After the haircut yesterday I went grocery shopping and came home to make a bunch of batches of food for Jack and some dinner for the grown ups. After all that cooking (and cleaning of the kitchen) I was really tired.
Our guest ended up falling asleep early (as is wont to happen after many days of traveling) so Andy and I had a nice evening snuggling on the couch. We watched a fascinating documentary on modern day Geishas, had root beer floats, and teased ourselves about being such a nerdy couple.
It was delightful.
But now Andy is at work and the rest of the house is asleep, so I am free to tell you about my hair.
Here is my new hair. Please excuse the ridiculous face I am making as I have never been good at taking my own picture. Just look at the hair. Please.
I think I learned something about getting a good cut from my current stylist. Or perhaps I just lucked out this time. But here is what I did differently for a great haircut day:
1. Before I left the house I read 1 Peter 3:4. You know, "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment... but a gentle and quiet spirit..." I needed the reminder that my attitude is more important than my hair. Can I be at peace with lame hair? Yes. Will I? With God's strength, yes.
By the way, I have always avoided this verse because I really like outward adornment. I didn't want to be convicted of "adorning myself." But I noticed that outward adornment is not forbidden, it is just that those things are not the source of my beauty. They become a problem when they are what I rely on to make me lovely, instead of challenging myself to be gentle and quiet. So adorn away, just don't let the accouterments own you.
2. I made the whole outing a treat. My mother-in-law hung out with Jack, so I took my time. I browsed a magazine, I bought a coffee. I relaxed. That way, even if the hair was bad, the day was good.
3. I scheduled my appointment right before my hairstylist's lunch and on her slowest day. That way she didn't have to rush to finish my hair before someone else's appointment. I think that made the biggest difference. I had time to explain what I wanted and she had time to fuss over the tiny details.
So ladies, glean from my experience and enjoy your next coiffing experience.