For some reason, Lance had decided to activate a no-haircut policy until our pre-nupt in May. While I didn’t openly oppose the idea, I really, really hated it vehemently.  So I schemed to have him agree to a haircut without him feeling I demanded it.

Step 1: Take lots of pictures like the ones below. 🙂 Eventually, he hated what he was seeing.

Step 2: When he asks if I think he should also have a haircut, say yes but be very nonchalant about it. Like you don’t really care…

Step 3: Hint that I need a trim today!… and insist that he accompany me.

Step 4: Hook, Line, and Sinker.

Now comes the hard part, I read somewhere that finding a good stylist is like finding the perfect mate — almost impossible! So today, I decided to try Azta Salon in Eastwood.

It’s my 3rd try in this salon but the first time that they were able to accommodate me. As I was writing this blog, I remembered that you were not supposed to cut your hair from the Chinese new year until 15 days after. And that might be the reason why no one was in the salon in the first place! (Anyone knows feng shui that could reverse bad fortune from cutting hair?)

The cut was pretty quick and I was almost tempted to ask them for some color too but I decided to test the results first. My hair looks ok after the blow drying but we all know the true results will be seen after I wash, air-dry, and barely brush my hair tomorrow. 🙂

Lance’s cut, however, was something I really liked! The stylist even gave a lot of styling tips that would flatter him. Too bad he still didn’t have the discipline to ask the stylist what products he should use to style it the same way.

As additional help, here’s a list of their services:

Supposedly about Individuality

The initial plan was to get a massage and then catch the last full show of Narnia. But what I really wanted was to have a haircut — but I knew getting Nice to agree with me was going to be a long ordeal. Surprise! Surprise! (or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been mopey the past few days) because he didn’t argue at all and even joined me in trying to find a budget-friendly, not-too-crowded but good-enough-service salon. So after 2 magazines and a psp game, I had triumphantly gotten a short ‘do.

The style was still in layers but this time the back part was a lot shorter than the front. Think of a U and a 45 degree tilt. I was pretty happy with the cut (a little bit anxious on how it would look like the next day…sans the blowdrying). The hair minus the blowdry wasn’t so bad…of course, it wasn’t as fabulous as the styled one (understandable) but the waves did ok, it was a nice messy version of the night before.

Charing saw my hair and said she wanted a cut too. She was actually the one who wanted to have her hair fixed so she made lambing that we should have her hair made too. The picture on the right is exactly how she wants it done. When I saw the picture, it looked similar to mine (except mine had no bangs and had less drastic layers). Then Czing said she also wanted an emo haircut… Oooops. Pause. Stop. Rewind. Emo what?!

Did I just get myself an emo haircut? Oh no. The last thing I wanted to was to get anything teen (ok maybe not really teen…but have you seen how many below 20-yr old kids are into emo stuff?). I had to rush to the mirror and check (which I did again as I was writing this) and I would say no. It doesn’t fall under that category…as long as I don’t style it that way anyway.

So I forgive Czing for the comment and we tried to figure out how she could get the style she wants without ripping her mom’s bank account. Our problem was that her hair was extremely frizzy and all these emo cuts are made up of diligently straightened strands. So we went Googling emo hairstyles and I was very much surprised that emo is all about being unique. Then why the hell do they all look the same? I am dumbfounded.

On a nostalgic side note:

One blog said what you have to do is get a pair of scissors and styling stuff then cut and style your hair until you get something comfortable to your personality. Naalala ko tuloy si kate. She would do that way back in 1999 (malamang ever since high school sya actually…). If she’s still doing clothes and hair and makeup, malamang it could be a lucrative business for her. She was always a standout in college…sometimes weird but still pretty standout. How does she feel kaya that everything seems to be becoming mainstream?