Or maybe it should be thought of as H Day. I get my hair cut tomorrow.
I called Catherine Crum, The Salon which is one of the premier salons in town. I knew I couldn't afford the fancy schmancy salon services, but I was HOPING upon hope that I could snag a haircut (only) for maybe $25. Mind you, I go to Cost Cutters--a walk in, low budget, come as you are place that whips people in and out. I frequently ask questions about cut, style and color issues (because if it's not $9.95 out of a box, I can't afford hair color), and get alot of nods, grunts and non-answers.
So, since I want hair like MelissaLion, I decided to take her advice and go to a good stylist. Well, a better stylist than a walk in for a $10 haircut place PRAYING that they have a coupon deal somewhere.
Anyway, when I called, Catherine Crum, the Salon, BRANDON very enthusiastically answered the phone. I casually asked about their prices for a haircut---HAIRCUT ONLY. And I was told that on the first visit they book for a haircut and blow dry. And the prices are graduated, depending on the stylist. Catherine herself is (gasp) $62 for a cut and a 'blowout'. The 'artists' and 'new talent' are less, and finally, the new talent IN TRAINING, or artist IN TRAINING was Brandon. He charges $18 for a cut and 'blow out'. I think. I hope I understood that correctly.
I figured that Brandon must be talented, because to have a job at the fancy salon in town, Catherine must see some good talent in him, so I am not worried in the least. It's GOT to be better than Mindy Sue popping her gum to try to cover the evidence of her smoke break and Quizzno's lunch at the cheap walk in place.
Brandon told me that curly hair is one of his FAVORITE textures to cut. That HE has curly hair and never felt like it was cut correctly--and he takes great care to cut curly hair properly. Not to cut in the middle of a 'C' curl, or else it looks just like a fish hook. (??????) And although he now flat irons his hair and it doesn't appear curly, he still has an affection for cutting the curly locks.
I explained my weight, and that I have fine, thin, frizzy curls that need to be tamed and with a flattering cut.
He was very thoughtful and seems conscienciously enough. As I told Brandon that I was 'SOLD' on him, he exclaimed "YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!". I imagined him jumping up and down a little bit and clapping.
So, tomorow, the fat girl who's insecure inside sometimes is going to the premier hair salon and spa in town. It's an AVEDA concept salon. Catherine was trained some by the dude from What Not to Wear......Nick.......so I'm sort of afraid that they'll laugh at me. And my wispy, few hairs.
I'm also hoping that I'll LEAVE the salon as a mousy brown version of MelissaLion. What do you all think? Is it possible??
Here's the other dilemma I have. My eyebrows are a MESS. They look like caterpillars. Should I go have them done TODAY so I am not a total schlub or should I beg for mercy from Brandon and have him do them while I imagine he and the salon are all 'tsk tsking' in their collective, trendy brain?
I am nervous, Interfriends. I don't want to be laughed out of Catherine Crum, The Salon. I want Brandon to find me cute and charming and to cut my hair in a hugely flattering way-----so I look trendy, yet still un-assuming.
I will walk in in my Cato and/or Wal-mart clothes, armed with a folder full of pictures, and they'll all snicker. What do you want to bet.
Pictures will follow....unless I don't like it, then I reserve the right to not show you all.
Toodles for now. See you tomorrow....after 'H' day.