August 10, 2002

Haircut Worries

I'm getting my hair cut today. It's been a loooooooong time! I called the day before yesterday to set up an appointment with my long-lost hair-person "Aida" (whose name I still cannot pronounce correctly), and she sounded like she was about to fall over from hearing my voice.

Anyhow, I'm scheduled to get my hair colored (what color?), cut, and possibly highlighted - and god knows what sort of shape it's gonna be in after it's all over. A trip to the hair salon is always an adventure for me. I get both an excited feeling of "thank god this mane is going to be wrangled!", but I also get a sinking feeling about the whole process itself. I mean, I love getting my hair washed by someone else - it is the greatest thing in the world, but, you know, that whole "salon" thing just isn't my bag. First off, you spend a couple of hours LOOKING AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR. Now, some people may get off on that, but not me! Of course, I suppose I could just close my eyes - that's a safe bet. But then there's an entirely different challenge: all those other women!

Maybe it's a social anxiety disorder thing, but I always get the feeling that they're all looking at me and thinking bad things about me - what's worse is that the salon is run and pretty much patroned exclusively by Armenian women - they don't even speak English when they're in there! Who knows the kind of nasty things they could be saying about me!! ACK!!

Ooookaaayyyy.... settle down, Julie... Sorry, I got a bit worked up there for a moment. Deep breathing exercises will help me through the "procedure".


Ugh, I hate getting my damned hair cut!


posted by julie at August 10, 2002 12:00 AM


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