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!
This post is part of the Marathon Blogging December 2012.