Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Scared of the Salon

What is it about going to get my hair cut
that scares me so much???

It should be painless.
I’m not only getting it cut but
colored, highlighted, tinted....
whatever they call it.
See I have no idea about this stuff.
I started having "issues" years ago and haven't been
in so many years.

I knew the time was coming when I had to have a professional figure out
what to do with this mess on my head……
called my hair, my locks…my mane
….my disaster!

But where to go??
It wasn’t until my friend Gretchen got a compliment while in my shop
from a complete stranger.
Who said…and I quote.
“You have the best hair….it’s like young girl hair”
meaning it looked fresh, clean and full of LIFE!!!
and it did and especially the color.
LOS ANGELES, CA JUNE 13, 2006 (SSI) - -
Actress Kristin Cavallari during the premiere of the new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures' THE LAKE HOUSE held at the Pacific Cinerama Dome, on June 13, 2006, in Los Angeles. Michael Germana / Super Star Images
Like this girl!!!
this one is my favorite !!!
so of course I found out where she was going to have it done.
I was determined to have a new DO before our trip to NYC coming up soon.
Really need to not look like a country girl anymore.
I just hope I don’t come out looking like this
or this

You might remember the last time I cut my hair
my inspiration was this
sweet girl.
And when I say cut my hair….I mean I cut it myself.

I did like it even when everyone called me “Butch” for a good month or two.
By everyone I mean my hubby and his best friend….
but I have thick skin so I didn’t care.
What do they know about hair.

Though most people would say "you cut your hair"
Not, oh I like your haircut. Big difference!

This time I want a little more length.



Ok all very pretty but too long for me. Mines only chin length now.


Cute too,  but come on this is Sharon Stone….she’d look gorgeous with Pebbles hair.

Ok I thought I’d have a little fun and show you what my hair looked
like back in the Fall

goldie daughter

Don’t I look a lot like Kate Hudson??? I know it’s uncanny!
ME_012010 copy

Or maybe I look more like
Reese Witherspoon????

ME_022010 copy

Or whoever this person is???
I love Photoshop!

Which was your favorite cut????

Ok wish me luck…. going tomorrow at
2 pm.

1-11 taken from Google HERE!
12-15 me with Google


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Carole,
Well I'm sure you will look wonderful. I think you just have to have trust in your hairdresser. I think your favorite is mine as well. Of course, any hair looks great to me now, he he!

Please show us a picture tomorrow...okay?


oldgreymare said...

Laugh out loud frickin hilarious.. Girl you knock me off my butt and make me guffaw..such a gift for me : D


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, We could be sisters :-). Going to a hair dresser is such No fun that I try to avoid it as long as possible too. I just don't like sitting there and having someone fumble around on my head. Some years ago I went to a salon where I at least enjoyed the great head massages they gave. After we moved I didn't find a comparable hair stylist and so I didn't have my hair cut very often ever since. I really should go to get the split ends cut but I'm still putting it off.
Good luck for your appointment, girl :-)!

It's me said...

Hhahahahah!! great post !! Carole !! have a nice day !! love

Jacqueline said...

Oh Carole,
You have hit a nerve with me on this one !! I have had long straight hair all of my life apart from when I was about 10 when my mum took me to the hairdressers and they chopped my pony tail off !!!! My mum thought that, if I had it cut short, it would be curly but, no.....still dead straight. My dad was really cross 'cos he liked my long hair. Whether it was the trauma of that visit to the hairdresser but, I virtually need a psychiatrist to come with me when I have my hair trimmed.....trimmed being the operative word !!!!'s also funny that I went yesterday to have my highlights done and a bit taken off of the ends.
I'm sure that you will be pleased with the results when you go today. Try to enjoy the experience and please reveal the 'new you' even if you photoshop it !!!!

slommler said...

Oh I hope you have a wonderful time. And that the hairdresser that you get is fabulous. I am always nervous too!! I go to the same hairdresser and she always cuts too short! Sigh!!!! But I can fix I continue to go. I figure I am training her!! Ha!!

Dorthe said...

Carole whomever you looks like, you looks so very sweet, dear- and and I`m sure you will look sweet and beautifull, when finished tomorrow :)
Good luck and hugs,

A New England Life said...

So are you going to that fancy-shmancy salon? I went to one once and left thinking I had the worst haircut ever! Just my luck ; )

I have to say, I absolutely LOVE having my haircut! For years I've been going to the same woman who works at the JCPenneys salon. Funny thing is, through the years I've referred a few other people to her and they weren't happy at all! LOL!

Right now my hair is super short (think Halle Berry), and I love it! Best of luck with your new do! Will we see a picture???

trash talk said...

I want to see the "young" hair and I want to know how she keeps it so! Growing up the g'daughter of a hairdresser, you can just imagine the things that got done to my hair. When I was old enough to just say no, I started letting it grow and never looked back. I have to admit, I'm creeping into CrystalGayleLand and need a good shearing, but I have the same fears!
Finding a good salonist is like finding a good man...few and far between! But found one, so maybe a hairstylist is possible too. Remember...the secret is in the cut that works with your hair...not Reese's!
You know I'm yankin' your chain doncha? Whatever you'll look beautiful!

Theresa said...

Have a great time being pampered! I love the one you picked too and need to show it to my daughter, so she can do mine that color! I am lucky enough not to have to leave home for her to give me a cut or color... maybe it's the winter blah because I had her cut quite a bit off of mine and give me a layered bob that I can't even pull back into a pony! I haven't had it this short in a very long time, did you hear me say NOT EVEN A PONY??? what will I do when I drive Max to school with my bedhead now? Have lots of fun and please show us your beautiful self! Theresa xoxo said...

OMG you are so funny. ha ha I love the 4th one and would get mine done like that in a heartbeat! I loed the cut you did. You would look so chic in the 4th pic. Or you coulc get extensions and make it longer;) Go and have fun with it. You may start to enjoy it. Of course we will NEED to see pictures of it with your face in the middle;) lol
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens said...

OMG!!!! Can I type or spell??? Sorry for the above typos. lol
~D xxx

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I totally understand the dilema. Take a photo with you and tell them Exactly what You want. Every time I go to get mine done my husband walks in slowly, like is it safe! Mine has been long and very short. Very blonde to brown, and multi colored. Like your photos. judy

Candylei said...

Love your post. When you show the last pictures of yourself with other faces...I am immediately noticing the white star on the wall and the purse hanging from the shelf and then the face mask plaque...all of the white pieces are so beautiful.
Pamper yourself at the salon!

Passionate for White said...

THAT was a FUN POST! Whatever you decide I'm sure will be great.... and if not, it'll grow! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

good luck and I hope that you have your dream hair do and I know you will come out looking a million dollars.
Maybe share a photo, would like to see the new look.


time worn interiors said...

I'm terrified of the salon and I'm a hair dresser! I have crazy thick hair and it's a pain to do anything with! I wait till my hair looks so bad I just have to go! Good luck! Show us the results!

Denise said...

I liked the same one that you do. Good luck! I bet you will love it. My hair dresser always says that you know you have a good haircut when it just falls into place, even when you haven't "fixed" it. Boy do I need a hair cut!

A Cottage Muse said...

I just had my hair cut a few weeks ago from below my shoulders to very short. I went in with a photo of Lisa Rinna...I got her hair cut, sort of but still look like me so it didn't quite work. Now that it has grown out a bit I like it! My husband, not so much, I got the "butch" comments too!

Thank you for sending my JDL so quickly...came in handy with having bad weather and being under the weather!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Your such a it will be lovely silly girl!!! x0x0

Renee Finberg said...

without question sienna millers hair cut.
if i went short it would be her cut.


Kathleen said...

Picture please!

Bead and Needle said...

Ah, the dreaded haircut! Even those of us who love going in can come out with a bad one, once in a while...I've had two in the past 3 months (OK, I was a glutton and went back to give her a "second chance"). I knew I was in trouble when she started telling me that she had just gotten off the phone with the bank before I came in, and was losing her rental property (not her own residence, but an investment) to a bad loan!

I'm sure you will come out just wonderful - can't wait to see the new you! Happy Thursday - Tanya

gail said...

Hi Carole-LOL I'm just the opposite-I LOVE to get my haircut. It's a big joke around here because I'm always going to the salon.
I vote for the second haircut in the post (girl with long earrings) I LOVE that one!
good luck-just relax and enjoy it and I'm sure you will look beautiful!

Evi said...

Alright Carole,
Ebbie and my choice for a great cut are....
drumroll........number 2 or number 4!
Wonder what you did end up with...we'll see at our get-together!
Many hugs and OOOOO,
PS. Got the mag..thank you so much...can't decide if I liked it a lot, but still would not want to miss one!

Olive Cooper said...

You have Hair Cut Panic Disorder. Okay I made that up. I hope you are well now and happy with it today. Color is scary but can be fixed always. ♥O

Anonymous said...

LOL - are we all on the same wavelength or something? Needing the new hairdo too. Do we get before and after pics?

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh I can't wait to see an after picture!!

Rebecca said...

Ha, How did your hair turn out? I just walked in the door from a all morning appointment! I have had my hair colored by the same gal for the last 10 years but a new gal cut it today. I am always looking for a new cut - my kids laugh when they look at pictures... they say oh ya, that was moms red phase or remember that hair do and then they all crack up. I know some girls that have the same hair cut that they had in high school... I hate going to the hairdressers! You would think I would get smart and quit going! And not only that... why is it when you get an awful cut it goes directly to the old emotions, I can cry when my hair is cut but not when the world is crashing down around me... go figure! I don't blame you sista!
Hope you're not crying :)

DreamChallenge said...

OK, ready to laugh? Tonight when I got home from work my face was red and hot. I had a little trouble breathing and U guessed it ---I had a hair cut apt. in 2 hours. The closer it got to leave the more I was sure my face was bigger than normal and my face was OH SOOOOOOOO HOT. At a hour before the apt. I called and cancelled. Extreme, maybe, but who cares. I am going to knit this Friday evening. No hair cut this week. Sure hope my hairdresser of the last 30 years does not read this. LOL, Jan. Thanks for stopping by dreamchallenge.


Ok. so when do we get to see your hair cut, I bet it looks wonderful, you have a beautiful sole. I have the Reesce Witherspoon hair cut (IS THAT HOW U SPELL IT) I have been told it is to long for my 52 years of why is that. Have a great weekend, Hugs Mary

vicki said...

Do any of us ever really feel confident about our looks? As I become older- I find that to be even more true. Listen to your friends- you are truly beautiful- your new "do" will be fabulous- be brave!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hahahaha ~ you slay me. Im a big Sienna Miller fan myself and have actually brought that very same photo into my stylist. I should have told her - leave my hair alone and just get me her smile ....and Jude Law. Hope it all went well. Dee