Last week, I finally got up the nerve to cut my hair super short. I've had short hair for as long as I can remember, but not this short. Right now I've just sort of reached a place where I am tired of my hair controlling how I feel - if it looks bad, I feel bad, etc. In the humidity I experience here, it's also hard to control. So I decided to go super short and I wouldn't have to worry about blow drying it to get it straight or working every day to get some volume into this limp mess.
I took the following photo to the salon.
I should've been wary when the hair dresser kept asking me questions about how fine my hair was - have I ever gotten a perm? how much product do I use? etc. I know my hair is fine, and I also know perms wreck my hair and lots of product weigh it down. But she assured me I should grow it out and get a perm and load it up with lots of product. "You need lots of product for fine hair." A red light should've gone off in my head at that point, because when she got around to styling my hair after the cut she loaded me down with four products before the blow dry. I think she knew I was suspicious because she turned me away from the mirror to style me. I snook a peak after the blow dry ... my hair was standing on end, straight up. I'll give it to her, it had volume. She then took out her battle gear and went to town straightening and curling my hair into tiny little sections. And then came the comb. And the feathering. She assured me though, "I'm trying to style it like the picture." I didn't go to hair school, but I did feel that that simple hair style should not take this much time to accomplish or else my entire reasoning for getting the cut had just been lobbed off like the rest of my hair. Finally, she finished and turned me to the mirror. I'll let you judge for yourself.
It was savable. In the end, I'm happy with it. The cut was good - the styling bad. But it takes about 3 minutes in the morning to style and possibly even less time to dry after a shower. No straightening, no mousse, no frizz serum. Just a happy me.