Friday, March 16, 2012

It's all about the hair

I got a haircut today.  We have family photos with the amazing Kristi Romain on Sunday.  And I forgot how much a good cut makes a difference.  I feel lighter and dare I say, a little happier.

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I added some clover for the upcoming holiday :) I just discovered Piknik photo editing on Smugmug, but it looks like it's going away after April 19 after being acquired by Google. Sad - it looks like a fun set of tools.

I get my hair cut at the swanky salon at work. Yes, my company has a hair salon on its premises. Crazy, I know. But it's so convenient, and not terribly expensive. I found a stylist I like.

And you know how important it is to have a hair stylist you like, right??

The woman that did my hair for our wedding and several months afterwards, until she moved to Boston (sniff!) was amazing.  She'd give me haircuts I didn't even know I wanted, that were sheer perfection.  She convinced me to get deep red highlights on a regular basis (and it was awesome, just more upkeep than I want to deal with now.)

After she moved, I was a little lost in the styling department.  I tried tons of different folks but didn't really click with any.  A lot of folks don't understand the texture of my hair - it's got a bit of waviness to it - just enough to keep it from lying flat, but not enough to do anything interesting.  It responds well to round brush straightening, except that I'm horrible at it.  (Until I discovered the flat iron!)  So people who want to use that texturizing razor thingy, DO NOT get near my hair.  It needs no additional texture, I promise you.

After pregnancy, weird things happened to my hair.  It got even more wavy, to the point that some of it is downright curly.  (Of course not all of it, so it just looks odd.)  And of course, since that time, I have even less time and inclination to put a lot of effort into it.

But my current hair stylist Kathryn gets it.  She's been cutting my hair for about 3 years now and I'm always pleased.  This time has been my favorite, maybe because it was such a mess when I went in.  Now it's cute and short and sleek.  Which won't last long, but I'll enjoy it for now.

The one thing I have gotten better at?  Not buying the recommended (overpriced) styling products.  Now that Target has fancy hair products, I can get what I need *when I need it* and not be pressured into buying at the salon.

So - do YOU have a hair stylist you love?


  1. I've been bouncing from stylist to stylist for a while. My hair is bone-straight and I keep it just past my shoulders or longer so it never looks bad, it's just more interesting sometimes. (I'm the one who needs the razor texture!)

    My last cut was good, and I'm hopeful that I can keep the same stylist for a while.

  2. I'm lucky in the hair dept - mine is straight, manageable, and needs no products to look decent. So I can get by on about three $8 haircuts a year at the local Cosmetology school.

  3. I've used the same stylist for about 8 years. I have easy hair (very straight) and keep it in a simple style–I don't have the time or inclination to fuss with it. I do like the razor texture–I have a lot of very fine hair, and it keeps it from being totally boring. =)

  4. I'm fortunate to have a neighbor and friend who became a stylist a couple of years ago. She loves to play with hair so I'm not afraid to leave things in her hands, plus she gives me a great discount! :)

  5. @Stephanie - every time I make an appointment, I fear my stylist will have left. And they never tell you where they went :(

    @hush and Di - so lucky!

    @Divs - very cool. Do you go to her salon or does she do it @ home?


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