Over the weekend I got my hair cut. Like 6-8" or something. A lot.
I went to the 'nice' salon I've been to once before since I was making a big change. I stupidly forgot the photos I'd specifically printed to show my stylist the cut I wanted. Huge mistake.
Anyway, after the fact I decided a few things.
*Not nearly enough stylists know how to cut curly hair (yes it IS that different). Why?!
*On the same note, stylists don't know how to style curly hair.
*I am demanding dry cuts from now on.
*I really should have followed that stylist I had once at Fantastic Sam's when she left. Who knew that's where I'd have my best cut ever? Where is she?
*I am going to try a salon I just found (semi-nearby) that supposedly has a lot of curly hair 'experts' next, and if that doesn't work, I'm going to start cutting my own hair.
The salon I went to is really good. If you have straight hair, you will walk out looking awesome. I however, walk out looking like a poodle. I haven't let stylists dry my hair for years (true story) so I forgot that most people don't know how. Since I was paying good money for this cut I wasn't about to walk out with a wet head. But it's like they were so out of their comfort zone that they just protected the curl as much as possible. Leaving me with ultra-curls really close to my head. Yikes.
After I got home I messed up the curls some and it was a little better.
Except that I was resembling 14-yo Kirsten whose nickname was TRI. As in triangle. And for good reason.
So I cut off several handfuls of curls and am now much happier with it. But it's still not totally how I wanted it. Oh well.
Every time I walked by the mirror I'd cut off a couple more curls. And yeah, it's a little frustrating to have to layer your own hair after paying $$ for it.
On the plus side, I think the length is okay, and I am getting used to it. Also, my hair smells really good thanks to the Bumble & Bumble products I bought.
But if you see me around and my hair is even shorter, please come hide my scissors.