Monday, May 03, 2010

Hair Scare

I don't get my hair cut as often as I should, my visits are probably every 8-10 weeks. I'm pretty low maintenance only getting a semi permanent color done in the winter. I'm letting my hair grow and until recently didn't have bangs. Some may say BORE - ING. I say, I have 3 kids and when my hair is long I can go DAYS without having to wash it... So there.

I called to make an appointment and was told that my stylist was no longer with the salon... GASP! I knew better than to ask, but I did:

"Do you know which salon she moved to?"

Lady on the phone, "No, I'm sorry we don't"

*Liar Liar Pants on Fire*

"But I'll be happy to refer you to another one of our stylists"

*Of course you would*

"How about J?"

Me: "I don't know, how about her? Is she new?"

Lady on the phone: "No she has been here for 4 years"

Me: "Alright, I'll give her a try"

Lady on the Phone: "What do you want to have done?"

*The absolute minimum*

Me: "Cut, style and brow wax"

I got my appointment set up and while I was really thinking about some highlights for the summer, I decided to not press my luck and just get past this initiation process. I hate this process, I had been with my last girl for over 3 years. We weren't friends, but we knew a lot about each other, we had a lot in common, I miss her and want her back. She could have at least left a post it!

I met the new girl, and she did a fine job. She took forever and ripped a little skin from my eye lid during the wax but I guess it's better than a chunk out of my hair. I think I scared her more than she scared me. I asked her lots of questions about her experience and even tried not so covertly to find out where my other girl went. She was tight lipped.

What I do know is that my girl didn't go back to Louisiana. What I also know is that her husband is a Stylist at a local salon, would it be creepy and somewhat stalker-ish to try and find her?

I think I might.


Anonymous said...

Nope. Not creepy at all. Finding someone to cut your locks is a HUGE task. One I loathe. It's like dating--only without the uncomfortable kiss at the end. Years ago, my girl left for another salon. I stalked every salon within a 25 mile radius until I found her.

I'm getting my hair cut and highlighted tomorrow. I am hideously excited. I get it cut every 5-6 weeks and highlighted a couple times a year. With the hormones and vitamins, I have more hair than I know what to do with and it's looking like I combed it with an egg beater.


Anonymous said...

My hairstylist? Lives 1,000 miles away. When we moved, I tried a few people and no one compared. So now I see her every time we visit our old stomping grounds, which is not nearly enough. Thank goodness for ponytails! And let's not talk about my eyebrows ... =>

PS: So good to "meet" you tonight on the phone!

Heather S. said...

I say track her ass down! A girls got to do what a girls got to do. The same thing happened to me when I called recently to make an appt. with my girl. Luckily, they were nice enought to give me her new number. whew!

I'm sure she would be flattered!