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Wish me luck! - UPDATE

lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
As a favor to my husband (not really a favor, it was just his suggestion) I made an appointment with a stylist wife of one of his "coworkers" (in the same building, not in the same office) to cut my hair on Friday. She cuts another wife's hair (retired coworker's wife) & it looks awesome, even if her hair is straight.

I don't know if the stylist has or even has an inkling of an idea how to cut & style wavy or curly hair. I've never met her in person & I just talked with her on the phone today for the first time.

So I'm throwing caution to the wind. Though before I even get into the chair I will tell her to put the thinning shears away & to cut the layers with a light hand due to possible shrinkage when dry.

UPDATE:

Stupid me, I forgot [honestly!!! :oops: ] to take the camera for before & after pictures. And I suck at taking a decent shot of myself. :(

Anyhow, I showed her pictures of what I was looking for & almost every one was long layers.

She gave me the layers (shortest one when pulled comes to the chin) & cut my bangs a bit thicker which I also wanted (they may be on the long side though, but can be shortened later if I want).

She cut it wet, but I don't give a rat's butt if it's done that way or dry, as long as the stylist goes light on the cutting so it doesn't shrink further when dried naturally. She didn't need told this because she said pretty much the same thing before she started cutting. :) Though I did interject & tell her no razoring & keep as much length as possible. :wink:

After the cut she straightened it then put big curls back in & didn't use a bunch of styling products. Probably just a mousse & serum. I'll see if my hair has a problem with the serum. Lord I just hope I can duplicate the look at home because I love the style!!!

I don't know if anyone remembers the picture of the gal I took from a website some time back when I asked if such was long layers [purple lips! :lol: ]?

If not, it pretty much looks like this, but with bangs that come to just below the eyebrows:

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  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    Lots of luck!! You're a very brave woman! Let us know how it goes...:)
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Good luck and take pics of the new cut!
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  • heavengirl410heavengirl410 Posts: 821Registered Users
    I don't know if I could be as brave as you, not really knowing what to expect :shock: Good Luck!!
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I bought a hair magazine today & went through it so many times, tagging the pages of the wavy & curly styles I like.

    A lot of them are normal layers, but a couple are shags which are so cute.

    It's been around 80 or a bit more for a few days & if this is any indication of what summer's going to be like, I want my hair lighter on my head, neck & back.

    I'm also tired of what I have making me look & feel frumpier than ever.

    I'll try to remember to bring my camera so she can take a picture of the back & maybe the side. I haven't liked having a face shot taken for years due to the weight I put on so I wouldn't even request that.
  • godgivenpermgodgivenperm Posts: 678Registered Users
    If you think the person with the straight hair looks awesome then I think there's a very good chance that your hair will will turn out nicely as well.

    Good luck!
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    Good luck! Good haircut vibes on the way.

    As far as pics, you can take one of the front but block out the face when you post it. :D (I know the feeling though)
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I thought I posted a reply & hit submit. When it didn't show, I hit submit again. Still when it didn't show I was wondering WTF?! Then I realized I edited my original post. DUH :oops:

    So... "BUMP" to show it's been updated! :lol:
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    Sounds cute! Enjoy your new hair! ;)
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

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    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I forgot to add that the bangs with a bit of curl in them come to just below the eyebrow, but when pulled straight are to the middle of my eyes approximately. And she used a blow dryer without a diffuser & a little hair spray too, but that ain't no big thing! ;)

    Thanks Doodles, I'll enjoy the style as long as it lasts. Though when I was checking where the shortest layer was I pulled out some of the big curls so I need to dust off & warm up one of my irons that haven't seen use for years. :(

    I forgot to ask her how often I should get it relayered to retain the look. Without me calling her, does anyone know if it's every 6-8 weeks?
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    It depends on how your hair grows, but I usually have to go in every 8-10 weeks to keep layers looking good.

    Now you *have* to take pics of front and back (block the face) so we can see! :) It sounds perfect! Yay!
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Alright, here are the sucky pictures! :lol:

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    I like it! And the highlights too. :) You look great!
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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote:
    I like it! And the highlights too. :) You look great!

    I was going to mention the highlights too! It looks great! :)
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Thanks! I know they weren't the best pictures, especially after I got done "playing" with my hair making it all cattywompus.

    Those highlights were from December! The lowlights are pretty much gone though.
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    cattywompus?? :lol:
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

    Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

    Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    It doesn't look cattywompus to me, it looks good! Albeit not curly. My hair is pretty close in cut to yours so maybe i'm biased :wink:

    Speaking of that coloquial (sp?) cattywompus, my uncle had a cat named wompus. He had a weird sense of humor :lol:
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  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    Your hair looks GORGEOUS!! Love the cut, color, everything!!
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  • heavengirl410heavengirl410 Posts: 821Registered Users
    I agree the cut looks great and the color is fab. Yay!! very happy for you. :D
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Doodles & medusa,

    catty wompus, catty-wompus, catty wompus:

    supposedly the definition

    I love southern slang! A neighbor from Miss (while living in Arkansas) taught me the noted word. I was very confused when she said it! :lol: After learning what it meant she taught me "pine straw". I was like WTH is pine straw?! DUH, pine needles. LOL

    O!M!G!, medusa, why didn't I think of that?! I am so using that for a name when/if I get another cat!!! :P

    I've been wanting a change. With summer coming on & less moisture in the air (well, once monsoon season goes away) it's going to feel good being lighter weight & I can straighten more, hopefully making it look as good as it did when I was sitting in the chair!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Your hair and the color with the highlights look lovely!
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I know I originally wanted a change from the long one-length blah look I previously posted on another thread, but I think I now have "buyer's remorse".

    Hours after posting yesterday I became apprehensive of what I'd see if I let my hair air dry after a shampoo & condition because I started feeling naked when the style went flat/limp, feeling "thin". And then I made a ponytail for sleeping in... :(

    After waking I decided to leave it straight for the day, but then I decided to take a break from boxing stuff up for home renovations that start Monday & get rid of the serum & hairspray she used on me.

    While wetting down, my hair smelled burnt! :shock: I didn't smell anything there but maybe it was covered by the scent of the products used in the salon. :? I hope deep treatments will "cure" this!

    I think she gave me medium layers & length, which were hidden by the straightening, instead of long layers & length. The length of the the face-framing (layers?) match the cut.

    So I decided to not let it air dry & not use curl-enhancing product(s) because I don't want it to appear even shorter so I took the blow dryer to it on high without a diffuser. :oops:

    Though it does have a cute wavy shag-like/messy look to it now, I think I may have to continue straightening or "waving" it until the layers & length grow long again. I just wonder how long that'll take.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    The coloring is probably the burned smell. At least I think it smells like that, either that or from the straightening or both.

    I have the face framing stuff too. I think you just have to get used to the style. The medium layers should give you more volume if you use some gel.

    I bet if you use some of your normal products and let your hair settle into the style and get over the shock of being cut/colored/straightened it will look good.

    We're our own worst critics, I bet it looks better than you think. I do wish stylists would learn what long layers are though
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I didn't get it colored though. The highlights, & if there are any lowlights left, are from November.

    You're probably right though, that I need to get used to the cut, get over the shock & let it settle.

    It is a shock since I haven't had layers since maybe November, or before.

    I'm probably just really missing my old stylist, a curly.

    At least today I'm rocking a shorter version of the young Tawny Kitaen look! :lol:
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    You might try letting it go curly/wavy (natural) anyway. I really don't think it looks like it will go that short. My hair is curlier, and at that length pulled straight, it was still around shoulder length, so yours should be longer. Come on, we want to see it natural! :D
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I agree with CurliLocks. I bet it would look really cute just letting it go natural & wavy/curly with that length and style. I obviously don't know for sure but your hair type sounds like it probably wouldn't shrink up all that much.
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Curli,

    I don't want to bother with a picture as I'm up to my ears in boxes, recycling & donating crap found in teen son's room that he's been hoarding for years, laundry... Sorry! But I'll give you a brief rundown. Today I let it air dry & it's just a few inches past the top of my shoulders. I think the shortest layer, without stretching, comes to around my cheekbone (CORRECTION, jaw). It basically looks a shorter version of the what I posted yesterday. :wink:

    I'm not complaining too much about it all though. It's nowhere near like I was given a short cut, or worse, shaved bald! :lol:
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    See? It sounds like it looks great curly too! :)

    You're not moving yet, are you? Just cleaning? Have fun! ;)
    Although we haven't finished the kitchen (waiting for tile and paint), the cabinets are done so I'm starting the long process of finding a new home for everything. :)
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    The shortest layer might actually be between the cheekbone & jaw. I think I stretched the strands a little the second time I checked.

    ETA: I still didn't use any styling product.

    And I think I'll get used to it. I just shouldn't go between layers so long that it's such a shock the next time I do.

    But anyhow, no, we're not moving, we're boxing up the rooms getting carpeting & vinyl tiles this week. We're also getting other minor renovation, like an AC unit & new furnace for starters. Workers will be cutting wallboard & mudding on the first & second floor where the swamp cooler vents are. Why they couldn't wait to do everything until we moved out & before the next people moved in is beyond me. :roll:
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    Why they couldn't wait to do everything until we moved out & before the next people moved in is beyond me. :roll:

    You are on-base right? I would think they could have waited. But I guess that's how they operate. :roll:
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote:
    Why they couldn't wait to do everything until we moved out & before the next people moved in is beyond me. :roll:

    You are on-base right? I would think they could have waited. But I guess that's how they operate. :roll:

    Yes & yes. Hill is a privatized base & some homes are going through minor renovations (our section) while others are going through major renovations & yet others are being bulldozed & new ones built.

    Not everything has been boxed yet due to a room-by-room schedule per the contractors, which I guess is tentative. For instance, the canned goods in a stand-alone pantry hubby built & files in a 5-drawer cabinet are still in place, as is all the furniture, appliances & electronics. I hope he buys a moving dolly at Harbor Freight after work so he can move the filing cabinet without me having to box up everything, when we've run out of boxes, & then put it all back. I bet I have to take down pictures on the walls too so they don't knock them down with the rolls of carpeting. Also the time they'll show is tentative, anywhere from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday.

    Tonight I think the computer will be shut down & unhooked to take in for yearly maintenance & hubby can dismantle the desk he built so he can fix what contracted movers to/from other bases broke. :roll: Maybe I'll be back on-line in a week or two. :?