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14 Responses

  1. Abby

    You claim to be low-maintenance, but now you talk about having a separate hair washer at the salon? Fancy, fancy… I just have one woman who does it all. She is a renegade.

    Anyway, I have to agree with you though in that my girl will often get a little distracted while washing my hair and I end up getting a freaking facial wash at the same time. As often as she uses the hand-held sprayer thing, you think she would have better control over the trajectory of the water (which yes, is usually too freaking hot.)

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    • Amy Vansant

      Low maintenance, yes… graying since I was 22, yes… unless I want to look like a homeless woman I am a slave to the hairdresser every 6-9 weeks. Which sucks. Though not as bad as when I try to do it myself. Then I go right from homeless to bottle blond hooker.

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      • Abby

        I go to the salon around every five weeks, but we don’t have fancy hair washers 😉 I’ve recently resorted to box color though. Box wine, box color…nothing can possibly go wrong with that, especially when combined.

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  2. Saorcha

    This. Is. Hilarious…..and SO true…..I identified with all of these and I remember that once my hairdresser was busy talking to the other hair washer about having a brazillian..(ouch!) while she was rinsing shampoo out of my hair and she sprayed the water and shampoo onto my face and into my eyes…..she didn’t even realise until I had seen my life passing before my eyes. I was going to drown… I swear.

    Brilliant blog.

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    • Amy Vansant

      Waterboarding! You’re really going to have to stop getting your hair done at Guantanamo Bay Salon…

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  3. Jessica

    When I find a good hairdresser, I hold onto them for dear life. I’ve had so many horrific experiences at the salon that God help me if my hairdresser leaves me I might just start cutting my own hair.

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  4. lafemmeroar

    This is too funny and too true. I’ve been scorched by hot water before due to a careless washer. If she can’t make it right with soap and water I don’t think she’ll make it with a pair of shears. I’d love to know your experience with a bad haircut!

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    • Amy Vansant

      Best Bad moment – went to Hair Cuttery – girl was blow drying my hair and asked how I style it. I said “I usually just curl the ends under a little” (like with a hair dryer and a round brush.) She took a COMB, ran it through my hair to the end and then BENT IT and blew it dry, so my hair went straight down and then bent at a 90 degree angle towards my head. I couldn’t even say anything – I couldn’t shut my gaping maw long enough.

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  5. Basia

    I have a kink in my neck (true story), so it always feels so uncomfortable to have to lie back and have someone shampoo, condition, wait more shampoo, more condition, towel dry my hair. It takes what seems like forever and half the time the water temperature is just short of boiling. BUT what I find even more uncomfortable are the girls who do the scalp massages! It always throws me off because I’m not expecting it, and not only does it make the whole pain-in-the-neck experience last longer, but I feel the need to start conversation because it is so awkward. Which, of course, makes it even more awkward. Win-win! I once had someone come up to me while I was waiting for my hair dresser and break out into an impromptu scalp massage on my DRY hair while I was sitting in the chair, facing the mirror. So I had to watch her do it, in the reflection, and the look of mortification on my face as I started talking about the weather. Ugh.

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    • Amy Vansant

      I feel your pain. I don’t talk and find if I keep my answers short they don’t either as a rule. (they being almost anyone) I wish it was something I could change about myself, because sometimes you find out really neat things and as a writer that comes in handy. Unfortunately, I SUCK at small talk and that’s what terrifies me!

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  6. Stacey

    I go to a salon every couple months (when I’m consistently putting my hair in a ponytail because it’s not really a style anymore). There is one hairdresser. She does the hair washing herself. Your salon sounds way more fancy.

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    • Amy Vansant

      We followed our hairdresser from smaller places until he and his partner finally opened up a very fancy one together!

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  7. Dana

    OMG! I’m experiencing the same as well! That’s why when I found a good hairdresser, I never leave them.

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