Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I got a great haircut today, and I only had to go to 2 different salons to get it! The first salon was an upscale (read: too expensive) place that I had been to once before. I arrived a few minutes before my scheduled appointment with a stylist I had never seen. And I left, still not having seen that stylist – or any stylist! After I checked in with the receptionist, I waited. And waited. And – you guessed it - still waited. After 20 minutes, I asked the receptionist whether she was sure that the stylist knew I was there, and she said she’d remind her. Finally, it was already 30 minutes after the scheduled appointment time, and the stylist still hadn’t even stopped by to introduce herself. (It took less time yesterday for a busy auto shop to change my car’s oil!) So, I informed the receptionist that I was leaving, and I walked out of the salon. I figured that if I was going to pay a small fortune for a cut, I should at least be able to see the stylist before my hair turned gray. (Then I would need a cut and a coloring!) On a whim, I ran into a salon in the mall, and the stylist there had an opening. She was polite and kind, and the conversation was pleasant and enjoyable. The cut she gave was amazing, and it was half the price I would have paid at the other salon. Like my past hair experiences, I left the salon wanting to cry. Except this time they were tears of happiness. I finally found a terrific stylist at a bargain price! I’m trying not to think about how we’re moving in less than a week, and I’m going to have to find a new stylist again. But, I think I finally have this process down. Search. Find. Move. Rinse and repeat.