Okay... what? Perhaps this wasn't the haircut that Alison wanted or asked for (she wanted it to her shoulders), but really? This is an actual style that women have been imitating since Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham sported it several years ago.
NOW... If you want to talk bad haircuts. Let me regale you with a tale that, to this day, three years later still sends shivers down my spine. My mother cut my hair for 27 years until I moved to Florida (and actually my last haircut was done by her when the folks were down last month), so I was mistrustful of hairstylists before this fateful day.
I went to a salon down the road that I had been to before because they offered a student discount to UM students. I had gotten a good cut before, but this time I dropped in and was scheduled with a new stylist. When I take off my glasses to get my hair cut, I am completely at the mercy of the person with the scissors. I am blind enough that it is a exercise in trust and faith.
The stylist was from India, and perhaps there were some translation issues, but here is how I walked away from the salon that day:
Apparently I was not the only blind person in the salon that day. Are the bangs even close to straight? What's with the duck tail in the back? Not only that but she cut the heck out of the back of my neck with the clippers. I was too shocked to refuse to pay, I even tipped (darn my New England politeness). No one even saw this monstrosity because I immediately went to another salon and had a second haircut to fix the mistake. At the end of the day, I paid $70 to look that good!
Alison got the Posh Spice cut, I got the Amish boy who got a trim with rusty garden sheers!
p.s. In the interest of full disclosure, I also called Tracey in hysterics that day. She's a good calming spirit.
Kid Quote of the Day: "Mr. Nick, did you know you got a haircut?" ~Joseph (age: 3)