Why shrinky hates getting her hair cut...
1. Very short bangs.
I hate it when I get my hair trimmed because my bangs get cut way too short and I feel like a moonface. I hate it. I have very negative associations with extremely short bangs due to a mean girl in elementary school who always had microbangs. Yuck.
2. Mirrors and wet hair.
I hate sitting there and having to look at myself in the mirror (under extremely unflattering lighting). I look more hideous than normal and it makes me feel really horribly.
3. Culture of hair salons.
They are often "hipper than thou" and so focused on appearance, obviously. I always feel old, fat, and ugly when I go.
4. makeover shows.
They make you think that once you get a haircut, you will all of a sudden look just stunningly gorgeous upon the reveal. Once my hair is cut and dried, I never look like I had a makeover. I look just as ugly, if not uglier, than before.
"Are you *still* a student?" Nuff said.
6. Wet hair.
I always have to leave with wet hair at this salon. They never seem to leave enough time to dry it fully, or (like this time) they tell me that to dry it fully would cause my hair to frizz. Well, what do you think going outside will do? Yup, frizz city.
7. I'm paying for this?
This time I tried to show up just on time, as my stylist always has me change into the gown thingy while I wait for her. No one else is waiting in the robes, just me. I hate it so fricking much. It's cold and vulnerable, and I feel like an ass amidst all these stylish beautiful people. Then this time, one of the assistants came up to me and told me my stylist wanted to talk to me. I had to go walk over to her and while she was still working on previous client's hair, she asked me if I was just there for a trim. Then, I got whisked off for a shampoo. There was no time to actually sit and show her what is working or not with my hair, as it's hard to do when your hair is wet.
8. They always cut more than an inch.
My hair is really short. It no longer reaches my bra strap.
9. Figuring out how much to tip.