Salon Therapy

I love going to the salon, always have. It helps that one of my best friends is also my stylist. It also helps that she's one of the best at what she does and never holds back when acknowledging that "the hairstyle I've been waiting for is going to make me look more like Maude on steroids than it will a 20-year-old celebrity." 
But that's not why I love it. 
I love it because it's one of the few places where you can actually let your hair down without worrying that someone might stick gum in it–a safe haven for sharing worries, fears and loads of juicy gossip about people who don't really matter. It's Vegas without all the strippers and everyone knows that it's okay to eavesdrop–just as long as you don't name names. And for a few short hours (yes–you heard me), you get to sit in a chair and do nothing but relax while someone else fusses over your aging, dry hair and listens to all of your problems. 

It makes me sad to think that there are women out there who haven't fully embraced the true salon experience; and the fact that they may or may not have their own personal stylist because "it doesn't matter to them who cuts their hair" really sort of freaks me out. Sure, you "can go to Great Clips and get a haircut for HALF of what she's charging," but you'll have no one to blame but yourself when you get a Dorothy Hamill after asking for Jennifer Lawrence!

If I could give one piece of advice to these ladies of frugal descent, it would be to succumb to the therapeutic nature that IS "The Salon" and live a little. Where else can you verbally cut loose without fearing those billable hours and walk away looking like a million bucks? I'll bet your therapist can't mix color like my friend Suzanne can! It's a small price to pay for peace of mind and truly great hair, so do yourself a favor and take the plunge before that half-ass cut and blow dry you just got ends up being the topic of conversation at your neighbors next appointment. I wish I wasn't kidding.



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