobbed - a nice little sculpted bob with bangs. Kind of a softer Cleopatra look.

I even took a photo of what I wanted to the salon.

Now I should have been concerned when the hairdresser said that I had some natural curl in my hair. I have never had natural curl. My hair will barely hold a fake curl.

I should have been really concerned when she started putting a whole bunch of layers in the back.

I should have been really, REALLY concerned when she said she needed to add some texture.

What I ended up with was some sort of weird boycut-bob hybrid. Kinda like Justin Bieber meets Dorothy Hamill, and all bad.

I thought maybe it would look better when I washed out all the product she put in it.

Then I thought it might look better if I gelled it back.

Then I thought it might look better in the morning.

When I woke up looking like my Dad in 1984, with it all winging out at the side - I knew I needed to do something drastic.

So I got in the car and drove to the city (because nothing is open in this small town on a Sunday.)...
...and I got pixie-d. Even this is a little shorter than I wanted (it does a weird Alfalfa thing at the back), but I can live with this. I just have to make sure I wear make up every day now - otherwise, I look like my brother.

13 comments:

bittenbyknittin said...

Cute! I go really short in the summer, a bit longer in the winter. I even tried some pink streaks but my gray hair would not hold the color. Were you able to donate your shorn locks?

Rachelle said...

I like it, mind you I used to have a similar style before growing it out yet again.

Monika said...

Wow, that's drastic! You still look good though. Good thing hair grows back quickly. My daughter got her hair done Downtown Toronto, gave her instructions plus photos of what she wanted to the hairdresser, and still came out hating everything, and not getting what she wanted. That was $ 200 later!

Nancy Kay said...

To cut off so much hair...and not have it look like the picture you carried in with you...that's a brutal compromise. But you sure told the story well...telling how you should have had some clues along the way!! Fortunately, the new cut looks very good on you. And it will grow.

Dee said...

Oh my gosh ... I can't imagine how DIFFERENT that feels!

I am sorry you had two bad experiences though. :-( That part stinks.

Deb said...

Your hair looks really cute!

Just think of all the time you'll save in the morning.

Deb said...

I think your hair looks cute.

Just think of all the time you'll save in the morning.

Sue said...

You look so cute with your pixie cut. I keep my hair short because it grows too fast, needing a haircut every month is a pain. Your hair must feel light as a feather now.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It is cute on you. I went in with a photo and came out with something straight out of the eighties last time I had a cut. Time to try another salon!

Zenitude said...

How brave of you! It does look good.

Araignee said...

Nothing but envy here. I want to chop my hair so bad but Daughter won't let me. I am so sick of taking care of this tangled mess. I think it looks amazing!

Delusional Knitter said...

And we don't get a photo of the bob gone wrong?!?! It looks awesome, you have the face and head shape to pull it off nicely (I have a pointy head, so that would be bad, LOL)! This is why I only get a trim every few months ... they scare me sometimes!

Frieda said...

I think you look very pretty with the pixie cut , it suits you . It took some courage to go that short after having such long hair . I sometimes think hairdressers don't LISTEN to their clients enough .