Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bad Hair Month - April 2011

January is crazy, and it's not even half way through. I haven't had time to blog and all my blog ideas (which always make their special appearance when I'm driving, unfortunately) have evaporated into a place where it's never to be seen again, the graveyard of dead blog ideas. Anyway, just to fill up the space, I thought I'd post something I wrote back in April 2011 but never published. 

I suppose it's easier when you have good lighting and a professional camera person, but try taking a photograph of your hairstyle by yourself, and all you'll get is a big black blob (if the hair is black, that is) So after several failed attempts with and without the help of a mirror, I have officially given up on capturing a photo of the most amazingly awesome haircut I have ever had. What's even weirder is that even my mom was less than pleased with her 'chopped up' hairstyle as well (we got it cut on the same day), and a few days later another cousin gets a haircut and claims that she's been given the coconut shell hairdo!

Therefore, where photography failed, a pencil, paper and an eraser won the day. The pictures speak for themselves.
Side view
Front view


What is the worst part of this bad haircut? The hairdresser actually valued it as a masterpiece, and she was adamantly proud of it. In fact, she actually told me to 'fluff' up the sides near my ears (thank you very much, but I refuse to have a hairdo that would make me look like a soap star from the 80's!!) as that's how the cut should be.

Now all I've got to do is wait for the hair to grow out... and,
a) Fervently hope that hairstyles from the 80's do not make a comeback. Ever!
b) Restart my "do not go to the same hairdresser/hairdressing salon two times in a row"
c) Remind myself that no matter how hot it is... long is always safe.
d) Always say 'trim' and not 'cut'
e) Remind them to maintain the length of the 'shortest strands of hair' below the earlobe.

Note: Hair's all grown out and proper now, but I need to cut it again. The fear of another disastrous haircut is the reason why I've been putting it off.


17 comments:

  1. LOL it makes it soo much worse when the hairdresser sits there stating how good it looks.

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  2. Hey not only is it super hard to take a pic of your hair, its also very difficult to actually style your own hair. I can NEVER do a good job curling the back. Le sigh.

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience - I'm trying to grow my hair out but it needs a trim BAD and i'm worried that they'll cut too much. My hair takes FOREVER to grow. (Part of the reason for that is because I never get it trimmed, but that's because they cut too much... and its a vicious cycle)

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    1. Oh, I'm terrible with styling my hair as well. I bought one of those hair styling sets, burnt my thumb and never used them since!

      This makes me wonder if I should learn to cut my own hair. At least on how to cut the bangs properly.

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    1. Thanks. I just noticed that one of them got snipped off at the edge while I was editing it. And thanks for dropping by

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  4. i hate it when hair stylists screw up your hair and wont admit it.
    real fuckers. i've cursed a few.
    it's a horrible feeling to walk out of a saloon looking like a neanderthal.

    on another note, i'm having a mental block too.
    argh.

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    1. Yeah, that's the saddest part. Perhaps she just had really bad taste that day, OR, she may have been trying to sabotage her boss!

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  5. That looks pretty traumatic. I'm not surprised it's taken nine months to talk about it.

    I get my hair cut every two weeks. It takes the guy about 6 minutes - if he takes his time. It is impossible to make a mess of it. This is the only upside to being bald.

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    1. I'm usually not the kind of person who'd hesitate to poke fun at myself, so I don't know why I never posted it up here back then.

      Wow. Every two weeks actually sounds like a chore.

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  6. I've been thinking about getting my hair cut. Its still not as long as it was the last time I had it cut but I've been thinking about a fresh start. My hairdressers pretty cool though. I didn't think I look good with medium length hair (longer is better) but they made it go perfect.

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    1. I suppose some of them are really good at what they do. The owner of the place where I got this particular haircut has this talent.

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    2. But what he does isn't exactly hairdressing?

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    3. She wasn't in at that time, as she has a crew who all can do the job - I think they take turns. For some reason, it turned out real bad that day

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  7. Go to see you're still alive. Was wondering where you had run off to.

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    1. :)
      Perhaps I should just call myself the weekend blogger since that's what I seem to be doing these days ;)

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