I went to the salon tonight to de-stress and have my hair trimmed. I realized it’s been quite a while since my last visit. My indicator? I could not remember when I had my last haircut. I already like cut then, but it seriously needed trimming – at least, I’d like to believe so.
I asked the hair stylist for a trim and then immersed myself in the entertainment magazine. A few minutes later and I found my supposedly “trimmed” hair fashioning an entirely different cut. It was definitely shorter than a “trim”. What I understand is that when one says “trim”, one maintains the previous do while cutting a few inches of hair. Same cut, shorter length.
My surprised expression may have gotten the attention of the stylist and he asked, “Nilagyan ko ng layers para hindi mag-fly away. Okay lang?” Who said I hated the “fly away” effect? His adding “layers” to the cut made it shorter than I would have hoped for. But really, what bothers me is that I wasn’t even consulted before he decided to go on with the layering. It just happens t be my hair. Had I answered, “No, it’s not okay”, could he have done anything about undoing the “layers”? Make the hair grow back in that instant?
The cut is okay. I’m not crazy about it. But I want to make the decisions or at least want to be consulted on what will happen to it. It is my hair after all. I know the stylist has years of experience and is skilled. But all I wanted was a “trim”.