So tonight I went off to see my stylist for a partial “low lights” appointment. I had no idea what to expect from this experience, it has been so many years since I have covered the gray in my hair AND I have/had significantly more of it. I am never going to see the brighter side of 40 again, so I did not want to try and take 10 to 15 years off my age, but I did want to tone down the overwhelming gray. Other than everyone out here reading my blog and my two female work associates, I did not tell anyone, especially M, that I was having this done tonight. He did text me, wondering what was taking so long (and conveniently forgetting that I was just last Sunday getting a trim), and I told him I was being styled and would be home soon. That was fine, he was going to go run.
Okay, so I get home with my new hair … and nothing. Nothing! He did ask me if I am going to keep the extreme side part (probably not), but my usual reply about my stylist providing me “movie star hair” satisfied him. He has not noticed anything else different.
So do I mention it? Do I say … hey, I just spent major money getting my hair done. Would you please NOTICE the difference? Or should I let it go? I did not take a “before” picture today, but this first photo is from a few weeks ago … hair did not get any darker in the days leading up to this.
And this is from tonight, with “movie star hair” courtesy of my wonderful stylist:
I dunno … maybe my husband is color blind? Or he only notices the poufy, fluffy styling? He’s always kind and complimentary about my overall appearance (M is happily married and is smart enough and diplomatic enough to know how to stay that way, after all), and while he has definite preferences (loves the present longer length enough to lobby me to not cut it back to the bob I typically sport in winter), most of the time a trim is just a trim and no major styling changes. Even when I grew my bangs out earlier this year it took probably six months before he noticed that I they failed to return when I went to get my ends trimmed.
I will give it a few days, a wash, a normal styled-by-me blow dry and flat iron treatment. Surely it’s not THAT subtle?