For the record… THIS is what was wrong with my hair

So, I was so distracted with the mole yesterday, that I didn’t point out the other trauma. My hair. I went in and asked for this:

I don’t know who this is, but she has pretty hair

I know my hair does this, because it used to look like this:

Me when I was 25

However, my “stylist” (and I use that word very liberally), gave me this horror-show:


Not only is it not what I asked for, but it is a mess! He “forgot” (?) to put the feathering and layers into one side of the hair. Seriously – this is not my bad styling, this is the best he could do and how he let me leave the salon. To say nothing of the uneven bangs. He was clearly so busy telling me that: he used to be a millionaire, he had 2 number one singles with his band ‘Human’ (of which there now seems to be no trace), 3 women had married him and divorced him just for ALL his money, after his midwife had been up with his labouring wife for 54 hours he threw her out of the house for having a nap while the wife was upstairs having one too, being gay was wrong (yeah, that went down well) because women can’t procreate with other women (that went down even better) and so forth, he clearly forgot to actually cut my darn hair and just left one side as long, and fairly one length, while the other had short feathering and layers.

I was late to the conference today because after failing to fix it, I collapsed into tears again (this is how much of last night was spent). Dramatic? Yes, but I will point out that he also left my extremely thick hair, which has only been bolstered by pregnancy, looking lank and thin, my skin has broken out (OK, I got a spot), my nails all broke and my decision to wear a purple shapeless dress over the bump and cleavage made me look like Barney. Anyway, I texted my friend Kat to tell her why I was late and after the conference she offered to fix it. I have always declined Kat’s offers of haircuts, because I didn’t want to destroy a beautiful friendship if it went wrong. I shouldn’t have – she is a wonderful hairdresser! She did all sorts of clever ‘matching up’ or sides, and checking of lengths and snipping and evening (even cutting off some of the ‘good’ side) and although it is adamantly NOT WHAT I WANTED, it is at least a decent hair cut now that is you know: a whole darn haircut, not 50% layered and choppy and 50% just long.


This is all slightly compounded by the fact that I am still adjusting to having brunette hair and not bright blonde hair… which I miss. I feel so blah. Maybe the shade is not so good, and I should do Mila Kunis levels of dark? Who knows. Either way, being brunette is not easy… being brunette with 2 different hair styles: one on each side of your head is intolerable.

14 thoughts on “For the record… THIS is what was wrong with my hair

  1. Peaches

    Brown hair can be awesome, but it is best to go for a bold shade. I’m a brunette and I love it! When I tried being blond once. I woke up in the middle of the night to pee and scared myself in the mirror. I was so pale..all dark locks to frame my face! It was horrifying (on me at least), but so is a bad hair cut and I’ve had quite a few in western canada. I don’t know where the good hairdressers are, but the appear to mostly avoid the prairies. Good luck! And your hair looks wonderful.

    Oh, and I think that chic is Carrie Underwood.


  2. Judienne Wood

    You were right to cry – hate mail is too soft – I’m thinking waterboarding. You see this is what happens when you commit a crime against the goddess blondissimum the yellow haired angels put a curse on you!! xxx


  3. Sarah J

    Eh, try being black haired with pale skin, on a good day I look like one of the weird sisters in macbeth “Double, double toil and trouble fire burn and cauldron bubble”. On a bad day I look like the thing from ringu. I did however love my pregnancy hair, thicker and glossier than it ever had been, growing extremely fast. I will never be blonde as peroxide makes my hair brassy orange. I can dye it brow, but my roots are back within about 3 hours! 🙂

    I shudder to think you paid this hairdresser for the cut and if you can leave a bad review for him somewhere you should…


  4. Mike Miller

    A blonde friend of mine who dyed her hair brown called it “artificial intelligence.” She thought people really treated her better as a brunette. What do you think?


  5. Lekki Frazier-Wood

    No, I don’t feel that at all. I feel people (males and females) were more open to me when blonde. Maybe because it suited my personality – stereotypically – better. Or maybe because I felt more confident? But either way, I preferred people’s reactions to me when I was blonde. I feel more ‘invisible’ now.


  6. Lekki Frazier-Wood

    🙂 But your dark hair is so glossy! I would like black hair – in fact, I used to dye it such and loved it easily as much as brig blonde. However, it also was too much upkeep (roots in 3 weeks too, plus lots of color bleeding).


  7. Lekki Frazier-Wood

    That sounds right! Thank you. Brunette hair is awesome… I was inspired by many beautiful brunettes, but I am not sure it is for me, as I am naturally blonde, just that very dark, ash blonde people lovingly refer to as ‘dishwater blonde’. Ick.


  8. Peaches

    My sister has that color. She rocks it. But she usually either put chocolate brown or auburn low lights in it. Pretty much any major hair color change would scare anybody if they woke up in the middle of the night to pee I think, especially if they normally wear glasses and aren’t, because we’ve seen too many horror films where the person with a big knife is right behind you and you realize it in some reflection. lol


  9. Mike Miller

    Thanks for the info. That actually makes a lot more sense — why else would so many women go from brunette to blonde rather than the other way around?


  10. francesandrew

    My hairdresser is Courtney at Lifetime Fitness Spa in Sugar Land (north end of Sugar Land before Walmart). She’s really good at listening. First hairdresser to thin my hair to the right level – not too thin, not too thick still. My haircut yesterday cost about $57 exc tip. Their number is 281-276-7224.


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