There was a time when I was blonde and a time when my hair was almost black--my hair's been pretty much most shades of the rainbow--minus blue and purple and green. It's been short and very long and somewhere in between.
And I've even dabbled in being a "hair stylist" myself. I remember one time when we were on a family vacation, I attempted to dye my sister's pretty light brown hair to blonde and it did not go so well. Her hair turned pretty much as orange as a carrot. Not a pretty sight. Lauren was in tears, her prom was two weeks away--of course, and we had to make an emergency appointment at a local salon to fix the havoc I had wreaked on her head. Three hours and 200 dollars later, she emerged with a slightly lighter, fried head of orange hair--now about the color of orange sherbet.
So you can see why my level of stress rises as I enter a hair salon. And I know this is not normal--most people enjoying getting their hair cut--it's relaxing they say. But I'm not fooled by that guise.
As I was driving to the salon today I realized that these were the reasons why I don't enjoy getting my hair done:
- Scary things can happen when you dye your hair--I've seen and experienced them firsthand
- I usually never know what I want to get done
- When I think I might have an idea about what I want to get done, I'm never sure if it'll look okay on me and my hair stylist never seems to know either
- My hair usually doesn't come out as I expected/hoped, and I never leave the salon looking like a model and/or celebrity, which I always think will happen when I walk into the salon
- The lights in salons can be deceiving--everyone's hair looks shiny and beautiful and the perfect color--until you walk outside in the sunlight and it looks totally different
Anyway, I tried to go in there today with a open mind. Maybe I'd try a new 'do, I thought. But then I remembered how my sister's hair had turned out that time and thought I should probably just stick to something simple--and I did and I'm happy with it. Yes, it pretty much looks exactly the same as before, but a few inches shorter. But nothing drastic occurred and my head feels lighter and I feel happier, so I guess it was a success, after all.