Day 21 – The saga of a hair cut

I got a hair cut!!

The last time I got one I had promised myself that I will grow my hair very long. Long as in, below the shoulders or even till the waist (aggressive I know!). But I wanted to go for a trim and a maybe a change before the holiday. So off I went and plunked myself in the salon next to my apartment, armed with my mac and a magazine. I had shortlisted some styles online and I wanted to show Fran (the lady who cuts my hair) what I had in mind.

In the end, she chopped off a good amount. I feel lighter but I also feel sort of ……… naked, on my head, if that’s possible! Yes that’s the feeling. Weird, I tell you.

Here are some lessons I have learnt about hair cuts, the hard way –

– There is no guarantee that after your hair-cut, you will look like what you had imagined you will look like!

– Cutting off your hair does not result in any changes to your face. The dark circles still stay. The sun damage still shows. If you were hoping for a miracle then you will be disappointed.

– Hair styles that look good on celebrities, don’t look good on the mango people. Except for a few blessed souls, maybe!

– What the hair dresser at the salon does for you cannot be replicated at home. Even if you buy that expensive gel, wax or styling iron.

– The more the money you spend on the procedure the more you hate the end result. Looking in the mirror every few minutes does not help.

– After 2 days or the next wash you will end up changing your parting to the same one that you have always had.

– Not everyone around will think you look hot, young or a new you. They could be least bothered.

– The Husband DOES notice a hair cut. But only if you chop off your shoulder length hair to a barely-reaching-the-neck bob. In all other cases the effect is negligible.

– If you want genuine and honest feedback, video chat with your mother and sibling(s). They will share honest appreciation criticism and laugh in your face too :p

I have decided to grow my hair this time. Till the next trip to the salon!

Happy Friday!!!

This post is part of the Marathon Blogging December 2012.

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21 thoughts on “Day 21 – The saga of a hair cut

  1. wah wah…where are the before and after pics?
    I am one who is always scared of getting too much hair cut. Dunno how my hair will end up. So i go for the safest route and get lilttle trim only
    And from the same day itself noone in the entire world (including me)notices that i have had a hair cut. I promise to get my style changed next time. (So far i am having the same hairstyle since as long as can remember….ok besides the length of fringe) – Ok i can write a post on this topic now. 🙂 Thanks for the idea 😉

    • I have experimented with a lot of lengths and styles but this one beats them all! Never had my hair this short. Will put up a pic soon, waiting for the best “after” pic 😉

  2. I think we should have a before and after pic….. I know that Anu(my wife) will go through billions of pictures on google and narrow down a hair style, print it and take it to her saloon. Nice blog. We husbands do notice if a pinch of salt is missing but not the haircut 😛 .. I hear ya.. men are men 😉

    • Hmmm I think so too. But I need to get a really nice after pic so that the impact of the drastic change hits a lil less 😉 You being a photographer get my drift? Don’t you? 😉 Yes and Yes on the men part. But I know of some men who notice, suggest and even accompany their wives/gfs for a hair cut. Wonder which one is better!!

    • Ah! This post is a result of all my visits to salons during my life time. I am actually pleased with this time’s visit. The result is very different but I like it! Pics soon… 🙂

  3. I agree, no amount of trying to do what they have asked you to as an after care, will make your after cut-washed hair look the same. BUt hair cuts does make you feel lighter and happier. Never know why but it does

    • They use a lot of products I guess which we are not trained at all to use. Also the shampoo conditioner combo at the salon before the cut plays a big role. I mean the quality and which brand they use. The one at home might be different… But yes I still don’t know why it behaves the way it does 😉

  4. Oh, I used to be a bad candidate for hair cuts once upon a time but now I’m more open and don’t mind the short hair and different cut once a while..you’ll grow to like the hair cut slowly..:-)

    • 🙂 I think I already love this hair style. Took me a few hours but I like it and am happy 🙂 I wanted it so badly and did so much research I better like it!!

  5. hahaha so well put. In fact there are times I have to tell myself I have paid well to the salon guy, he shall make it look like magic. Guess what I dont like it at times moments after I step out of the place. Pheww

  6. hahahaa… too good.. i was going yes yes on all the points.. what the hairdresser does cannot be replicated at home! BIG YES… and i hate it.. and pics yes.. mayb we can see a few good ones from the holiday!

    • Yes, pic from holiday shall be posted asap!! 🙂 Am waiting for my photographer friend to click a good one… Whatever those hair dressers do in the salon is nice and seems easy but at home it just doesn’t happen!! 😦

  7. Oh you have the most gorgeous hair anyway, and I can’t see anything not suiting you ;). Take it from someone who lives with frizzy flyaway hair, and even then insists on drastic hair cuts once in a while. In the last few years, I keep bracing myself to grow it out, but somewhere a bit longer than shoulder length, the hairfall and just the irritation of “longer” hair catches up with me, and I chop it off again.
    Looking forward to those photos!

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