Today I got my hair done by my favorite Ohio Aveda stylist, Cirrus. I know!!! She has a great name!!! If you are not familiar with Aveda products there is a lot of chemistry involved. The color (yes—I color my hair–don’t hate me!) is measured out and mixed together to make magic on my head. I usually have 3 bowls of magic to achieve the look. It is a pretty cool process, actually, and I got hooked on Aveda salons in Mason City when my stylist moved there. I love the attention they give you at a salon. For years I did the $12 haircut places and saved money by doing that. Then I decided that I wanted to splurge a bit and now I will never go back to those strip mall places. When I came to Lima in July I googled Aveda salons and the closest one was well over an hour away. Cirrus was worth it.
Now for all of you uninformed out there in blogland –the whole process of highlighting and coloring hair is just that—a process. It is not for the faint of heart. You have to sit and endure having foils or papers put in your hair. You have to sit and let it process. You hope there is not a fire because if there is you will have to leave with those crazy looking foils on your head. The salon in Mason City uses more of a paper product and so I always felt like I was one of those judges or something when I got my hair done.
But I digress. As I contemplated that this would most likely be the last time that Cirrus did my hair I got a little reflective. Finding someone who does your hair right and who actually listens to what you want the end product to be is rare. I have had that in Cirrus. And she is sweet. She is young enough to be my daughter but we have never run out of things to talk about. Like our joint love of Pinterest.
I appreciate it when I find someone who actually listens and does what I want. I remember one stylist I went to in Pennsylvania that my friend used. I told her what I wanted and when I left I came out looking exactly like my friend—at least my hair. Not the look I wanted. So today I am grateful for professionals who take their job seriously and who really listen. A great skill and makes me happy! I realize that that is not as plentiful in this world as I would like.
What do you find when you go to a stylist? Do they do what you want or do they have their own agenda?