Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bad hair day?


Bad hair day?



I am much like my alter ego, Miss horsey.  I sometimes suffer from bad hair days, and finding and keeping a hair stylist has never been easy for me.  It started way back when…

I was 8 or 9 and my mother, who favored the mile high beehive hairdos offered to take me to her stylist for a haircut.  I was ecstatic!  A real stylist was something that I had never had the opportunity to experience.  Mom had always just sat me down in a kitchen chair and lopped off an inch here or there.  I sat in that salon waiting for that Cinderella transformation.  When I got home my brothers teased me mercilessly comparing me to none other than the father of our country, George Washington.  That’s what I get for going to my mother’s hairdresser!

I never learn, though.  A few years pass and while I was readying myself for a High School dance, my mother again suggested I go to what she called a Beauty parlor. I should have known it wasn’t going to be pretty as I sat waiting next to my mom and two or three ladies with bluish hair.  An hour or so later I emerged looking (and I’m not trying to insult any old time country music stars here) a bit like I was gearing up for a Loretta Lynn lookalike contest.  Mile high, big hair was just not my idea of a perfect hairstyle for a 16 year-old.  I went home and combed and pulled at the teased tresses.  I yanked out my hair by the bucket loads.  And when I was done, I looked well, acceptable.  Not bell of the ball pretty, but acceptable.

So I stayed away from “beauty parlors” for several years.  Then, tiring of my simple ultra straight Cher Bono hair, I walked into a hair studio and asked the girl to give me a style.  She did.  For six months I sported something similar to Elvis sideburns.  We won’t even mention the mullet look.

Years have passed and I try and forget my bad hair experiences.  You know I live by the “if at first you don’t succeed try, try again” adage. Every now and then I get a hairdresser that I like but after I get used to him or her and think I have someone I can trust…I call to make an appointment, and they are gone.  Poof!  Into thin air and the salon (of course) doesn’t know where they went. 

Right now I am in desperate need of a trim.  I can tell because Miss Horsey and I are looking very similar.  I call and find that my current favorite hairdresser is not there.  Surprise…bad hair day here I come!


18 comments:

Gloria said...

Crystal, your horsey is awesome! I love the curly hair he has and wouldn't it be wonderful to have a horse like this. Great work as always. I actually got a trim the other day, but I want it shorter. Take care and keep up the good work.

Christine said...

your horsey alter ego gave me a chuckle! I've had the same hairdresser for at least 25 years, call me boring!

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful horse and its fabulous hair. Your story made me laugh, I think we all share the same experiences......lol Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

izzy said...

Thanks! I can relate- one of my
equines took a serious Mud bath
the other day....now I am off to use 'hair' in my 55!

Geckostone said...

OMG you have me almost spitting out my coffee laughing at your post! I had such a similar experience the first time my mom took me to her hairdresser too. Only my lookalike contest was the Jackson 5, yep a full blown afro doo.( old lady perm gone bad!) And here I was a 13 year old with red hair!Boy did I get the light socket jokes!It was devastating at the time but I have to admit the old pics still give me a good giggle!I'l still leary of anyone over 20 soing my hair though, even though I am now in my 50's,lol!Happy PPF!Deb

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I do like the look on Miss Horsey! My hair stylists/salons are always disappearing, too! Where do you think they go? I finally found one in a chain in a nearby mall--hope she stays around for awhile!

maddyrose said...

I would love to have that horsey's bad hair day. I've had such awful experiences with hair dressers that I have not visited one since 1998 and that was the first visit since the debackle of 1980. Now I've reached an age where my hair has become so fine and thin I really don't trust anyone putting scissors to it except for me. Happy PPF. Hugs

Theanne said...

Have had similar experiences with hair dressers over the years...for a long time I cut my own hair! The man who cuts my hair now never listens to what I say I want...at my age I've given up! Hope your "bad hair day" is bearable!

Leovi said...

Fabulous, I really like that drawing. Yes, today in Spain is a bad hair day, it is windy.

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, you made me laugh so hard, I almost spit out my water, I was drinking! LOL! I wish you all the best my friend ;o) You know, I wish I had a lot of hair to worry about haircuts! LOL! I am very simple. A trim please! There is only one way to do my hair!! Have a great weekend!

Renee! said...

Hi Crystal! Happy paint party friday to you! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I love what you wrote about needing a trim... i just got one yesterday and was so long overdue for it!!!
I just followed your blog and would love it if you'd follow me back!
Have a great weekend!!
Renee
xoxo

Victoria said...

Beautiful post and sweet story..i am smiling..I love your horse..gorgeous hair and all..i love big hair! and..I have big hair ha ha!
Victoria

Lee Pierce said...

Amen! :D

Betsy said...

hahaha...oh, I can relate to some of this! My first real hair cut was very similar. Old lady beauty shop...she didn't know how to do anything close to a current style. lol. I had several at home perms done by my teenage sister, too. Oh dear.

FLO said...

Je suis contente de vous connaitre et de découvrir votre blog.Mercide vous être arrétée sur le mien.
Happy PPF!!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I don't do hairdressers/beauty parlors :)

Abby said...

Your story is MY story! I've been like that for years! My high school picture was done after I was convinced that I should go to a hair dresser. Now, who was that in the picture?????

Country Mouse Studio said...

Love this post, I too have given up and just wear it long

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