I scheduled my haircut with the woman who just consulted with Curly and asked if she had any product suggestions for me. I like my current hair stylist, but I was ready to see if someone else had a different approach.
*Anyone else try this and feel guilty for 'cheating' on your current hair stylist.*
I like the haircut Curly Girl method lady gave me - my hair is now a million lengths which helps hide the thinning issues and gives it some fullness and more body.
|I was looking for a photo of my hair pre-haircut. My hair here: lifeless. I assume you won't soon tire of this photo.|
Remember when I was mistakenly panicked thinking it was time to pick up Curly? Well, I wasn't focused on the products the stylist was suggesting. She promised to email me what to buy, but I knew from Curly's experience that her email might not arrive for weeks. I swore she'd suggested a spray gel or a foam from Mario Tricoci.
A few days later when Curly and I ran to Mario Tricoci. I was hoping the mystery product would be obvious to me.
For starters the stylist said this bottle was around $7. Anyone been to a Mario Tricoci lately? They practically charge you $7 for a friendly greeting. No product there was remotely in the $7 range. Curly and I stared at the products on the first floor. Nothing jumped out at us. There was an escalator to the 2nd floor, so we thought MUST BE UP THERE.
Upstairs, someone asked if we needed help. I told them my stylist had recommended a product here. I enjoyed asking them about this product whose-name-shall-remain-a-mystery. Guessing games are fun, especially in a high end salon where everyone has perfect hair. Stand out much?
An in-charge type guy named Michael approached: HI, I'M LOOKING FOR A BOTTLE OF $7 PRODUCT.
I explained to Michael that the woman who just started cutting my hair recommended something like a spray on gel for my hair type. In my usual fashion, I gave too much information.
Me: The woman is gonna email me names of the products but I haven't received it yet. She gave my daughter some great advice for her curly hair, so I thought we'd stop by in case I recognized the bottle she suggested.
Michael took this as his cue to give Curly tips. Even though she's all set. No amount of subliminal messages and hand pointing at my icky hair could convince him to focus on me.
He walked us around. Pointed at bottles. Urged me to take a photo of said bottles for Curly's hair (nevermind I'd bought 12 bottles of pricey stuff some of which a brother might eat).
He took us back downstairs. I was cracking up, wishing we were followed by a camera because his focus on Curly's hair was intense. The hair we WEREN'T shopping for. She was wearing a braid, but the excessive curly bits sticking out at the end spoke to him.
Addressing Curly, even though I WAS SHOPPING FOR PRODUCT, he grabbed a bit of my hair and demonstrated.
Michael: You can twist two pieces of your hair (meaning Curly's) together to get a big fat curl. Or you can try this. (continues to mess with my mousy, flimsy, weak-ass hair).
While he played Barbie-head with my hair, I sent Curly Morris Code messages with my eyelids that Michael couldn't see.
My blinking subtly screamed: CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS GUY IS MESSING WITH MY HAIR TO SHOW YOU HOW TO DO YOUR HAIR?
My hair product hunt might've been unsuccessful, but I was able to test Curly in the ever-important lesson of: CAN YOU KEEP FROM LAUGHING IN PUBLIC WHEN I'M MAKING CRAZY BLINKY FACES AT YOU?
Maeve passed with flying colors, hiding her tiny giggle-bursts with a nod that said: OH, GREAT IDEA. HMM.
|Took this photo from my laptop - cuz I'm |
super tired and it's past my bedtime.
The jury is out on my new product, which was expensive - but our laugh on the way home was priceless. *Editing to add: I actually love the product. It's called 3 P 1 and it's like 3 products in one, just as it promises.
Favorite hair product or hair stylist switching story? Did you own a Barbie-head hair style toy as a kid? If so, I'm jealous.