I'm not holding my breath. *sigh*
Today I spent two and a half glorious hours at the salon. It had been THREE LONG MONTHS since my last hair appointment. And it was an excruciating long wait since then, because I hated how my hair turned out last time.
It was orange. Brassy. Soooo not classy.
|today: pre-appt and pre-makeup|
This time I wasn't going to mess around. I called the Aveda Salon in town and made an appointment several days in advance. You see, I am normally kind of impatient when it comes to my hair, and when I decide to go in, that means I want it done NOW or at the most a few hours. Back in February when that moment struck, I called 4 of the 5 salons in town before finding an opening.
Looking back, there is a reason that the particular place I went had immediate openings. When I arrived for my appointment I was disappointed; in the building (siding was falling off), in the decor (dirty and cheap) and in the stylist (her hair was NOT pretty and she was in dumpy jeans and worn out tennies). I should have walked out right then and there, but I didn't. And that is how one gets horrible, brassy highlights put in her hair.
NOW, about today's appointment! The salon was beautiful; soothing colors, trendy decor and Aveda goodness everywhere I looked. My stylist was cute! Her hair was done! She was perky and nice. I immediately was at ease. We discussed the current state of my hair and what I wanted out of today's visit. She offered suggestions and advice. I basically fell in love. She could have told me that my hair would look great with purple streaks and I probably would have said OK.
She cleaned up the highlights and 'painted on' a darker color to blend with my roots. I couldn't be happier. I can already tell that the grow-out is going to be easier on the eyes (vs. the straight line of yellow-y orange I had going on before) and the overall color looks much better with my skin tone.
I love a good salon visit, don't you?
***this blog inspired a hubpages post... check it out if you have time! http://hubpages.com/hub/Avoid-a-Poor-Hair-Salon-Experience