Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oh Man!

I sat down in the salon chair with a picture of myself from college when I had my hair in a short bob. I said, "it could be a little longer than that, but I definately don't want it shorter."

The lady said, "Ok." then started cutting. She made all of the appropriate parts. Then began the cut. Her first layer was way shorter than I ever remember anyone cutting. When she was about to start the second layer, she called someone over (the managing cosmopolitan) and said to me, "show her your picture."

The manager looked and said, "ok?"

The first woman answered with a shrug.

Manager lady, "It's just a bob cut."

The original lady said, "but she wants it stacked..."

Manager lady speaks. "That's what a bob is; don't you know how to do that?"

Original lady: "No."

Me: "THEN WHY DID YOU TAKE SCISSORS TO MY HAIR IN THE FIRST PLACE AFTER I SHOWED YOU AN EXACT PHOTOGRAPH OF WHAT I WANTED, AND YOU KNEW FROM THE START YOU DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!????!!!"

That was all in my head of course.

Then my heart stopped for a second.

I proceeded to move to the manager's chair for her to 'fix' me.

"It's going to be shorter than the picture," she states. "So sorry."

Non-confrontational me says, "Well, make it look as long as you possibly can. The picture was cutting it close to my too-short comfort zone."

Original lady continues to hover and "learn" during what has turned into a teaching sesson. "Never cut shorter than their hairline...."

I stopped listening at that point. I picked up a few, "that's because of that first cut you made..." and "see how your parts were crooked? that would have messed up the whole cut in the end."

Seems to me the cut was messed up from the beginning; not the end.

When it was all said and done. My neck had been shaved...yes, shaved, and I got to only pay for a child's cut. Lucky me.


I did, however, get Sharon's (manager lady) card because unlike original lady, she will be allowed to touch my hair again. She turned a disaster into an uncomfortable for me (and Kenny), but yet still ok hairstyle.


When asked about how she likes my haircut, Avery states, "Part of it is okay. I like the front, but the back looks like a boy."


Thanks, baby; that makes me feel so much better.

6 comments:

brooke said...

I think your hair looks gorgeous!! That' hilarious though. I would have been freaking out!

Lerra said...

I love it!! Of course...because it looks like mine. :) You'll get used to it. When I first cut mine short I did NOT want it so short that my neck had to be shaved, but now I like it. Anyway it looks good on you!! You have good hair for a "stacked" bob! But sorry about your experience...

Kara said...

That's so not cool! Who does that? "Let me make a cut on this innocent woman's hair just to prove that I don't know how to cut hair?" I do want to add, though, that while I was reading this post, my friend came and sat down beside me, glanced at my computer, saw the picture of your new do, and was like "Oh, that's beautiful!"

Sunny said...

It looks really good! I can only imagine the turns your stomach was making sitting in that chair!

Cara Highfield said...

Oh my gosh! I would be so mad! Where did you go? I never want to accidently end up with that lady. How is she allowed to cut hair when she doesn't know how to cut a bob? They should've been too embarrassed to charge you at all. I am non-confrontational too and way to nice to people in situations like that.

However, the end result is cute. It does not look like a boy.

P.s. this is katie lassiter- on my sister's name.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

bbbbbbwwwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhh! i think its supa cute