Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Great Hair Makeover

I was supposed to get my haircut last Thursday, but my regular stylist got sick and cancelled. I needed a haircut pretty bad, so on Saturday morning I found myself in the parking lot of GREAT CLIPS. That was Mistake #1.

I walked in and a 6 foot tall black guy with earrings walks up and introduces himself as my stylist. He sat me in my chair and pulled my curly hair out of the messy bun it was in. My hair was out of control. But I didn't worry about it, because I knew he would get it wet, you know, wash it and all before cutting. That was Mistake #2.

He pulled out his scissors and started to cut my dry, curly hair. I asked him if he would get it wet first. So, he used a spray bottle to spray one section at a time and then cut it. He finished in about 5 minutes. I asked him if he'd touched the layers. He said he thought I didn't want him to. (???) After he was finished, he patted my hair and told me my color was "jacked up." He told me to stay away from bleach and that I needed to do something really bad. It's true that my hair was getting a little bit brassy looking, but really?!

So, I paid my $8 to not so GREAT CLIPS and crossed the street to Wal-Mart, grabbing the cheapest box of brown hairdye I can find. Mistake #3. Dyed my hair black. Here is the HIDEOUS result of the 3 mistakes:

(Please pay particular attention to the ends of my hair...esp on the left side. And the "framing" around my face aka chopping 2 chunks in front.) (I don't even have words for this.)

So, I suffered through the weekend with ugly hair that I threw back into a ponytail. Today, however, my luck changed. I called up a friend yesterday, Lindsey Langley, who happened to be able to get me in today. She told me that in her 6 years of doing hair, that my haircut was the WORST she had ever seen! She even took pictures of it with her camera! Well, she worked her magic and turned my bad hair situation around. I'm so pleased!
Behold the AFTER:

Lessons Learned:
  • NEVER step foot in GREAT CLIPS!
  • ALWAYS go to a place that will WASH your hair first.
  • (if you are me) NEVER try to dye your hair from a box.
  • Sometimes you get what you pay for.
  • I like the color lime green on me.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The One and Only

Hey! I took a pregnancy picture! This is the first and only picture I have taken of myself since I found out I was pregnant. It was taken last week at 17 weeks. I was looking through some of my preg pics from Noah and I was about this size around 19 weeks last time. I'm still wearing regular pants (yay) with the occasional maternity top, mostly just because I like them. I've gained 5 lbs so far. I think that's good??? I find out boy or girl on May 3rd...so excited! So stay tuned!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Noah Slideshow

I haven't blogged for the last little while because I haven't really had anything I wanted to blog about. I've just been busy being pregnant. It's a lot of work, as all you mom's know! I've taken hardly any pictures of me, but plenty of Noah. The slideshow might get long for everyone except for my Mom and sister, who have been begging me to post pictures for the last couple months! So, this is for you guys!
Happy Easter everyone!

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