Tuesday, September 4, 2007

When was the last time

I went to the salon with my daughter over the weekend to get my haircut. You know, the type of salon where they usually don't shampoo your hair but if they do, they jack that price right up to $15.00!

My daughter and I are both spur of the moment hair cutters. Really bad about the up-keep of any one style, we tend to let our hair grow into the quintessential non-style, claiming of course, that we "like it this way" until we finally go back in and get a new one!

Walking into the 'salon' together I saw one gal who has cut my hair and my daughter's before, I knew she was pretty good. I had not seen the other girl before, she did not seem to have her bottom front teeth and her English wasn't great. Of course that could have been due to the missing teeth but with the accent it was hard to tell. I whispered to Dani "I'll let you have the good one", knowing she is a bit more sensitive to how her cut turns out. She protested of course "no Mom, it's fine. I'll take whoever." No argument though when the good one asked who was next and she popped up from her chair, "me!"

We both had our little pictures torn from magazines of people who didn't look like us and who we would never look like clutched in our hands. The good one looked at Dani's hair and at the picture and began to cut. Toothless Annie looked at the picture I had and looked bewildered. I tried to be very casual to make her feel good, you know, this really isn't a big deal, I'm sure whatever you do will be fine, kind of thing. But it was obvious she didn't have a clue. And when she did ask me a question I had to say "I'm sorry?" or "Pardon me?" It was a lose lose situation apparently.

Dani's hair turned out SO cute! This is the first time she has gotten a really short Winona Ryder elfin like hair style and it is adorable on her. Mine? Not so much. Basically I resigned myself to being the good mother who sacrificed her hair so her daughter could get a cute 'do', and let the gal just cut away until she had cut off so much that I could - gasp - see my real hair color!!!

Amazing, this isn't the color I remembered it to be.

When was the last time any of you have seen your real color? And I'm not talking about just the roots dear friends. The real deal, cut the hair, not color it, however it happened, has anyone else seen their hair as natural as can be lately?


Lavender said...

Looks like it suits the colouring of your eyes and skin very nicely - or as they say here "No worries Mate!"
Everyone always says that Im lucky because Im blond - trouble is, no body ever believes its natural - Go figure!

SUEB0B said...

I'm not even sure what color my hair is anymore...

You look cute!

palette48 said...

Love the hair. It does look cute on you and the color looks good. I have been coloring mine and I am sure I would be shocked if I let it go natural. It would be totally gray.

mrsmogul said...

Okay wait, $15?? Both my husband and I are going to get our haircuts from my friend. She normally charges $110 for her cuts.

BetteJo said...

Don't all quality salons charge 12 to 15 dollars for a cut? :)

I hope your friend isn't charging YOU $110.00!!!

I've paid much more, but it's one of those things I just don't want to pay that much for. Besides, this way - it's an adventure every time! :)

Jessica said...

I love the haircut!!!

Honestly, I really have never colored my hair...(ok, once RIGHT before my wedding I had streaks put in it)
I have three aunts who are hairdressers and they told me never to ever color my hair...
the nice thing is, the gray is making it lighter now...and curly...weird.