Finally made an appointment to see my main gal, Carla at Ron King Salon. Isn’t it the best feeling to make a hair appointment? I know, I know…that sounds a little trite. I mean, the “best” feeling should be working at a soup kitchen. Or donating time/money to a cause, or rescuing a dog. And, those are “best” feelings.
But, getting your hair done feels like a real indulgence! Don’t you think? I might seem like a priss, and mostly I am – but I am not a big salon/pedicure/facial/message type person. I mean, I love all that stuff, I just don’t really do any of it..ever.. (Don’t look at my toes..) I mostly walk around and hope people won’t notice that I need a manicure, or need a keratin treatment on my ends, or I could really use a facial. I was in my twenties before I had my first pedicure (GASP!). I in fact, have never had my eyebrows done by a professional (double GASP!).
Did I just lose you?
Anyway, my husband goes to Carla. As do several of my friends, my photographer from my wedding, and (I think) a couple of random peeps from work.. She does great work, especially on someone like me who struggles with decisions about their own hair. Which, is probably why I don’t go to the salon etc soon. It’s work to analyze yourself, and then – what if you don’t like it once it is done – it takes SOOOOO long to grow/change etc. Because of all of this, I had nearly the same haircut for 15 years and my ex-boyfriend used to cut my hair in the kitchen (yes, really).
I started to feel like it was time to grow up and do something! So, I went to Carla and to a real salon – woweee! We have gotten to that place where I can just walk in and go – “HELP! What do I do, oh balayage master? Hair whisperer, where do I go from here?!”
She looks at my hair, we look at images of hair, and then she does it and I think it looks great. Doing hair is a real art form.
Anyway, I get to go next week. YAY! So, I am thinking about what we can do! Here is where I am with it…
Do I go lighter?
Somewhere in between?
Do I let it grow?
Or cut if off shorter?
Or, let ’em grow out further and do a blunt cut kinda thang?
Oh, decisions, decisions, decisions!
How do you figure out what color/cut/style you want? Do you scour the interwebs for images? Leave it all up to the hair dresser?
Don’t have a hairdresser and live in Austin? Go see Carla. She rocks.