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!

10 comments:

You lost at having to thin your hair. Beyotch!

It looks fab.

February 19, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

My hair happens to be one of my best assets!Now if I could just thin out the rest of my ASSets so easily!

February 19, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

You are not even kidding. A great haircut makes ALL the difference in the world. Yours looks so Great. Congrats on good hair days forever!!!!

February 20, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

I loved all the '80s hair references. Believe it or not, I had big hair then, too!

My God if mousse could have filled the ozone layer, we'd have no problem.

:-)

February 21, 2009 at 4:17 AM  

looks great.
I am currently trying to decide if I want to grow mine out a bit and am really not looking forward to the months and months and months of awkward hair that I will have to endure to grow the short cut out :(.

Hmmmm extensions? LOL

February 21, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

Ya, I'm jealous I have soft stringy baby hair

February 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM  

Lucky Gal! It is hard to change though, the "what if" factor.

February 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

This is the third post I've read this week about peole and their great new haircuts. Is it somethign to do with the weather? The economy? What?

But your hair does look very nice.

February 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

*sigh* I wish you could send your friend my way. I've currently given up and cut my own (with dh's help). It doesn't look fabulous, but I tell myself I am saving big buck$.
And I'm a little bit jealous at your awesome 80's hair... I didn't have it going then, either.

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