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Hair cut as a reward or punishment?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm proud of the progress I have made on my weight loss. I have cross the 1/2 way mark & feel good about all that I have accomplished. I got the bright idea that a new hair style to go with the new me would be nice. After all, the biggest loser contestants get make overs right?

So I went and talked to a lady about what I wanted done. I have very long hair and I didn't want a short hair cut, but I was fine with taking several inches off. I also wanted to do layers around my face to allow me a new way of styling my do, kind of frame my face and give my hair some volume.

The lady listened and claimed she understood and then I had to take off my glasses while she cut my hair. She started at the middle in the back and just started stripping my hair. When she was done, the ends were so thinned out, I felt like it made me look sickly. The lady said to me "I know its not what you asked for but I thought this would look better."

I went home and cried....I know I shouldn't be so attached to my hair, but I have spent the last 10 years letting it grow out...I decided the next day to call the store and speak to the manager. I asked her what their policy was when a stylist gave a bad hair cut.

Long story short, I went back today & she took off another 6 inches of hair to remove what was thinned out so bad. She told me to wait another 6 weeks & come back to get the sides fixed in layers. I feel like I punished myself instead of rewarding myself.... At least now it looks more presentable.
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    emoticon for being affirmative & going back.

    In July of this year I cut my own 12 inches for Locks of Love a FL based organization that provides wigs for children. I'm growing it again for them but won't cut it quite so short next time.

    You look great! emoticon
    2273 days ago
    emoticon for going back and do a reclamation!

    but i would suggest *not* to come back in a few weeks -
    I know its a problem with long hairs - stylists always cut tooo much - they want to get a "base" to the hairs.

    Ask you friends and collegues with long hairs which stylist treats them!
    2532 days ago
    you look good and way to stick up for yourself.
    2539 days ago
    I am proud of you for speaking up about the job that the stylist did. Many people would not go back and get their hair fixed. Keep fighting for what you want and look at this as a learning experience. Hair does grow back and we are all get attached to it. Good luck on your continued journey. You are truly worth it! Keep you spirits up!
    2540 days ago
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