I take a lot of time and care over choosing a hairdresser, mostly because my hair has a will of its own and, unless you just go with it, and cut and treat it in accordance with its natural growth, all goes wrong.
So, I have seen my current hairdress (to whom I was recommended) four times now, but today is the last. Why? Because I asked for three inches to be trimmed, which should have left it halfway down my shoulderblade. Instead, my hair is bobbing on the tops of my shoulders. I even showed her exactly where I wanted my hair to be cut. I wanted it a bit shorter, but not too short, as I wanted to still be able to put it up for my brother’s wedding next year and my hair does not grow that fast.
Of course, I didn’t notice the extent of the error until I got to work and could see it in the bathroom mirrors, as I am never able to see what they show me in those tiny back view mirrors hairdressers have.
What’s more, I asked to blow dry it curly, so the colour line wouldn’t show and yet I walked out with straight hair. So, today was the last time with this particular hairdresser.
There is also the small (?) matter of cost. It seems I am paying central London prices for a salon in the sticks and I don’t know why.
Oh well. I will just have to start looking for a new stylist and pray I win the lottery and can get hair extensions to cover up the error.