Truly, Biggest Event! I think we can all agree on that. I’ve been thinking about it for about a month (thus the hair posts, sort of. It wasn’t feedback or convincing me exactly, it was more that having those conversations with friends made me realize it was a fun conversation to have), had the appointment scheduled for a week and a half, and finally did it today. And the whole process was miserable, I never want to get a salon cut again, blech!
Very unpleasant experience, for reasons weather and pandemic related, not the nice salon or nice lady who worked on me.
- The weather here today is awful, chilly and humid at the same time. So the salon was insanely stuffy, no a/c turned on and at the same time air so thick I couldn’t breath
- And of course I had to wear a mask, which made breathing even harder. And made talking harder, so I pretty much gave up on pleasant chit-chat with the stylist lady. And I looked even worse than I usually do at a salon (no one looks good in a big black tent tight around the neck) without any bottom half of my face in the mirror.
- The salon lay out was really unpleasant, again for good pandemic related reasons. Everyone was super spread out and shouting to be heard and somehow the end result was that one conversation (out of the three customers there) came through extremely clearly and dominated the room, along with loud music. Did you know there is a reality show in which girlfriends get to pick tattoos for their boyfriends without them seeing what it is? I now know ALLLLLL about it.
- It took FOREVER. This isn’t weather or pandemic related, it just took the time it takes, but the longer I was there in terrible weather, dying of thirst, struggling to breath in a mask, and in a weird inability to talk to anyone and be heard, the worse it was.
Anyway, upshot was, I got a tiny bit of hair cut off to create a sort of bang-y fringe. Along with my usual annual trimming of the bottom 4 inches to get the yucky ends gone. I’m honestly not sure if I like it, but at least I don’t hate it. And I think I will like it more when it grows out a little more. Most importantly, it was just a tiny bit of hair and had no effect on the great mass of growth at the back.
That wasn’t the time consuming part, that part took almost scarily little time, she just went snip snip snip with no ceremony. The time consuming part was that I decided to dye my hair a fun color, for the first time in my life. Just the last few inches, so it will be easy to maintain and will grow out pretty fast, but still exciting! And it meant bleaching, sitting, then dying, more sitting, UGH! Never again! Luckily I’ve been told the bleaching only has to be done once so if I decide to do it again (instead of just chopping off the ends when it fades), I can get a friend to do quick new color and be done.
And now, the bangs! Which, as I said, I am conflicted about. I will say that they look about 100% better than they do in this picture. Largely because, again, TERRIBLE WEATHER. My face is all sick and grey looking because of that, not because of Hair Curse.
And now you all tell me how exciting it is and how wonderful it looks. Because, as well brought up people, we all know that the only possible response to a new haircut is “it looks so good!”
Oh also, I just realized why this looks so familiar, I’m Sadhana! Right?