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67 years of wanting something else

Ever wish you could cut and color your own hair? I was born with super fine hair and I’ve always wanted it to be thicker, maybe even wavy. Stylists have colored and permed it over the years but no one has every gotten it right – at least someone could have come closer to what I asked for.

It’s always cut too short (Not so short, please, I’ll be back in six weeks); caramel colored instead of just highlighted lightly with blonde – with bleach so it has more body (No caramel color, please; it doesn’t go with my skin color.); the grey/silver is covered (Please, I’m proud of it.); it’s parted on the wrong side (It naturally parts on the right, please.); the crown cowlick is always ignored and subsequently sticks up like Alfalfa (Please, please, please cut to calm my cowlick.); it’s styled by rolling it around a big round brush, repeatedly (… even though I prefer to style with my fingers, please; could you show me how to do that?) and, the bangs are chopped super short (I like my bangs, long, please.).

I’ve had stylists who cut my bangs right, left it a bit long, parted it properly, colored to my wishes, and even left my bangs long – just not all those skills in one person. It’s no wonder that I change stylists every year. No one ever gets it right.

It would be so much easier if I’d just been born with thick hair and no cowlicks.

Why is it we’re always born wanting something else?


I'm a writer making my way through life and offering observations as I go. Old enough to know better but that doesn't stop me.

4 thoughts on “67 years of wanting something else

  1. In my experience, the women I know who have curly hair want straight hair. Those with straight want curls. Most want to find a stylist who understands their preferences. Those with stylists they actually like are both quiet about it. Male pattern baldness for me, and a cut in the back bedroom with my own clippers every few weeks. Ah, the simple things in life.

  2. I have been going to the same hairdresser for over 15 years. Once I found someone who got it right, I stuck with him. Not cheap but no expenses spared when it comes to hair because I just can’t stand those feelings you describe!

    1. Just as I expected – I’m not the only one who feels this way. I find two years is about my average; then the stylist starts doing what I want, no matter what I say.

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