Never Had A Haircut Like It!

January 26, 2008 at 10:35 pm (Italy, life)

I finally faced my fear and dragged my sorry looking hair down to the hairdressers on Tuesday. I’d looked up all the important vocabulary (for example, layers, feathering and fringe) but I forgot to look up essentials such as: “just a trim thanks” and “don’t cut too much off because I’m trying to grow it!”, so I’ve ended up going back 8 months on the hair-growing process! Bit of a bummer and I’m still not over it yet, which is why I hadn’t blogged about it sooner. I know it sounds ridiculous but it was just too painful!

The actual hour itself wasn’t too bad and I generally understood everything, although I’ve never been asked to flip my head over, so that anyone can cut away (ferociously) at the hair from underneath. So I’m not sure if I didn’t understand the request or was just shocked, but it took but a couple of minutes for me to respond!

The other memorable moments were when she cut the hair using a twisting and hacking method! Never seen this before and felt a bit uncomfortable without the regular two fingered clasp and measure method. The hairdresser also wanted to give me the ‘hurricane look’ and proceeded to blow dry my hair so that it was all over my face. I thought that this was just part of the process so when she held up the mirror I couldn’t believe that we’d actually finished, I couldn’t see anything! She did not once put my hair into the side parting as I’d asked and left it sticking out in all directions with a ton of static electricity. All she said about this was “Ooh, I think I better stop touching it now!”.

All in all, I am pleased that I went, as I needed the haircut and I did learn some vocab. However, I will never be going back again!

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