Since I'm style-challenged, I wear my long hair in ponytail. I have to wear a headband or barrettes, too, because my layers fall out of the rubber band. Or ouchless elastic, whatever.
I spent many months grumbling about how much I hated Morena Baccarin's hair in the show, V.
I thought it made her look like a rat, not the gorgeous Inara she was on Firefly.
Then one day, I was reading on one of my boards about a little girl who cut her hair to donate. I decided I wanted to do that. I measured my ponytail - 12 inches!!! I had enough. And since I was going to donate all of it, I figured I'd go short - shorter than I ever have. I browsed the Web for two days looking for something I thought I'd like. I finally settled on a pixie cut.
I consulted with a few people, most of whom told me to go for it. Except my step-daughter. She said no It was almost as if I'd asked her if I should divorce her dad. Whenever we joked about us splitting up, the girl would pitch a fit. Glad to know she loves me. I'd do anything for my little apple blossom. Who graduates from high school in 3 weeks. Damn.
So, I finally went to the cheap hair place I always go to. They have ridiculously high turnover for their stylists. I got a nice older lady who tried talking me out of making such a huge change, but when I assured her that I'd had short hair in the past, and that the long hair look was actually new for me, she agreed to cut it. She didn't cut it as short as the picture - she thought I might have second thoughts. When I left the salon, I loved my hair. I didn't have it falling in my face, it wasn't falling out and sticking to my shirt, and I was nice and cool.
Forty-eight hours later, I'm kicking myself. Not really with regret that I have Morena-Baccarin-in-V hair but with my own inability to style a simple stupid hair cut. Even short, I can't get it to look nice. I wash it, towel dry, spread a little styling shit through it, and try to make it look presentable. And I end up looking like giant dough ball with pepperoni and short, wild frizz.
Next time, I don't care. I'm getting this low maintenance do:
This is one badass bitch. So is this one:
These two, not so much: