Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hair disaster

I've had my fair share of hair disasters in my lifetime. I've always had this baby fine hair that doesn't want to do much and my whole life I've longed for thick hair with beautiful waves that I could grow all the way to the middle of my back. Since I couldn't think of just one hair disaster, I'm going to name my top five!
  1. "The 9th Grade Perm" - When I started high school, I wanted a new look and for some reason I decided on a perm. A girl at the salon my mom went to needed a model for a perm, so I could get one for free. The perm didn't turn out too bad, but she didn't perm my bangs and it looked horrible. I looked like I came straight out of an 80's movie or something.
  2. "The Mushroom Haircut" - In order to get rid of the perm, I decided to cut my hair short, which from the title, turned into the mushroom haircut. It literally looked like I had the cap of a mushroom sitting on the top of my head. It finally grew out into a cute bob, but for a while it was a hot mess!
  3. "The Bridesmaid Up-do" - I was in my cousin's wedding when I was about 15, around the time the mushroom was starting to grow out. We went to a salon at a department store to have our hair done for the wedding. Since my hair was at an awkward length I figured the beautician would know what to do, I was WRONG! She teased my hair to the point where I looked like a 1970's or 1908's country singer. When they turned me around, I thought the bride was going to pee her pants. There are photos somewhere of this but I don't have them. I think they'll come back to haunt me some years from now.
  4. "Red Highlights" - Along with also wanting long, thick hair I've always wanted red hair. Don't ask me why or where that came from. So one year during spring break I decided to get red highlights, a light strawberry blonde, before going on a trip to Pittsburgh with my best friend. My mom hated it, and so did the rest of my family. Thankfully it was semi-permanent hair color and it came out pretty quickly.
  5. "Dark Brown" - When Andrew and I had our brief break up I decided it would be a good idea to change something about myself. I got my nails done, that wasn't enough. So I chopped my hair, got bangs again (what was I thinking?!?!) and dyed my hair a really, really dark brown. I think my mind was wrecked because for a while I thought it was cute, but then realized it didn't look good on me at all. Thankfully a good year and a half later, my hair is normal again.
So what's been your worst hair disaster? Write about it and link up at Mama Kat's by clicking the button below!

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Diane said...

I had 80s hair for years. On purpose! Of course it was in the 80s. ;) .

Anonymous said...

What??? No pics for proof? I actually posted a pic of the sadly hilarious hair disaster. What was I thinking?

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Anonymous said...

This is hilarious! You had a good streak going there. I too can relate to the perm with bangs. Oh, not good. Not good at all! (Thanks for visiting!!)

Steph @ Professors_Wife said...

Biggest hair disaster - the body perm i got three days before my wedding! "body" turned into full=fledged curls. It worked well as far as helping my up-do stay up for the wedding, and i wanted something easy that i could scrunch and go while we were on our honeymoon in vegas. What happened when i returned from the hot desert weather, however, was very unfortunate. My hair was dry, brittle, thick, curly and nasty. I had to get it cut out eventually! EWW!

CrazyLittleB_tch said...

I'm SO disappointed there's no picture!
I'm totally picturing Carrot Top as the final result.

Unknown said...

Ah, the 9th grade perm and the mushroom haircut. I'm sure I've got pictures of at least one of those... more likely both. I should look. Also was the dark hair when you came over to my house and I told you how much you looked like your mom? I thought it was ok.


My worst haircut was when I was pregnant with Chaela. I made the mistake of going to a cheap place and they basically hacked it off in a straight line and did NOTHING else to it. Blah.

Karen and Gerard said...

My worst hair disasters were kinky curly permanents. I liked them after about 3 weeks though when the curls loosened up.

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paige said...

I've had so many hair disasters it's not even funny. I had 80's hair in the 80's, complete with fuzzy bangs. Lovely.