Oh, brother.

May 6, 2008

Journal, Lauren

Here’s my new haircut.


I have no one to blame but myself. I have no established relationship with a reliable hairstylist – I just go to the places that take walk-ins. I gave no good directions except, “Make it shorter”. She commenced cutting.

My first tip should have been how she turned my chair away from the mirror. No, wait! My first tip should have been her own unnaturally-black-as-night hair with a yellowy-white stripe running down the center. I foolishly trusted that it would all come out fine. When it was over, I looked in the mirror, and there was a definite difference in the level of hair in front and the level in back. I asked her to fix it a little, then stopped her when I just kept losing hair.

I came home to wet it down and mess with it. I thought ‘If I can keep the front pushed back it’s not so bad”, until I realized….. I have a mullet.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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15 Responses to “Oh, brother.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    If it would help, I can forward you the pictures of Alton Brown I used for my last haircut.

    In the meantime, I think you should celebrate having a mullet. Just go with it. Too bad Lloyd just got his hair cut. He could have gotten a matching style. You two would be so cute!


  2. Beth Said on:

    If Larry the cable guy wasn’t from close by here in Nebraska…and gun-carrying rednecks weren’t a staple in this state, the risk of getting a mullet at a walk-in place would be considerably less…

    Maybe you should move to Maryland. No, scratch that, I don’t want you to leave…neither does Annette.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    You look like Nate the Great from the kids’ book series. He always wears his hat down low.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I like the hat. Are you going to wear it to work?


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren--YOU FUNNY!!!

    I laugh with you … ’cause this kind of stuff happens to me too (although I’m sure you look fine)… like the time I let a friend talk me into getting a perm. on just the top part of my head … “It’ll fluff up your layers, people do it all the time” … well, imagine looking like you’re wearing a ushanka when you’re not--that was me for 2 months!


  6. Curt Said on:

    Lauren, as funny as your situation is, “I feel your pain” as I am a recent victim of a bad haircut. I think a coalition needs to be set up to deal with these horrific actions. We need to bring this issue to the forefront! And let them know that WE WILL NOT TAKE IT ANY LONGER!! (This is followed by a load fist slam to the podium as the crowd roars with cheers.)


  7. Deborah Said on:

    Come on. Show us a picture of your haircut. We won’t laugh. Really, we won’t.


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