Mar 28, 2011 - When I walked into Shear Joy, I wasn’t planning on drastically changing my Shirley Temple bob: I just wanted my split ends trimmed and my curls straightened for one Friday. The hairdresser Brandi said told me that she wanted to cut the layers in my hair her way and I said it was okay as long as she kept them long. Later on, I heard her say to her co-worker “I need to hurry up and get through this appointment” and then she kept asking me if I was late to a college class: it made me anxious that she was rushing through cutting my hair. Finally, when I saw the finished result in the mirror, I knew that I had made a huge mistake: there was beehive volume on the top of my head and the ends of my flat-ironed locks were still curly. When I washed my hair the next day, I could clearly see that my hair was hacked unevenly: there were layers shorter than chin-length in the front, shoulder-length layers in the lower back, and extremely short layers in the upper back. Until this bad cut grows out during the upcoming months, I’ll have to hide my hair in a ponytail that is barely held together by bobby pins.