Getting a Bad Haircut

Over the weekend I got a bad haircut. It happened. And I’m still alive even if I do want to inflict bodily harm out the man who gave it to me. What hairdressers may not know is that the ten minutes it takes them to cut off our hair can take two years or more to grow back. My hair is very long and red. I get it cut about 2 or 3 times a year as I like it to stay long and have time to grow out between cuts. There are a lot of things that I like to change in my life, my clothes, furniture, jobs, and the cities I reside. But my long hair stays with me. Getting my haircut makes me nervous and I am always overzealously clear with my instructions. However, there is a certain breed of hairdresser out there that sees my long hair as a canvas with which to shape, mold, cut and shorten. About every five years or so it happens, I get chopped. Usually it occurs in a beautiful salon. Remember gorgeous architecture does not a good hairdresser make. To me a good hairdresser understands that I like to have long hair and knows how to update my look without changing it that drastically. A bit more shape, or body, a few less dead ends.

Now my hair is half chopped as mid way through my cut, when I was just relaxing and about to reach for another magazine, I noticed my waist length red hair was suddenly sitting above my shoulder blades. I immediacy stood up and demanded that my hair stay long. The man granted my request and now the bottom section of my hair is a good seven inches shorter than the top section. The result is let’s face it choppy and uneven but I’m not interested in getting it ‘evened out’. I’ll just have to live with it until my birthday in June when I’ll go back for my next cut. From now on I’ve decided that my husband Range will have to come with me to watch my back. Any comments?

Its been a few days since the haircut and now I am feeling a bit better. Getting a bad haircut can be traumatic but its nothing you can’t get over after an evening spent snuggling with the one you love and a good glass of wine…


1 Response to “Getting a Bad Haircut”

  1. 1 globetrotteri
    January 11, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Oh no! Gosh, I was really hoping you’d be able to avoid the dreaded first cut! The exact same thing happened to me here too. I asked for a trim and they gave me super short layers. I had to practically glue down my curls this summer. I don’t know what it is about Chinese hair dressers. They don’t know how to listen. I figure it’s one of two things. They either really don’t know how to cut Western hair or they think we all want to look like the average Taiwanese ‘hen wa wa.’ (Like a beautiful Chinese doll) Either way, they don’t seem to care whether their clients are happy or not.

    It sounds awful, Jo but I’m sure you’re still as gorgeous as ever!

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