We all had a trip to the beauty parlor this week. I got a trim and highlight touch-up/repair. Z got her summer cut, a short stacked bob. What does it say about me as a parent that Z's haircut is SO much more fashion forward than mine? Q got a trim so he doesn't look like a shaggy hippy (his father's words).
I am so tickled with my color. When I got the highlights last fall, they were not at all the subtle lightened-by-the-sun-looking streaks I was hoping for. Instead, Red gave me super fashionable chunky streaks. I am not a super fashionable kind of gal. I like to pretend that I am still a natural blond, so I really didn't want obvious evidence to the contrary that I am not! Luckily, my hair bleaches prettily, so even though they were not natural looking, at least the streaks were a nice color. Eventually, I got used to my 'tiger stripes,' as T called them. What I never got used to was the fact that the brightest of the stripes started about an inch from the root line in the front. Nothing says natural like a full inch of dark roots around your face! Pretty! But those are a thing of the past. My hair is now looking sun-kissed and natural. And Red is SO cheap! Yet another perk to life in a small(ish) town!
Z probably got six inches lopped of the back of her hair. Adorable! I didn't realize how hip her 'do was until I started looking around and noticed that about every third adult I noticed had some variation of Z's cut. Bun said she wants Red to cut her hair to look just like Z's. I'd say that was a successful cut!
Q had a mighty case of the fidgets, so we are lucky he came out with both of his ears intact, let alone a symmetrical cut. He did a good job for a little guy in a new environment, surrounded by a bunch of chatty women. A far cry from the barber shop!
I made yet another trip to the salon the next day for a Rock Star pedicure. Basically, nail gel + glitter + more nail gel + baked under a light = BIG sparkly toes. LOVE! I'll spare you photographic evidence. It was a fun girly beauty week. I am now obsessively searching for the stuff to do gel nails myself. Just what I need. Another project!