Friday, January 13, 2012

Hair & Nails. The works.

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A few weeks ago, I got my hair cut at a new salon. New to me. I felt some pressure to cut my hair shorter than I wanted to from the stylist. I'm not sure what I was thinking. I should have known I wasn't going to get the hair cut I wanted when he told me he didn't think my layers or bangs looked good. :( Uggh...

I ended up walking out the door with no layers and hair that was a couple inches past my shoulders. I wanted to cry my eyes out, but I had to go back to work. I was on my lunch break. I saved my tears for when I came home. I cried in the evening, and I woke myself up throughout the night to cry some more. It was really fun... (Insert sarcasm.) A couple of days later, I went back to my stylist that I've been going to for years.

I told him that I had went somewhere else, and that the other had screwed up my hair. We joked around about why I would go anywhere else. For the record, it was for convenience reasons. I.E. Closer to my home. My favorite stylist fixed my hair with the layers that I love, and he didn't insult my bangs. Thank God. I felt so much relief after he finished my hair. I felt like I was back to normal, except my hair was a few inches shorter. It WILL grow back though. It is hair after all. I decided I really needed to remember a few things about this experience.

1). Never go to a different stylist when you have an important even coming up such as your wedding. 2). If a stylist refuses to do what you want for your hair, don't have him/her cut your hair. Simple as that.

I guess I only really learned two things from this experience, but now, I have more resolve to grow my hair out. It will be months, before I get my hair trimmed again. Anyhow, I'm ready to move on and make the best of this situation. I'm planning on doing my own hair for the wedding. I'm wearing it half up with an awesome headband I found at Charming Charlies. (I love that place by the way.)

I also wanted to find a clip for my hair that is on the fancier side. I'm excited that I found the necklace I'm wearing with my dress. It's super pretty. This weekend, I'm also getting my nails done. I'm trying out the no chip nail polish for the first time. I can't wait! I'm curious. Have you ever had a bad experience at a salon? A situation where you knew it could have been avoided?


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mrsmousey said...

hi Natalie!

i learned to always ask prices at a salon. i know this seems like a no-brainer but... i went to a salon at the mall to get my hair colored, thinking it'd be super cheap because it's not a fancy salon. my hair was super short then too... imagine my surprise when my bill was $75. YIKES!

--Jennifer

Jenna said...

That new stylist sounds so pushy and scissor happy!

I work at a salon, and luckily all of our stylists are kind and really listen to their clients. I used to have a bad habit of randomly deciding to get all of my (slow growing) hair cut short and then immediately regretting it afterwards!

Have fun getting your nails done this weekend! Shellac is incredible :)

Stephanie said...

I HATE IT when that happens! I always feel foolish when I get upset about my hair, but I can't help it!

P.S. Your last post was so sweet, and I loved all the photos! : )

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

How horrible to feel this way just days before your wedding. :( Good news is...like I just wrote you right before this, I think your hair looks really pretty. I have definitely felt the same way...it's no fun...but it's "just" hair and thankfully, it does grow back. Have fun with it while it's shorter. I think sometimes it's easier to play-up shorter hair than longer. Kind of sassy. ;)

Hope you are well and enjoying newly married life! :)