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Sunday, November 09, 2008

I took my boys for haircuts on Saturday at Famous Hair and after a brief wait my 16 year old's name is called. My first clue he was in trouble: I hadn't seen this woman before. With three boys, we're in there more than some of their employees.


I explained to the stylist that he wanted a trim--1/2 an inch-- and that he'd already cut his own bangs--they MIGHT need evening up a bit.


Somehow, when we're leaving, his bangs are a full inch shorter and look like they were cut with a weed whacker. I could've done better myself. Shoot, a five year old could've done better. What the heck. She went to school for this? May I suggest a career as a, I don't know, anything else? I didn't complain--what's the point, the hair's gone and fortunately he doesn't care about his hair anyway. Still.


I once went to a salon for highights and came out with red hair. RED! My middle son, sporting an adorable bowl cut, went in for a trim and came out with a hacked up crew cut. Where are they training these people?


Denise Hunter  
posted at 6:44 PM  
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At 5:12 AM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

Oh my. I had this happen a couple of times. i said half and inch and shes bringing out the clippers!
they say it grows back.

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

We've gotten where we do it ourselves -- I even color my own hair now, now that they have those highlight kids you can make it look pretty good.

But I got a bad cut, so I'm waiting until it grows out, but Bryed does the boys, I do Elle and the hubby does the dog now too.

When my hair grows out, I'll find a new girl for myself, but I'm straightening it everyday until that happens.

It's sure frustrating to pay for that though. My son cut his own hair the day before picture day. ACK! To make matters worse, he had red dye on his scalp from soccer, and he looks like he has a disease. LOL

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I am sorry to hear that your hair cutting experience went so badly. I somehow (naively?) believed that haircuts in the States went better because you could explain things in English to the stylist. I guess I was wrong. Good thing your son isn't a complainer!

My worst experience was asking (in Turkish) for a 1/2 inch off (my hair was to the middle of my back) and ending up with only a 1/2 left. That was terrible.

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Oh, my goodness, Pam, that's awful! I can't imagine having the language barrier to content with too.

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

Are you sure that you aren't going to a school? LOL

When I was growing up, we went to the school for our perms. One time the guy didn't know what he was doing, and the perm didn't stay, so we went back and he left it in too long.

My hair started falling out. It was so embarrassing - 8th grade. So very, very embarrassing.

My mom ended up cutting my hair in an attempt to keep more from falling out (or at least not be as noticible). I ended up with the cutest cut I think I've ever had.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Beth said...

The only hair cuts I've had where the hairdresser didn't take more off than I asked was when my Grandmother used to do it. I'd be sitting on her kitchen table (so that she could reach easily) with an old table cloth wrapped around me, and she would give my hair a trim.

Mum & Dad cut each other's hair, but my sisters and I keep going to the hairdresser.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Marina said...

sometiems that happens I think we have all had bad haircuts. marina

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Nike Chillemi said...

I think this might do for the haircut industry what the Edsel did for the car industry.

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger allen said...

Send them my way, Denise. I usually cut the boy's hair...tho Kristi did it last time and it looked great as well. So we might be opening a salon...hmmm...

 

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