Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Have you ever let something get to you? How long did you wait before you snapped?I can actually hold off and am a pretty patient person. Except with one thing.

So, as people around me know, my hair gets to a certain point when I decide that I must either hack it off myself or get it cut professionally. When I was in college, I had a cute haircut (I loved my salon in Columbia, Missouri, Varsity Clips! Well-priced, and they always did a great job!) with shoulder-length layered hair and side-swept bangs. Loved it. After Christmas, my bangs started growing out, so I decided to cut them myself. I thought they turned out okay, and I went with it for awhile.

Post-Personal Bang Cut. And new lipstick.

Last year, my hair got so long and annoying, that when my parents went to Kansas for our family reunion (Sis and I had to work), while on a break from our Harry Potter movie marathon, sis and I got our hair cut.

Going back to red hair this weekend. This was a poor dye job on my part.
Such a welcome relief!

Well, I was in the same boat last weekend. For the last month or so, I've been waiting for my hair to DO something (Sometimes, if I wait long enough, it does something. Mainly in the winter. Maybe in the summer, it's too humid), but it never did. It was time to take drastic measures.

Last Friday after work, I went to THREE different Salons, but each had about an hour long wait. Deciding to just forgo the haircut that particular night, I went to Walgreens and got hair dye instead. Decided to go red again. Not a super-bright red, but a warm mahogany color. I think it'll look nice. Going to dye it when I visit my sister at my aunt's house this weekend (yes, pictures and blog to follow).

Saturday morning, I went to the eye doctor, got new glasses (that I have to wait 7-10 days for. *pouts*) and then went to Great Clips. Not too long of a wait, but I'm not sure if I'd go back there. It was way more expensive than I'd originally intended ($50 for cut/shampoo/straighten?! Varsity Clips did it for $35, PLUS and eyebrow wax!), plus, I feel like my stylist didn't really realize I was in her chair. She kept talking to people besides me, she didn't know why I was there (they put it into the system when I got there), and when she realized I wanted a style, she seemed to be annoyed that I wasn't done yet. Yeah. I need to find another Varsity Clips-type place. I loved it there.

Anyway, it is a nice hair cut. But two hours is a long time for just a cut/style. Just saying.
Please ignore the mugshot face. I really actually like it.
One last question. Does it make me look like a brunette newscaster?

  • Have a favorite haircut/style that you prefer your hair to be cut as?
  • Ever have a bad stylist experience? How about a great one?


  1. I've been going to the same lady since I was in eighth grade. I could go to someone else, but I trust her the most with my hair. I've cut my bangs before and they usually turn out fine, but one time(like one in the morning) I decided to cut my bangs and they turned out super mankity. It sucks that you had to pay so much and your stylist pretty much ignored you the entire time. You should go somewhere else next time. Though your hair looks super cute :)

    1. I'd never been there before, so I thought I'd give them a whirl. It was interesting. Only men and children were there getting cuts. An old woman was getting a perm when I got there, but no other women customer. Should have been my first clue.

  2. Cute!

    I don't have a regular person, and I'm more likely to cut my own hair than deal with finding time and money to go in somewhere. BUT I love seeing Michelle at MasterCuts in the mall. Or the manager I think (her name escapes me, but she has a cute tattoo print smock, lol). I went in there at 36 weeks pregnant for a haircut before Zane was born. I wound up not having anybody to watch the kids, so all three were with me. The two of them really did an in depth consult with me (I worked with Michelle in HS and love her anyway), and they worked together to cut my hair AND keep my kids entertained for me so I could just close my eyes and relax the entire time. I felt pampered and spoiled rotten!

    1. Aww! SO sweet! I love when I get service like that. This day wasn't the case, but about a year and a half ago, I went with Kiri to Regis at the mall, to get her hair done, and there were two stylists and no other customers, so one asked if she could straighten my hair for free. Like I'm gonna turn that down! LOL


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