photo credit to Tartecosmetics.com and random online google searches for Kiera Knightley, and Nic from pixiwoo.
Really sick of stylists at the moment. I showed someone the one of Kiera with the cute traditional bob, straightened my hair within an inch of its life. Kiera’s hair doesn’t look that straight to me. It looks a little messy. I’m afraid to show the other picture with the flipped ends, because I have no idea what I’d get.
I hate it when stylists straighten my hair. They have no vision. They let the tool do the straightening, and I look like a bug with sheet of paper draped over my head (I don’t know why the bug part – maybe bugs have tiny heads). That is not what any of these models look like. If I said I don’t like it, “that straight,” I get really really curly. I have been everywhere, to really high end salons. I get a lot more texture out of my hair when I blowdry it then they do when they straighten it. I’ve had stylists reach for the straightener within 5 minutes of me saying, “let’s skip the straightener this time.” I really don’t want to argue with my stylist. I want a stylist with a vision for my hair. One that will either take the time to understand mine or develop their own – but please don’t just give me a cookie cutter cut and style and expect it to look right on me.
I get no closer to the truth when I present a picture than when I don’t. Often it’s worse because they’re seeing something in the picture I definitely am not.
I’m adoring Mary Jane’s hair here (from Tartecosmetics). I think that’s her name. She’s the one with the pretty peach lips. And Nic’s from Pixiwoo. She’s the one with the crazy false eyelashes.
Another thing, if I show you a picture of someone with a bob and a lot of fullness in the back, and my hair is much thinner and it’s going to not have fullness in the back if you cut it to exactly the same length, I would think you could figure out that it’s the shape and look of the hair I’m after, not the measured length of each hair (since I don’t know that anyway). So cut it to flatter me. Stylists have done it before by accident, and it looks really good, so I know they can. But not when I show them a picture of how I want it to look. So I’ve taken my own picture of myself with a cut I like to a stylist, in some cases the SAME STYLIST, and still don’t get what I want.
I want to cut my own hair. I really really want to cut my own hair.
By the way, I’m dying to know your hair stories and pictures would be even better! 🙂 Or your advice. Either one.