Saturday, 14 July 2012

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery

So I finally went for a hair cut last week.  It had been two and a half years since my last hair cut.  Right after Benjamin was born.  But then life with 3 boys was busy, and then I was sick for 9 months.  I know it's time for a hair cut when I go 30 days without doing anything but a pony tail.  Plus my hair is so thick I get headaches when it's too long.

So now it's super short.  Sort of 1950s inspired.  James' first thought was that it looked like it was out of "Mad Men" (a Tv show) which was the perfect comment to make, since I'm absolutely in love with the styles and looks of the 1950s.  (I'm currently on the lookout for some cute 50's style dresses as well.)

But here's the funniest part of the story.  About 6 months ago, while laid up in bed, I spent a couple of hours online doing google searches of cute short hair styles for thick, wavy hair.  These random searches took me all over the internet, and I posted my top two choices to Pinterest, so that I would be able to find them again once the baby was here and I was ready for a haircut.

So I print off the two photos and jaunt over to my absolutely lovely and talented hair stylist.  I unfold the paper and show her my ideas, but point specifically to one over the other as my preference.  At this point, my stylist's eyes bug out and an incredulous look comes over her face.

"A client brought these exact two photos in just yesterday for her hair cut!  I gave her this exact cut (my preference)!"

What a small world.

We concluded whoever the client is must be following me on Pinterest, found my style page, saw these two hair cuts and liked them so much she wanted them also.  But what a coincidence it is!  Well, they say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.  But I did joke when my stylist was finished my fabulous haircut that "it looks better on me than the other girl."

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I love this quote and it's SO nice to see it attributed to the right person!!