Photo of me, taken by Elaine
A few weeks ago, Staci posted photos of her new haircut. I was still in Germany at the time, and immediately left her a comment asking who did her hair. She wrote me back right away (she is awesome like that) and sent me all of his contact info. I called him as soon as we got home, booked an appointment, and yesterday was the big day. We took inches off of my hair. It was interesting – he pointed out that I didn’t want a Pob, but rather I wanted a haircut all my own. He listened to what I wanted done with the color and added fine, blended low-lights to my hair. He worked with the shape, the style, and my hair to get to the look that he thought would be best on me. I am still getting used to it – it still feels weird being so much shorter, but I went in wanting a *style* and not just a haircut, and I definitely got what I wanted. I’m quite happy with it.
You know what was really cool about the whole thing? I had told him when we were first doing our consult that I don’t do futzing with my hair. Blowdry, go. So when he finished cutting it, he styled it without the fancy roundbrush that no one can ever do at home. He used his hands only, showed me exactly how much of every product he was using, how to apply it, how to work the hair as I dry it, how to get it 90% dry (where he had me feel the hair so I would know exactly how dry he meant) and how to use the round brush to finish it. I left there knowing that I should be able to do everything he did, and I should be able to have my hair dry in under 10 minutes. This made me add to his tip. Seriously, it was that worth it to me.
I’m going to the Rockstar Photography workshop at the end of October, and Corey McNabb asked for headshots of the attendees. Elaine took this photograph of me last night, after we were out and about at a pre-opening party for her job. I love her fabulous RED wall in her office, and it was the perfect look for this shot – exactly what I wanted!
Thanks again for shooting me, Elaine! It is FANTASTIC!