There is nothing more daunting, more perilous, more necessary than finding a good hair dresser. It is the difference between feeling like a rockin’ super star and feeling like Britney Spears circa 2007 (Google it. It’s not pretty).
About a year ago my go-to salon closed down and I was devastated. I’d rather walk across burning coals than go through the trial and error of finding that one special someone who gets me.
Case-in-terrible-point: After said salon closure, I went to a hair dresser who came highly, if not unreliably, recommended. Let’s do this, I thought to myself. How bad could a hair dresser really be?
(Hint: Really bad)
All I wanted was my dark hair to be a little lighter. A nice, light brown. Is that so much to ask?! (Hint: Yes. It is.)
What I got was bright yellow streaks throughout my still-dark hair. There are few words to describe how terrible it looked.
It gets better…
My hair was so over-processed it literally just started falling out. Running my hand through my hair produced such a large amount of fried hair in the palm of my hand that it was absolutely panic-inducing.
Did I mention I was 8.5 months pregnant? And that the purpose of my appointment was to make myself look fabulous for the impending birth of my second kid.
Enter my personal hair-angel. A neighbor revealed to me that she did hair out of her house and she could take a look at it.
Not only did she save my hair (save? Salvage? It took 5 months before my hair grew out enough for me to sport my trademark blunt bangs. My BANGS FELL OFF.), but she restored my faith in hair-doing-humanity.
And today, 1 year and 2 months after what I call “that one time my hair died and I looked balding-ly terrible right before having a baby” I finally was brave enough to ask her to make my dark hair just a little bit lighter.
Not only is it THE PERFECT COLOR, but my hair isn’t even damaged. And my bangs. They’re still there!
My confidence is through the roof and I’m feeling not at all like having panic attack when I look in the mirror.
My advice to you? Find your special somebody. Find the person that knows you, and loves you for you…find your perfect hair dresser.