Ok, so I think I'm finally ready to share my traumatic hair story with y'all. I briefly posted a few weeks ago that I gotten my hair chopped off. Well here is how the story of my hair disaster goes...
I wandered into a popular cosmetic store (I'll leave the name unsaid, although you probably can guess) on a Sunday in mid-Ocotber to buy a lot of things I'm sure I didn't need and was looking at hair products when one of the girls that worked there asked me if I needed some help. I told her I wanted a hair product to help lay down one of my shorter layers that stuck up due to static. Well instead of showing me products she busts out with "We are doing a cut-a-thon for breast cancer and I can blend that layer in the with the other one in like five minutes."
Knowing GOOD AND WELL that I should say no and RUN for the door, in a split second I made a real bad decision and said "okay..." I mean how do you say no to charity for breast cancer?! The minute she begins chopping on my hair, I start to feel sick and know that I shouldn't have let her do it. Well about 20 or 30 minutes later (she said it would be five) my hair was botched. I've had so many people ask me why I didn't stop her, but I was honestly in shock, I didn't even realize how bad it was when I left. It was on Monday morning at about 1am when I woke up in a sheer panic that I realized how messed up it was.
Here is a picture of what my hair looked like before (Note that I did get my hair cut my regular hair girl about a week before this happen so it was a little shorter than this)
and here is a picture of what she did to it. How's this for blending?! (Disregard the imprint my hair tie left in it)
It has taken me a hot minute, but I cannot look at this picture now without laughing. hard. My friends and I have coined it my reverse mullet or my rat-tail haircut.
Also note that I had only been at my new job for a few weeks. If I had of been at my old job, I would've taken the day off to deal with this. But since I couldn't do that, I threw my rat-tail up in a ponytail and prayed that no one would notice how uneven it was. I took it down once to show it to a guy at work who knows nothing about fashion or hairstyles and when his eyes almost bulged out of his head I knew I had to do something fast.
So right after taking that picture in my work bathroom, I had to make the call. The call to my hair stylist who is also a good friend of mine. I was so scared that she was going to get mad at me or that she was going to think I hated how she cut my hair the week before and that I went to get it fixed. That was DEFINITELY not the case. I just got sucked into something and make a quick, bad decision. Thankfully she was super nice to me and didn't get mad. She kept telling me that I was probably over-exaggerating and that it probably wasn't that bad.
She obviously hadn't seen a picture yet... ha
The minute I got out of the car at her salon and she saw my little uneven ponytail, she was like "oh girl, that's bad..." and here is what she saw when I sat down.
and thanks to her performing a miraculous hair miracle this is what we saw next...
Didn't she do a good job?!?
I was definitely in shock for a few weeks. I went from my hair being mid-way down my back to being above my shoulders not by my choice. But here are a few things I've learned through this expierience.
1. I don't recommend getting your hair cut by someone new on a whim.
2. If you get a botched haircut, you're allowed to panic for a little while, but then you have to breathe. Make plans immediately to seek professional help to see if it can be fixed/improved. and remember, hair does grow!! I also tried to keep in mind that dealing with my botched haircut was NOTHING compared to what women with breast cancer deal with everyday, which is how I ended up getting it cut in the first place.
3. Blessings happen in disguise. I would have NEVER, EVER, EVER cut my hair this short on my own, but I actually really like it. Every person that has seen it has told me they love it and I've even had people on Facebook, that I haven't seen in years, tell me love it. and the way I see it, they aren't prompted to tell me they like it, they told me on their on, so they must not be lying....
I can't fix it quite as good as my hair girl can, but here are two recent pictures.
I decided to be a flapper girl for Halloween since all the flapper girl costumes want you to buy the short haired wig!
So I'm sure you might be wondering, if I am going to keep it like this?! The answer to that is I am going to keep it short while it's cold, but I want it to be at least ponytail length before the summer gets here (I can't see living in North Carolina and not being able to put my hair in a ponytail). and although it's a lot harder to style (I have so much respect for people that have to style short hair after being through this ordeal) I'll probably cut it short again late next fall.
I'm going to post soon on the hair products I have used since I've had my new short hair. I've found some winners!