This post will be right up Lauri’s alley.? We know that girl lurves her a good hair post.? I’ve been stuck in a hair limbo for evah.? I haven’t truly loved my hair in well over a year.? I don’t know if it is me or the lady who cuts my hair.? I’ve been goin to the same lady for at least 14 years.? I know.? That’s a long time for one stylist.? Problem is, she goes through jags where she gives crappy hair cuts.? She has a bit of ADD (like many of us artistic types do) and when she over extends herself (like launching her own styling product line) her hair cuts go down hill.? Fortunately her colorist abilities have not.? Which is a damn good thing because the woman used to be a colorist at Vidal Sasson in NY city.? Needless to say I haven’t been happy with my hair and I need a change.
I’d really like to change stylists, but am also afraid of what a real haircut costs these days.? I pay $75 for cut and color simply because Derek and I were this woman’s first customers when she came to work in Washington.? Score I know.
Trouble is, I hate training new stylists (thus going to the same woman for 14 years).? I won’t go unarmed.? I need a photo of a good haircut (and color).? For a while I wore my hair like Kate Gosselin, and I actually liked it.? But the longer part was always in my face.? I’m forever pinning back the front of my hair.? Unfortunately, I don’t have a digital photo of myself prior to 2006 so you can’t see how short my hair used to be.? We’re talking Halle Berry short.? So I’m no stranger to short hair.? I thought about growing my hair out again, but then realized that when it was long it was always pulled back.? That’s no fun.? The other issue is that I don’t always look the best when my hair is super short when my face is a little rounder (like it is right now).
To give you an idea, this is me not long after I got my hair colored somewhere around January 9th.? This look took lots of straightening and well… work.
So here’s what I need. I want suggestions from you.? Links to photos would be helpful.? I’d like to stay with the darker brown hair.? Something short, but not so short that it makes me look like a cancer patient (I’ve done that look).? I don’t do straight across bangs and remember, my hair is naturally wavy (read: ugly half assed curly).? Help me oh internets.