O.k., so here's the story. I had long, thick, wavy, shiny, lots of compliments, hair. Never did anything with it, except get a layered cut and washed it once or twice a week. Well, in life, nothing lasts forever, and my hair was no exception...it started falling out ALOT. Fortunately, turned out to be temporary loss, but as it got thinner, I decided I did not want to keep my long layered look.
I was very hesitant to get a short cut, because I have an angular face shape, and in the past, short cuts had only emphasized my facial faults.
One day, I finally bit the bullet and cut 10 inches off. I got a short angled cut. It looked good when straightened, but as I said, I have naturally wavy hair, so in order for the cut to look half way decent, I had to flat iron. As I quickly learned after three such styling sessions, flat iron = damage! Now my hair was not only not as thick as it was, but it was losing its shine and soft texture. Unfortunately, without straightening, it just adopted a triangle shape (not good considering my aforementioned angular face shape) - my hair was still thick, even if it had thinned some, and it would just poof out on the sides. Well, I decided I would reserve ""half way decent"" for special occassions, and let myself be triangle head the rest of the time. Since my hair never looked good, I stopped bothering to do my makeup, wear contacts, or even dress nice to work or anywhere else. Basically, I let my outward appearance go, because what was the point, when my hair always looked horrible.
What to do...I went online looking for a new salon to try, and ran across Tres Jolie and lasered in on Benjamin's profile (specialized in short cuts and pays attention to face shape). When I got in the chair, he convinced me to go even shorter, and I was hesistant but figured, ""what do I have to lose at this point."" He pointed out that triangle shape hair is a problem with short cuts when they're not done properly. He was also conscious of the fact that I don't regularly style it and just wanted something I could wash and go. He said the cut he would give me would look even better after a few days of not washing. He was right. About just about everything! This is the first short cut I've ever had that compliments my face shape, and that I've ever been happy with. and I've gotten a ton of compliments on it! One of the best parts: I don't have to damage my hair anymore in order for it to look good. I just wash and go, or not wash it and go. I'm back to feeling like I have the potential to look good again, on a daily basis, instead of just on rare occassions. Highly recommend Tres Jolie and Benjamin!