Five O'Clock Somewhere

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A little pampering

A variation on retail therapy, plus before-and-after photos

One way in which some women seem to find relief from emotional stress and distress is to go to the beauty salon. It's a variation on "retail therapy" – going shopping to lift one's mood. I hadn't tried the beauty salon idea before, but I had a gift certificate, so off I went to Axis Salon Spa.

I must admit, sitting in a chair and being ministered to is most pleasing; there is something decadent and astonishingly relaxing about having one's hair worked through. For three hours, I was ministered to by the inimitable Vicente. After a dye job, rinse-out, conditioning treatment, trim, style, and blow-dry, I have a new look. It's a restoration of the vivid auburn color that I like so well, and a new layered cut that Vicente designed to take advantage of the natural wave in my hair, so it looks great and is also low-maintenance.

Now I just have to find a good New Year's party to show off my new do.



Blogger bonnie said...

Looks great!

I'm a once-a-year-whether-it-needs-it-or-not haircut kinda gal myself - had a fairly high-maintenance cut (jaw-length bob) for a while in my younger days but eventually I just decided I'd rather have an extra twenty minutes of sleep every morning!


PS - thanks for your comments - I'm impressed you were able to get in; I just logged out of my Haloscan account & tried signing in on my Blogger account to leave a comment & I couldn't get in at all.

And I think the help desk person who first emailed me has gone on vacation - repeated pleas for further assistance have gone unanswered.

Oh well, I guess I'll drop it & go paddling.

Hope you get to break some nails one of these days!

Wed Dec 30, 10:01:00 AM MST  
Blogger bonnie said...

p.s. -

Went paddling.

Broke a nail.

Quite happy.

Wed Dec 30, 08:35:00 PM MST  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

Well, it was a very small New Year's party ... four people at midnight, plus one other earlier -- but the people who matter to me the very most. Details to follow.

Fri Jan 01, 01:41:00 AM MST  

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