I had been trying to grow my hair out into long luscious locks for a while. Everyone I know is aware of my struggles here. I thought this time I could really make it. I had been dedicated for more than a year. My pixie cut was long out of sight, and my hair almost touched the tops of my shoulders! But then I had to be on DHEA for three months, and my hair started thinning, and getting…gross, for lack of a better word. It was thin and frizzy, and the longer it got, the less luscious it became. So, I decided to chop it off. I didn’t want to go pixie in time for a Seattle winter. (Androgyny doesn’t feed my confidence) I settled on a really short bob that would allow a good chunk of hair to peek out from under a beanie.
This is the photo I went with:
Pretty basic bob, with a little bit of edge and just the right amount of Frenchy chic.
I received a gift card to Bishops Barbershop and thought that the edgy barbershop might be the perfect place to get this new do. Bishops is a Portland based barbershop with one location in Seattle. It is the ultimate hipster hair spot. And that picture up there is pretty darn hipster. (Disclaimer: I am not a hipster, just like that hair style).
The hair stylists in this salon make an average nerd like me feel pretty dowdy. I mean, I don’t have tattoos, or a jagged haircut. I wear a bra, and I don’t normally go to live shows on a whim. But, I’ll hand it to them, they were pretty nice and didn’t seem to judge my mainstream appearance. My stylist in particular was great! super chatty and had a clear vision of how to make this cut work for my face. She did a fantastic job painting on my color, she did it meticulously so that she wouldn’t get any color on my scalp. It took her a full hour just to apply the color. After 3 hours, my hair makeover was complete. (3 hours seems to be the norm for cut and color, in my experience. I think this is long, but it seems to always take me that long.)
My final opinion of my new hair:
- She used the texturizing scissors a bit to frivolously (common mistake made on my hair)
- The back is a bit uneven (one side is much shorter and layered than the other)
- I love the length (she really tried to keep it longer for my “heart shaped” face)
- The color is perfect (Goldwell color usually adds a nice shine)
But really, what did I expect when the images for this barbershop look like this:
I’ll probably give this shop another chance since the prices aren’t too steep and they use a great quality hair color. Symmetrical haircuts are overrated anyway.