I have lived in LA for about 4 years, and I have yet to find a salon/hair stylist that I like. I have tried a number of places, with the average cost being at least $60/cut. For me, that is on the expensive side, and I feel like if I'm paying prices like that, I should come out feeling like a movie star. But not once have I come out feeling "Wow, I look like a BAMF!"
I feel like my hair itself is my biggest issue. I feel like it grows in jaggedly...maybe it's the way it's cut, but I feel like the ends as a whole look odd/not neat. Like, if you were to look at the back of my hair, the bottom of the hair looks pointy. And while my hair is straight, it's not very thick; it's thick when first washed, but gets pretty meh by the end of the day. Thin hair makes having bangs hard since they end up looking wispy and limp. But I need bangs to hide my big ole forehead. Add to that, I also have a very round face, so I can't just have any ole hairdo.
I am one of those people that needs to wash their hair daily, because by the second day, my hair is in flat/grease city! I am unfortunately not one of those people that can go every three days without washing.
I am definitely not a hair person. I don't do much to my hair, aside from straightening it or putting it into a ponytail. And my ponytails are not pretty. They are of the gym variety. I also don't know how to use a curling iron, and my hair always seems to be static-y.
So the above was not my funny story, but some background with my struggles with hair. The funny story begins....now:
A few months back, a co-worker and I were invited to this program hosted by a big-name magazine. At the event were various motivational speakers, as well as product booths for attendees to visit and get free swag. One of the booths there was a "hair style" booth hosted by one of the big name shampoo/styling product guys (I forget which one).
At this booth, various stylists would style your hair in one of four "quick-'do" options. One was beachy waves, and another was a "red-carpet pony." As this event started at 8 AM (or something super early), I didn't have time to wash my hair, so I had just thrown it into one of my "gym -looking" ponytails.
So when my co-worker and I were walking around this booth, two spokespeople approached about us getting our hair done for free, to which we responded, "okay!" My co-worker got the beachy waves, and since I had a ponytail, the guy who was styling me told me he was giving me the "red carpet pony."
I sat in the chair and tried to make small talk during his "styling." Basically he just used some mousse or hairspray and some bobby pins. I was done in 3 minutes and left, wandering around the area until my co-worker was done.
As I was waiting by the edge of the booth, one of the spokespeople (there were many), came up to me smiling and asked if I wanted to get my hair done.
I was laughing in my head as I responded, "Oh, I already did."
She looked embarrassed and replied, "Oh, okay!" and walked away.
So basically, my hair looks ugly and I don't know how to get or wear a "red carpet pony." WAMP WAMP.