Friday, October 10, 2008

my hair





(The pictures are pretty unrelated, but illustrates our WONDERFUL last weekend.... a lot of pajamas, egg sandwiches, a lot of killer talks at Conference, and Ross' living-room workout during Conference. Anytime he does push-ups, Sophia jumps on his back.... he welcomes a challenge... that's the kind of man he is.... :)... or that's what we're trying to tell ourselves as the financial industry faces.... JUST a few...)

Is it really already Friday? This week has been crazy. Like CRA-zeee (first syllable said in falsetto). Why? Mostly because I was beyond excited to get my hair done, you know the usual, maybe a little more dark for winter, but fresh blond on top.... It's been a long time so my roots were horrendous and when I finally did it, after arranging babysitting which is no easy task, I spent like my life's savings and walked out with dark. red. hair. rrrrrrrr--- (now that you've growled and should really feel silly about it, reread that as the sound of a record scratching)... ahem-- that's right. Dark red hair. Well.... and bright red hair. Somehow both. Lizzie, Kodi, Shannon, Ross... you can all attest, not exaggerating. I had dark, bright red hair. Solid red hair. Blond gone. Lillie gone. I wanted to crawl into a corner and cry... but the worst part was that I couldn't! I have kids who still need me, and Ross is a little busy, what the with economy of our country crashing all around him, burying him a little more each day at work, (apparently the hundreds of thousands of dollars being lost left and right by clients every day....... is more important than my hair... even if it it DOES look cherry flavored.

So I had promised the girl I would give it a few days to get used to it before I decided if I needed more highlights (she knew I was scared to death when I walked out.) Well I could barely sleep that night, and woke up to the realization that it wasn't a nightmare and I did indeed, still look like Raggedy Anne. I couldn't wait another day, so I waited for 8am, went downstairs and paced while Ross stayed upstairs with the girls, took a deep breath,and called back. That dreaded phone call : "Can I come take advantage of another friend for babysitting, drive the 30 minutes to and from, and sit in that chair for three more hours and wonder if every hair stylist there is mentally putting me on their black-list for

A: Being a non-hair-changing, boring, blond mama that's hard to please and

B: One of those clients who tries to hide their BULGING eyes when given the bill like she's probably been buying her own kit at Rite Aid. Puh-lease.

But I spit it all out anyway (like verbally, not literally) --- and long story short, they got me in that day (yesterday), and loaded me up on some highlights. They were actually super nice and grateful I called back and all of that. (I did bring cookies as a peace offering... because NO, I was not prepared to pay any more) And the crazy thing is, I think the stylist was amazing. She asked me so many questions, was so thorough (I was there for five hours the first day but it WOULD have been worth it if I'd loved it.) We started with pictures of dark- "honey" blonds as I call them, and decided to be daring and ended on a picture of Rebecca Gayheart (the wife of McSteamy) with her brunette hair COVERED in golden highlights. She has hints of red in her hair so the stylist showed me all the colors she was thinking and of course I said "looks great!" I was so excited, as you can imagine, to look EXACTLY like Rebecca Gayheart.



Let me remind you, Rebecca is the one on the right. The one WITH the highlights. And this picture doesn't accentuate them as much as the one in the magazine I brought in. It's sort of ironic actually, that she's standing next to Kate Walsh since that is really the color I came out with . Pretty right? On Kate Walsh. Put that hair on my fair skin and rosy cheeks and NON-chiseled jawbones or shoulders and NON-tiny forehead..... not really the same effect. A little less Hollywood glam, a little more pasty-teenage girl who dyed her head with KoolAid at Girl's camp.

Anyway--- I said long story short a little ways back. Got more highlights yesterday. Still going to take a lot of getting used to but after being solid red? I'm back. And it's a change. Which is fun.

And I've got to wrap up with a little more, 'in her defense', since I got the name of the stylist from a friend who ALWAYS has the-bomb hair. Who's gone to her for a while and totally trusts her. And I really did feel like she KNEW what she was doing and was SUPER professional about it. I think she just thought I was a little more daring than I was and focused on the new look part, while I focused on the safe 'highlights in front part'... so when five hours had passed and the highlights didn't come through like she thought they would... she sent me off with "your eyes look amazing!" and I left feeling like I was ready for Halloween.

No pictures yet-- I'm sweaty and stinky since I couldn't find my keys this morning and had to run Sophia to preschool in the jogger-- I WISH I'd taken one before the highlights, but forgot, and so tried to get one on my crappier than crappy phone in the car on the way to my appt. If I ever figure out how to upload that, maybe I will. In the mean time, just wish me luck with my 'more edgy' new look.

14 comments:

Christin said...

Oh I was DYING to see pictures. I am too conservative to get my hair colored other than blonde.

Christin

Lindsay Griffeth said...

I had ORANGE hair, once so I know exactly what you felt like when you walked out and spent all night worrying about your hair.

Must post pictures.

brooke said...

Um, Can I please see a picture NOW!

The Bailey Family said...

I had a lady turn my hair purple once.....beat that. Were is that picture? I guess i could just walk 3 houses down and see for myself.

Kimberly said...

Let me guess...you went to Shalayne's (sp?) hair lady, right? That would be my guess since she always has the cutest hair. If that was the case...your styles are very different. She definately has more edgy hair and you are more classic. And by the way (no offense) I was let down that there was NO PICTURE after all that explaining...now you have left us all wondering...good luck with it all. I'm sure it's not as bad as it seems and you look beautiful.

Alysa said...

DYING to see pictures. If it is that awesome auburn red color, I'm jealous. Jamie would love for me to go auburn. It might make my pasty white face have a little more color, or not. You would be cute with hair, without hair, with bright red hair or green. Girl, you have it going on!

Alysa said...

PS Watch for a following in our ward. You'll be a trend setter. :)

Missy said...

SOOO been there Lillie. I get it. And I so badly want to see a photo!

Holly said...

Lillie, I can so commiserate...although silly me...I did it to myself!!! I have no one else to blame. I bet you look smokin hot, and I am not being punny!!

Erin Marriott said...

Oh Lillie!!!! What a nightmare! I hate hair trauma, especially when you've got kids who need you and you're supposed to be like, you know, more concerned about them than your hair, but all you want to do is keep looking in the mirror to make sure it is in fact NOT a nightmare, and that if your kids were just a LITTLE bit older, they'd probably actually tell you the truth! And then you don't want to complain to your hubby, because it's JUST hair, right? And their stress is so much more than hair!Can you tell this has happened to me before? Yes, right before I had Alli, Lillie totally got the scissors out when we were taking a nap together on my bed...(I was in false labor the night before and was totally wiped out...drool on my pillow, you get the drift) anyway, my perfect little angel who was supposedly sleeping right next to me took those scissors and totally went scissor happy on me, cutting my hair to my scalp on a few pieces...anyway, long story short, I woke up to LONG strands of hair all over in my bed, and I touched the top of my head and felt spikes!! I was already feeling SO HUGE and unnatractive, and I just wanted to hide in a closet. With a blanket. And it's not like you can glue hair back in to your scalp, without extentions, and that was not an option, because my spiky scalp couldn't even hold onto an extention, hahaha!! I'm laughing out loud as I type, just thinking about it!! Aaaghhh!! Seriously, it was awful. What to do!! I had no choice but to part it WAY over on the side, and side swipe and totally hide the spikes. So I totally know what you felt like, and trying to still compose yourself as a mom, and taking care of your kids!! I'm dying to see pictures, it's hard to picture you looking anything BUT perfect!! Glad you were able to get it fixed!

D3AB said...

Lillie, I'm sure you look great first of all. Second, you are such a great writer and I was laughing so hard the whole time. I got my hair done last year and it turned out super dark brown with bleach white highlights. Not good when you are getting pictures taken with your family that you are supposed to be related too, and they are all redheads. But the same thing happened, I went back and I am still going to that same girl. I love the way she does my hair now. There is definitely a learning curve there when going to someone new. Dayna

Mark & Stefani McCune said...

Even though it was only 15 seconds that I saw you at church, your hair looks beautiful! I know how you feel...when I got my *red* highlights I was ready to scream. I called the girl back about 10 times - no answers, left messages and she never returned my calls. I was going to just go in, but I decided it wasn't worth it. She'd probably charge me to fix it. My hair looked NOTHING like the photo I took in. Not even the cut. So being the lazy one that I am, the red is still there. Thank goodness red fades really quickly. But it still clashes with my mousy brown hair and the gray hairs she didn't cover up even though I specifically asked to cover them up. haven colored a picture of me and added some white crayon too. I asked her why & she said it was because of the silver hairs I have. Nice! I better make an appointment with someone new right now!!! Know of anyone? ;)

Ugh, the price of beauty!

maines said...

Ahhhh!!! I feel HORRIBLE! Now you will really never hang out with us. I am so sorry this was such a bad experience for you! And I know what the prices are like at that place and the time it takes. No fun at all. I hope you don't hate me forever!

Jill said...

Oh the joys of hair color. I think most women have been there and know the feeling. I can't wait to see pics.