Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Good Hair, Bad Hair

Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown

So, several months ago, I cut my hair all off. It went from being just-above-the-shoulders short to curly pixie cut short. Think Halle Berry, except that my hair is light brown. And I have green eyes and fair skin. Oh, and I look nothing like her.

So! I loved my new haircut. It was easy to take care of, it was sassy and yet sophisticated, and I felt free and kind of cute. There was just one problem: my hairstylist charged me $60 for the haircut. And it is the type of haircut that needs to be maintained once a month or so. When the time came for me to have a trim, I didn't want to spend $60. I wanted to spend about $20 and perhaps have money to buy an iced mocha and some shorts for Viva or whatever else struck my fancy.

So, my friends, I went to Supercuts. I can hear you groaning already. I know, but come on! Sixty dollars! Well, I explained what I wanted, but I didn't bring a picture with me, and instead the stylist cut my hair nearly the same length all over my head, leaving it slightly longer on top. This has given me, as it has grown out, an almost spacesuit-helmet kind of look, which is not, I repeat, NOT what I was going for.

Since then, my original stylist (The Fabulous Christine) has called and told me that the salon has closed. She is now working out of a salon in the Valley. Now, if I take the freeway, it should take me twenty minutes to get there. But I have discovered a salon near 3rd and Fairfax (either through or, I can't remember which) whereby I can get someone to cut my hair for $45. It is also about twenty minutes away, but on surface streets and I don't have to go over the hill. I hate going to a new stylist, have I mentioned this?

I'm going to be brave. It's just hair, right? And as they always say, you get what you pay for. Errrrghhh...

Haicuts are always agony for me. Maybe I will post pictures when it's over -- but I'm not making any promises!


sploo said...

So, where exactly is Christine in the Valley? I need my hairs cut real bad.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Darling! She is moving to a "studio salon" on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. Her name is Christine George. For the life of me, I don't know what I did with her number, but you can call the Chess & Burman Salons and ask for her direct line: 818.766.4557. Also check out the Website: Smoochos!