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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hairy Details

I went to my hair appointment today. I used to color my hair, but quite frankly, I just can't work up the money and the motivation to keep from having one inch roots all the time.

A few things I love about going to get my hair done:

1) Someone who has to listen to me for a full hour. Aside from Rhett, who has to listen to me for HOURS and HOURS and HOURS. And Kitty (my hairdresser) has to pretend to be interested, which Rhett doesn't bother with.

2) The names of my stylists always crack me up. Is it like an immutable law that you have to have the most girly, immature name possible if you want to become a stylist? My two most recent have been Kitty and Tish. I just like to say their names because it feels like I'm in a sorority. (As a side note, I've also never had a hairstylist who didn't get married whilst pregnant. Is there some kind of secret code against birth control amongst beauticians?)

3) Not having to do my hair for two days. I always milk the hairdo that they give me. I wake up the next morning and think, "Hey, it still looks better than it would if I washed it and did it myself." So I leave it. If I could get away with a third day, I would. But even I have standards.

4) Time alone. Seriously, this is probably my most favorite thing about getting my hair done. Because I drive ALONE to the salon, and I drive ALONE home. I even took out the Sesame Street sing-along from my CD player and reveled in the feeling of silence. Silence is a feeling, by the way. And it feels GLORIOUS.

That's it. I have to stay up until strange hours of the night now, planning how to teach church songs to four-year olds. At least I don't have to do my hair tomorrow, though. I can literally sleep in for ten minutes longer than normal. Hooray!

22 comments:

Corrine said...

i totally need to go get my hair done!!

Sara said...

Small world! I just connected the random blog dots and you are cousins with Nate, who is married to my husbands sister Shelly. I just finished writing a post about them, and then....well, anyways all the wit and brains and humor make sense- you all crack me up!

Valerie said...

At least you get a break from teaching the four-year olds...stake conference can be such a blessing.

I agree with you about milking the hairdo after. I'm still in amazement that no matter what I do, I can never get my hair to look the same way. It's kind of annoying.

My favorite part, though, is having my hair washed. It is so relaxing!

Amy K said...

You always make me laugh. I try to go 2 days, and sometimes make it. And I agree with you about the driving alone part, I got to go to the grocery store by myself yesterday and it was great! By the way, my hairstylists name is Orlando (said Or-laando) and he is amazing and exactly what you would picture from the name!

bill, katie, and co. said...

You forgot the part about getting ro read all the trashy Hollywood magazines that are there and getting the scoop on all the Hollywood gossip. That's a definite MUST when you go to the salon!

Jen said...

My hairdresser's name is Rachel. Can you tell I live in Utah?

I'm taking a photography class all by myself, and I soooo relish the alone drive time.

Janene said...

The worst is going to someone in your ward and then deciding you want to try someone new. I had this happen to me recently and I feel so self-conscious all the time. I always think, "She's for sure going to notice I got a new cut and color--I bet she hates me." Advice--never go to someone you "actually" are friends with.

Bisel Family said...

Are you the primary chorister? ??????

Heidi said...

Oh, yes. I am. And surprisingly? It's my favorite thing I've ever done. That's a big concession from a former high school teacher.

Laura said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always nice to find new friends. I love your blog. This post was so funny and I agreed with every word of it. Thanks for a nice laugh! I hope you stop by again!

Laura said...

The calling of Primary chorister scares me to death! You rock!

Nancy Face said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I am a hair stylist with a pretty much normal name. I'm happy to say I was married for two years before giving birth for the first time...but standing behind a chair for hours on end while pregnant was NOT a very happy thing! ;)

I am Primary Chorister, too! Best calling in the church I'd say, and lucky me...I've been doing it for 6 years now! :D

Bisel Family said...

I am a primary chorister too. The hardest calling I have ever had. I am finally getting used to it, but I still shake with fear when I have to sing all by myself. I know, I am super lame. What's the big deal. If I could just sing in Opera, then I could laugh and joke. But I am supposed to bring the spirit....ah the joy. I'm glad to hear you were up late preparing....it's nice to know I am not alone. It's great to read about you now. I'll keep my eye on you.

Jill said...

For many years, I went to the same hairdresser. She always gave me a fabulous cut, and we had TONS to talk about. Having my hair done was always so much fun. Then she retired to stay home with her son, and I went to her replacement.
The new lady did a great job with my hair, but we had absolutely nothing in common so every time I got my hair done, it was an hour of really uncomfortable silence.
I found a new hairdresser. The cut isn't as good, (still OK, not hideous) but she's really fun to talk to.
So basically, I would rather have bad hair than spend an hour with a hairdresser in silence.

Our bank used to have a teller named "Taffy."

Heidi said...

Hmmmm. Nancy, perhaps I am just getting the outliers of the profession? Perhaps I have bad taste in hairstylists?

Ashley said...

Girl, you had me in stitches. I must say there isn't anything about alone time that I don't enjoy these days. I relish every second!

How close are your kiddos? My first two are 13 months and the 2nd two are 18 months. When I left my six week check up for the last one he said see you in 4-6 months. I guess I was one paycheck he thought he could count on.

Mandy said...

I completely agree! I love getting my hairdone, it is a mini-vacation. thanks for the reminder that I need another one!!! And btw you are a great with the kiddos in primary, i am so glad you are there with me!!!!

Holly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't been to a stylist for years. I color my hair myself and my husband cuts it for me. Seriously. And, I get more comments on it after he's cut it, than I ever did when I went to a salon. (He's a doctor, not a hairdresser!) When I went to the salon, I went for one of the same reasons: time alone. I loved being alone and getting pampered a little!

Yvonne said...

I have to tell you when I saw your name in my comments, I thought--oh my goodness, when did heidi get a blog. (That's my daughter's name and it through me!!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and especially for leaving a comment.

I love going to the hairdresser--the main reason: I love having someone else wash my hair. It is so wonderful to lean back and have it washed.

Leisha said...

I def. need to go get my hair done. I'm so lazy about doing it. Where do you go? I'm always in search of a hair stylist who doesn't leave her employer the second I like how she's done my hair.

JustRandi said...

Primary Chorister was my very favorite calling! I loved that I could just do my own thing every week, and not have to OK it, or depend on anyone else to show up!

Hair appt days are REALLY good days, I totally agree!

Lucille said...

I can SO RELATE to the 2-day hair freebie as I do that as well. I always get my hair done LATE in the day for that reason alone! And speaking of alone - that time in the chair is like a mini vacation!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by my blog!