Wednesday, March 3, 2010

hairy situation

I have a problem. Whenever I go to the salon (barber, hairstylist, cosmetologist, what have you), my hair looks sweet (except when I visit a Cost Cutters but that's my fault for assuming that just because you have the degree that you're good at what you do).

Then. I wash it or sleep on it.

However it happens, my hair never looks sweet again until I again visit the salon (etc).

I'm hoping that in my lovely small town, the hairstylist N will have some tips for me (and time for my questions).

That only leaves me with one question: how should I have my hair cut? I have med/long wavy/straight hair. No bangs, no layers. Longer in front, shorter in back (but not much difference).

I need a change. Not that I'm going to go all punk on you and dye it pink & white/blond (although doesn't this picture look awesome). I am hoping this summer the sun will bleach it to its normal color of BLOND (rather than blond/brunette).

Leave your ideas (and URLs if you find a cut suitable for me with a picture).


Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

I have a small window of time between cuts where I'm happy with my hair. Of course it looks awesome at first because it's blown out and ironed perfectly, but then I'd say from 2-6 weeks after my cut I can do a good job myself (I get my hair cut every 8 weeks).

It sounds like we have the same type of hair...not curly, not quite straight, just wavy enough to be annoying if it's left alone. I have long (4-5 inches below my shoulders) hair with long, sideswept shaggy bangs (the shortest start at my eyebrows). It works for me.

Another thing that really helps my hair stay under control is not washing it every day. Sounds gross, but it works. Between blowing it out and ironing it, it was too much stress on my hair. Now I wash my hair every other day or every 2 days, and I swear it looks better after I've slept on it, which is so not fair!

the fabulous four said...

Love this one! Lot's of layers would look good on you :) And I feel the same way about my hair. Hoping the sun will brighten up the blond again!

Vicki said...

Dude, if I looked like her I'd rock that style. Not sure I have the spunk to go with it though :)

I'm not really brave when it comes to hairstyles so I always get the safe and secure, what I've always had.

The biggest thing is coming to grips with how much attention you're going to pay your hair. I'd love a cute style, but I just don't spend that much time in the morning on it. So, don't set yourself up for failure with a haircut that requires maintenance unless you know you'll spend the time on it.

Also, is your hair thick or thin? My hair is thin and so even though there are some styles that I wouldn't mind trying I know that my hair just wouldn't handle them.

After that, just look through fashion magazines. They're good inspiration as are the books in the salons. If all else fails just ask the stylist what she would recommend.

I think a good cut does wonders even for the boring style I have. Hmm...that reminds me that it's time to get back into the salon.

Jen said...

aw, come on. You know you want some pink hair. I would if it wasn't against the dress code at the hospital.

Stacey said...

oops... the fab 4 comment was really me :) My SIL was signed in!!

Muthering Heights said...

I'm not a great person to ask...I like my hair looooooooooong!!!

But I think some layers would help to dress it up a bit, if you don't mind styling in the morning! :)

Helene said...

I desperately need to get my hair cut and styled too. I never really bother because I always end up pulling it back into a ponytail anyway!

I say go for something that's easy to manage, as well as something that's still long enough to where you can pull it back in a ponytail if you want, especially during the summer months when the weather gets warmer!

Can't wait to see what you decide!

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