Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Ever so cute.

Apparently I am ever so cute when I wear my hair down. I've gotten several compliments on it today. I think it looks shaggy and crappy because it needs a trim, but whatever. :) I'll take what I can get. I am going to go get it trimmed though, and perhaps a little color to perk it up. Put more red back into it.

Yay! I'm actually going to go do this on Thursday after work. I told the guy I wanted color but I didn't know if I wanted full color or just highlights. Whatever they thought would look good. He seemed a little... hesitant about that instruction. Honestly, it is surprising I'm not more neurotic about my hair. Especially given how neurotic I am about almost everything else. Twice I've walked into a beauty shop with hair down to my waist or longer and had them cut it all off (shoulder length). For the record, neither time did I cry. Although the first time I did it, I did it at a Supercuts and the girl doing the cutting freaked out a bit. It was Christmas Eve Day and I walked in without an appointment having just washed my hair. It was completely impulsive and I was so happy once I did it. The 2nd time was last year, and in response to breaking up with a boy. (Or just needing a fresh change because I was turning 30... whichever makes me sound less pathetic). I think that's going to be an ongoing thing. I'll grow it out to ass length and then chop it all off and donate it to Locks of Love.

9 comments:

Mishka said...

I think it is so funny to go into Supercuts or an equivalent place and ask them to take off whatever needs to be trimmed (sometimes an inch, sometimes more than an inch)...they get so jittery...like I am going to hit them if they take off a little more. They always double check with me on what I consider an inch to be...

My hair is long and it grows super quick and I have extremely curly hair (naturally unmanageable) so even if a mistake is made it is hard to see. They must get lots of people in that lose their minds over a quarter of an inch to make them so antsy.

Joanne said...

Kind of sad but true story. When I lived in Indiana I was friends with two girls. One I'll call JB and one I'll call PHG (you'll see where PHG comes from). JB had a friend who was a hairdresser. PHG kept bugging at JB to have hairdresser do her hair. JB kept saying no. Finally PHG wore JB down and we all went together to hairdresser. She tells hairdresser "Just take off the dead ends." Hairdresser does. PHG had overly processed whispy thin blond hair. It was maybe shoulder length. Hairdresser cut off all the crap and her hair looked great, but it was short. Not lesbian short, just short. PHG freaked out. PHG called JB and I bad friends for not stopping hairdresser. We knew how much PHG loved her 'long sexy hair.' It had taken her years to get it to that length. Blah blah blah. PHG and I shared a cubicle. PHG was absent from work the next day. The day after that she came in late and wouldn't speak to me. Her eyes were all red rimmed from crying. When she finally spoke to me, it was to berate me for 'not supporting her in her hair crisis.' It was fine if JB wanted to look like a big ol' dyke, but she does not like this hair. Highdrama cakes. Luckily shortly after hairgate, we each got our own cube and eventually I moved away anyway. JB and I mostly didn't care that she was no longer our friend and just dubbed her PHG - psycho hair girl. :)

Putnawa said...

Jesus Christ, Joanne. Can't you do anything without saving the world in the process?

I have the same philosophy for hairdressers as I do for auto mechanics: I pay you because you are the expert. My instructions to you shall always be "fix it". If I was the expert, I would do it myself.

Knowing that, Supercuts is so out of the question. Those people want you to tell them exactly what to do, then they get all squeamish about it. Because they are amateurs.

I go into my current stylist. She's stopped asking me what I want. She washes my hair, cuts my hair, then styles my hair. It is good hair. I watch how she styles my hair so I can make a vain attempt to repeat the look for the 27 days between haircuts.

This is a beautiful system that makes me happy, and absolves me of having to remember which fucking guard the last anonymous amateur used to fuck up my hair.

Not that I feel strongly about it, or anything.

Peeved Michelle said...

Matt, then why does your hair look like this?

Kate the Peon said...

So let me get this straight...you have cute hair AND you smell good.

Want a gf?

allison said...

Sometimes I think it is worth the $20 for a trim just to have my hair washed. I don't know if it's weird, but I love it so much I can fall asleep and would almost be willing to pay someone just to wash my hair for me. Lazy much?

Joanne said...

I totally agree about the hair washing. I LOVE it! All warm and head massage. I would totally be one of those old people who would get my blue hair washed and set weekly. Hell, I'd like to be that person right now. :)

Putnawa said...

Ack! My hair doesn't look like that. I'm not that hipster.

Stephen said...

Oooh you broke up with a boy?

Did you do it at the arcade or the pizza parlor?

I'm such a bad sweetie, sometimes :P

Straight, red highlights, cropped to shoulder length, a slight curl in back, and waved across your brow in front...

Of course, I shave my head so wtf do I know...