So I made a hair appointment last week at the usual salon I go to. Sadly, my usual hair stylist recently moved to Florida, so I was especially nervous because I didn't know the lady that was going to be cutting my hair. As soon as I was introduced to my new stylist I quickly showed her some photos that I had brought with me of how I wanted my hair to look. I could tell almost right off the back that this girl was a brand new, right out of beauty school, hair stylist. She asked me a few questions about the style I wanted and then she disappeared for 15 minutes! She finally came back to shampoo my hair, and she was so rough with my scalp I had to actually ask her to take it easy- I mean I'm losing enough hair as it is! Then came time to start cutting. She grabbed my hair and went to start cutting, and she couldn't get the scissors to cut! She tried 3 or 4 times with 2 different pairs of scissors with no luck. Now, usually I am a quiet, shy person, but I had to speak up! There was no way this girl was cutting my hair. So I apologized and I asked to speak with a manager. I told her that I didn't feel comfortable with her cutting my hair, and that I wanted someone else to do it. She literally just froze there, staring at me through the mirror. After about a minute of awkwardly staring at me, she threw down the scissors and stormed away, I could hear her cussing and yelling about me in the back of the salon. I was really kind of shocked by her behavior. Then, an older woman came from the back of the salon and she apologized for the girls behavior, she explained that the manager wasn't there at that time, but she was a "master" stylist and that she was gonna cut my hair. She looked at the pictures I brought in and was like, ok, no problem! She turned me away from the mirror and went to town.
It came time for the big reveal, I was so excited to see what she had done! She spun me around to see myself in the mirror, and I just about had a panic attack! She acted so surprised that I didn't like it! What she did looked nothing like the picture I brought in. I asked for a short, sleek hair cut with a heavy bang. She gave me a short, spiked, pixie cut!! I had like a Mohawk! I refused to pay and I walked out! I will NEVER go back there again.
I cried all the way home, and I was in hiding all last week. Then last Saturday I had a heart-to-heart with myself, and it finally hit me that this is just hair! It will grow back! It may take awhile (lol), but it will get long again. I decided as long as I have this short haircut I might as well work it. I went out and got some head scarves and headbands, and I started playing with styling. I also decided I could start trying out bolder make up looks to make sure I look feminine.
On Sunday, our church was having a huge 40th anniversary service with dinner on the grounds, and lots of activities for the day. It was the first time my friends and family were gonna see my new look; I was soooo nervous! Everyone actually loved it! I was surprised at how many compliments I got. My mom told me it makes me look more "Latina," like my dad's side of the family ( I have family in Nicaragua and Costa rica.) My mom cracks me up!
So...here I am,(with my little love), trying my best to rock my new short mommy do....
Sorry the picture is kinda bright, it was very sunny that day!