I went to get my hair cut yesterday. It was, in fact, a red-letter day, since 1) I actually remembered my appointment and 2) I took along photos of a new possible hairstyle to show my hair stylist.
Understand that this is a huge deal for me. I only change my hair once every 10-15 years, and then, only after considerable study. In addition, I had gone to some lengths (bad pun intended) to obtain the photos in the first place. Since the hair in question belongs to an actress on a certain soap opera, I first scoured the Internet to find a photo. Coming up with nothing, I finally recorded the show and then snapped photos of the TV screen with my camera.
But after all of the build-up to this appointment, I came home looking pretty much the same. It seems that it will be ten months before I can get my hair to look like her hair, and even then, it's possible that my hair won't do what her hair does. It will take ten months for my layers to grow out to the right length to create this new hair style. Ten months? By then, I surely will have forgotten the objective and in the meantime, I'll look like I'm in some never-ending transition.
As a consolation prize, my stylist suggested I borrow the contraption pictured here. Understand, people: I am NOT a tool person. Yes, this is a low-tech tool, but when it comes to hair, I am completely tool-impaired. Supposedly it will smooth your hair while adding volume. How I am to simultaneously maneuver this 11-inch sucker and a dryer with a diffuser is beyond me.
Sensing my disappointment about the ten months to a new hair style, my stylist finally said with a weak smile, "Well...It's worth a try." So I, ever the dare-devil, said, "Okay, let's go for it." And she left my layers untrimmed.
For the record, my new hair will appear in August, so check back then.