Monday, June 8, 2009

Hair Woahs

Friday afternoon I went to get my haircut. Prior to arriving at the salon I couldn't decide if I just wanted a trim or if I wanted to cut it short.

I go through phases where I get sick of my hair and want something different. I used to change things up with color, but now that I have a real job, it doesn't seem appropriate to show up to work with jet black or bleach blond hair. Yes, I've had both.

Anyway, two seconds after sitting down at my stylist's station, he informed me that my hair looked terrible and I would look much better if I cut off the length. Well, okay then. I guess, we'll go short.

For comparison purposes, here is a recent picture where you can see the general length of my hair prior to getting it cut.

Graduation dinner in Georgetown

And here is what my hair looked like after the cut. I HATED IT. I felt like a 40 year old living in 1974. I balled my eyes out when I arrived home.

Now you know what I look like when I am unhappy and sans make-up.

I hate the one side of layers and I feel like the length is uneven. Ugh! I know I could go back and have the guy fix it, but I do not want him touching my hair again. I also don't want someone else to fix it, which would involve cutting it shorter, because now I am an anti-short hair and want it to grow back ASAP.

I have been flat ironing my hair to try and make myself semi-presentable, and I don't hate it as much as I did on Friday, but despite my smile, I am still not happy.


Two summers ago I cut my hair and I LOVED it. I think this was a couple weeks after the initial cut, but it was the shortest I had gone in a long time. And I had no cutter's remorse at all. I wish it looked like this again!

August 2007. Pretty, short hair.

Looking back at this picture, it makes me think that cutting my hair a little bit shorter might make it look better. I guess my major problem with my current hair cut is that it looks like it is "growing out". Does that make sense? Oh, I know. It has no style. Ugghh. I should have just gotten the trim!

18 comments:

  1. i don't think it looks bad at all!!! i think it looks really cute, actually :)

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  2. omg i can totally relate! I went somewhere once and asked for "long layers" and got short, choppy layers. They are STILL not grown out completely. I think it looks fine though! If you really still hate it in like a week you could try going to someone else--but otherwise I'd just try to grow it for a month or two and then just try to get it cut like you had before when it was short, since you really liked that. Hang in there! I know the feeling!

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  3. I would never consider it a 40 year old in 1974 until you said so! Why are haircuts so much drama?! (Mine is too!) I completely agree that it really is cute, but if you like it shorter, go for it! Luckily, its not short and you wanted it longer ;)

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  4. aw, i was waiting for the "but now i love it!" in this post.
    i think it looks FABULOUS! but everyone has their own style and even though it looks amazing on you you may just not be comfortable with it.
    for the record the picture of you without makeup all pissed off about it is a beautiful shot (in my opinion :)

    it always takes me a couple of days to adjust to a new cut

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  5. Okay. I totally respect that that is how you feel, but I very much disagree. I have been fantasizing about cutting my hair, but I want it to look like YOUR FIRST PICTURE (less grumpy though) and I know it will never look that way, so I can't cut it. So even if it is not what you like, it still looks very pretty. It looks like when Jessica Simpson & Reese Witherspoon cut their hair & started wearing it very straight, and it was almost to their shoulders but not quite. That is all I want out of life. I am jealous!

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  6. Awww, I think it's really cute! But I know what you mean... I've shed many a tear over haircuts. Now I just wear it super long and all one length. I can't imagine how I'll feel when I finally cut it off (I know I will eventually), but I know I'll definitely being nervous going into it. What if you took that one picture from 2007 that you really like (or several from that time) to someone else and get them to cut it to match? Then you can still grow it back out, but it'll at least be back to a style that you loved before. But even if you leave it how it is, I think it's cute. :)

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  7. Ok, firstly, even when you are sad and makeup-less you are still gorgeous.

    Secondly, the shorter cut from 2007 is much more flattering than the current one. I'm no Nick Arojo, but something about where the volume is on the current cut just doesn't seem to fit.

    And back to the "firstly"--you are still gorgeous.

    xox

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  8. First of all, I think your hair looks fabulous! Second of all, after my wedding, I got my hair cut off and I hated it - I thought it was "growing out" length as well. I went to a new salon a few weeks later and got it cut shorter, chin-length - and then it looked perfect. My new (and improved) hair lady agreed that it was growing-out length. If you desperately hate it - wait a week or so, and then get it cut again. I know it suck to pay the $$ again, but...it's totally worth it to love your hair! Good luck!

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  9. I think it looks cute, but I don't think it would hurt to go shorter. I loved that cut the best.

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  10. I think it's cute but I completely understand the feeling of cutting it off just for a change and then hating it five minutes after. Good thing hair grows right?

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  11. Ok you are GORGEOUS even sans make up.

    i could never pull that off!!

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  12. I thought it looked really cute this weekend!! :)

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  13. I think it looks great! I'm sorry you don't like it though. Hair can be sooooo stressful!

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  14. I think it looks great! I'm sure you'll figure something out to make it Northerner worthy!

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  15. First of all, any stylist that says your hair looks horrible should have a hot curling iron shoved in his nether regions. Secondly, we have VERY simliar hair and I had an identical experience recently. I ended up with a haircut that made me unhappy every single time I went to style it but I didn't want to go any shorter. I went to have it fixed - the stylist picked a middle length layer and cut everything longer to match...it cut down on the hatred a lot and looked more like a semi-layered bob. That being said, I think it looks so pretty on you! I hope you end up liking it.

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  16. Okay, I'll be honest...I think the one side is a little longer, judging from the first picture. However, I think it looks fabulous with your flat ironing skills, and not uneven at all!

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  17. Awe! Bless your heart. First, I think you look darling. Second (and the good news) hair grows!!! Chin up lovebug. Xoxo-BLC

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