Sunday, October 4, 2009

Beauty shop...

About five years ago when Lily first started preschool I had gotten in the habit of cutting my own hair. David was traveling all the time and I was so busy with a two year old and a five year old that I hardly even noticed my hair. I'd try to keep it straight in the back, but really, it was pretty rough.

One day I was at the mall returning something at J.Jill when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was horrified. I had had no idea it had gotten that bad. I knew that there was a beauty shop over by Lord and Taylor. I had one hour before I had to leave to pick up Lily so I went over there to see if they had anyone available.

It was on that day that I met Toni. She made hairdo magic and has continued to do so ever since.

I was stunned when I left the shop that day. My hair was amazing. Layers and flips and dips all came together to bring me the most perfect hair cut of my life.

I have been going to Toni ever since. I have never strayed. I have never cried after a hair cut. I have loved every single cut.

All of this is leading up to tell you why I felt brave enough to walk into the salon today and suggest bangs.

I haven't had bangs in years and up until five minutes before my hair cut bangs had never even occurred to me. While I was waiting for my turn I looked in one of those hair style books and saw bangs. Why not?

When I asked Toni about it she was very positive, but suggested we dye my hair darker first since it was time to say good bye to summer highlights.

Here I am with Toni.

Here's my new hairdo!

I love it!

Sometimes a little bit of change is good.


Valerie said...

You look Marvi!!!
I am not brave enough to try anything new...I am still stuck in the rut you were in cutting your own hair. I don't cut mine though, I just wear it up ALL of the time.
Good for you, you look beautiful!!
I love your blog....

Anonymous said...

Love the new look, and totally agree that Toni is a shearing genius. She is the only stylist (other than my dear Phyllis in NJ) who does not disappoint. In August I travelled 2400 miles to have her cut my hair!. Okay, I was planning a trip to Shiny Red Houses...but Toni was added value.

David W. Padrusch said...

Looks even better in person. Mwaaaah!

Anonymous said...

I've been going to the same gal for 31 years. Even when I lived in different cities, I would route flights through Cincinnati just to get my hair cut. I can only hope I die before she does. So enjoy your time with Toni. It's an indulgence well worth the price.

Bearly Sane said...

They do say a change is as good as a holiday! My hairdresser is always sending me on holidays ... she loves to experiment with my hair and I have never been disappointed. A good style does wonders for your confidence look great!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! xo Mari

mgster said...

Ooh-La-La!!! You look adorable!

Lisa said...

Oh I wish I could do mine so short! I have very fine hair and I'd look bald if I tried this one. YOU however look amazing!! ENJOY! It is so nice to find someone who can cut your hair. I'm still looking!
Hugs, Lisa

Ginger said...

I love your new style. What a cute gal you are.
I wish I could find someone to cut my hair that I like. I like to try new styles, but I always seem to get the same haircut, no matter who I go to.