Beauty: The never ending salon searchI got my hair cut today. It's been a long six months since I stepped foot into a salon. I've talked about my salon issues here and here, in case you were wondering. And I've also talked about how I do know better than to wait six months...or a year to get my hair done.
Here's the issue. I hate, no make that loathe, trying to find a salon and stylist that I like. It's like dating to me. It's tedious. I mean, you have to trust them to not only cut/style your hair well, but you have to connect with them. You are, after all, spending anywhere from one to 3 hours there.
So after putting off my search for a new salon here in Ohio, Nate was nice enough to purchase a Groupon for a salon offer. After he got it for me, it took me 4 months to use it. Which got me to thinking, what is going on with me!? I use to love getting my hair cut and colored. In fact I giddily looked forward to it. I love playing with cut and color as I have never been one who is that attached to my hair (it does grow back after all). What happened?
Well a few things...first is that I moved away from Colorado, where I had an amazing stylist. Then I went through many issues with different places in Albuquerque. Then I found a new perfect stylist in Denver, CO. Slight issue with that...I am nowhere close to Colorado now.
Major sad face.
I've just gotten use to lack luster salons and boring stylists. So my love of all things hair has...well gone frizzy.
What is it that I want you might ask? Well I want a stylist that knows what she is doing. My stylist annoyed me today because she asked me too many questions without giving back much feedback. She never really talked about what she wanted to do, or why she was doing it. I want the stylist to listen to what I want, but also give me ideas. If they aren't inspired then I am definitely not going to be inspired. If I say that I like to play with hair and that I'm not overly attached...get excited that you have someone you can play with. Also...if it's a slow day, do not all stand around and talk. Especially if you are my stylist.
Also, I want the salon to feel like a get away. I know you can find great salons in strip malls, but come on...make it feel less like one. I want to go somewhere that I can relax and get away from myself. I want to walk into a place and know, just from how it looks, that I am in a creative environment.
I will say that my haircut wasn't awful, but I didn't leave excited or invigorated. Though I honestly I haven't felt that way for a long time. Which is sad, because I need a mood changing hair cut badly. I was ready to chop off a few good inches, but quickly realized that today's salon was not to place to do it.
All this means is that I have to search more. Bleh. But I'll do it, because I need a fun change, be it the length of my hair or the color.
And so my post isn't totally boring, here are some of my favorite cuts and colors that I have had over the years...
I keep debating about going back to this color and length, but I just don't know. Thoughts?
This was the last professional color I got. It was amazing and fun because of the chunky copper highlights. I also had blunt bangs with this as well.
So, my readers I leave you this...how have you pulled yourself out of your hair blahs? Any tips for finding a good salon? Is there is a hair cut amongst these pictures that you like and think I should do again?