It is a happy day here because my stylist is coming to m y house this morning! She began coming to me last June, when it was impossible to get an appointment at my usual salon and it had been months since my hair was cut and colored. Getting that first cut and color had felt magical after months of roots and hair needing a shaping.
In the fall, I went red. All of the pictures looked so beautiful but on me, I felt like a stranger. At first it was REALLY red and my kids recoiled. It tamed a bit through washings and people around me said they liked it.....but maybe they had to say something because there was obvious difference. I didn't feel like myself so I went back to dark brown hair at my last visit.
Today, I will get highlights to lighten my look and maybe my spirits. With spring on the horizon, I feel like it is the right time to go lighter in every which way. I look forward to the snip of the scissors and the crunch of the tinfoil while I await transformation.
I always loved getting my hair done but now after months of shutdown and the realization that nothing is guaranteed, I am ever more grateful for this moment of self-care and luxury.
How did your hair fare in the pandemic?
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski