Monday, May 5, 2008

The Post Where She Talks About Her Hair. Again.

It could be love. I didn't mean for this to happen. It was just supposed to be a meaningless fling to satisfy a need. When I scheduled an appointment with this other woman, it was only meant as a one night morning stand. My hair grew impatient - and long with split ends and considerable root growth - while my steady hairdresser bonded at home with her infant daughter. But this new woman introduced me to things I'd never experienced before like less than thirty minutes to get all of the foils into my hair including highlights and lowlights. A deep conditioning with a trip under the hairdryer that turned my hair into silk. A cut that managed to keep the length and also allow for swingy layers. And the ménage à trois coup de grâce: She and her assistant, both armed with a hair dryer, working in unison to produce the ultimate blowout in record speed. A feat I'm sure they questioned was even possible after both remarked "um, you have a lot of damn hair". And just under 2 hours later, I approached the receptionist to pay my bill; apprehensive about the total since it wasn't until that moment that I realized I'd never inquired about the rates -and I think I can get an amen from the ladies about this because that price tag could easily be upwards of $300+ and who needs that kind of shock therapy or divorce fodder?- I nearly fainted dead on the spot when the total price was in the ballpark of $50 less than that of Steady Hairdresser. There was also some sweet talk about by the way bang trims are free just pop in whenever... which caused me to suppress some carnal urges. I see an It's Not You It's Me speech in the future. When and if Steady Hairdresser returns from maternity leave there will be an awkward conversation about how I strayed in her absence. And that I liked it.

(New hair and have you met my cleavage?)


*photo by Dorothy Z.

43 comments:

THE MOM BOMB said...

It's official. I have hair envy. Also, cleavage envy. Congrats on finding an excellent stylist, but I hope it doesn't turn into a Seinfeld-like fiasco when you tell your old stylist you've been "cheating."

BTW, what are you doing, blogging so early?

Greta said...

Just use protection or you might get Hair-clap. I'm just sayin'. You realize you've now had your hair done by every other client she's done...and passed it on to your original hairdresser.

Practice Safe Styling.

*This PSA has been grought to you by the Council for Safe Hair Styling...and Greta...who's had WAY too much coffee..."

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's gorgeous.

And I'm hyperventilating at the thought of free bang trims.

Melissa said...

Congrats on the new stylist! Your hair is HOT! (so's your cleavage, thank you for sharing that as a bonus).

I had a similar experience years ago--and the first hairdresser is a family friend. She never remarked on my throwing her over for a better deal and I have NEVER regretted dumping her for my new stylist. My haircuts sometimes last 3 months because she CUTS IT SO WELL. I love her. TLA--me and Kristy. So best of luck to you and your new lady love;)

Stu said...

Nice, um, haircut. Pleased to make you acquaintance.

-Stu

dkuroiwa said...

$50 well spent!!! I think it costs that much almost just to trim bangs over here!!!
The color is great....yeah, me too...hair envy. But no cleavage envy...got my own, thanks!!
But, I do have 'backyard grass and patio' envy if that is any consolation...

scargosun said...

Nice to meet you cleavage!

I love your fresh cut. It looks lovely. I so need to get my butt to the salon. Sigh.

MommyTime said...

OMG my hair totally wants in! Would that be manage a quatre? Or does that make my hair your hairdresser's chippy on the side? Even if my hair gets saddled with a bad reputation for breaking up an adoring companionship, it's willing to take that risk to look so shiny and perfectly layered. But I suppose asking for your hairdresser's number is a little like my hair asking permission to cheat with your hair's husband?

And asking that your hairdresser actually live close enough for me to schlep my hair there for treatment would simply be asking to much together, probably.

But my hair has serious hair envy.

P.S. My cleavage says she has cleavage envy too.

MommyTime said...

Also, my spelling envies your spelling -- as I apparently can't spell "too" or "altogether" correctly.

Allie said...

How you doin'? *wink wink*

No seriously though, your hair looks great.

Karen said...

Your hair rawks. I am not vain nor am I high maintenance, but I'm really wishing that my hair looked like yours. Drat me and my cheap ways. And drat those boxes of do-it-yourself crap on the store shelves.

And hello cleavage.

OHmommy said...

I need my hair dresser to get pregnant...she is costing me an arm and a leg and it takes all day for her to finish.

Change is good. :)

Nice hair. It rocks!

Maremone said...

Your hair, you, outfit, cleavage...all of it hot!!!!!

Wow, that's a hard relationship to give up. I don't think I could do it.

Can I date her when you're done? ;)

Steph said...

Love the do! and free bang trims sign me up!

EatPlayLove said...

See I knew you'd like your hair fling! Congrats. Maybe your old pokey hairdresser will decide to permanently stay home and then you're off the hook with an uncomfortable conversation.

Looks Great! Time for the hubby to take you out! (if he hasn't already)

Bunny Bunster said...

I just changed hairdressers, no small feat in a small town.
Change is good.
Cleavage is better!

Jennifer H said...

Your hair is gorgeous. Not to mention the natural high of saving $50 off of Steady Hairdresser's rate!

I don't think you should regret this fling AT ALL.

My hairdresser is finally back from maternity leave, and I get to see her this week. My flings were nice and all, but I'm glad she's back. I might suggest that she get her tubes tied.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Man, I whore myself out to every hairdresser in town and don't get that kind of service. You have a single one-night stand and you're already all about commitment ceremonies. It must be the cleavage. Maybe I need to start showing mine.

Karen said...

LOVE the hair! My hairdresser is great, but popular. By the time I realize that I really need to get my hair done, she's booked and I end up with the braindead assistant.

Shania said...

A question for your next advice session: I'm considering growing out my natural color. Any advice on how to make the grow out phase less painful?

Colleen said...

{pats Tootsie's hair awkwardly}

yes, it does seem extremely silky and luxurious! very good color...great depth...and I love the flippy layers. hard to believe you got ALL THAT and the bag of chips and a brownie...for less.

I got the double blow-out once, too, and wow!

jennie said...

oooh, very nice. i got my hair colored on Saturday for the first time since i got pregnant with my son, which was now five years ago. it is brown so it is a little easier to manage, but there were just too many grays. but now the upkeep. oy vay!

Indy said...

Sounds like you found a new woman! I had to reread your post. Cheaper than your usual woman and you loved results? Make the change!

Groovy Mom said...

Your hair looks awesome and for $50 less and shorter time in the chair? Wow, I'd be filing for hairdresser divorce and jumping into bed with the new one.

BusyDad said...

Ah, the hairdresser break-up quandary. I used to have that problem. Hairdressers must hate going on vacation.

Nowadays I cut my own hair. Too often. Maybe it's because I can get the job done faster than anybody else. And I can do it anytime I want.

The Introvert said...

I had that conversation with a stylist I'd gone to since the sixth grade. She had gotten too comfortable and started taking personal phone calls..frequently..while I was waiting in her chair.

I strayed and found a hairdresser that actually worked more than one day a week, took only 30 minute to wash, cut, dry, and style my hair, and charged less! Sold!

Miss Grace said...

Hair looks great!

laughingatchaos said...

I love your hair! The conversation with previous hairdresser must take place.
And my cleavage would like to take your cleavage out for a drink to get cleavage tips. Oh. Wait. I HAVE no cleavage. Never mind then. ;)

Mrs. G. said...

You know I love hair posts. You look great.

Madame Queen said...

Nice, um, hair! No, really, it's gorgeous! And if I had a $300 hair bill, I would just keel right over and dye (I just realized I wrote "dye" instead of "die" but decided to keep it. You know, cause I'm punny like that!)

Again, so glad brown hair is do-able from home!

Minnesota Matron said...

You got me beat on both. The Matron is resistant to hair change and has acorn marshmallow breasts. They're unique that way.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Wow. You get a big pat on the back from me. I have never had that kind of service. And, only 2 hours?? I never get out under 4. You rock wumman. And, your hair is to die for to boot!

Sue said...

Cute hair, cute cleavage and a menage a trois at the salon. Damn, girl, you are on a roll!

Optimist said...

It's beautymous! I may have to print the picture and take it to my next appointment - which needs to happen soon - because that whole dark roots Madonna thing is so 2006.

Thanks for sharing!

xoxo

LaskiGal said...

Wow!!! Pretty!!! Um, I'm so in the same boat! I've had the same stylist for YEARS and I had to go to someone else because she's on leave, too. I loved the new stylist!!! She is awesome. Cheaper. And really ,really cool--rock star cool.

What to do . . . I'm loyal, but I've got to consider my hair.

JCK said...

I HAVE met your cleavage, actually. LOVE the new hair, Tootsie! Looks FAB!! Movin' on to better pastures...

Saucy said...

Toots,

Sometimes, you have to break it off. It happens in all relationships. Good hair. I'll refrain from commenting about your cleavage, because we're just not there yet, you and I.

Don Mills Diva said...

You look awesome!

Sometimes cheating can be good...:)

The Mrs. said...

The search for a good hairdresser is equivalent to the search for the holy grail as far as I'm concerned. Thirty years of growing hair and I'm still searching for The One. And now you have two? So jealous!

standing still said...

Damn girl, you rock those high and lo lights.

Jody said...

LOL! So you cheated on your hair stylist!

I am known to do that as well.....sometimes the fling turns into something meaningful, and well, it becomes a full fledged affair.

Your hair looks fantastic.

stephanie said...

All things lovely & enviable :)

If you have this much joy with the salon experience, go see "Caramel" when it comes to an arty theater near you. Delightful.

Cheri said...

You had me at two blow dryers . . .

Seriously, sistah, that is a sweet 'do.