March 27 07

i suffer from severe panic attacks before getting my hair cut. i’m so not even kidding. i’ve had too many horrific experiences where i was crying before even leaving the salon. Too many experiences asking for Rachel’s season 4 long layers only to end up with her season 1 shag. Too many experiences asking for them to keep it long only to end up with a scissor-happy stylist. i mean, honestly, i have long, straight hair. how hard is it to give me a nice cut??? apparently, it nearly impossible.

i was more nervy than usual. new place. new colorist. new hairdresser. no air conditioning. i was sweating buckets. literally.

BEFORE:

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(please note. this is a scary, scary picture of me….but it was taken by my husband, while he was half-asleep, from our bed, at 7:30 this morning…)

AFTER:

Relax. I kid. I’m thanking my lucky stars i didn’t go to Sanjaya’s hairdresser.

i am soooo happy with it. the color. the cut. everything. i think i’m still sweating, though.

p.s. can someone please tell me how to fix those unslightly raccoon rings around my eyes??

p.p.s. i DID get over 4 inches cut off the back. so there! 

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  1. WOW!! FANTASTIC! I love it!!

    They did such an awesome job. When I figure out how to get rid of the coon eyes, i will let you know…until then, we are stuck with them.

    (first time visitor)

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    Comment by Kristine on March 27, 2007
  2. It is so awesome. I love it. (And I even loved the BEFORE picture.)

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    Comment by Jodi on March 27, 2007
  3. hey Ali,you look great!what a fantastic haircut.you are so photogenic.you always look so pretty in pics.

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 27, 2007
  4. wow! that is definitely an awesome cut. yay you for surviving and getting something you love! :)

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    Comment by lara on March 28, 2007
  5. Where do you go? I have been looking for the past 3 years since I’ve been in North York and can’t find a good place!

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    Comment by Steph on March 28, 2007
  6. Love it! Looks so good

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    Comment by Anne on March 28, 2007
  7. Ali you looked great before!
    But the color, that is awesome, LOVE it! and love the new cut, looks super! You are one HOT mama!!

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    Comment by Sarah on March 28, 2007
  8. Ali – you look lovely (but then you always do!)!!! I love the cut – I have the opposite problem: thick, wavy, voluminous hair – after 10 years, I am still looking for a good hairdresser in Perth!!! (and missing my Gino, formerly of Capucci Salon, Bloor West Village, sigh).

    Re eyes: try cucumber slices or tea bags, both work well.

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    Comment by Heidi on March 28, 2007
  9. Love it! It’s a fantastic colour.

    I got mine done yesterday too. Same old, with me begging my stylist to colour my hair blond and her refusing to cover up “gorgeous natural colour”. I will win this one.

    As for the dark circles. I have the cure!

    -Create a time machine
    -Go back in time
    -Have no kids
    -Sleep for hours on end after partying all night

    See? Easy peasy!

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    Comment by Chantal on March 28, 2007
  10. Great colour & cut! You look great!

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    Comment by Green Eyed Girl on March 28, 2007
  11. Looks great! Have fun tonight.

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    Comment by metro mama on March 28, 2007
  12. I think you would have looked better without the 7th ponytail in the mohawk.

    Oh wait…wrong picture…

    And, the dark circles must be unrelated to parenthood, as I have them, too. :)

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    Comment by Stacy on March 28, 2007
  13. I LOVE your haircut. I’ve had so many hair cut horror stories. I spend way too much on the guy who cuts my hair (like so much that I get colour somewhere else), but he’s the only person I trust. And when I stray I totally regret it.
    And … the Rachel. Know what you mean. Why do people keep doing the season 1 haircut? Why?

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    Comment by Laural on March 28, 2007
  14. Nice! Love it!

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    Comment by Chris on March 28, 2007
  15. Very excellent haircut.
    I use an illuminating concealer on the horror that is my under-eye area – Maybelline Instant Age Rewind – and it works really well.

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    Comment by Rebecca on March 28, 2007
  16. Looks great! And I love that colour. My hair used to be that naturally….when I was little. Now, just plain light brown. ugh.

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    Comment by Jay on March 28, 2007
  17. You look fab!! I luv both the colour and cut!

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    Comment by Tova on March 28, 2007
  18. hey Ali is that like a feather duster in sanjaya’s head?an orange feather duster mohawk.well thank goodness you don’t look like that!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on March 28, 2007
  19. Very nice! I like it!

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    Comment by Sadie on March 28, 2007
  20. Gorgeous hair and a beautiful smile! See… I told ya you’re a hot mama.

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    Comment by Jana on March 28, 2007
  21. LoVe It! GrEaT CuT!!

    About the eyes. My naturopath said that too much dairy will give you purple rings under your eyes. It’s totally true for my kids – especially Cam.

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    Comment by Christine on March 28, 2007
  22. I have hairdresser anxiety as well……I am trying to grow my hair out these days for my impending nuptials, but oh goodness, it is not easy

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    Comment by iris on March 28, 2007
  23. it looks great, and dark circles are becoming.

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    Comment by Sparky Duck on March 28, 2007
  24. Looks awesome!
    WOW! :)

    Have a great time tonight.

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    Comment by Multi-tasking Mommy on March 28, 2007
  25. You have GORGEOUS hair, Ali! OMG!

    And seriously, what the fuck was on top of Sanjaya’s head last night?

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    Comment by mamatulip on March 28, 2007
  26. That cut is fabulous! and color is AMAZING. Seriously. Those are some awesome highlights.

    As for the racoon eyes – Avon. Anew. That’s all.

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    Comment by Aimee on March 28, 2007
  27. Very pretty cut!

    I learned a secret when I went to cosmetology school eons ago. Ask for their comb, then use the inch markers on it to show them EXACTLY how much you want cut. It solved my problem with my hairdresser the first time out!

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    Comment by Kristi on March 28, 2007
  28. These comments should really make your day, and make you feel fabulous and gorgeous! Your hair looks great. You scared me at first with the Sanyaya pictures. Hee :)

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    Comment by Mandi on March 28, 2007
  29. I too get nervous about getting my haircut. Fortunately, I have found an awesome stylist! Your new ‘do looks great! Love the color and the layers framing your face. :)

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    Comment by Michelle on March 28, 2007
  30. Holy HOTNESS!!! I LOVE it! You look fabulous!

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    Comment by s@m on March 28, 2007
  31. You look GORGEOUS! What a hot mama!

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    Comment by Nancy on March 28, 2007
  32. Your hair looks wonderful. I think that we have had the same stylist nazis before. You say cut off one ince and look on the floor and there is 3 or 4 inches in lenght there. I am wondering if they are using someother scale of measurement that we don’t know about yet.

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