food, travel, lifestyle

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Terrifying Stages of Getting a Haircut

So I recently had my hair cut from very very long (almost down to my bum), to just below shoulder length. These are the stages I went through...

1. Total confidence

You've been thinking about this for a while, your hair is so long and you know the deed needs to be done.
You're totally ready, think how healthy and beautiful it will look afterwards.

2. Booking the haircut

As soon as you pick up the phone to give them a ring, a murmur of doubt pops into your head.
My beautiful hair.
It's a new hairdressers, what if they cut it wrong.
What if they blow-dry it all puffy and weird.
What if she cuts it short.
After hanging up on them three times, you finally, albeit reluctantly, book an appointment.

3. You're on the way there

You're on the way to the hairdressers with a spring in your step. In a few hours you'll be a glamorous supermodel, you can swish your hair like they do in the adverts and feel like a superstar.

4. Arrival

Oh no, that dreaded doubt has creeped its way back in.
You're sitting down and talking to the hairdresser about your new hairstyle (all the while fighting the urge to say 'I want half a centimetre off'), you pluck up the courage to ask for a whole new look.
There's no turning back now.

5. Mid-way through

Oh. My. God. 
What is she doing to my poor hair? Why is there so much of it on the floor? This was a mistake.
This is the stage where your hair is wet and flat and you have to keep your head down so you have no idea what is going on. Basically, the hairdresser has your life in their hands, if they mess this up, this is the end.

6. Denial

This isn't a stage that everyone goes through, I usually do.

The hair cut is finished. You look in the mirror, and fake a smile. It's either too puffy, curly or flat.
Oh god, what have you done.


You get home, either the curls have dropped a bit, you give it a quick straighten or ruffle your hands through it.
Now look at you, you're beautiful. Why did you not have this done sooner?!

This is the difference between my hair then and now. You can just about see how long my hair was in the first picture. I did love it long but it was just so hard to maintain. It's so much healthier now and easier to do things with.

Does anyone else go through major panic when you get your hair cut?

elise rose



1 comment

  1. great tips! thank you for sharing!
    following you on bloglovin' and twitter. hope you'll look for me too. see you around!

    a possible fantasy


Blogger Template Created by pipdig