Hair Thursday will be postponed until next week, giving Whoorl ample time to mourn the loss of her dearly beloved subtle layers, resulting from an extremely rare miscommunication with her unbelievably awesome stylist. She requests time to become acquainted with her new Ann Wilson quasi-mullet hybrid.

Currently, Whoorl’s mental state is touch and go. She was last seen drinking many glasses of wine, repeatedly murmuring “Is this your doing, Ramón? Is it? I’m just trying to understand, are you my magic man?”

Whoorl’s front quarter sections of hair will be dearly missed. Respects may be paid throughout the day in her comments section.


Hey Nancy, is that my hair twin?

  • miguelina

    February 21, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Aww. You still look cute, though, and that’s impressive ;)

  • janet

    February 21, 2008 at 9:54 am

    RIP subtle and texturized layers, we will greatly miss you

    (Chin up, whoorlie! you are still looking hot and sassy to me! :))

  • kate

    February 21, 2008 at 10:12 am

    You are so damn funny!!

    And now I’m going to have that song in my head all day! For this I am GLAD you got a bad hair cut! :)

    I kid. I would be nearly impossible to make you look anything other than gorgeous.

  • kate

    February 21, 2008 at 10:13 am

    meant to say “IT would be nearly impossble…”

    Now you’ve got me all flummoxed. Damn you Nancy Wilson.

  • amy

    February 21, 2008 at 10:14 am

    whoorl- i don’t think it looks mulletish. and your hair grows like a weed. you won’t be sad for long. give it a week. :)))

  • RA

    February 21, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Your expression there is priceless. Chin up!

  • Danielle

    February 21, 2008 at 10:32 am

    (fairly new lurker de-lurking. I love your hair Thursday’s.)

    Your face here… trying so hard to be brave, yet unsure about internet reaction, but sort of wanting to cry…

    Your hair looks okay. You are still gorgeous. Please send my condolences to your subtle layers….

  • Leah

    February 21, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Get some terrycloth headbands and call it retro-chic. You’re welcome!

  • Laura

    February 21, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Come on Whoorl! You are the hair goddess, you can make this work! Do your magic and come back to show us the results.

  • Sarah

    February 21, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I’m with Janet–you’re still lookin’ hot and sassy! Subtle is overrated anyway. :)

  • melati

    February 21, 2008 at 10:36 am

    ohmygosh, what happened!?

    Ditto all other commenters, you still are gorgeous. And i’m sure you can find a solution to make this cut cute in your extensive bag o’ tricks.

  • missie

    February 21, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Can I just say that I would sell my third child (notice, I did NOT say first born!) to have your “BAD” hair cut?!?! I got a BAD hair cut exactly ten months ago and it STILL doesn’t look as good as your picture!! I need some hair therapy!! When’s your first Hair Thursday opening?!?!

  • sizzle

    February 21, 2008 at 10:51 am

    subtle and texturized layers, you were so good, so sweet, so full of vibrancy. you will be missed more than we can ever say. rest in peace.

  • Laura

    February 21, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Fortunately, you still look “fierce, fabulous, and flawless” and your “money maker (face)” makes up for any less-than-perfect hairdo – please tell me you’ve seen Christian on “Project Runway”.

  • bethany Coffey

    February 21, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Eh, it’s subtle. I mean, the too much bang part, that is. As everyone has said, your hair gross fast and it’s impossible for you to look bad. I am currently going through the same thing.

  • bethany Coffey

    February 21, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Grows fast, not gross…sorry about that. I needed an edit button.

  • lisa

    February 21, 2008 at 11:20 am

    oh I think you look beautiful! enjoy the wine but keep that chin up cuz you still rock it!

  • bethany actually

    February 21, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Ouch. I feel your pain, but know you have the confidence and style to carry it off till the hair grows a bit.

  • JennyM

    February 21, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Delurking to say:

    But… but, you’re so PRETTY.

  • dokey

    February 21, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Oh Whoorl, you can totally rock that style! Besides, as you’ve proven time and again, it’s impossible to make you look bad. As a stylist said to me once, “hair grows, change is good”.
    Be brave.

  • Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

    February 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Come on home girl (I said with a smile).

    You lucked out. It could have been the 80’s AnnWilson. – Not as hot.

  • Jen

    February 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Oh come on, it’s not nearly as bad. You look great!

  • Sadie

    February 21, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    hmmm. what does this look like flat-ironed? ‘Cause I think I could dig it if you flat-ironed…like a piecey badass Joan Jett slightly shaggy kinda thing.

    Also, it truly does look like a cut that will grow out beautifully, as long as you don’t let the bottom get too long.

  • Dayna

    February 21, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Ummm you don’t happen to go to a J. Beverly Hills trained stylist do you? Because the same thing happened to me last week when my stylist came back from L.A. after a weekend of training. I said lets do something new……I got 70’s rocker. I have to admit after a week I’m kinda diggin’ it.

  • Beth

    February 21, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I’ll take Leah’s suggestion one step further and say, “Turban.” Pretend it’s the ’60s!

  • Beth

    February 21, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    P.S. You win today’s award for best blog post headline.

  • Celia

    February 21, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Delurking because you look so sad! It looks like Mandy Moore’s cute shaggy cut a couple years ago. You totally rock it!

  • glamgranola

    February 21, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Funniest photo ever! I think Ann is hot she just needs to rock “the whoorl”.

  • Shauntelle@abeautifulabode.wordpress.com

    February 21, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Aaaw, i think you look kinda rocker chic! But i sympathize with the bad haircut since I’m still recovering from the one I received 2 weeks ago.

  • Emily

    February 21, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    On the bright side, you still look like the love child of Mary Louise Parker and Kristen Davis. Quite a rare and lovely combination.

  • whoorl

    February 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Okay, okay. I must admit, it’s not that bad. The cut itself is pretty fun- we’re in the process of going from blunt bangs back into sideswept ones. They are a little too short for the shape right now, and as always, my hair takes a couple days to SETTLE THE FUCK DOWN. Also, it looks fantastic straight, although HAHAAHAAAAA, like I’m ever going to take the time to blow it out. “Good hair requires effort” – what can I say? I’M A SCAM. I wash and go.

    There, I said it. SCAM.

    (Can I add a little TMI and say that I am currently experiencing one of the worst periods of my life? “Moody” is a gross understatement.)

    ((Also, am I the only one whose periods are like experiencing the wrath of God since birthing a child?))

  • jonniker

    February 21, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I totally had that haircut and it wasn’t good. I HAD THAT EXACT HAIRCUT. And while it looks fine to those who don’t know you, I feel strongly that it works on a specific type of person ONLY. And that person isn’t you or me.

    But to everyone else? It looks fabulous. And further, I love what it does to your waves. And and AND, dude, it will grow out so fast, you won’t even notice it. Like NEXT WEEK, fast.

  • Lisa

    February 21, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    That is the saddest look on your face ever!!!! I think that while your layers are growing out it’s going to look very cute. But, I totally get it. I have had bad hair cuts (resulting from miscommunication) as well as really horrible hair color. Honestly though your reference to Heart and Ann Wilson made me seriously laugh and it’s true….it could have been Ann Wilson in the 80’s. Barracuda and Magic Man (ever seen this featured in The Virgin Suicides?)….much much better than What About Love and These Dreams era

  • Catherine

    February 21, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Same thing happened to me about a month ago. I had a picture and everything for my stylist, and my hair looks NOTHING like the picture. My hair is shorter and now I have a mushroom head. Ugh. Stupid haircuts!

  • Michelle

    February 21, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Dearly beloved – We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of Whoorl’s subtle and texturized layers……just glue on some of Wito’s locks when he gets his snipped :o) You couldn’t look bad if you tried, Whoorl :o) Your hair looks awesome, and dare I say, Nancy Wilson is off at some re-hab crying tears of joy b/c you are her hair soul sister….

  • Lisa

    February 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Bad communication with the one holding the scissors is never a good thing. My last haircut was by a woman who’s husband filed for a divorce the day before-which also happened to be her birthday. She started crying whilst snipping away at my locks and “shoulder length” quickly became “chin length” I didn’t have the heart to say “For the love of GOD, woman! Put the scissors DOWN!” It finally grew and is now exactly what I was looking for. (and I just got highlights the other day, pics on the blog!)

    Whoorl, if anyone can pull off the mullet and still look hot, you can! It will also look great as it grows out. But I feel your pain. RIP pretty layers!

  • BeachMama

    February 21, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Can I say that you still look fabulous! I have had just one too many miscommunications that I am in search of a new stylist, if you know of any in my neck of the woods let me know :)

  • SAJ

    February 21, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I predict everyone will be getting this cut now.

  • angie

    February 21, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    You know, it really flatters your face though. Can you actually GET a bad haircut? I don’t think it’s actually possible.

  • Teej

    February 21, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Yes this will be the new Rachel

  • Jen

    February 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Whoorl – you can’t look bad. Ever. You are rocking that cut.

  • Sarcomical

    February 21, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    oh, my dear, i feel your pain because i know that when your hair doesn’t feel exactly the way you want it to feel, things just aren’t right with the world.

    but on the up side, it truly isn’t bad. i highly doubt that’s the ultimate best that cut can look, and in fact it seems like it really could be fun. give it two weeks, i say, and you’ll be happy perky hair-loving whoorlie.

    p.s. sometimes the wine helps.

  • Desha

    February 21, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Even though you *don’t* look bad at all, I will totally pause for a moment of silence. And keep applying copious amounts of wine. Periods suck, I just completed a cycle that ran a hideous 36 days, which was just. plain. annoying.

  • kat

    February 21, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    i love the look on your face! and i think the hair looks fantastic! but you’re the hair expert so i am horrified with you.

  • jonny red

    February 21, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Dude, Ann Wilson is hot. Even now that she is uber-chubby, she is still hot. Nothing wrong with bringing the “chick mullet” back. Don’t shit on her deal.

  • Karen

    February 21, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Oh, don’t look so sad, it doesn’t look bad! Isn’t the look coming back anyway? You’d look fab with whatever hair, but I suppose it’s tough when it wasn’t exactly what you were looking for.
    Good thing about hair, at least it grows back.

  • Danielle

    February 21, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    PS: It was horrible after the first child, and even worse after the second. ugh. Finally back on birth control and the universe is once again re aligning….

    PPS: I actually love the ponytail on Wito. I sent my youngest to school with a barrette once- when his hair started falling in his eyes. Everyone has horrified. I thought it was cute. Couldn’t bring myself to cut it, and when I finally did, I’ve hated every cut he’s had. I don’t know what to do with boy hair…

  • sunny

    February 22, 2008 at 12:47 am

    haircut is awesome, you are working it!
    Yes, I hear you on the horrible period thing. They have a product in Germany called “dolomorin für frauen” and it beats anything in the US hands down. If you want me to send you some I sure will !!

  • am'ti b

    February 22, 2008 at 2:27 am

    i kinda agree with saj, it ain’t so bad, sorta rockin’ w/ ramon.

  • Sharri

    February 22, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Like you could ever look bad…Two things in common for me and Whoorl – 1. I asked my stylist to make my shorter, less and less inverted bob “flippy” – thinking it would be easier to style and now it’s kinda just cut up at the bottom and i’m not rockin’ it as much as i’d like, in fact I want to just cut it blunt and have it be short (and did i happen to say I’m going on my first date tonight since my divorce???) and 2. bad period.

  • Christina

    February 22, 2008 at 5:08 am

    I wish my bad haircuts looked that good! I think you should show it too us flat ironed!

  • winomom

    February 22, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Holy sh*t, I love that you let me know I am not the only one that’s supposed to be a *grown up*, whatever the hell that is, about The Hair. A bad cut is like a bad hair day for weeks? Right? It’s like walking around with a huge, picked at zit for days. You just KNOW everyone is pointing and laughing. You feel naked, dare I say, vulnerable. Except, where I’d like to think that the fantabulous Whoorl could actually GET a bad cut like I can, alas, you still look hot.

    I’m still mourning having 4 inches cut (hair is sill 2 inches below shoulders), and my style is *basically* the same. But IT. IS. SO. NOT. And even my Super Sensitive Husband is so over my asking him “how does my hair look”, when I style. *sigh*

    Hang in there. Do you like hats?

  • gorillabuns

    February 22, 2008 at 6:34 am

    My periods feel like I’m giving birth each month. It’s even worse after the second so no, you aren’t going crazy. Doeden said to take plenty of Ibuprofen during this time to help with ALL of the various symptoms.

  • Danielle

    February 22, 2008 at 7:00 am

    The look on your face in the photo is, indeed, priceless. Have you considered acting?

    The best thing that can be said about hair is that it grows back. This from a woman who has had her fair share of regrettable “let’s chop it all off” moments.

  • pseudostoops

    February 22, 2008 at 7:31 am

    On the plus side, you look so young and hip that should you be so inclined, you could totally rub some pomade-y wax product in there, sleep on it so it’s good and rumpled, muss it up some more, put on some huge ironic sunglasses, and compete in the Hipster Olympics.

  • sar

    February 22, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Dear woman, your hair is hot! I think it must be impossible for you to look bad, and while I’m experiencing a bit of jealousy towards you (I sometimes don’t even like my hair after a GOOD cut!), I’m happy to read that the quasi-mullet is something that you are totally rocking! Now you look like the owner of a guitar named Ramon!

    Suggestion… next time you’re going to cut your hair, and drastically at that, make the Hair Thursday for YOU and get your readers to vote!

  • Amanda

    February 22, 2008 at 8:04 am

    (I second Gorillabuns’ emotion…. after the second baby, it’s like a week-long near-death experience.)

    I hate it when the stylist Fs up. You still look great though, your hair is too pretty to look bad. Do the bangs turn into wings when you wear a ponytail, though? Because that would kind of suck.

  • Natalie 42

    February 22, 2008 at 10:33 am

    *giggle* I hate, HATE the misunderstandings with hair peeps. Its awful. I once went in to cut off my very long hair to my shoulders…yeah, apparently I spoke a different language that day b/c it was cut to my ears. ..MY EARS. Me and short, short hair are not friends at all and I ended up looking like an 8 year old tomboy. (or… I guess I could say, me as an 8 year old…)

    And with that purdy face?? You still look great…and yes, when the hair settles, it makes ALL the difference.

  • Photographer Lori

    February 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I HATE when that happens! I am sporting a new doo myself and not quite sure I like it. I’ll email you a pic…

  • Sara

    February 23, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Oh honey, I feel your pain. I live in Korea, but don’t speak Korean, which makes all professional grooming a bit of a walk on the wild side. The last time I had a haircut, I said what I thought meant “subtle layers”, but apparently meant “I’d like to look as much like a crack ho as possible”, and my stylist generously obliged. It was horrible. Horrible I tell you. That was in October, and I still haven’t been able to get another haircut because of the PTSD.

    Having said that, yours really isn’t bad. Not what you wanted, but sometimes getting out of our comfort zone is just the nudge that we need to achieve true greatness. Good luck figuring this new “do” out.

  • angela

    February 23, 2008 at 4:20 am

    It’s actually really cute. Maybe you just need a little time to get used to it.

  • Laura

    February 24, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    i have been reading you for quite sometime and marveling at your hair expertise, however, have never commented. this occassion is worth commenting to tell you however that i LOVE your new cut. so much in fact that i have printed out the picture to take to my stylist-it is exactly what i have been trying to get her to do for quite a while, but i’ve never found a picture that quite captures what i have in my head. my bangs will be a bit longer and more sideswept, but other than that you have finally provided me with the perfect picture to show my stylist the sassy hip haircut of my dreams.

    thank you lovely whoorl!