Sometimes small variations just don't really matter. Like my electric bill being $180 or $190, doesn't matter, still a butt load of money out of my budget. Whether I work 1.5 hours two days in a row or 3.0 hours in one morning, doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. Low fat or regular shredded cheese on my taco tastes the same to me. Don't get me started on that nasty yellow rubber crap they call no-fat cheese though.
Where was I? Oh yeah how I recently discovered a subtle difference that does in fact matter. The difference between a good haircut and a great haircut. Now I wouldn't say I've never had a great haircut before. But remember I was a teen in the 80s, and I have lots of hair, so I merely needed a can of Stiff Stuff to achieve greatness and start that hole in the ozone layer.
These days it takes a much different cut to make my hair sleek and straight and not a frizzy mushroom. Ya'll know I have good hair. So a decent stylist can give me a good cut and then I can blow it out and flat iron it within an inch of it's life and it will eventually do pretty much what I want. For about the last year I've had variations of the same style always cut by the same stylist. She was cheap, close, and easy to get a last minute appointment with, and did a good job on my hair.
Then while I was cheatin' on ya'll with that little hussy FB I found and old friend who is now a hairstylist and recently moved about 20 minutes from me. We kept talking of having her do my hair. But let's be honest, I was hesitant. What if I hated it? Then what? Her salon was far enough away that I used that as my excuse for awhile. Then she offered up doing my hair on a weekend for a much needed mom's night out, wine included. How could I say no?
OMG ya'll! She is a phenomenal hairstylist! I love, love, love my haircut. I really liked the current style, plus since I didn't know what I was getting into, I just asked her to trim and thin it out. And I am amazed at the difference between what I felt was a perfectly good haircut and this haircut. It's hard for me to explain, but the thing that sets it apart most is that it's so easy to do, STILL, almost 3 weeks after she cut it. I had NO IDEA that with a phenomenal haircut it would be SO much easier than what I am used to doing, to get the desired effect!
The first picture is from summer, the second, my kick ass new haircut about 2 weeks ago. Obviously it was a couple inches shorter and hi-lighted before, but can you see how the layers are much more evident and choppy? Now? It's thinned out and I have "Normal people hair" as opposed to being responsible for the ozone problem hair. The summer picture was my class reunion, no kids and plenty of time to primp and get ready, I remember working on my hair for.ev.er. And it looked good and I liked it. The recent picture? A school day...enough said.
Anyone who reads my blog in the Orlando area looking for a great hairstylist? I know one!