Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Yesterday, I got two things done before work. I donated a pint of blood, and I dyed my hair. Guess which one was more traumatic? The hair, of course. See, Clairol has apparently discontinued the dye I’d been using for years, probably because it was cheap and had a low profit margin. Now I know why old people don’t take to change very well. Having to start over with a new product took me out of my comfort zone. So I told mysef, its JUST HAIR, no matter how bad it is, it will grow back eventually. So I picked something that said “blonde” and “permanent” for about $8. Thats a lot more than I used to spend.

I don’t think I will buy the same product next time. The color was not comparable to the box front, and it fried my scalp pretty good. I can just imagine the chemicals seeping into my brain cells. But the job is done, and I don’t have to worry about it for quite some time. See, it will be a few weeks before I am even back to the Official East Kentucky Hairstyle, as pictured here.

WHILE getting my hair cut at a
neighborhood shop, I asked the barber when would be the best time to bring in my two-year-old son. Without hesitation, the barber answered, "When he's four."

WHEN a new permanent turned out to be a disaster, I phoned my husband and issued a one-line warning: "Don't say anything about my hair." During dinner, we discussed the weather, his day at the office — anything but my hair. I began to feel uneasy. Finally, when we were washing the dishes, he said in a serious tone, "You'd better go now. My wife will be here any moment, and she wouldn't like to find me with a strange woman."

My favorite hair stylist, FTS has a collection of funny salon stories. Just goes to show that it would be to your advantage to be NICE to your stylist!

Don’t you wish this would happen while you’re at the salon? Ladies, watch The Window Washer at work.

The International Ginger Kids Foundation works to achieve equality, understanding, tolerance, and acceptance for Redheaded Kids all over the world.

Pictures of women with extremely long hair.

A site celebrating the Monobrow.

How to look like Kenny Rogers.

You are gonna giggle at this video of women getting a Bikini wax!


A blonde walks into a beauty salon to get a hair cut with headphones on. The hairdresser asks her to take them off for the haircut and she replies, "I can't, I'll die." She proceeds to cut her hair and it looks awful.

Six weeks later the same blonde comes in for another haircut. The hairdresser pleads with her, "Please take your headphones off - I can make your hair look beautiful." Once again the blonde replies, "I can't, I'll die". So she receives another awful haircut.

Six weeks later the blonde show up at the salon and once again the hairdresser says, "Please take your headphones off - I can make your hair beautiful if you would just take off the headphones". And once again the blonde replies, "I can't, I'll die".

The hairstylist proceeds to cut her hair. While doing so the blonde falls asleep. The hairstylist quickly thinks to herself - I will remove the headphones and replace them before she wakes up, I'll make her hair beautiful. Seconds after doing this the blonde falls off the chair. The hairdresser checked her and she wasn't breathing.

Dying to know what was keeping her alive with the headphones on, The hairsytlist places them on her head. And she hears............
"Breathe in, breathe out - breathe in, breath out - ........"

Your Hair Should Be Blue

Wild, brilliant, and out of control.
You're a risk taker with an eye to the future.

Thought for today: Never purchase beauty products in a hardware store. -Miss Piggy


Cheryl said...

I used to cut my kids hair in their sleep, tuck it between two fingers resting on their head, and snip. Sometimes it took two sleeps, to get both sides......

If you can find an old box from your favourite dye, another clairol product with the same colour number (9, 3.5 or whatever) should come out pretty much the same, no matter what name they've given it; if that helps.

Miss Cellania said...

Haha! I would have to take a picture on the day between the two sleeps! I don't cut my daughters' hair anymore. The princess wants hers to grow long, and the goth cuts her own down to the nub.

Alas, I know the old color number (601), but it doesn't correspond to the new products at all.

Saur♥Kraut said...

"When he's 4"... very funny.

I've never heard it called the Official East Kentucky Hairstyle before, but it's a term I'm gonna start using!

Send FTS an email to get the proper color formula! I'll bet you have more success that way, and professional color is consistent.

Karen said...

I do not dare dye my hair from a box, not since the luminizing incidents in high school. Yellow blonde with green tint, it was awful. I ended up having to cut about 12 inches off my hair because it was fried my hair. LOL Only professional dyes after that.

Have great day!

Ivy the Goober said...

Funny videos and links as usual! I don't have to go search for anything funny, you've already found it all for us. Kinda like one stop shopping :)

Anonymous said...

Well first the video was great. The girls are really precious.

I've said this before, but Kelly Ripa says that some women are born blonde and some are born TO BE blonde.

I don't have enough hair to do anything with it, though my son goes from long to short to different lengths in between. Youth.

Carl said...

Photo, por favor?

Somehow, I can't picture you without that gorgeous blonde hair. I can't tell you how disappointed I am to find it's not real. It looks so good on ya.

Cheryl said...

Ask Clairol:

Ot just plain buy your usual stuff somewhere else:

If you can't click those, I can email


Anonymous said...

East kentucky hair is STRIKINGLY similar to South carolina hair. Who knew? :)

Kimberly said...

***Your Hair Should Be Pink***

Hyper, insane, and a boatload of fun.
You're a traveling party that everyone loves to follow.

Anonymous said...

I can't dye my hair anymore. I have to get it foiled because of this darned WHITE stuff growing in. If I dye it (because I have dark hair), my white roots show up very ungracefully in about a week.

With foiling, it looks like I have three or four colors in my hair.

Wait! I'm a calico!

Miss Cellania said...

Saur, I coined that term for today, but its a commonly known thing.

Jellybean, its a Dixie thing... we started playing a new song today, it goes like this:

Lyrics for Song: That's How They Do It In Dixie
(Hank Williams Jr. w/Gretchen Wilson , Big & Rich & Van Zant)

Cut-off jeans an' cowboy boots,
Long blonde hair an' dark brown roots.
Lord, pinch me:
That's how they do it in Dixie.

Carl, it doesn't look that different, really. I was a blonde kid, but I try to cover that part gray thing, ya know. Sheesh, can't keep a secret on the net, can ya?

jules said...

I notice even the hedgehogs are sporting that Kentucky two toned look. Oh, and the hot fireman you're jealous of...believe it or not that sucker's 53 years old!!!!

Amy said...

I needed those jokes today! Been a rough day - hopefully, I will have the energy to explore it with humor for tomorrow's post.

Have a good one!

Susan said...

Thanks for a wonderful post. Funny as ever. I dont know how you find so much subject matter. I especially enjoyed the bikini wax video. I am convinced that I will never go for that treatment for myself after watching that!!!!
Loved the baby hedgehogs photo in the previous post.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Just had my hair cut yesterday, too. Told my stylist that I wanted something "fugly" not too fussy, not too suburban. Now I have 3 colors of hair on my head, ressemble artichoke...

Carl said...


No, you can't keep a secret on the net.

Of all the things I've lost in life, I miss my hair the most.

That's why there's a photo of me on Frappr.

With a hat.

WagerWitch said...

Whatever will you do when he moves to Colorado? LOL!

He's (FTS) just downright hilarious.

I loved your porcupines - my daughter tried to hog the computer and decided that they were more cute than anything you could shake a stick at!

Happy St. Patrick's Day - a day late - but still green. LOL!

Lady M