I have not had time to take myself for a proper cut and color. When I find a good stylist they move to Vegas, the next one has a baby and quits. So I have been in hair limbo for the last 3 months. Needless to say that the grey was taking over and I have brown hair with grey highlights. Something that is not attractive. So out of desperation and the desire to not have to try yet another favorite of someone else I thought that I would check out the local beauty school. My rationale was that there had to be someone there that knew what they were doing - YEAH RIGHT!I started at 10am and by 2:30 pm I am still not done. I was tired, I needed something to eat and I had had enough of these "Students" to last me a very long time. I raced out to my car thinking that it might not be as bad as it looked in the fake light, but it was! I had Platinum hair and black back hair. I was a skunk. The kids got home from school and Drama Queen in her oh-so-not-shy-about-telling-you-what-she-thinks voice says, "Mom, what did you do to your hair - you look like Cruella DeVil!" (I have been corrected, it was the man that started the Cruella thing - like that makes it any better.)
I called them in a not so nice voice and said that this must be fixed. Problem: I was leaving town, the soonest I could go back in to get my hair fixed (ha ha) was Thursday. That meant that I had to look like a freak for an entire week.
I go in and immediately find the instructor whom I had dealt with on the phone. She gives me to a very nice girl and I am hopeful. We talk and talk about what I want to look like. I even point at fellow students that have the "Natural" looking blonde high-lights that I was looking for. Thinking that we are all set, we begin. Color is placed on my hair, foils are layered and layered and I am starting to get excited that my freakish days will be over. Timer dings, instructor says to rinse, toweled dry, blower begins and the new color is revealed.........
Ta daaaaaa, the new me....?
Can anyone see a difference?
Me either, but there is.
I am now Strawberry blonde not Platinum.
So to thank all those wonderful students at the local beauty school for having so much fun making me look freaky and for helping me decide that I will be Cruella DeVil for Halloween, the following song is for you.