The post in which I complain about a two haircut day...

the last 24 hours have not been my friend. Not a single one of them. Yesterday my uncle came into town for his monthly visit with us. We had lunch then took Moses to see the firetrucks that were being displayed in the parking lot for little ones to explore. Best day of his life I am sure. Immediately afterwards we had to get home so that Doug could get to sleep...he started his overnight shifts this past Monday...another paragraph. Moses went to bed soon after and my uncle and I dozed while we watched TV and waited for Moses to get up from his nap. When Moses got up we decided that we would go to the mall so that I could get a haircut while Moses and my uncle had their own adventures in the mall. So. I sit in the chair. I ask for a bob, but not too much length taken off of my shoulder length hair...I mostly wanted some shape since I was in the process of growing it out. The girl, whose boyfriend and child are hanging out in the seat next to me...literally carrying on, tells me that she doesn't know how to cut a bob...red flag. Two other girls (and I purposely use the word girls here...maybe 18-19 in age, not maturity) come over and give her a few instructions so I begin to feel a little better...because there are folks nearby that seem to know what they are doing and I am all for giving folks a shot. Stupid stupid me. The haircut begins with NO washing of the hair. A first for me. A red flag. She never takes the time to straighten up my part, or ask me how I part it. Another first. Tears well up in my eyes as I see rather long chunks of my hair fall to the floor but I push them back because certainly those long chunks are coming from the back of my head where I would expect them to be from. Oh and I am facing away from the mirror. She eventually wets my hair and my entire face with a with a misting bottle. Happily she cuts away...I still can't see myself. She eventually turns me towards the mirror to ask what I think (after one of the other girls comes over to give her some more guidance in shaping my bob). Gulp. It looks like I have a mix between some sort of badly cut bob and a MULLET. I tell her about the mullet. She calls another girl back over and snarkily says "she says it looks like a mullet". I'd also like to add that at this point that my hair is still wet enough that I have not the fullest idea of how bad it is at this point. The other girl comes and shapes it up until I think it looks OK. I think. We go home and immediately I run to the bathroom. Horror. Tears. Burning ones. I gulp them down and go ask my uncle to be sure that I am not a pregnant nut. He agrees that it is bad. One side of my head has at least 30-40% more hair than the other and is a good two inches longer than the other side. Not an exaggeration. I promise that it is not. I verified it with a non-hormonal person. I immediately realize that I cannot go out in public like this. Cannot. Will not. I start to call other hair cutting places around the area while Moses eats dinner. I cry as the first person tells me they are too booked to take me. I call the next and they can take me if I come right now. Moses finishes and I put him in the car with dinner still on his face. As I walk into the salon the lady immediately knows who I am, since I told her the story on the phone. ALL of the women who are there cutting hair stop and mouths drop. No joke. That is how bad it was. The woman who fixed my hair apologized to me dozens of times while she worked. She ended up having to cut it up to my ears because of how badly it had been cut. It is so short now that I can't even look at it without crying....even if the hair cut is SO SO much better. This morning when Doug came home I cried to him about how ugly and homely I feel...cause I do. This morning was another series of small disasters. Doug got home too late to go to church, Moses has a cold of some sort so his demeanor is particularly pleasant...not, we are still trying to find our new flow to life with Doug's new schedule...I know that it will be good eventually but the transition is tricky. I am sick of being sick and not feeling well. I'm tired of being tired. I have no creativity in me at the moment. But I know that my life is good and so is God and that this is just a sharpening time but I also know that I am weary. So that is my story at the moment. I promise not to come back until I have happier things to say.
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25 comments:

Kate said...

hang in the hun... it will get better & your hair will grow fast since you are taking those prenatal vitamines!! I'm sure it's cute:)

Polka Dot Moon said...

Boy does this bring back a memory of a "bad" hair experience!! Way back before "perms" were perfected a gal left the solutions on WAY TOO long so that the curlers were falling off my head with my hair still attached!! Talk about frightening - I looked like a horror movie creature! After seeing what was left of my hair, all they could do was cut the rest of it really, really short. I was left with an afro :(
The worst part being, I was in the 10th grade, just started a new school and school pictures were in 2 weeks. A horror movie in itself!

I can now laugh about it, but back then cried for a month!

Anyway....hope this will make you laugh :)

Bethany said...

Hang in there! It WILL get better...promise!! I can relate on the whole bad hair cut thing...been there, done that!! Maybe not quite as dramatic as your situation, but I think I can kind of understand!! Maybe you'll grow to like your shorter do! I love my short hair!!

I hope you guys can find your rhythm with Doug's schedule and get into the swing of things! Being pregnant the second time around is a LOT more challenging than the first! You are tired beyond belief but still have a little one who needs so much of you! That will get better too!

Sending you big hugs today my friend!!

Traci said...

AMAZING to me that the girl didnt know how to cut a bob!! Its like the most classic haircut on the planet. I wish you had posted a picture of you with the newest photo since I bet it is nowhere near as bad as you think....sometimes it just takes us time to get used to a cut or learn how to work with it. I personally think you would look pretty with chin length hair and maybe even some swooooopy bangs :)
Hang in there and I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!

Naptime Crafts said...

I'm sorry to hear about your hair. We have not had the best 5 days here either. Colleen picked up the tummy bug that is going around, and so she got sick Wednesday morning, then Dan and I both got sick Thursday night within 15 mins of each other! Colleen has just started eating real food again, and Dan and I have been able to eat since Friday...but I don't feel like eating. I am at the sick of being sick and tired like you. I despirately want to eat, but can't eat more then a bite or 2. I hope that this phase passes quickly for us! I'm sure your hair looks cute. I had mine short for awhile. Feel better and hopefully you can get used to Doug's schedule quickly!

Eric and Michelle said...

I am sooooo sorry Crystal. Hopefully with prenatal vitamins the hair will grow back fast :(

The Cog said...

...from what I can tell, you have such a sweet face and I am sure that it is still as sweet with shorter hair. Plus I too work what I call the zombie shift (thirds) and feel awful when I come home late and delay the daily routine of the home.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry about your two-haircut day! You will have to tell me where you went in the mall that did such awful things to your hair so I don't accidently end up in the same chair. I don't have a sylist that I go to regularly...I usually just pop in wherever is close and see whoever is available. It's definitely a gamble, but I don't think I've ever had an experience like the one you just endured. Hang in there girly. Sending some warm thoughts your way. :)

pumpkin seed said...

Lots of people have been getting thier hair bobbed for the summer and it's super cute! Just play it off and act like you just wanted a dramatic change! Also, short hair is so much easier to take care of when your prego...but i know you probably still hate it so just take some time to sulk about it and then move on : )

Heidi Zawisza said...

Oh, I am soooo sorry! I can sympathize with you, as the exact thing has happened to me. I actually got my hair colored one time, and when I got home and went to work, everyone was calling me SKUNK.....I went to the mirror, and sure enough, I had streaked GRAY hair!! I burst into tears right there, and went home "sick". It was TERRIBLE!!
Hopefully your hair will grow fast!
I hope you have a better weak!

Amy Bell said...

oh...bad hair cuts...not fun. but, i bet it looks cute on you...really. now is the time to have it short..less to deal with when you feel sick...and making 2 messy pig tails in the back is cute...my friend jaren wears her hair like that and looks like a doll...
anyway, i have had that too...i told one girl to cut bangs...and well..i looked just like i was entering 4th grade again. yuck.

lots of love and prayers...
amy

Laurie said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry about the hair! Believe me I have cried over a hair cut in my lifetime (actually more than once). One more reason to be thankful for being pregnant, your hair will grow twice as fast. Mine did during my pregnancy and I couldn't get enough haircuts.

Lacey in the Sky said...

Oh girl- I've been there! There was no other way to explain what i had other than "MULLET"! I got it done on my 18th birthday right before my friends were throwing a party for me. ICK. I had to have someone "fix" mine too. I feel for you! The good news... it grows. At some point mine grew to the point that I actually loved it and was able to keep up that look for a while. Keep your chin up!

Becky said...

Oh, I don't usually comment but I had to for this post. Bad haircuts are the worst and I'm so sorry you are bummed because of it. I'm sure your hair is so cute. You never know - you might end up loving it in the end. I had my hair chopped from long to short and it was a bit of an adjustment but now I love it. It's so easy and fast. Perfect for parenting toddlers! I I'll pray you end up loving it or that it grows super fast! : )

Diane said...

SAME.THING.HAPPENED.TO.ME.
I was on my honeymoon in Puerto Rico. I find out as she was cutting my hair, she was the nail tech! She was cutting my hair because she was the only one who could speak/understand English fluently. I walked out and cried on the curb, with everyone asking me, "chica, que pasa?". (girl, what's wrong).

We traveled to some ritzy place to get my hair cut and all the guys working there were surrounding me looking at my hair and saying, what on earth did she do??????

My hair also had to be cut up to my ears, and just like you, even though it was SO much better, it was still terrible.

I hated it for awhile, but as it started to grow out, I started getting it shaped, and I LOVED headbands! For the next year or so, my favorite hairstyles had been while my hair was growing out.

Hugs to you, from someone who's been there.

meg duerksen said...

i have cried many tears over hair in the past...way too many. but it's just so personal. and you are so vulnerable in that chair.
i have cried before it's over for sure.
this story made my stomach hurt just thinking about it.

feel better soon.
it has to get better soon.

Trish said...

Oh man, I am soooooo sorry this happened to you! I have a bad haircutting/perm/color job story for you...let's just say my hair ended up being only 1" long all over, true story and a sad one at that! You just cry it all out honey, because this is truly tragic and I am not joking!!!!

Molly said...

Thank you so much for the wonerful goodies. My husband loved the hershey kisses. I am sorry for your haircut experience. My mom is a hair stylist and she is the only one that has touched my my head for the 27 years that I have been on this earth. I'm sorry I just told a fib, twp people have touched it. When I was in cosmetology school I kindly let this girl that was supposedly my friend "trim" my hair and ended up looking like Elvira. Hince we were no longer friends and she eventually became a "beauty school dropout". So I know how you feel when you say trim and you get something that looks like someone took the "flowby" to HAHAHA. But this is my motto and it's probably beacause I have had my hair in every style, color and yes permed, "it's just hair and it will grow back". Again thanks for the goodies and hope your pregnancy is going great.

~ Molly P.

Holly said...

Oh....sweet sweet Crystal. I'm so very sorry that you had that very bad haircut experience.

You are so beautiful no matter how short your hair is. Bet the fixed cut is super cute, even though it's shorter than you're used to.

Hope you are feeling better emotionally and physically soon. I'm praying for you, dear friend.

xoxoxoxooxoxxoxo

ccp said...

i am SO sorry about your terrible haircut experience. although, i have to say that i ended up dreaming about having my own nightmare of a haircut last night. guess i really felt for you and decided to have sympathy dreams. not that i'm trying to make you feel better, but i'm sure you still look cute (not frumpy). remember that you look precious with short hair!

p.s. is it bad that i kind of want to see a picture and evaluate for myself ?

HeatherW said...

Ohhh no. I can't imagine. I have never had a bad hair cut but I know I would be devistated if I did!! All I can say is hang in there...it will grow out before you know it!!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

do you want me to go kick her butt! i will!
no really! i did not like hearing how terrible that was for you! you ARE beautiful... that shows no matter what length your hair! as much as it stinks to have to do ... your hair will grow "pregnant gal fast"... lightning fast!

hold tight to what you said... God is good! the light seems to shine brighter after the rain! hugs!

hautemommy said...

Awww I know how crappy bad haircuts can be... not fun, and believe me I have had my fair share of them in the past!!! BUT remember that hair grows fast and before you know it, your hair will be back to normal!!!! And Im sure it doesn't look that bad, missy! Look at Katie holmes with her super cute short bob!!!! :) xoxoxox!

BC said...

Oh - my - goodness....
You are allowed to complain!!! You've had a lot to deal with on your plate for heavens sake! And haven't we all cried a tear over our hair from time to time....OF COURSE!

Thank goodness hair grows back (thicker, longer, and shinier when pregnant I might add!)

**I hope your day is going better...

Miss G said...

Ohhh dear!!! i am soo, so very sorry! I had a haircut that I hated a year or two ago. I can't remember now. I went home and just felt ugly all over. ughhghghgh I can remember that feeling now. It seems like you can tell yourself it's just hair but there's something so pervasive about it. I started taking prenatal vitamins the next day I think even though I wasn't even married and planning to have any kiddos anytime soon. My hair grew fast though and it will grow for you too!! hugs!! Kelly

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