I got a haircut last week. I guess my description of what I wanted and and the vision my hairdresser got didn't match.
I told her I wanted my hair shorter than she cut it the last two times. I explained that I wanted it shorter but long enough to "tuck" it behind my ears.
She kept talking about my new summer haircut as she trimmed away. I thought we were on the same page.
I nearly gasped when she quit clipping and I looked in the mirror. The top and bangs were fine but when I "tucked" it, there was hardly enough hair to do it.
I went home and wet it, blow dryed it and felt a little better.
I went to work the next day feeling somewhat self-conscious of my new "summer style." I heard some compliments and thought, "Are they lying? Trying to make me feel better?" We went to camp for the weekend and my neighbor commented on my new hairstyle. I told her I was still adjusting to it and was not completely happy with it.
She said, "You know what my Daddy used to say? The only thing between a bad haircut and a good haircut is about three days."
It's been a week now and he might be right. I don't hate it anymore and maybe in another week I'll have enough hair to do a real "tuck". Then I think I'll love it.