Anatomy of a Bad Haircut

Ok guys. Here we go.

Six months ago, I would not have been able to post these pictures. Because it wouldn’t have been funny….it would have just been What I Looked Like.

To start off, this is what my hair looked like in July of 2011, pre-disastrous hair, showing off a really cool MUG that I’m sure you’re all jealous of.

Shortish, but easy to style, no blowdrying or hair-product necessary.

On December 19, 2011, after my hair had grown out a bit, I went back to the SAME SALON where I got the above haircut, and asked for the SAME THING.

This is what I got:

ARE YOU DYING RIGHT NOW? Honestly, it’s still a little difficult for me to even look at. I’ll have you know that I got this haircut about 3 hours before the office Christmas Party. But I looked, (and, given the trauma, probably acted), more like I belonged at the Christmas Party at Bellevue or something.

Here is a view from the back:

It’s like, she tried to do an inverted bob on the sides, and then just….sheared the back?

Guys: it was really, really, really hard to walk around with this haircut. For MONTHS. Months!

But I truly think I will never be overly vain or precious about my hair again. Because. It is just hair. And six months will pass. And it does grow back. And it’s probably good to get knocked down a peg or tow (or four, in this case), every once in a while.

Anyway, here is what my hair looks like TODAY:

Like I said, I’m never going to have a bad haircut again, because every haircut, for the rest of my life, will seem good in comparison.

It took six months. But we got through it.

(My cat CLEARLY wanted to get her picture taken, too, so I appeased her.)