1. Awesome was getting exactly the hair cut I wanted.
In April, I went to a salon and showed my hair dresser this picture:
The hair dresser asked me if I’d ever had a style like this before and I said no. While I’ve had a variety of basic inverted bobs over the past several years, I’ve never had anything that required more than just flat-iron straightening and a teeny bit of product. The hair dresser tried to persuade me into getting something a little “milder” (colour and style), in case I didn’t like it. She said I could “go bold” next time. I said that I wanted this style, as it would grow out eventually if I didn’t like it. Afterall, I only get to a salon once every 4-6 months. Reluctantly, she got to work on my hair. When she was finished, it looked very little like the style I wanted. She went “mild.
Yesterday, I’d decided to go to a different salon – one that I’d been to once before and liked, but never seemed to think of while making appointments. I showed my hair dresser the same picture, explained that I really wanted this style with, instead of red chunks (which, from my past experience, faded much too quickly for my liking), I wanted something brown/blonde-ish. My hair dresser was on board and enthusiastic – there was no trying to talk me out of it, which I greatly appreciated it.
A couple of hours later, I walked out of the salon looking like this and fully satisfied (I’m definitely going back to this salon from hereon out):
3. Awesome was help finishing a job that never seemed to end. Note to self: get things in writing!