Wednesday, November 21, 2007

new hair

Last week, on the spur of the moment, I decided on a new 'do. I am highly unadventurous with my hair and have had the same style for about ten years. The colour may change by the look has remained constant - essentially a fringeless bob. So I don't know what possessed me, literally as I was sitting in the hairdresser's chair last week while she got out the scissors, to blurt out: 'what do you think I'd look like with a fringe?'

The hairdresser replied that it would be 'exciting'. My hairdresser and I were obviously not in the same place when excitement was meted out. 'Exciting' for me is riding rollercoasters in LA, or receiving expensive champagne from a mysterious admirer, or skinny dipping by moonlight in warmer climes than London. It is not cutting a straight line into the hair above my eyebrows.

Nonetheless the result is dramatic. Absolutely everybody has commented on it. Top tip: If you decide to take a long lunch hour and you need to sneak back in surreptitiously afterwards, do not return looking completely different from the way you did when you left. I may as well have entered my office sporting a Spiderman outfit and a handlebar moustache. Celebrity comparisons so far have included Betty Boo, Cleopatra and Mel C. I'm not quite sure how I feel about any of those but it's very entertaining to be creating such a stir.

10 comments:

fake adult said...

Sounds exciting! Is there a link between the hair and Peanuts?

Confuddled said...

Oooh! Looking fwd to seeing and admiring the new do tomorrow! Tks for your text earlier xxx

silverfox said...

Yes, hairdresser excitement, I know exactly what you mean with all the hair that I don't have! I do miss not going to the salon for an updated doo, although entering work in a spiderman outfit sounds entertaining, I think you should try it!

Gretta James said...

Betty Boo is hot. I bet you look hot with a fringe.

Gretta x

fake adult said...

i'm cutting the spiderwoman outfit for you as i write. it'll be crotchless, for mc. (and crotches are hard to cut)
x

zuzula said...

FA - terrific! I'm sure it will look fabulous (and no, the Peanut thing is because I appear to have acquired my own personal fly, which hovers above my desk every afternoon at work. Every day I think I've killed it, every day it's back again)

Confuddled - can't wait to see you!

Silverfox - well, FA is on the case.... ;)

Gretta - ah thank you. I'm still getting used to it but yeah, so far so good :)

almostwitty.com said...

Did you have a new haircut? I hadn't noticed. ;)

Then again, my eye was elsewhere alas...

also... spiderwoman outfit? *drool*

(where's that bromide?)

almostwitty.com said...

Seriously, you did look quite different with your new haircut! And a new look is always good. Must shave my hair off...

zuzula said...

your eye was.... where exactly?! ;)

zuzula said...

why thank you AlmostWitty. Unfortunately you got to see the fluffy-rain-drenched version!