Saturday, November 03, 2007

Hair of the Dog

I just spent $18 getting my hair cut at Fantastic Cuts or some similar chain. Yes, times are hard, but honestly the thought of coughing up nearly four times that amount for a trim at my usual swanky salon was just too much this time. I get my hair cut on average about twice a year. I don't colour it, and I keep it long, so really there shouldn't be too much to it. It suddenly dawned on me that I was paying about $80 for a head massage and for Montecito Moms with heads bristling with tinfoil to glare at me. Plus, I get the feeling my hairdresser thinks that people who don't get highlights are just a waste of time and money, a hairdressing cock-tease if you will.

I love the colour of my hair but it's fine and limp and throws in the towel with hair product if someone so much as sneezes. I have nothing but respect for people with gorgeous thick hair who selflessly cut off a foot and send it over to Locks of Love. MM & Fresh Hell did that recently, good girls that they are. My ponytail is the circumference of one of Anna's fingers, one of her smaller fingers. My hair needs to put on weight. I'm sure Locks of Love would send it back saying they don't take chinchilla shed.

Maybe because it's so fine I've never had any luck getting my hair 'done'. My coup de grace with hairstylists probably came a few years ago when I took a recommendation from a friend and got my haircut at some bijou salon. I had a pretty nice cut going courtesy of Toni & Guy in the UK, and I just wanted it tidying up a bit. While he was snipping away I asked him if he thought I should ever go for a shorter, bolder look. He picked up one desolate, lank lock, looked me full in the eye and said 'I'd keep it long, after all it's probably your best feature'.

So, QuickCutz it is. It's not half bad, this new cut either. Nothing fancy, I suppose I got what I paid for. A vanilla haircut for a mainstream maven, but just take a look at this picture and see what I was given to work with people. Ever wondered what a natural blonde looks like when she's 6? Ever seen naturally pale blue hair??? Hair so pale you literally blend in with the wall?

Guess which one I am, just guess.















By the looks of me I'd just had my hair done. The pout says it all.

Do you think this photo dates me? I mean, look at the artwork, the carpet (sorry V). At least it's in colour.

4 comments:

Fresh Hell said...

MM and I have obnoxious amounts of hair! It'd be just plain greedy if we didn't share with those poor little baldies at Locks of Love. It's the least we can do.

[shakes tresses glamorously]

mcCutcheon said...

Hey, I don't know if it's just me but I can't see some of the pictures. I use firefox but I tried with internet explorer too - to no avail.

But judging from your descriptions I share your problem. My hair is fluffy and tries to fly away from me all the time. Also "doing my hair" is just not a possibility. It prefers to just "be" :)

btw if you're running out of things to blog about this month, I tagged you over at my blog :)

McC

Amy said...

love your hair humor!!! i wish i didn't have to cut my hair so often or wash it for that matter. i have friends that wash their hair only a few times a week and it still looks great. not me.

Amy said...

love your hair humor!!! i wish i didn't have to cut my hair so often or wash it for that matter. i have friends that wash their hair only a few times a week and it still looks great. not me.