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Well, today was the day. My wife and I were going spend part of the day at the hair salon. I'm visiting a sister of mine this Sat. in Olympia, WA and my daughter lives there so I'm killing two birds with one stone. My sister is bringing her hubby, her two grown daughters (my nieces) and two great nieces. It's going to be a big reunion with people who actively affirm my new life as Susan and they want to finally meet me. I was excited about the whole thing. This was the my first time at a really nice hair salon...as a woman. I'm obviously not counting men's haircuts at a Hair Masters or Supercuts. I wanted finally get my hair dyed to cover a few new grey hairs showing up, to add highlights and get it trimmed just a bit. Seems like a pretty simple order. We are leaving tonight to stay 3 days with our daughter before the reunion. Well, our oldest daughter suddenly needed a sitter and so one of us had to stay home as it today before our trip. My wife said I should still go and get mine done. I decided to take her up on that. She can go later this week with our daughter in Olympia. I arrived at the salon and it all seems very nice. I told them what I wanted and showed them pics from their catalogs and I was convinced they new what I wanted. We discussed the styles. I was clear on several things. I'm mainly here for a minor trim, no bangs, coloring and foiled highlights. I said my hair is still shorter than my target length so be easy. I even asked the stylist if she thought my face would be better without bangs. She agreed. I never looked good in wigs with bangs so I mentioned it. An hour later, after shampoo, conditioner and a nice head massage she finally starts cutting and gets it all done. I was afraid to look. She says, what do you think? I as serious as a heart attack when I say my first thought was...Oh no! I look like Peter Tork from The Monkees. The stylist asked, "how do I like it?" I was silent. I didn't know what to say..it was a complete disaster. But I said...it's ok. I paid her and scrambled home to let my wife tell me my options. Her and a visiting neighbor looked at each other then my neighbor said, "Welcome to womanhood, Susan!" It's happened to both of them too. We fooled with it a little and got it looking better using hair clips on one side and combing it differently but I am really disappointed. It was 5 times more costly than any previous men's haircut and I was 5 times less satisfied. So much for first impressions with my family this weekend. What an experience. Susan R🌷