I get my hair cut every year around this time of year to freshen it up. In a way, it is kind of symbolic of letting go of the year that has just passed and starting new. (How deep.) But mostly it's because my layers go berserk and no longer wish to cooperate with me. It becomes incredibly high maintenance and impossible to style.
For the past two years I've published my annual cut on the internet - two years ago on this blog and last year on Instagram, and I was very happy with the turnout thanks to two amazing stylists from my salon. Unfortunately, when I tried to book an appointment this year I learned that they both had moved on from that salon, and I reluctantly settled on someone else. Huge mistake. I asked for about 4 inches off, long layers, and a long fringe at the front to frame my face (which is what I got the last time; showed her pictures too) ... and got nothing close to that. The layers are so choppy and uneven, and there is no fringe whatsoever. To make things worse, she took almost two hours to achieve this look and I ended up late for my other errands that day. I don't want to go into it too much, but did want to ask, have you ever come out of a haircut upset? If so, what did you do?
On the bright side, the first day really was the worst of it. I warmed up to it slightly once I'd gotten to wash and style it myself. This is currently the only way I like how it looks because the curls conceal the choppiness. I will go in with a large barrel curling iron and curl all my hair, then take a dollop of Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine to add texture and piecyness, and finish off with a generous amount of hairspray.