Now that I have your attention, let me explain. I don’t know about you, but I’ve not had many people touch my hair throughout my lifetime. Again, explanation. How many hairstylists have you had in the course of your lifetime? I was just counting, and think that I can add them up on one hand. Yes, five hairstylists.
Letting someone cut or highlight your hair is a scary thing. At least to me it is. I think this is why I’ve not given many the chance throughout my life. Once I find someone, if they seem to do a pretty good job, the job is theirs until something happens to end the relationship. Yes, it is in fact a relationship. A rather personal one I might add!
I cannot remember who cut my hair when I was a kid, but the first stylist that I remember as an adult was Beth Alberts at Main Street Salon in Hampton. Who doesn’t love Beth?! Well I did, and do, but she moved away early in my adulthood and LaVonne Braun took over the shop. Another great hairstylist! But after taking a job in Henderson, it became hard to fit LaVonne into my schedule, so I tried to a stylist in Henderson.
After my job move to York, I “trained” another stylist and stuck with her for many years. One day I desperately needed a haircut, and she was not available, so I randomly picked one in Grand Island one Saturday morning. I loved the job that this stylist did, but it was not always convenient to drive to Grand Island for a haircut, so I went back to my old stylist in York.
Here comes the “breaking up” part. I’m sad to say, it’s time to move on. Too many “short short” haircuts, two many heads of “oh so blonde” hair when I only wanted highlights. I hate to do it, and breaking up is truly hard to do, but it’s time to say adios. I’m now in a new relationship with a stylist, who after one haircut and one highlight, really seems to understand what I want! Yea! I’m still in the honeymoon phase right now, but have high hopes that this is a relationship that will last for many years to come!
The weird thing is that my old stylist won’t even receive so much as text from me to let her know that we’re done. I know, it’s seems sad, and even rather mean, but I think that this is how breaking up is done in the hairstyling world. Heads come and go. So sorry, but it’s time for this head to go……….