Monday, November 26, 2007

A New Do

Oh man I love Haircut Day.

I've written those words maybe a dozen times over or more during the life of this blog, but they're still as true as the first time I wrote them. I didn't like my last haircut though, I paid a basquillion dollars and had 2 tones of blonde streaks put in... that went a little, well, awry. More brassy and yellow, and sort of a shade I thought of as Truckstop Waitress, than they should have been. Which the hairdresser then tried to fix by putting a toner over the top. A toner which made the colour flat, and well, gingery.

Gingers, don't get me wrong, I think that most redheads are hot. Really hot. Not me though, and not a good match with my natural dark ash blonde/light brown colour.

Anyhoo. My regular hairdresser was going to be unavailable for weeks, so I made an appointment with one of the others. We had some fun, and now I'm sporting a new look. In the interest of self exposure, here's a crappy bathroom pic so I can play Show & Tell.



This one I like. Short, sharp, a bit kicky, and with just a little bit of the borderline hatefull colour left. Then like co-conspirators, the girl who cut my hair this time and I made an appointment for next time. Like dirty cheaters. Yup, I'm dumping my hairdresser for another woman. I'd like to say that it's not her, it's me, but actually it's her.

In a weekend where I spent much of the time feeling emotionally fragile, and my self-esteem took a major slap-down (more on that to come), a fun haircut makes for a pretty good BandAid.

19 comments:

thombeau said...

Oh, honey, whatever happened, you look mighty fine. And don't you ever forget: YOU ARE FABULOUS!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks sweetie. You know, I am kind of fabulous. :)

Jodie Sorrell said...

Great do.. very snappy with that little mini mohican goin' on! ;-)

yani said...

I would definately stick with this hairdresser... the do has shaved YEARS off your age (which isn't as backhanded a compliment as it sounds... you do look very youthful in said photo)... :)

RedTara said...

Love, love love the hairdo! You look just marvellous. Beard trim brings it all home - so stylish!!

Sorry to hear about Pete but you are right, its better to have loved and lost...

Linda (AKA Alice in Wonderland)
xx

ARJ said...

Totally suits you! Where can I get equivalent awesome for girl hair? I'm so overdue for a new look.

The Other Andrew said...

Hey, thanks for the compliments everyone!

Jodie, it stops just short of a fauxhawk but it certainly gives a casual nod in that direction.

Yani, thanks! ...and no Photoshop!

Linda! Hey there, and thanks for the compliment.

Arj, oh god I HATE looking for a new hairdresser... so I was kind of lucky that I HAD to try someone new. It worked out well, but luck I think.

Single Guy said...

Looks good mate. Everytime I get a haircut I feel like I've had a makeover!!!

John C said...

Sweet...and at least you still have hair to cut!

(Although lack of it does remove one hassle from getting out of bed in the morning...)

IRV said...

Hey Andrew, your adorable and have very sexy lips--yum!

The Other Andrew said...

Awww shucks, thanks everyone. You're all so sweet. Let's hug it out!

Single Guy, exactly. That's why we love Haircut Day!

Mel said...

Quite the stylin' clip. The question is can you shower, towel, go with it? Or rather were I to attempt a clip like that, would it work with my shower, towel, go approach to hair?

My verification word is "drawfkrr" - rather like a line from a Western.

Michael said...

Wowzers! Noooiiiiiice.

As luck or fate would have it, Mr. Alan was too busy for me last week, too, so I had a time with Miss Leticia (LaTisha?). LOVE her. Though no fair that I didn't end up as cute as you.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

very kicky!
fresh!
clean!
crisp!

lovely :-)

james said...

Moonlight becomes you, it goes with your hair...

The Other Andrew said...

Ha! This is a shameless lovefest... AND I LIKE IT! Thanks!

Mel, a quick towel and a little product. Easy peasy.

LaTisha Michael? Please tell me you didn't get Feder-esque white boy corn rows?

Speedy, danke!

James, the moonlight matches the silver, right?

Wesley Darling said...

It's messy/sexy/dangerous. Very Crazy/sexy/cool.

Fun stuff, Andrew! Amd versatile too!

larry said...

you look like a tv presenter in britain. i can't think of his name...

The Other Andrew said...

Cilla Black?