Tuesday, October 14, 2008
100 things about me, # 14
I am very picky about who cuts my hair.
this is definitely one of those items that makes me realize just how far i was stretching when i sat down to do that original list of 100 things. i mean, really, what was i thinking?!?
the only time in my life that i actually had *someone* who *did* my hair was for about two years when jack was two? three? shortly after i was married, i cut my hair (it had been in a very stylish mary tyler moore flip - way too much maintenance for my every day life.) then, i was pregnant, or had a newborn, or was busy, or didn't care? i don't know, but that post-wedding haircut, or hastily trimmed versions of it, seemed enough to carry me through.
and then, i met kathy. i stumbled upon her. she was the "next available" in a salon that accepted walk-ins. she managed to talk me into an ultra short, tres stylish cut. with color!! this was a whole new world for me.
for several years, i honestly lived the life of a woman who schedules regular hair appointments every six weeks. i had my hair colored. twice!! (sadly, i can't find photos - pre-spt and all...) she even gave jack his first haircut. i followed kathy to one, then another, salon. she even made a housecall once, i remember. no one else could touch my hair.
one day, kathy fell off of the face of the earth. she was just nowhere to be found. thus ended my salon days. i think when i wrote my 100 list, i was still clinging to those memories! because, nowadays, i am a Great Clips girl. i don't schedule haircuts. more likely, i wake up one morning and realize my hair has finally grown out of control, and i run to the Great Clips during lunch for a bit of instant relief.
of course, at the Great Clips, my hair is at the mercy of a long, ever-changing list of "next availables." i have learned to come prepared, snapshots in hand, to help better explain the *look* i think i'm going for. and heck, i can get in and out of there for under $20!! on my next list of 100 things, perhaps i will change that to read, i am very picky about how i will spend all that money i save by going to Great Clips!