07 November 2007

On the subject of hair

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.


7 comments:

Sharon said...

August!!! By then, I won't know what you started with. Are you taking a "before" and "later" pictures.

My haircut is on Friday. I, too, will have a new "do". Have no idea what is going to happen because my hair is already short. Maybe it will be back to the "spikes".

toners said...

Wow!! I've never seen a hairbrush that big :) My hair always ends up doing the same thing too, if it's any consolation...

Connie said...

"it will smooth your hair while adding volume. "

Good Lord! What would that thing do to my hair? If I had any more volume, I'd probably blow away. But I could use the smoothness. Perhaps I should ask my hairdresser to try this on me . . .

Aimeslee said...

Man, my arthrtis in my wrist couldn't handle that thing, better you than me!

aimeslee from 2peas

Tina said...

Great post - change is hard but sometimes good. I've gone through a lot of changes sometimes good, sometimes bad. But I feel like sometimes if you don't make changes someone else will make them for you and that always isn't good either...

The Smart One said...

Never mind the fact that in colonial days this same brush was used to clean canons during the American Revolution. It had an extension stick that would attach to the handle to allow it to brush out the entire length of the barrel.

Maureen said...

I had a new do a few months ago. The stylist used that very brush (well, maybe not THAT big) and got my hair to do things I could never do. He was working for half an hour primping and priming... I was in awe. Unfortunately, it now is back to my old style. But I did keep a photo of it so I can try to reproduce it one day...or go back to him and get his talented hands to perform their magic once more...