I have admitted before that my choices of what (or what not) to spend our money on have been questionable.
When it comes to personal aesthetics, I am met with another grey area. There was that time I came up with a brilliant plan to wax my own eyebrows to save money. It went okay for a bit, but then I almost burned the house down with the hot wax on the stove, and I accidentally waxed half of my eyebrow off. I called my Scandinavian mom after this happened and she gave me these soothing words: “Oh don’t worry, those brows will be even in no time. Now call up daddy and thank him for his genes, if you took after me they would probably never grow back.”
Yesterday, I hit a new low. I realized my hair needed to be highlighted and trimmed. After learning the hard way (multiple times) over the years that home color would never be an option for me, I moved over to the other issue that needed to be addressed- a slight trim to cut the dead ends off.
Well, I’ve also learned over the years that cutting my own hair (and the hair of dozens of unsuspecting Barbies) doesn’t normally lead to anything but frustration and an expensive trip to the salon (or toy store), so I knew I had to take myself out of the equation…but no one said anything about Brian.
A moment of insanity ensued. I wanted my hair cut, and I wanted it cut now. I grabbed the three pairs of scissors we had in the house: the kids’ safety scissors, the tiny eyebrow scissors, and the poultry scissors. I decided the best hair-cutting option was the poultry scissors.
I approached Brian:
Me: Brian, I need a little trim, do you mind?
B: I have no idea how to cut hair.
Me: Oh, it’s easy! Just cut in a straight line.
B: I think this is a bad idea, but okay…
I handed him the scissors and I felt him try to cut to no avail.
B: These are right-handed poultry scissors. (We’re both left-handed)
Me: Oh yeah, I know. Um, I tilt my hand to the side and it works better.
Brian tried again and it didn’t work. He decided to switch to his right hand.
He pulled my hair back and try to cut my hair like it was in a pony-tail. Before I could shout it was too late.
Me: I feel air on the back of my neck!
B: That is because the back is a lot shorter than the front.
Me: Ohhhh…fix it!
B: I told you I don’t know what I’m doing!
Brian did his best to fix my hair. After a few inches of cutting he (kind of) got the hang of it.
B: Maybe you should go to the salon really quick and get this fixed.
Me: Eh, no that’s okay, I have scoliosis, it actually probably looks more even this way.
B: …I don’t even know how to respond to that.
Do you have any hair horror stories?