I am blogging today from the depths of hair disaster hell. My crowning glory has been reduced to something you’d probably recognise from the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and I’ve got nobody to blame for the hair-raising results but myself.
My Mum and Dad are arriving on Friday to stay with us for the weekend and as I thought my mane was looking a bit unkempt, I decided to give myself a pre-Christmas haircut on Sunday afternoon. Now I’ve done this many times before and not normally had any problems, well, apart from occasionally cutting one side slightly shorter than the other. But somehow I made a real hash of it this time. Initially I thought it was because I was wearing a black T-shirt while I was doing it and in the poor afternoon light – with dark brown hair against a black background – I couldn’t see what I was doing. However, having tried to repair the damage today – a foolish move on my part which simply made the existing problem worse – I realise that, along with user error, it’s mainly down to the kitchen scissors I’ve been using.
Now I appreciate that a poor workman blames his tools, but being a moron I wondered why I was having difficulty cutting through my hair, until it dawned on me today that the scissors are completely blunt. Let me take this as another opportunity to blame everything on poor DJ who has been taking them out into the garden to use for something horticultural in nature, no doubt leaving them outside in the rain. Oh dear…maybe I should let him loose on me with his garden shears. I don’t think he could do any more damage than I’ve managed to already…
There being nothing else for it – well, apart from just wearing my hair up in a bun all weekend for shame when my parents arrive – I feel I have no choice but to throw myself on the mercy of the nearest cut-price hair salon and pray they can fix it.
But I’m too embarrassed to go back to my usual one and admit to them what I’ve done. I started cutting my own hair again because they put the prices up. So I’m busy trawling through the Yellow Pages to find a salon where I will be nothing but an Einstein-coiffed stranger…
How much would you spend on a hair cut? Have you ever cut your own hair? Leave a comment and let me know – especially if you’ve got any good fix-it tips!
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