Sunday, June 20, 2010

A crisis of hair

Remember way back in March when I cheated on my hairdresser and paid a dear price? To recap, an emergency cut before a big party resulted in stylish bangs like these:

The back was too long as well, and it looked almost...almost...mullet-y. Zut alors!

It took me until June to work up the courage, and the length, to go back and admit my transgression to my regular stylist, B.

B was not amused, blog friends. Not one little bit.

B: "Ah, I zhe how you ahhre. You come in wits zhis mess and you want B to fix, yes?" (B is from Aix-en-Provence, and if my rendition of his (very awesome) accent is off, well, it's zhe best I could do.)

Moi: "Yes. (bows head) I'm sorry. If if makes you feel any better, I had to go to a black-tie event with terrible hair, so I've learned my lesson."

B: "It does NAUGHT. (picks up strands) Ugh. She cut zhis wits a RAAZORRRRE, didn't she? Your HAAAIIIIRREE is too FIIIIINE for zhat! I 'ave told you!"

Moi: (weeps) I don't remember if she used a razor.

B: (crosses arms) She did. I can see. I 'ave eyyes.

Moi: Maybe you are right.

B: Of causse I am. (takes my head in his hands) No more! No more of zhat! Oh-kay?

Moi: Never.

B: Oh-kay zhen. I will fix.

Whew! So we are back together. And we didn't even need a counselor. I love B -- he can sure dish it out, but he can also take it. Plus, I look like myself again.

How about you? Have you had to admit a mistake lately?


Alissa Grosso said...

Love that this story had a happy ending. As for my mistake, last week I actually hit one of my customer's cars. It was a bumper to bumper hit thanks to the steep hill I was parked on, with no damage, but still embarrassing.

Robin said...

Your hair looks great. No new mistakes. Ah but the pain of old mistakes continue to leave their mark....

WendyCinNYC said...

Alissa--Whoops! I'm sure that wasn't fun.

Robin--Thanks. I, too, bear the marks of old mistakes. Lots of them!

Mother Hen said...

It looks great. Excellent cut. You are lovely and have obviously never seen a grey hair in your life. Or the little french man just pulls them out.
My forever hair guy once and only once turned my hair green. I no longer grace his chair.

Purple Cow said...

I love your new cut! Very nice...Still, I'd rather have bad hair than an obnoxious hairdresser who has the air of 40 cardinals.

Debra Lynn Shelton said...

Great picture! You're so darn adorable. ;-))

Mistakes? Never! Just don't ask my close friends or family. They might lie about this.

April Plummer said...

Phew! Glad your hair was fixed, and your relationship is restored with B. Your hair looks great!

WendyCinNYC said...

Mother Hen--Thanks, but yes, I do have some grey hairs. More than a few. The magician that is B covers them up.

Purple Cow--Aw, I didn't mean to make him sound so harsh. He's funny, actually, and would laugh if he read this.

Debra--:) I'm sure you've *never* made a mistake; I won't even bother to ask them.

April--Thank you!

Lisa said...

You hair looks fantastic! And the story is so funny. It takes courage to go back to B after having "cheated" on him like that.

Hmmm...I don't have any new mistakes to fess up to, but plenty of old ones :-) Plus, you really didn't make a mistake, you just were trying to find out if the grass really is a little greener on the other side. We are all guilty of that from one time or another!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Ooh, you look lovely!

Hmm. I don't think I have lately, but I think it's so freeing to admit to a mistake. I always feel so good once it's done.

moonrat said...

hahahahahahaha excellent. i'm glad you were able to repair your rift.

Jaleh D said...

The new cut is lovely. I have a favorite hairdresser, but she doesn't have the French accent your does. But I love how she listens and offers suggestions based on what I'm looking for. A good hairdresser is worth their weight in gold (if you will pardon the cliche).

WendyCinNYC said...

Lisa--Trust me, the grass was BROWN and DRY.

Janna--Thanks, my dear!

moonrat--(I always type "moomrat" first. Ha! Moom!) Yes, it feels good to be monogamous again.


Anonymous said...

Read this post and felt the itch to get my hair cut bloom into a longing. I don't have a regular hairdresser, so I have to hope for the best each time. Last year I cried over a cut and my teen daughters laughed at me. Sigh.


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great story! Your hair looks super! I have to confess to my hairdresser every once and a while...I trim my bangs...She says I do quite well, but I think she's just humoring me. :)

Melanie Hooyenga said...

I noticed the new picture on Facebook and keep meaning to comment. It looks great!!