In case you’re wondering how this week has been going…Jonathan and I spent 30 minutes cleaning up a shattered jar of pickles from the floor last night.

Anyway. Let me tell you about my placebo haircut. You might be wondering how does one get a placebo haircut? Well, they walk on down to the Aveda Institute on a whim one afternoon and ask for them to hack off a good 2 inches. That should have left me with something resembling the clavicut.

Just a few minutes into the painstakingly long hair cutting process (students can take a while I’ve come to learn), the girl confesses something. My professor tells me I’m just not a hair cutter. I’m much more into mixing colors. She then went on to tell me a story about how after every cutting assignment, her professor would come inspect her mannequin only to question where the hair was.

Apparently she never cut enough off. Or barely at all for that matter.

I did my best to squash my nervous feelings. I mean, I’d notice if she were messing up, right? She finished up, blew me dry, and I was in a rush to get out the door. I never expect that process to take 2 hours. It did, and I had work to finish up.

I got home, curled my hair quickly, then sent Myra a pic. I DID IT! I exclaimed! LOOK, I FINALLY HACKED OFF THOSE LAST TWO INCHES!

Myra didn’t comment much beyond a hesitant yay! I didn’t think much of it, and then I quickly transitioned into move-mode.

Well, as we sat in our meeting on Monday morning, I confessed to her that I’d worn my hair straight for the first time since the cut and that I’d had a thought…well…

I don’t think that girl actually cut anything off my length.

Myra immediately burst out laughing. Apparently she had the thought too but didn’t know how to tell me. I mean how does a person just think they got a haircut? I sure hope wherever that student ends up when she graduates in a week or so that she’s not asked to actually cut any hair.

For comparison, this is about where my hair was before the cut…

I know. I know. How do these things happen to me?

Happy Friday Eve, y’all.

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  1. Kristin Darhower

    February 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

    ha ha ha…was there no mirror to look in? Did you check the floor?

    I have an appointment this weekend.

  2. Myra

    February 9, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I AM LEGIT CRACKING UP AGAIN JUST READING THIS. Same reaction as the first time you told me. This kills me in all the right ways. Lol. ONLY YOU, GUSH.

  3. alyssa

    February 9, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I am so confused by this. How does a girl who’s job it is to cut hair end up…not cutting hair for 2 hours?! See this just makes me even more determined to never cut my hair again. The girl who has been doing it for the last 10 years in NJ, the only person I trust, moved to Texas after my last haircut (when, in January 2016, I chopped off a foot to end up with a chin-length bob I have been painstakingly growing back out ever since). And now I’m in NYC where I don’t know any hairstylists and I’ve just decided rather than trying to find a good one, my hair is just never going to be cut again. And apparently, your hairdresser decided the same thing for you 🙈

  4. Kristina

    February 9, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Oh my goodness!! I haven’t had the best experiences at Aveda. One day in college the DAY OF a semiformal, I decided to get a trim (worst idea ever) and I had swoop bangs and the guys completely f-ed them up. I was definitely traumatized! Hope you’re liking the new house… can’t wait to see it!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  5. Leslie

    February 9, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Hahaha, I hate that you spent 2 hours for nothing to have happened. I had a similar situation where I was in a salon for-ev-er and couldn’t figure out why. Sadly, it ended with some of my hair being burned off… so at least that didn’t happen!!

  6. Carly

    February 9, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    That story is hilarious, though I can’t believe she would admit that WHILE cutting your hair. Because my hair is so long, when I’ve had it cut in the past no one else can ever tell that it’s different even if it’s a good 3-4 inches that are gone. One of my friends always goes to Aveda and she’s definitely had to go back after going home– and now I’m wondering if it’s because not enough was cut off, haha. But whatever she did, does look amazing and makes me looove the blunt ends and that length!

  7. chelsea jacobs

    February 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    HAHAHA. Bless. This is amazing.

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