On Tuesday I had watched 5 kids all day (well, one was in school) for part of it). And I was so looking forward to some time away to get my hair done.
I got there, and they gave me a nice, refreshing Bellini – a nice way to start some ‘me’ time. My stylist and I started talking about what we’re going to do, and I basically told her that I wanted bronzy reddish low-lights with blond highlights. It’s basically what I had before, but I told her I wanted it to pop a little more (which was my mistake).
Well, this is what I ended up with…
I really should have taken a picture of my part because it was very stripy. It was way too orange for my liking. I should have known that it didn’t look good when my stylist was over-emphatic about liking it after she was done.
I texted that pic to my friend Misti and to my other friend Andrea who was my previous hairdresser (she changed her schedule which is why I can’t see her anymore). Both of them said it was too red. Andrea actually called me as soon as she got the picture because it was that urgent.
I was in a pickle now. It wasn’t awful, but I sure didn’t like it. So what do you do when you can’t make a decision? You consult Facebook, of course.
The answers were all over the place, confirming why I was having such a difficult time deciding what to do.
- Do I go back to the same person to fix it and risk her screwing it up again?
- If I go back to her, is she going to hate me for being the whiny one that got exactly what she asked for but didn’t like it because she didn’t picture it properly in her head first?
- Did she just make this mistake because she doesn’t know my style yet, and I just need to invest more time with her?
- Do I go to someone new and spend more money?
- Do I go to someone new and risk him/her screwing it up again?
- Is my hair going to be too damaged after two bad dye jobs to fix for a second time?
I was SOOOO nervous! I’m usually all smiles and giggles at my hair appointments because I’m so glad to be talking to other women but not this time. I was all business.
And in the end, I really like the way it turned out. She ended up keeping some of the blond highlights out but not as much as the first time. Then she put an ash brown on the red parts (which is a cooler color to cover the warm of the red) and then putting a warmer brown over the rest of it.
Not bad. I’m pretty happy with it.
Okay, so her excuses (gathered from our whole conversation) were:
- I said that I wanted something a little more drastic.
- My hair took the color way more easily than she expected (she called it virgin hair, which it wasn’t really).
- She still thought it looked good with my skin tone.