Wednesday, February 3, 2010

State of the Hair

So, since I lamented the state of my hair last week and got such nice feedback, I thought it was only fair to post an update now that I've been to the salon. 

As described in my previous post, I was suffering from a little-known malady referred to as "Flippy Bang Syndrome."  It can be triggered when a hair salon fails to make a reminder call to a forgetful, non-calendar using person the day before her appointment.  The syndrome then worsens, as the victim inevitably forgets to reschedule the missed appointment for month after month after month while her bangs grow longer and longer and longer.  If left untreated, one can end up looking like Hermey, the flippy-banged dental-student wannabe from the stop motion animated classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

It's serious and scary stuff, people.

Well, after I had diagnosed myself with Flippy Bang Syndrome, I called my hair lady and she squeezed me in for a cut and color on Monday night.  Hooray!  I walked in the door of the salon and was greeted by my hair lady with an enthusiastic "Oh my God, how ARE you???"  Which she immediately followed up with a quiet and worried "Oh my God, your bangs are sooooo long."  (See, I told you this was serious stuff).

Now, seeing as how my bangs were jutting out from the side of my head and my roots had seen much brighter days, you would think my hair lady wouldn't trust my judgment with how best to proceed on correcting the mess I had on my head.  Yet for some inexplicable reason, she kept asking me what I wanted to do.  And since I was high from all the hair chemical fumes wafting around in the place, I felt confident turning down her suggestions and throwing ideas out on how to make myself look fabulous.  

She said "Let's add some lowlights this time," and I said "No, let's skip the lowlights.  This winter's been so dull I want to brighten things up a bit!"  She then asked me how short I wanted it and I said "Oh, I'm feeling brave...let's trim it up to a bob."  Then she asked me about my bangs...did I want them swoopy again?  And I said "Oh, let's mix it up this time...do straight bangs instead of swoopy!"

There is a reason I did not go to beauty school. 

Because I have now gone from looking like this:


To this:


And the worst part is, I can't even blame her...she did exactly as I asked:  bright blonde, bob, straight bangs.  If only I had realized I was asking her to make me look like Little Lord Fauntleroy!

But really, I think I can work with this.  Maybe with a little product and a little TLC on the bangs, things will be okay.  And if nothing else, at least I'm staying consistent with the classic Christmas movie theme. First it was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reinder, now it's Little Lord Fauntleroy....I wonder what will be next?  Stay tuned until my next appointment in April to find out.

28 comments:

cindi said...

You know, it could be worse. You could have looked like Kate Gosselin before the extensions. Yikes!

mrs. b. said...

you are quite possibly the funniest person i know! and i am sure that you are still super adorable. i always think i know best too, only to find out the hard way that i do not.

Sadia said...

You could always wear your hair up in a palm tree. :)

Thanks for the reminder. Must get hair trimmed.

Helene said...

I've learned the hard way too not to give instructions to my hair dresser. It never turns out good.

I'm sure you still look amazing!!!

Steph said...

I have the exact same flippy-flip with my bangs! My salon flat-ironed it once and I ended up looking like the guy from Depeche Mode.

Kim said...

I always hate when they ask me "What do you want?"

especially when I've clearly said " I have no idea what to do"

They're the professionals!

Anyway, how about a picture? No? :(

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HT said...

I've gone the gamut between long hair and short hair; flippy bangs and no bangs, but have stuck to this hairdo I have now for a while. I want to try out high lights, but will have to see if I'm brave enough. I've never color treated my hair before.

f14boyle said...

Oh my gosh! That was totally me! After M&M were born, and me watching way to much TLC 10 years younger and such when I was on bedrest, I got those exact same bangs! Of course, this was after not having bangs since high school. I cried and refused to have my picture taken for the better part of a year and they've just now grown out. I have no doubt you'll figure out how to rock them though ;)

Heather said...

awwww! I hate it when that happens. Man. You'll get used to it, used to styling it, and it'll be looking fab in no time flat. or the Lord F look could come back in? LOL Just kidding!

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Cindy said...

LOL! Maybe next you can do "Heat Miser" hair?!? It's very hip, very now.

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meredith* said...

Oh no you didn't! Love this post!

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The Lane Family said...

Megan you make me laugh!!! I have had those crazy kind of haircuts and wonder, what the heck went wrong when I was describing what I was looking for :) I hope there are good days a head in hair land!!

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The Lavender Daisy said...

LOL! Great post, hope your hair turns out the way you want next time :) New follower from Friday Follow. Hope you have a great weekend!

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erica said...

Oh my gosh, this is so funny. It is something I totally would have done... wait.. I did.. a few months ago, I ordered my stylist "Short! Straight! Cute!"

I looked like Katie Holmes for like, a second, and then decided I hated it...

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Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

Jen said...

LOL! At least its just hair and thankfully it will grow.

On the bright side, maybe you can start a new trend.

Stopped by from SITS.

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

I have been contemplating bangs for ages. I have even been watching YouTube tutorials to see if I had the nerve to do it myself...I want good old fashioned straight bangs.

I have really long hair but never freak out about it because it is just hair...gonna grow back eventually..I am sure you look great!

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Crystal said...

LOL. I know what you mean. My hair never looks right...

Tina Lane said...

I stopped over from SITS because your post title made me laugh.

How we ever survived without hairdressers I will never know. Once you throw in the coloring with the cutting the whole thing gets out of hand, and before you know it, your hairdresser is one of your closest friends.

tandis1 said...

So glad I just finished my mouth full of coffee before I continued scrolling down! ROFLMAO! I need to see a picture!

I've found that my hairstyle started greatly improving once I began keeping my mouth shut :D

Melinda said...

stopping by from SITS :)
thanks for reminding me to schedule a haircut appt ;)

Kelly at Home said...

Oh girl, I've been there! I've BEEN there! I keep going back, though, LOL. I get to the point where I self-cut (a.k.a. mutilate) my bangs and then go to the salon to have my friend hairdresser redo them. They're usually never ever what I pictured in my head, but this last time they worked out. Hallelujah! My sister's bridal shower is this Saturday and I doubt she'd want her matron of honor coming as some sort of side-bangs-gone-wrong experiment.

Your post title was too cute not to come visit - stopped by from SITS! Have a great week!