Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Not Satisfied , Voila! A Bad Hair Day.

"I'm not satisfied with my life...I want to do more!" I explained to my friend. "That's the reason I am not moving forward with my goals." I added.

"Florence, 95% of people are not satisfied with their lives, but that's no excuse for you not to move forward with the things you want to accomplish." my friend explained, then he asked, "So what are you going to do?"

"I'm going to go get my hair cut at the beauty salon around the corner, then I am going to go meet some friends at the Wednesday French-English conversation Group." I answered, changing the subject.

"Okay, if you are going to get your hair styled, ask for volume. You need to work with volume in your hair, not the length." he explained.

How am I so lucky to have men in my life that will give me hair advice? I wondered.

After explaining to me a few key phrases in French, I went off to the salon for my first French hair cutting experience:

Je veux un style volimineux.
I want a style with volume.

Est-ce que vous me proposer des posibilités?
Can you suggest some possibilities?

"Do you want brushing?" the French stylist asked me during the haircutting session.
"Whatever you propose." I replied in French.
"Okay, I will brush." She said in French.

Normally when one treats everyone the same, no matter race or color, it's a good thing. However, I learned at this beauty salon, it's NOT a good thing to treat my naturally nappy, curly hair (which I love) as if it were French hair. It's not!

The stylist, smiled, chatted, cut and brushed my hair as if it were French. Was I the only one to notice that my hair cannot be styled with a brush and a blow dryer?
Where's the hot comb? flat iron? How about at least a curling iron? Non?!?

When she stopped cutting, and brushing, smiled and stood behind me looking in the mirror. I feared the worst. And then she said it, as if it were a masterpiece...."Voila!"

"Voila?!" I thought, but said nothing.

For the past 3 months I have been growing my natural hair (not the wigs, hair extensions, weaves, and braids) out to touch my shoulders, and today that goal length was cut in an incident....ending in "Voila!"

My heart sank. What was I thinking. Haven't I learned never to cut my hair on whim? Obviously not.

I'm still not satisfied with the accomplishments of my goals.
and now I'm not satisfied with my hair!
I might never smile again...

Voila! Shoulder Length Hair Turned to This!

...And I didn't even think to take a Before photo today. :-(

I wonder if anyone else has had a Bad Hair Day?


  1. It doesn't look that bad to me but you definitely look dissatisfied. This too shall pass???

    By the way, I never have a bad hair day. I cut it all off years ago. ;)

    P.S. Take a look at the kind of track that you found in your March 11th post...

  2. Ah, I learned that lesson, too. But, it is just hair, and it will grow back, I promise.

  3. * Thanks 'Drea...what a great way to never have a bad hair day. Oops, I added the "L" to the Public Track!! I can't blame it on spell check. lol!
    * Oh, Kristin, I DO remember your hair story! Thanks for the promise!
    * Little are sooooo lucky you have the most beautiful Greek-American hair of them all!! Luv you :-)

  4. Hahahahahahaha! The expression on your face is priceless. I've learnt this lesson. Couple years ago I went to a random salon and this awesome Polish lady washed my hair and made it feel like silk. However, I also asked for a trim. BIG mistake! I walked in with my hair in a bun and when I walked out, I couldn't even put it in a ponytail. Your hair WILL grow back, never fret. Just a minor (though painful) setback, not to be repeated, d'accord?

  5. Yes Viajera, NOT to be repeated! Thanks for the encouragement. Hope you got your bun back!