Friday, September 30, 2011

The Hair Chronicles

Friends I would like to formally announce 'Victory on the Hair Front'.

Yesterday I woke up with a crick in my neck (truth be told I had one before I went to bed and was so wound up I could barely turn to the right, but panic attacks aside...) feeling like it was the day of a big exam.  Thankfully I'm way out of University, but clearly my body remembers the terror/exhilaration just as though it was yesterday.  My appointment was for 1pm.  Picture it:  me breaking out in a sweat and fanning the underarms at top speed.  Suddenly the phone rings:  appointment pushed back to 1:30.  Whew!  Perspiration instantly subsides.  Imagine that.  Shortly thereafter phone rings again:  appointment pushed back to 2:00.  I'm feeling like going outside for a stroll.  What am I thinking?!?

Next thing you know it's go time.  I hop in the car and head south.  Wait a second--why is everyone stopping?  Why am I sitting here, on PCH in the middle of nowhere, at 1:35pm?? What's that?  A commercial being filmed.  Oh hell no.  Not today.  Yes today.  Cut to 15 minutes later and I'm now jammed on another part of the highway for 'road construction' aka a bunch of guys standing around twiddling their thumbs all day long while three lanes go down to one for what seems like eternity.  I call the salon, 'I could be 10 minutes late. I'm jammed!' Attitude on the other end.  Yes.  I've been delayed an hour and now I get attitude.  I don't care.  I want my hair cut damn you!!

Five minutes late I run in having dropped only one eff bomb on the valet who announces, at the valet podium stand thing, that he's not taking anymore cars.  Then what the hell are you standing there for??  Wheeling through the parking lot like a crazy bird I find a spot, jump out and scream to the 16 year old valet kid:  'Sorry for the eff bomb, buddy.  I'm running late!'  He laughs.  Thank God for the youth.

Two hours later I emerge, triumphantly. The Hair Genius aka Dusty Simington has worked his magic.  I'm knot free AND he wanted to keep the length.  This is the sound of elation.  Exhilaration.  My hair swinging in the wind.  Can you hear it?

All I had was my phone to take pictures, but here it is in all its glory.

3.5 inches later I'm still standing.
Length intact, I can carry onward to a celebratory cocktail.
Speaking of which are we done yet?
Yes. We are.  I can now look forward to haircuts again.
Seeing as I sucked it on the blog posts this week here's a full outfit shot.
I went in prepared:  expressing my inner hippie and wrapped in fringe.
Security blanket.

Seriously though, not since my Canadian hair stylist (who I've seen for 20 years and still see when I go home) have I been so happy with my hair, the cut and the person who cut it.  I have fine hair but a lot of it, so most people can't understand how to cut and thin it out.  And once you've had a really good precision cut, anything less is just depressing (think dog ears).  Dusty killed it.  He's got a great eye, has cut hair for years and is hilarious.  I'd trust him to take it shorter--and that says a lot for someone who lost almost all her hair 8 years ago and has painstakingly grown it back.  Thanks for all your notes of encouragement on the hair front.  I was busting up at the tweets and facebook messages--it's a bird family affair! 

Have a great weekend everyone!

48 comments:

Katie said...

Gorgeous! Is it me or does it look even longer now?!
(I got my ulta catalogue yesterday and Butter is about to go on sale again so if you missed the one i just posted about hold out!)

Debby said...

Your hair looks amazing... so glad you are thrilled with it. Haircuts can be anxiety producing, huh? xo

taylor said...

gorgeous! didn't realize how LONG it is! wow! so pretty. when i moved to new england 3 years ago i had to break up with my hair stylist of 23 years (she gave me my first real haircut when i was 3). it was devastating. i feel your pain, girl! congrats, though. looks like you found someone!

Catita said...

great cut! I also miss my canadian hairstylist but just like you, I found a worthy replacement, but it took me 4 years! almost just in time to head back now...
xoxo
Catita

Rissy said...

you have totally amazing hair... and I have total hair envy! seriously... needing extensions over here.


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Closet Fashionista said...

YAY! It looks amazing!!!!!
But ugh on all the annoyances on the way there, that's always the way, isn't it :p
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Cara said...

looks great!
Lilac and Grey

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Looks great! I love that you can carry all that hair. Mine swallowed me and looked yuck,but then I cut too much to compensate. Now I'm in grow it back land and sad. Love the fringy sides he gave you very 'you'!

Courtney Erin said...

It looks so pretty! I actually think it somehow looks longer than it did before the cut.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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17 Perth said...

Your hair looks amazing. I love love love a good haircut. When I leave, I always want to take my hairstylist home with me....I want that awesome blow out every morning. If only, if only. haha.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh it still looks great! Sigh can you believe I go back to NYC for haircuts? But I don't actually care that much because luckily hair always grows back!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lisa Griffin said...

Your hair looks beautiful! i'll bet you'll be swinging it like a pony all weekend, enjoy!
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Daisy said...

I saw these on instagram this morning and couldn't wait to tell you how unbelievably gorgeous your hair looks. so happy dusty worked his magic.

briannelee said...

Looks great!!!! Happy Friday!

Jamie said...

It looks awesome C!!! Nothing feels better than a fresh cut that your happy with!! Yaay! Does this mean we can take pics together now? LOL ;)

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Dancing Branflake said...

I thought you'd never get there! But you did and it looks A-Mazing on you!

Elle Sees said...

Love it!
My hair is so weird when it gets layered and i've found only one person ever who can cut it right. it's expensive as hell, but so worth it. have the best weekend!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you and your pretty long hair! It looks great and it must feel great :) Now I want to fly to LA and have Dusty cut my long but fine hair with split ends.

Savvy Gal said...

Gorgeous hair. Now I am in the process of going through bad hair days to grow out my hair again.

The Suburb Experiment said...

I think it actually looks longer now, too. You look gorgeous!

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Tracy D said...

It looks great, so glad you survived..but back to me, where is this great Canadian stylist? Pls say Calgary, pls say Calgary... Only in LA would there be valet parking at a salon by the way :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Looks great! So glad it went well. Tickles me that you get anxious about hair cuts, given that I almost never get mine cut and in fact, I often just snip the dead ends off myself with whatever scissors are readily available. Other times I ask my neighbor to please chop the ends off. Haha. Suffice to say, I don't care too much about hair cuts. But color? That I care about. :)

Your locks do look lovely, though. Love your dark color. Color envy over here.

Oh, and I meant to say on fb how the top you are wearing is potentially my very favorite thing I've ever seen you wear. I LOVE IT. Where oh where is it from?

Ashleigh said...

I'm so happy you're happy. There's nothing like finding "The One". It took me 6 years in Chicago but I'm happily 'taken' now!! :)

la petite coquine said...

That cut=MAGIC. You've inspired me to go under the scissors!

Ms. Givens said...

Jealous - wish my hair looked that amazing. :)

carrie2 said...

I totally get you C - I actually have a shirt nearly identical to yours complete with embroidery. And I wear it like you do - that ain't no small feat here in the midwest….

Amy said...

I love the hair! It looks beautiful.

fshnonmymind said...

Hello gorgeous!! Love the swinging mane. :)

I've gone through a never-ending quest to find a really great hair stylist. I just can't trust anyone near my hair with a pair of scissors.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

he did such an amazing job!! So glad you love it. Happy weekend Carrie! xo

Allison Kennedy said...

Girl, I am on EDGE when I get my hair cut! I am still growing out last years disaster layers, and being on the move as much as I am, I am yelping up a storm as soon as I hit a new town! It's amazing how you can walk into a place with a picture of Jennifer Aniston in hand, and walk out looking like Rosie O'Donnell! I went back twice to get them to fix my last colour job (and they still did not get it right); geez, it's not like you don't pay these people enough (my politeness with these mishaps seems to be dwindling over the years).....I'm just getting a head start on the crazy old lady without a filter that I am destined to become.

I echo all the above comments; that 'do is smokin lady! I have been twitching all week to chop off my "in between" tresses, but these pictures have reignited my perseverence to keep growing.

Love the parking description btw! haha You crack me up girl!

Regina said...

Lovely hair and nice blog!


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allergic to vanilla said...

I love it, you look amazing! such a stunning cut!

xo Carlina

hip hip gin gin said...

YAY!!!! It looks fantastic, and I'm so happy that you love it!!! There are few things better for the spirit (beauty wise at least) than a fabulous haircut, am I right? Have a great weekend!!

Rach said...

I love it!

Torrie said...

GORGEOUS.

Wander.Lust said...

love the new haircut, hoorray for hair geniouses!

Wander.Lust said...

love the new haircut, hoorray for hair geniouses!

LyddieGal said...

Ah, you look great! I love the cut, so sleek and long and angled.
And i love the tunic and boots as well. perfect pair.

Chic on the Cheap

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Love it. The great thing about a good hair cut is that it is never so shocking. Your hair almost looks the same but cleaner and lighter.

JRuud said...

Your hair is perfect! And I love your outfit. You're so pretty :) How was that for the compliments! Love the blog.

xo.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Glad you love your haircut! I need something like that too that doesn't take away length, but trims the ends at least so it is healthier. There is hope for me after all.

After seeing you mention pumpkin spice Ghirardelli chocolate, I am now on the hunt for it because it sounds soooo good. I hope you find it (or maybe you have by now and I haven't caught up on twitter). Tomorrow I shall hunt for it...

Krystal said...

i'd kill for a good haircut right about now, maybe i need to visit your guy!!!

Kristin said...

Glad you braved it...It looks beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

Your hair looks effing amaze balls. You have to hook me up.
Kudos on the eff bomb and the subsequent apology. We must be long-lost sisters.

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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love it... looks beautiful!! xox

Annie said...

Perfection! xo

Alleen said...

Love it, it looks amazing! xo

Lily said...

So cute !! And totally jealous I dont have instagram ! Must get iphone asap !!

xxLily
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