I have a new haircut.
OK, so it's not a huge change, just some longer layers in my medium-length hair, and some long bang-type hairs that "frame" my face. (Yes, we can tell that I go to some high-falutin' salons to have picked up all the lingo, right?) I went to a new stylist (beautician? glamour technician?) and I love her because she actually listened to what I had in mind and was able to cut it JUST LIKE I described, which was, I'm sure, no small feat, seeing as how my description went something like this: "My hair is ugh and the round face and no likey the longer in front and make me pretty, please?"
So, she cut and snipped and blow dried with a HUGE round brush and *POOF* my hair looked great! Now, I have a sneaking suspicion that stylists are given an invisible extra arm when the graduate from cosmetology school, because they make it look sooooo easy to wrangle a brush and blowdryer at the same time, but I'm slowly getting the hang of it.
Something I learned while I was there was that I was blow drying with a brush that was too small, which is why my hair wouldn't curl under at the ends like I wanted it to. Apparantly, I've been using a too-small brush for about 8 years now, because after making a trip to both Wal Mart and Ulta, I can FINALLY get my hair to curl under. So, the other day, I noticed some weird looking hairs on the bathroom floor and, after examining them, decided that it was a fluke and probably some kind of hair that fell off our dog or something. Then, a few days later, I'm drying my hair, painstakingly sectioning it off and rolling it around the brush and holding the dryer close so that every hair gets an equal amount of hot-air time. (It's quite the process!) I smelled something a little odd, but didn't think anything of it, just went on curling away.
I notice that there's a weird tangle in the back of my hair and after reaching back there, I discover a clump of hair with a little bit of plastic around it. Melted plastic.
Was part of the brush and a little bit of my hair being melted together. I was holding the dryer too close to the brush and it melted some of the bristles.
Apparently I need to go back and get some coiffure lessons.