Getting the chop

Confession: I haven’t cut my hair since the start of the year.

Honestly, I like low maintenance styles; I want to be able to get up, brush my hair and go. No six-weekly trims for me, no colouring, no curling, the less fuss the better IMO.

Did I mention that I’m completely unable to do anything with it? I can’t style my hair to save my life. I stopped trying sometime in my school years when braids went out.

I first got short hair early last year. It was a long bob, and I was absolutely petrified. a) because my mum has always had short hair, and I associate short hair with, uh, older people and b)well, I’d always had long hair and never knew any other way.

But you know what? I loved it and now I’m a convert. I managed to put up with my growing locks all year, telling myself I’d get around to it when I was less busy, or when Rodney Wayne was advertising for hair models, but neither ever happened. I couldn’t take tke split ends anymore, or the flat, manky strands that just hung around my face. And there’s only so long you can keep wearing a ponytail every day.

I don’t have a regular hairdresser (my entire family used to go to this man in New Lynn, and then I managed to score a string of free haircuts from random trainee hairdressers, and most recently from a friend at hairdressing school. She’s graduated now, though and works at a swanky place by the beach). So I was pretty pleased to spot a sign for a salon called Ocean Blue on Elliott St advertising $25 cuts!

I’m pleased to say that they were pretty good value for money. (They do charge extra for shampoo, though). They seem to cater to a lot of immigrants, as one of their sales points is the multiple languages the staff speak, and seeing as most of them are Asian, they understand my hair (woohoo!). And they don’t try to make small talk with you – never been a fan of having conversations while my hair is being lopped off. It’s traumatic enough being in the chair as it is.

So I’m back to cropped hair – it’s not as good as my last cut, which had longer bits at the front to soften up my jaw, but it’ll do. Nothing worse than long heavy hair weighing you down in the heat!

7 thoughts on “Getting the chop

  1. I’m so with you on no cutting the hair. I haven’t cut mine since August of 2008. I just let it hang and then put it in a pony tail when it bothers me. I have money saved up for a haircut, so I may do that before I see my dad for Christmas.

    I’m so glad you love your haircut. You’ve definitely inspired me to get mine done! =)

  2. i still rock a ponytail every day at 31. :) I hope there’s no time limit on it!

    my new friend works for john wayne or whatever that hair salon is; she offered to give me haircuts whenever i want. is that a good salon? (Ie, is she probably good?) :)

    1. Oh, definitely not, but even ponytails are too much work for me sometimes :P i think they’e ageless! Yea, Rodney Wayne are really upmarket, so she’s probably a pretty good hairdresser.

  3. I’m with you on the shorter cuts. I kept it long for over a year neglecting to get those 6 week trims and just kept throwing it into a ponytail.

    With shorter hair, it takes a lot less time to try (important during the winter when it’s cold and I rely somewhat on the blowdryer on low settings to dry quick. Plus I don’t need as much shampoo/conditioner when I do wash, finding extra ways to stretch what I have. =)

  4. I don’t own a hairdryer, always let it dry on its own, so that’s definitely a plus! And honestly, I don’t condition when my hair is short (have somewhat oily hair so only need it when the ends get longer and dryer).

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