Yes, everything.

July 31, 2011

Yesterday I went and got my hair cut. I wanted a new style and it was in pretty desperate need of one. The last time I had it cut was April, where the lady asked me to “Stand up please!” and to my shock cut my hair while I was standing in front of her.

My hair is not that long (mid back) and I am 5’6″. She did a crappy job and I left her a crappy tip.

Anyway, oddness aside, this time I got a bubbly stylist who chatted me up through the whole thing. Mostly about product.

“Y’all ever tried this one? Makes your hair sooo shiny honey. And this is one of my favorites, com’on over and let me try a little.”

Volume was also discussed in detail. “And this cut will make your hair a lot bigger. Lots of fullness. Big, big hair.”

She was adorable with her accent.

Leaving myself in her hands with instructions to become Sofia Vergara’s twin sister (identical twin, not the kind that makes you think, “How sad that they’re twins”) I decided to let her do whatever.

And so my hair was worked and lathered and oiled and pushed and volumned and diffused and sprayed.

And sprayed again.

And when she spun me around, my eyes nearly jumped out of my head.

My hair? Was GIGANTIC.

Seeing the look of shock on my face, she assured me with her southern drawl, “Don’t you worry one bit honey, I haven’t put in the hairspray yet to tease it up.”

“Oh no,” I choked out, “I don’t want it any bigger!”

She pursed her lips and looked at me hard in the mirror. “I don’t understand. If I don’t put the hairspray in, it won’t stay like this for long. Honey,” she grabbed the can her fingers had been itching to touch, “you’ve just got to have the hairspray.”

And so I did.

I knew the actual cut was what I wanted, it was the style I didn’t. I figured I’d do my errands like this then run home and wash it out.

I paid her with my hair billowing around me, trying not to smooth it down in front of her. I wondered if anyone else would think it looked ok or like I had run into a small tornado. Filled with hairspray. Then I heard, “Y’all, doesn’t her hair look cute? Oh, your hair looks just perfect!”

I spun around pleasantly surprised at this. And standing before me was a woman with the most massive hair I’ve ever seen – so big you could have easily fit a small child in it. She was beaming at me. Her friends with equally large hair were all nodding.

“Thank you,” I said trying not to giggle as I walked out the door. Because it just hit me what had happened. I live in Texas now.

And everything really is bigger in Texas.

The day after. Less big.


  • Autumn Beck | All About Cloth Diapers

    August 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Where in Texas?? I’m in the Hill Country!

  • Sol

    August 1, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Too funny. You have this way of writing where as the reader I feel like I am right there with you as these situations take place.

  • t.bird

    August 1, 2011 at 7:25 am

    you should have taken a picture of it “big”. duh!

    like that episode of the office where phyllis takes whats her face to the salon & they get their hair done. lol.

    1. Diana

      August 1, 2011 at 9:54 am

      I died reading this – that was one of my FAVORITE episodes. That and when they hide Andy’s cell phone in the ceiling.

      I now love you more.

  • Kim

    August 1, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Only from the back? You are such a tease. No big hair, no front shot of the after you re styled it. *shakes head* 😉

  • Alexia

    July 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I’m with everyone else. I’m DYING to see the big hair. Everyone always talks abou Texans and their big hair. And dammit. I wanna see you as a proper Texas lady! All kidding aside though the ‘after’ is prerty.

  • Rebecca

    July 31, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Ok, if you have a picture of the big hair hiding somewhere on your phone or something you must share!

    We have a running joke in my family about “Texas big hair”…my dad was a big fan of big hair so that was always the goal when my mom was styling her hair. Lol!

  • Susan

    July 31, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I also wish that you took a picture of your “BIG” hairdo, so I could get an idea of what BIG looks like.

  • Erika @NAMAmmaSTE

    July 31, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I agree with Elizabeth! I wanted to see the big hair! :). I was giggling reading that thinking the whole time, “wow, they really do like big hair there I guess!”

    1. Erika @NAMAmmaSTE

      July 31, 2011 at 11:47 am

      I also really like the length and cut!

  • Elizabeth

    July 31, 2011 at 9:42 am

    MAN I wish you’d taken a picture with it big! Welcome to Texas! It does look like a good cut though.

  • Suz @ Suz’s Treats

    July 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Your hairs still a great length! Welcome to TX Diana!!!!

  • Alena

    July 31, 2011 at 8:38 am

    1) your hair is really long!!
    2) you just got your first “southern hair”. Welcome!!
    3) THIS WEEK!

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