Posted by: chlost | May 6, 2014

Hair today…….and tomorrow?

This evening I had a long-overdue haircut. It is one of my few splurges. I drive into the city and pay $70 for something that I would pay $40 for closer to home. I’ve always thought it was worth it, though.  There is nothing like having a really good cut. It does wonders for the ego as much as the hair.

My hairdresser is a funky guy, probably in his 40’s, recently married for the first time. He rides his Harley to work when weather permits, otherwise he drives his Escalade. He’s obviously doing well. His hair is usually shoulder-length, with a bandana of some sort.  He and I are totally different-me-an “older” conservative-looking lady lawyer, he a trendy, long-haired, tattooed biker stylist.

We get along great.

His mom was going through a divorce, and he hired me to represent her. We got to know each other pretty well. Each time I am in the salon, he gives me the updates on her, and I get to pass along my good wishes to her. It is usually a pleasant hour of chatting and catching up on his life.

Tonight he told me that he is “retiring”.

Not in the normal sense of the word. He is going to start a new business venture. He is excited and quite happy about his future for the first time in quite a while. He looked about ten years younger as he told me about it.

But what about me? What am I going to do? How in the world do you find a new hairstylist? Who is going to be able to make my string-straight, baby fine mop of graying hair do anything?

This summer is my oldest son’s wedding. That means that I have to look somewhat presentable. This is what I  obsessed over the entire one hour drive home. What am I going to look like in all of those photos? Whatever haircut I have will be memorialized for all time in those wedding photos. Will my son and his wife always look at their wedding photos and think “Ack! What was she thinking? That looked horrible!” or “Wow! Mom looked great!”

My future hangs in the balance. This is going to be quite a challenge.



  1. […] Hair Today…..and tomorrow. […]

    • Thanks so much for the visit, and the link! I will be back to catch up with you.

      And for the record, I agree, women have it much harder…..except that men have to live with the women in their lives! 🙂

  2. My favorite hair stylist had to stop working for family reasons, and I’ve been looking for someone else for the last year. I think I’ve finally found someone. It’s very exciting. 😉

  3. My heart jumped into my throat on your behalf. OH, HELL, THIS IS A BIG SITUATION.

    I’ve been looking for years for “my” stylist in Duluth. I’ve gone everywhere and tried everyone, and blah. I say, “Make it funky; give the hair angles; go crazy,” and they shove me out the door looking like a soccer mom. The only amazing cut I’ve gotten was in Florence, Italy.

    So what I’m saying here is that you’re going to need to fly to Florence before the wedding.–Jocelyn

  4. At seventy bucks a pop, I’m not surprised he’s doing well. It’s always interesting to me what things any individual splurges on and what things they are more frugal about.

  5. Ask if he’ll come and do your hair just for that day…. family to family…. long term client perks…. PLEASE?!?!?!!

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