October 14, 2006

Lisa: When she was good, she was very, very good

Yesterday I got a real haircut and it was AWESOME. Ann Marie at Sacred Roots was recommended as someone who specializes in curly hair, and for good reason. She first looked at my hair when it was dry, paying attention to my hair texture, type of curl, and which areas were more or less curly than others. She cut the general shape of the desired style while my hair was dry. [For those of you who don't have curly hair, this is important because sections of hair with different amounts of curl can be cut to the same length when wet (and straight), but bounce up to different lengths when the hair is dry.] Then she shampooed me (complete with head and neck massage!) and neatened up the cut on my wet hair. Then she dried my hair with a diffuser, all the while giving me tips on styling and products. Ann Marie had read the books and websites I had read, and was familiar with the anti-shampoo philosophy--but encouraged me to do whatever worked for me. She is even going to a workshop in New York with Lorraine Massey next month. Plus, Ann Marie was super nice and the right amount of chatty and kept telling me how great my hair was. It was like a beautiful dream.

As an added bonus, afterward I got to put on a fancy dress and eat fondue at The Melting Pot for Molly's birthday. It totally made up for the four hours I spent cleaning on Friday morning (yay, me!). The question now is what should I do tonight when Blake is out with the guys? Block the sweater I finally finished knitting? Paint the sewing room?

Edited to add this picture of my haircut, taken the day after I posted this entry:

Posted by lisa at October 14, 2006 01:01 PM

Where is the picture of you, your new hair cut, and your smokin' hot dress?

Posted by: Marci on October 14, 2006 03:08 PM

Seriously. I second Marci. I'm excited about your glamourousness, but feel that you are denying us the pictures we have become so accustomed to.

Posted by: sarah on October 15, 2006 11:36 AM

So that is cool and all, but i got a hair cut from a guy in the dorm for $0 and he did a GREAT job. Plus i know where he lives.

Posted by: Young Jeffrey on October 15, 2006 06:25 PM
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