January 21, 2009

The Hair Cut

Hair cuts are a big deal in my house.

Okay that's a lie.

Mr. Right shaves his head on a regular basis with no drama.

Hair cuts are a big deal to me.

Having always had self esteem issues, I always had my hair to fall back on. I can objectively say I have pretty hair. It is not of my doing, just a blessing of God. I inherited it from my father. Well his side of the family at least. At this point his hair is pretty non-existent.

My sister got my mother's hair. Dry, course, and difficult to manage.

Mine is thick, wavy (but can be easily straightened), and greasy. I should thank God every day for that grease. I don't, but I should.

And I freak out when that hair doesn't suit me. Many a time I have tried fixing my hair the day after a cut only to throw a temper tantrum and beat my hair brush against the cabinet. Seriously. My hair is a big deal.

About a year ago, I had the worst. cut. ever. Seriously. I wanted to dye my hair my natural color, instead it was jet black. Then she went to town "texturizing" my hair. I swear the top layer was about an inch long. Okay maybe not but that's how it felt like.

I walked out looking like Elvira. Without the big boobs.

I cried for at least a week on that one.

Even today I cringe when I have to look at old pictures of it. This was in April, after it had 4 months to grow out.

The top way too short, and the bottom still way too long. Never mind the frizz, please.

I looked for a recent picture of me to show you the "before" of today's cut. Only apparently I haven't taken any pictures in a long time.

I'm not a long hair girl. I've always admired the chicks who can do long hair well. I just don't have the patience for it. For the wedding, though, I wanted to wear my hair back. Mr. Right loves my hair in a ponytail (go figure). So I grew it out. Otherwise, I would have cut that mess off back last winter after the bad cut.

So this "before" is from September. The basic cut is the same, but I'd say the overall length is a couple inches longer.

T-minus 1 hour, 18 minutes and counting.

If you don't hear back from me this week...you know it was bad.


  1. Good luck! Can't wait to see the after. I'm in need of change but can't seem to take the leap.

  2. I can't wait to see the new cut! I am so chicken to get my hair cut! I keep saying if I loose 10 pounds I am going to but I am not loosing so I don't have to worry about it! LOL

  3. Lol! Girl, I know bad haircuts! Right after we married, I went to get my hair cut shoulder-length at a new place. SHOULDER-LENGTH!!! She cut it all off!! I was so upset, and it was the only time I ever cried about a haircut. But the good news is that I learned to fix it halfway well and now it has grown out past my shoulders, yea!

    Looking forward to your new cut!

  4. I too am anal about my hair! I FINALLY settled in with a new stylist after moving to Iowa, I would get it cut in MI when we were visiting for quite a while.
    Long story short, new stylist quit, not as many trips to MI, next new stylist was TOTALLY stuck on her self and needed a tieara (not sure how to spell that) Finally found someone who does well and I like.
    I may not style it much, but I too am blessed with great hair!
    I NEVER let a friend cut it, don't want to foster any bad blood if I don't like it. I want to be able to fire someone if it doesn't turn out :-)


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