The lovely Josefa at always Josefa is hosting her monthly linky - "Conversations with ....." - this month it is conversations with my hairdresser.
Due to the fact that my hair has always been extremely straight, when I find a good hairdresser who knows how to cut straight hair, I tend to stick with them rather than try someone new. For all that I am not really fussed about clothes or shoes, I cannot stand my hair being badly cut !
Anyway, the hairdresser that I went to when we first arrived in Australia was a lovely lady BUT it got to the point where she was too vain to wear glasses and I would get home and have to give myself a tidy up trim because there were bits and pieces all over the place that she had missed.
Then, through a fellow therapist, I found another hairdresser. Someone who worked from her salon at home. Someone who worked a couple of evenings a week. Someone who could cut straight hair. And I went to her. What I didn't know was that she could talk the hind leg off a donkey !!! She doesn't keep quiet from the minute you walk in there to when you leave which can be a little annoying when sometimes, after a day at work, I just want peace and quiet. Never mind, she can cut straight hair and so I put up with it.
I have probably been going to her for about 8 or 9 years now and in all that time I have only ever really had my hair trimmed - until 2011. In the past I have had hair styles from pixie to bobs to half way down my back, to Princess Di side sweeps, peanut perms, highlights, lowlights, semis - I have never been blonde and I have never dyed my hair but other than that I have pretty much given most things a try - except with her. With her I had only ever had my hair trimmed and a semi put through it.
In January 2011, I applied for and was appointed to the job that I am currently in. My hair was half way down my back. Thick, dark and in really good condition. A week before I was due to start in this role, I decided a change was as good as a holiday, new job, new hairstyle - so made an appointment and went to see her.
After telling her what I wanted, she spent the next 20 mins checking to make sure that was what I really wanted. I don't know if she was trying to convince me or herself but I told her I wanted to go ahead with it. Eventually she obliged and I went from having hair half way down my back to a pixie cut. Luckily my weight was down at the time and so it really suited me. The first day at my new job they didn't recognise me when I walked in the door as my hair had been long at both the interviews that I had been to !!!
I have never seen anyone so nervous to cut my hair as she was that day. My theory is that it will always grow back so, be daring and see what happens.
Thanks Josefa for hosting - always good to have a lovely linky to prompt me !!!!
Have the best weekend - to those on the Gold Coast, I believe we are in for another wet weekend which sucks big time. I want some sun to come out !!!
TFTD : Don't change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.