Today was officially Haircut Day over here at The Promise 365.
Did you celebrate?
Boy did I need to!
It was my first time at Maggie’s salon (on the recommendation of Debbie ~ thank you!!). I have always found my stylists through friend’s recommendations. What about you?
When I entered Maggie’s salon I was greeted with a surprise. Richard came to the front desk to call my name, but instead he said:
“Oh, Jamie’s not a boy, Jamie’s a girl!”
(It’s okay, it happens sometimes, usually with junk mail addressed to Mr. Jamie Eslinger.)
Turns out, I was the one in for a surprise.
Today Richard treated me to a new do as well as some really informative tips about my hair, optical illusions and insider secrets.
1) Did you know that many blonds have sparse or uneven hairlines?
Richard pulled back my hair and demonstrated the ebb and flow of my hairline, which due to its unevenness ultimately leads to thin looking locks around my face.
Richard’s solution: some creative cutting around the face.
2) Did you know you should part your hair at the highest point of your eyebrow?
It creates an optical illusion of fullness or roundness in the face, instead of a long narrow face. (Round is apparently more attractive to the human eye). Richard parted my hair to the side just a little further than it’s natural fall. And there it was! My face (and eyes) opened up.
Richard’s solution: new part!
3) Do you know how to dry your hair?
I thought I did.
Richard showed me the most important feature of a hair dryer — the “cool” button. Turns out I have been drying my hair upside down and wrong my entire life!
Richard showed me how to hold my locks and force the hair dryer over them just like an ironing board which creates of course a straight line and adds fullness.
Plus! Richard blew my locks just damp enough and then instructed me on when to hit the “cool” button. The combo of hot air and cool air helps set the style.
By the time I left the front door I felt sorry I didn’t take notes.
Richard shared with the properties of water, hair color, chemical combinations, dryness, moisture, the evolution of hair styles, and the mathematical nature of a great haircut!
Today was more than just a wash, cut and dry — I felt like I graduated from Beauty School 101 by the time I paid the bill.
Please understand it’s hard to take a photo of myself with an iPhone 3 … and this little pic does very little justice to Richard’s work….
But, here’s my best attempt using the rear view mirror of my car:
This girl’s got one thing to say about her Goldilocks:
Thank you Richard!