I don’t know about you but I get the same amount of anxiety if I go to the gym or the hair salon. You see perfect bodies when you walk into the gym and you see the most amazing hair in the salon. When you go to the gym you are the master of your fate with the Stairmaster, with the salon you are at the mercy of the stylist. You take a deep breath and you hope to some degree in this instance, they can read your mind. For that brief moment in time when you are unsure if you accurately articulated what you wanted your hair to look like. You hope they are on the same page and see the visual of what you really hope to achieve while sitting with anticipation in the chair. The time has come as they blanket you with the apron and tell you to relax. Deep breath here goes….
For me I can never achieve both a great cut and color, I either love the cut or I am dissatisfied with the color or vice versa. My hair has been a hot a mess for the past three years. I wanted a new style and color, however my hair was so damaged and fried
(Because I was playing hairdresser and using boxed dye to lighten and darken my hair) that I didn’t know what would happen if I attempted to color it again myself.
My friend Christopher who is a hair stylist took on my challenge of “operation hopeless hair”. He didn’t even blink when he did a consultation to look at the damage and to evaluate what needed to be done. He asked what I envisioned my to look like and took notes. Christopher than explained what he would do and the techniques and treatments he would like to do to fix my hair. My hair was in bad shape but it wasn’t anything that Christopher hasn’t seen before. He was very assuring and positive.
When I went to the salon it had a very nice atmosphere and it didn’t hurt that it was located in Laguna Beach. In-between treatments, toning, dying, and conditioning I would sit on patio and breath in the sweet smell of the ocean breeze. It took nearly 4 ½ hours to fix what I did to my hair. It was worth every minute. I was pleased with the highlights, as they are so very subtle. Christopher has been doing hair for over 17 years and you can tell. He took a comb and took very thin strands of hair to highlight, that was a bit time consuming but he is a perfectionist and the end results are amazing. My hair is healthy again with the treatments, and the TLC that went into this process. For once It was achieved, absolutely loving both the cut and color. We ended up cutting roughly 5 ½ inches off of hair and it looks fantastic with the highlights and layers.
What I like about Christopher is that he listens to you and offers his suggestions. I have gone to places where they hear what you say and do what they want. For me in this moment of time, I was actually on the same page as my stylist and he could see what I envisioned my hair to look like.