Monday, August 6, 2007

Bad Hair Day

I don’t have bad hair days…I just have plain old BAD HAIR. It’s baby fine, very thin, mousy and very uncooperative. There’s not much one can do with this kind of hair. I have almost always stuck to a bob which can look limp and plain. And it gets pretty boring after years of the same style. I search through hairstyle books to find something that will work, but did you ever notice that they always use models with great hair…thick and luscious….the kind I only dream of.

Lucky for me I have a niece that is a hairdresser. Not just any hairdresser. She is a miracle worker. I always try to limit her to the bob for fear that anything else will be a disaster, and she has always reluctantly complied to my wishes.

But this time when I had my hair appointment, she told me she had been looking at my hair and thought she wanted to do something a little different. So I let go of my fear and sat back and let her do the thing that she does so well.
She decided to deepen the color and put a few foils in front for highlights.


Then came the cut. She was training a new girl, so she explained and showed how to create a stacked cut in the back and just how to work it in to blend the line with the front.

I watched as she worked her magic and transformed my limp mousy hair into a trendy hairstyle. I love it and so does everyone else. They keep telling me I look 10 years younger.

So today I am very happy!! Not only because I have a trendy new cut, but also because I’ve had the privilege of watching my niece grow from a little girl chopping away at all her Barbie dolls hair into a beautiful career woman living her dream of having her own salon.

Gypsy Girl

3 comments:

Garten said...

Hurray for you! Amazing what new hair can do. It's lucky you have your niece who has a gift for that. (I figured out how to post a comment; unfortunately google thinks garten is my first name! Oh well.)

Total Health Yoga - Kris said...

It is wonderful and INSPIRING to hear about dreams coming true. Thanks for sharing.

Gypsy Girl said...

Thanks Garten and you too Kris
I know I am suppose to be working on santosa (contentment), but darn it, bad hair is literally right there staring you in the face each day. So it feels good to have a new "do" and now I can concentrate on santosa much more readily ;)