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August 13, 2009

Me and Kate, Minus Eight

No, I’m not posting a picture.

I decided to get a haircut Tuesday night, about 3 weeks ahead of my scheduled appointment.

I do this occasionally, cheat on my normal hair stylist, who I love dearly.

She’s well aware of my tendency to be a little non-faithful once or twice a year.

I just like a change every now and then.

I’m sure it has nothing at all to do with D-Day this Monday. Not a thing.

Usually when this mood strikes me, it occurs on a whim, perhaps a over worked mom hormonal whim although I’ve never tracked it and don’t intend to. I just waffle right on over to the mall where my back up (and more expensive) hair stylist is waiting in the wings.

My back up stylist is extremely thorough (hence the higher price.)

When you see Lily for a haircut, you really aren’t leaving that chair until every hair is in place.

Which is why it’s all the more surprising that I walked in asking for a ‘little less hair’ and somehow walked out looking like Kate Gosselin, minus the 8 children and philandering husband, thank goodness.

Maybe I wasn’t specific enough? I thought I did a good job of explaining that I wanted it a little shorter, there was too much over my ears, a little more than the normal trim? How 'take a little off the back' turned me into a mirror image of a tabloid queen is beyond me.

I did not mention anything about Kate and her rooster-like do? Did I?

Fortunately, Lily had enough presence of mind, at 9 pm on a Tuesday night, not to fluff my hair up on top of my head like Kate’s. She started to fluff the bottom though and I quickly stopped her, thinking, knowing, that if she fluffed or cut much else, I might need the number to Kate’s divorce attorney.

I’m pretty good about hair cuts and dealing with it.

It grows back.

Surprisingly, I’m not terribly freaked out. As long as I stay away from mirrors. And keep the boxed Merlot on hand.

I understand though, why someone with sextuplets and twins would want that hair cut. It’s certainly quicker to style in the morning than what I had before.

I would estimate that my hair prep time now falls somewhere in between Kojak and Howie Mandel.

As long as 8 mini children suddenly don’t show up at my door, I should be fine.

And no, I’m not posting any photos.


Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com on August 14, 2009 said...

I always wondered what a "little off" means to a stylist? Is there a text book definiition that I'm not aware of? Because I always end up too short when I say that term to them too!

confused homemaker on August 14, 2009 said...

Been there, not with the Kate cut but with other cuts that I have wondered if we are speaking the same language. Now I just stop them mid cut if necessary, to make sure we are on the same page.

Stefanie on August 14, 2009 said...

AHHHHHHH the big HAIR debacle. Why do we always do it when BIG things are going on. I cut mine short(1 inch all over, think Winona Ryder) after my divorce years ago and when Keenan was about five and it had all grown back and been forgotten, he walked down the stairs with an old picture of me and said, "Mama when did you used to be a boy?"

cousin A said...

what I wanna know, whatcha gonna do in 3 weeks? cancel? have the "normal" stylist cut...cut what? this is why i go only to men...never had this problem with them...went to hubbie's stylist before we were married, & she butchered my hair - cut it very short, nothing like the picture OF ME that i showed her! apparently she didn't like me hanging around...a little jealous, perhaps?
well, this will make for a memorable b-day ;)

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