You have to understand that my hair has always been a big deal for me. I have come home from the hairdresser in tears more times than I can count. My hair has always made or broken my self confidence.
Letting my dye grow out was huge for me. I had to get the above haircut to get the rest of my dye cut off and it was MAJOR for me because I have never had it that short before. I got several other short haircuts after that, and each time, I did not like it…but every time…it got easier and easier to ‘suck it up’ because…well…what could I do about it? The phrase, ‘hair grows’ took on new meaning to me. I truly began to understand it.
I also began to understand something else…that beauty comes from the inside. Even the most gorgeous woman looks ugly if she is frowning and bitter. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m learning it.
Also, coming from a Christian standpoint, I think the Lord has been working on me in the area of pride and self-centeredness with this hair business.
It is for that reason that I’m getting ready to post my latest new ‘do’ without shame (or as little shame as I can get away with).
I committed the unpardonable sin…again. I went to the Salon as a ‘walk-in’. I needed a haircut before we go back up to the property which will not have plumbing or air-conditioning. This is what I got last time:
In fact, I took this picture in, along with a side view. I got IRIS for a hairdresser. She spoke broken English. She was washing my hair like she was inexperienced. She had to put a towel over my eyes to keep it from splashing into my eyes and messing up my make-up.
She clipped, and she clipped, and she shaved, and she clipped some more! I know I had threatened in my last hair post to get a ‘Jaime Lee Curtis’, but I was actually sort of joking.
I think ‘Iris’ outdid Jaime Lee Curtis. She tried to convince me that it was just like my former picture above where I was wearing pink. She called another hairdresser over to have HER convince me that it looked like the above former picture. I told them it was ‘shorter’ but that was okay. You see, I had determined from the moment Iris started washing my hair that I was going to pray for her. I don’t mean that I was going to pray that she would do a good job, but pray for her life, her children, God’s blessings on her job, etc. The more she cut, the more I prayed for her.
The figure of $10 for a tip was stuck in my head. When I saw the cut, I almost decided to give her $5, but I thought, “No, I need to obey what I feel God is prompting me to do.” So I gave her a $10 tip. The haircut was only $28 (last time I went to that salon it was $35). Besides, she must have spent an hour on it.
You know what? I was able to beam and tell her I liked it and that it was okay that it was shorter. Thank you Jesus for the grace to do that. I was a little scared, but I was really okay.
Anyway, she really did take her time and she was precise, and it is a GOOD haircut. It’s shaped nicely, she took a lot of time with it, and it’s even.
It will be cool, and…it will grow!
HEY…as I was paying at the counter, there was another customer standing there and she said, “I just LOVE the color of your hair!” Thank you, Jesus for that. 🙂
Since this is the most popular page on my blog so far (LOL) according to the stats, anyway… I decided to add a picture of it after I washed it, blow dried it and put styling paste on it. I think it looks a little better. Regardless, I’m gonna live, and it’s gonna be cool and easy while we in the stix without plumbing or A/C! WHAT-Evah. I’m just glad I’m laughing about it. 🙂