Thursday, April 2, 2009


I have tricky hair: It's a little frizzy (doesn't smooth); it's fine but full =puffy; most of it has a little curl, which I like, but one side is absolutely straight and will obey no one; and it is full of crazy calics (cowlicks?).

It is also tricky because it is short.

I do like the color though, so you don't think I am just dissing on my-poor-ol'-self.

The bad thing is that it is hard to find someone who can cut it right--trust me! I am willing to pay a kinda-pretty penny to get a good stylist (and I never really come clean with my husband about how much I pay. I say: "A lot" and we leave it at that--but com'on--it is really my only luxury) Let's just say I don't go to Supercuts.

The good thing is that you will never see me crying over a bad haircut (and I have had plenty). I am not that attached to having perfect hair. (but if I am going to go pay to get it cut, I want to hope that it is going to be a great cut.)

So, there was a guy who cut my hair for several years. I LOVE his cuts. He has internalized all the quinky-dinks about my hair and just has it figured out. Buuuuuuuut.......

He is a little annoying.

1) He is a white, straight guy in his mid-thirties (my age). He got married a few years ago and then divorced (2 years later). Now he is "just having fun" dating cute, young girls. Nothing wrong with having fun, per se, but there is something irritating (to me) about a perpetual player-of-the-field.

2) He always greets me with a "Hey giiiiiirl! Wass'up?" I say "not much." I don't know what age group talks like that, but I am thinking "Duuuuuude! You're my age! We are no longer cool enough to talk like that. He just tries way too hard to be hip (or whatever the new word for hip is).

3) The last time he cut my hair I was 2 months post-partum. He, as you can imagine is child-less "doesn't want that responsibility--still wants to play" (nothing wrong with that per se, but he has no clue). When he says "wass'up" I tell him that I just had a baby. He says at some point: "God, I am sooooo glad I am not a woman!!!"

Are you thinking what I am thinking?: ASS! right? You don't say that to any woman, much less one who just had a baby. I wasn't even talking about childbirth or breastfeeding, or poopy diapers or anything "gross" or painful. I HATE that attitude in a man.

My husband said that maybe he meant it as a compliment, like he doesn't know how we do it or that it is admirable how strong we are. Uh, no... it is nice of him to try to put a positive twist on it, but he did not say it that way.

So I kind of swore that I was going to find a new stylist.

I did. But I am not crazy about her cuts. And by "not crazy" I mean my hair is a disaster.

So, here I am needing a hair cut...

Do I go back to loser-boy for a good cut, or do I try to find someone new?


Danielle said...

He does sound pretty lame. I guess you have to weigh the pros and cons. Good haircut vs put up with lame dude. I would probably just find someone else I guess. Hard as that can be. Good luck though.

moseyalong said...

Sounds like you and I have similar hair - I combat the frizzies by keeping it super long so that gravity keeps 'em under control. I immediately regretted cutting it short the year Sweetpea was born. Frizz galore!

Aside from that, ditch the chatty guy AND the bad haircut babe and find someone new! Haircuts are too expensive these days not to be completely happy.

Ann's Rants said...

How about a cute hat? ;)