Sometimes it’s satisfied with a trip to Ulta or Sephora and a small purchase of lipstick or nail polish.
Sometimes it requires bling.
This time we are focusing on my ‘do. I envy people who wear the same hairstyle year after year. They go to the stylist every 4 to 6 weeks for the same cut. Easy peasy.
Doesn’t work for me.
I have the stylist try different things (but I always look the same). Sometimes my hair is longer or shorter but let’s face it. Unless I am willing to spend a lot of time with appliances and wrist twirling, my hair does what it was born to do.
I’ve been happy with my hair for a while which is wildly unusual. However, my last haircut didn’t work so well. It’s too short. I don’t know what happened. Perhaps the chattering distracted my stylist (I really need to find a zen salon!). They have bad days too but I would prefer they have those on someone else’s appointment day.
Communication is very important. My idea of a ¼ inch and their idea may be off by an inch or more. It’s always helpful to use the right lingo. Trim, cut, shape up – to me they mean different things. I can’t depend on words like that. My last haircut was a trim (which I think implies very little taken off) and it was a “BIG” trim (with puddles of hair on the floor).
Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘do’ has been on my mind for a while. I couldn’t do the whole cut because I can’t wear my back hair that short or my cowlicks would run amuck. (Believe me you don’t want to see that!) I could go for a longer style in the front that doesn’t look like the standard older woman haircut.
As always, I turned to Mr. Google. I spent several hours researching hairdos that I think would work with my face shape and texture. (This usually eliminates everything I love.)
Then I spent a couple of hours listening to YouTube on how to cut for those styles.
I know terms like a weight line, over directing, removing weight, point cutting, angles and the importance of where your elbow is aimed. I even know the bones in the head. (Part at the occipital bone….)
I could cut someone’s hair in the J-Law (that’s what they call her!) style.
(Yes, I know she no longer wears that pixie-ish cut but it will always be named after her.)
The good news is that I need at least another six weeks to grow out my last cut so there is plenty of time to dream, research, and structure my directions before my next appointment.
Of course I will look the same to everyone else but I will have super long bangs.
If all else fails, I’ll go back to my old standby Meg Ryan.