July 13, 2009

Hair Today, Gone Today

I should have known better. I probably get my hair cut once or twice a year, because I can't stand that phase when I'm trying to grow out my hair and it's bothering the crap out of me. Of course that's the price you pay to have long, luxurious hair, but I'm just not a patient person.
So it was way past my typical June haircut, and I decided I'd better get a trim before vacation and BlogHer. But of course, they always seem to cut it too short, even though I keep telling them longer and longer increments each time I go. I'd prefer not to highlight my double chin, thank you very much.
And don't even get me started on the back. I have naturally wavy hair, and just wanted a simple bob with some layers in the back, but now it looks like a deflated football. Seriously. A square head.
When will I learn? I wish I could just take my head off and cut it myself.

But in all honesty, it's not as bad as the time I got it cut before a middle school dance and ended up not going because it looked awful. Thankfully I was just going with friends, rather than a date because I would have made that pretty miserable for him. And this haircut? Well, I'm posting photos, so again, it's not really that bad, just not what I wanted.

Have you ever had a bad haircut? Do share, and make me feel better.

20 comments:

  1. I personally think it is adorable! I wish I had naturally curly hair! You do not have a double chin and your haircut does not look like a deflated football. And yes, I have had many haircuts I did not care for, most were in HS, since my mom cut my hair how she thought it should look.

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  2. I think it looks cute! Maybe not what you expected but still cute! I havent had too many bad experiences with hair cuts. Probably the worst was before I was getting married 9 years ago. I wanted a wavy perm in my hair because it was about shoulder length and I wanted some curl. The perm didnt take and fried my hair!!! I was mortified. I gave myself some really good conditioning treatments and on the day of the wedding, the very mild curl that was in my hair actually helped the curling iron make some great curls!

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  3. The first time I went short I ended up with a mullet. A true mullet. It was like the "stylist" (and i use the word loosely) didn't hear a word I said and just gave me a cut to look just like hers. This was like a $70 cut. I was so embarrassed I wore a beanie to class (I was like a sophomore) and went that night to "Head Start" to get de-mullified for $10.
    I think your hair looks good, just smile more! :)

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  4. Actually, I think it's pretty cute. It looks a bit like Roo's although hers is in need of a trim these days. I just think you need to scowl less, missy! (Of course you know how much I enjoy photos of myself so I totally empathize.)

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  5. Awwwww! For what it's worth, I am rather fond of it. But I'm with you, I hate the in between stage. I can tell you my "trim" is overdue by many months. Eep, but I really don't want it short right now! I'm liking being able to actually pull it back. I'm curious as to where you got your hair done, but maybe I had better not ask ;)

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  6. Oh, it's not bad at all!! I, too, would love to have naturally-wavy hair. Mine is stick straight and baby fine. I have to have oodles and oodles of layers cut in to give it any sort of body.

    Nah . . it looks NICE!

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  7. i cut my own because most hair people don't listen:)

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  8. I think it looks good! Cute! I like the natural curl. :-)

    Right after I my daughter was born (well maybe about two months) I got out on my own - just ran to the library. I needed a haircut and decided to stop at one of those no-appointment places... bad idea. lol I'm always disappointed when I go there, I don't know why! Anyway, the woman who cut my hair was fitting me in while she was dying someone's hair (I found out later she was FIXING a color gone wrong - I'm thinking she wanted the extra money during that wasted time so getting me in was lucky for her). In the middle of cutting some layers into my hair she says, "Oops." Yeah, not something you want to hear from your hairdresser! lol She had cut the layers too short so I had some wacked out looking layers. Course I never said anything and just paid her and left, determined never to come back. ;-)

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  9. Well, I think your hair looks fine, but I understand the feeling of not getting the cut you want!

    I spent my whole pregnancy with Lily growing my hair out. When she was a few months old, I went to the hairdresser asking for long layers...just a few, because I wanted to preserve the length.

    WELL. I came out with a few long-ish chunks, but most of it looked like a crazy she-mullet! I went home and cried my eyes out!!!

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  10. Looks cute Kathleen. And I like it even better because you are scowling.
    New haircuts are usually that way unless they work on your head for hours and then you get home and have no idea, time or inclination to redo the do. Your cut is au naturel and that's you!

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  11. I think your hair looks cute:-)

    We have all had that "what was I thinking?" moment. The good thing is, it will always grow back.

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  12. it is cute but it is also pretty short!

    There is something in the air lately with people getting their hair cut and it ended up way too short. I'm not letting any scissors near mine!

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  13. I quite like your hair style but I have not seen you before;)I agree with the fear of hairdressers!I have not find any good listening person lately...so I keep growing mine!I am due for a hair change but a bit scare...:)Usually I will always wash and dry them myself again when coming back as I do not like what they do to style...What a waste!;)

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  14. Your hair looks cute. I have had my fair share of bad hair do's. I once tried dying my hair myself, ash brown. I had no idea it was going to come out jet black! One time, my dad cut my hair. He thought he was cutting it according to the latest style. I just wanted a trim and I figured he could do it. He shaped the bottom of my hair into a "V"...what was he thinking. You look cute, just smile and be confident!

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  15. Are you a redhead? I like redheads. And I like your hair color. oh wait I did just say that.

    There is just something about 'salon people' who is deign (is that a word?) to cut one's hair much shorter than requested. I stopped going and cut my own hair myself.

    I promise if you want you can learn to cut it yourself...

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  16. I first want to say you look fabulous.
    I finally just grew my hair so long that when they chop it - no one can still tell that I got my hair cut. :)

    It is pretty hard to mess up my hair though. For now at least.

    Seriously - you look great.

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  17. Holy crap! I did the same thing. We can be Bobsey Twins (literally). Mine's a wreck (too short). Yours looks cute. Going to Cape May on Thursday...don't think I have time for a visit this week. :(

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  18. I think it looks fine. I have straight hair. I like your wavy hair. Try pulling it back in a headband.

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  19. I have Asian hair, very thick but each piece is very fine. It's pretty tangly and fairly long. I have had so many people mess up my hair that I only allow one lady who went to high school with my mom (who happens to live 2 hours away now) and my aunt (who lives in Idaho, 14 hours away)to cut my hair. Just remember, it will grow out :)

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  20. I've had two cry-for-weeks haircuts. One was when I was 10 and the hair stylist mistook me for a boy and gave me a bowl cut. The second was just after I had my first, the lady cut it SO flipping short! I've buzzed my hair before and it looked better than the man-cut the hairstylist gave me. The last one took me about 6 MONTHS to grow out of it!!

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