Friday, May 23, 2008

Hairdos And Backhanded Compliments

I just don't think that men understand how special it is for a woman to get her hair done. There is something almost magical about sitting in a hair chair, having someone massage your scalp as they wash your hair with shampoos that smell so good you could drink them out of the bottle with a straw. Looking through the hair books and magazines searching for a new look is such an exciting time, second only to picking out your favorite dessert on the menu. Us gals will make our appointments at the salon and only a death in the family holds the power to make us call and cancel.

For weeks now I have been agonizing over my long hair. As much as I enjoyed wearing it long, it has been driving me batty lately. I just don't have time to sit in front of the mirror to blow dry and style it every morning. I've been throwing it up in a hair clip these past few weeks, which gave me the look of an aged Amish woman.

Not really the look I was going for.

So, completely broken and not really giving a hoot about how it would turn out...I gave my friend and hairstylist the green light to chop it off.

And chop she did.

The hair that used to be below my shoulders is now barely touching them now. I felt so light when I left. I even liked the way that she gave me a layered spiky look.

Shouldn't all forty year old mother's of four, have a layered spiky look?

I'm pretty sure that my new hairdo may have evolved from the 80's big hair and the 90's cement sprayed bangs. Maybe that's why I just loved it.

When my husband came home from work I was looking forward to showing him my new do.

He walked in and found me at the stove stirring some chicken soup.

As he walked up and gave me a kiss, we began the obvious new haircut conversation.

Paul: You got your haircut.

Me: Yep, I did.

Paul: (Looking me over.)

Me: Do you like it?

Paul: Yeah, it's cute.

Me: (Smiling on the outside, happy as a clam on the inside.)

Then he had to make just one more precious and endearing comment.

Paul: You look like Adam Sandler's rocker girlfriend from the Wedding Singer.

Not really the look I was going for.


Chelle' said...

Oh... fess up already!! You know that was indeed the goal!! And without picture proof- I'm not buying it!

Chelle' said...

... not buying the rocker look that is!

Cheri said...

Where's the pic?

Thanks for stopping by. Great idea for using the pic for his senior year! I never think too far in advance!

Cheri said...

Oh please, please please post a picture. I'm dying to see it!

Mari said...

I need to see a picture! I never saw that movie, so I can't even picture this look.

Grace said...

Hi Joanne!
Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to the Great Adventure today, and will be back to your site soon!!!

connorcolesmom said...

Well at least he likes it!!
Have a great one

Tealady Tammy said...

oh you are a girl after my own heart. My hubby decided to come to the salon one time and he was like are you done yet? I said you can't come ever again...hahahhaha But he did like my hair. I went very short and I wouldn't change it now for the world. Please post a picture...we girls want to see.


Paula (SweetPea) said...

Aww...the beauty of a man's perspective on hair do's.

I us before and after pictures!


Motherhood for Dummies said...

I need a picture :) I think we all need the picture :)

Sheryl said...

What, are you kidding me? No picture!!

Rebekah said...

LOL, love his comment! Yes, please post a picture.

Becoming Me said...

LOL! Husbands...ohhh they just don't get the hair thing. I bet your look awesome

A Stone Gatherer said...

Well hey how are we suppose to say otherwise! Where's the pic!!!!? I'm sure it's adorable!

Anonymous said...

I bet it's adorable!!! it took my hubby a bit to get use to my short hair, but now he loves it :o) Happy Memorial Day!


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