The Hopeful Haircut

I’m an ever-hopeful type when it comes to haircuts. I always bring in pictures. Mostly, the haircuts turn out nothing like the pictures. Mostly, this doesn’t bother me too much. For one thing, I don’t look like Posh Spice or Katie Holmes, so I’m pretty realistic. But I still have an easier time explaining what I want in the form of pictures. So here’s the picture I brought in this time:

I’m pretty sure I couldn’t look any less like Jenna Elfman if I wanted to. But I want those curls, darnit, and I’m going to have them.

Well, it didn’t turn out quite like the picture, but I’m pleased with the overall effect. I’ve not had a perm since the Very Bad Hair incident in 2nd grade, so this was a big step for me. I like it. It was time for a change.

  • Cute curls 🙂

  • Thanks! Now I can be just like you. 😉 Except I'm a faker. But hey. Fakers need love too.

  • Bridget


  • What's funny is that I spend so much time straightening my hair. those who have curly hair, never want it. Those who have straight hair, want curly hair. At any rate, everyone used to think I got my curly hair from my mom – but she permed her hair – and mine was natural. Mwahahaha. 🙂

  • Tarah

    Ooh!!! I LOVE it! What kind of perm did you get? Now I'm really tempted. 🙂

  • Jamie

    So cute! Definitely an inspiration… but if I get curls now I'm going to look like a copy cat =)~

  • I have no idea what kind of perm. 🙂 The stinky kind, I guess. He used the 2 biggest sized rollers they had.

  • Tabetha

    Nice. Now we really are “SISTER in laws” haha.

  • ACW

    Cute! I think you're local, so I'd love to know where you went.
    The last perm I had was nine years ago. I had grown it all out halfway down my back and wanted a spiral perm –which is what the lady promised– and then when I sat in the chair she promptly chopped off chunky layers around my face and brought out regular perm rods. I had a huge mess of haphazard curls that I couldn't do anything with, and I went home and cried for about two days. That might have been, in part, due to the baby blues. Even in retrospect, I don't think it was unreasonable to get upset about looking like something that stepped out of 'Clan of the Cave Bear'.
    *This* is beautiful; you have volume and carefree curls. 😀

  • I have to say, I was a little worried. I know perms have a reputation for sending people home crying. 🙂 I got mine done at Mitchell's in Southpoint. They seem pretty good, especially if you request the higher-priced stylists. Ugh, I know, but it's kind of worth it.

  • ACW

    Thanks! 🙂