You didn’t see this coming, ha? Actually me neither, but let me explain that.
I have this habit, that after a good new haircut I don’t go back to the hairdresser for months. Not just because of time, energy and money issues, but because when you want to grow it, then why would you go? Even bigger issue is where when you’re relative new where you live, so you don’t know any trusty and good hairdresser, you’ll get really nasty when doesn’t happen what you imagined.
So it’s complicated. But then there’s that point, when slowly but surely the ends are getting thinner, and thinner until that total ugly damaged look, which is not a good look in any circumstances. After a while you don’t care anymore, you just want to get rid off those split ends. After all, anything looks better than that… but still those stupid excuses.
So when I was walking on Old street and stumbled upon Abbey, a young hairdresser, who asked me if she could give a free blow dry, I just couldn’t resist anymore. Anymore, because it wasn’t the first (or second) occasion somebody asked me about my hair, but most of them were guys, who wanted to cut it shorter, which I obviously rejected.
And on the top of all, I wasn’t entirely sure what I want to do with it, but an tiny cut and blow dry can’t hurt it grows back anyway. So when I was sitting in the chair, talking about my hair issues and cutting about an inch or so, she just showed me how my hair looked from the back.
OMG, it was a total mess, so there’s was no stop after that moment. I was thinking about a longer bob for a while now anyway, but that moment just sealed the deal. I had to get rid off those nasty layers. In the end I got my blow dry and hair straightening as well.
So no layers, I’m back to my bob, and I cannot express how good it feels. Not just the healthiness, but you know washing, blow drying, combing are always a struggle when it comes to long hair, not to mention that it’s everywhere in the flat, on clothes, in the drain, everywhere.
Don’t get me wrong, I liked my longer hair and wouldn’t mind to have that length again, it’s just feel much much better to have something fresh, healthy and more practical.
If you’re interested, everything I got was free, because they’re beginners so need to practice these stuff, but it’s not easy to ask people to go in, which I can understand as it was the third occasion for me as well. But nothing wrong happened.
Abbey was clearly a beginner, and I was sitting there a lot (they learned my hair was very stubborn, which is the exact reason I don’t have any patience to deal with it more than it’s absolutely necessary :)), but I’m thrilled, got learned a new hair salon, could practice my English, and again, didn’t cost a penny, which is a good thing for both of us, I guess. Thank her again to convince me to do it! It was a pleasure.
What do you think about it? Have you ever let a beginner to touch your hair?
PS: sorry about the sudden break down, it’s one of the drawback of the self support, I guess, but now everything is back to normal. 🙂