I usually don't pimp anything on my blog, but I will make an exception this time.
I went and got my hair done yesterday. I get it done, like clockwork, every 6 weeks. My natural color being a very pale blonde; my current color a very sassy red. At the end of 6 weeks, I start to get strange looks because my roots are showing. Most people can't figure out why a blonde would want to be any other color besides blonde.
I suppose it's the same reasons a lot of you dark-headed folks out there want to be blonde. I don't buy into the brand that blondes are the most desirous in all the world. It's just a hair color, people. You can be desirous and have fun no matter what your hair color is. I can't help but get annoyed when I see women out there who are obviously not a natural blonde, but go to great pretenses that they are...even though the black roots are waving hello to me. There are a lot of people out there who look like crap with blonde hair. I, sometimes, even look like crap with my natural hair color, which is why I occasionally shift to red in the colder months.
Sometimes, you just have to forego what the popular consensus is on beauty, and go with what works best for you.
Sometimes, I go red just so I won't look anemic in the winter. Everyone I work with says I should just keep the red on a more permanent scale, but it's a pain in the ass to maintain. I suspect with my next visit we will slowly introduce the blonde back into my haid in the form of highlights. I've been vigilant about not getting a lot of sun damage, so I will probably look pasty all summer as well, which means the red will probably stay in one form or another.
I took a page from Kant's book about being out in the sun. I figure I still have time to avoid looking like a weathered prune when I am older if I just avoid the sun damage now. I think it's working...no one buys it for one minute that I am 31.
At any rate, I love going to get my hair done. The girl I see, I have been seeing her since she finished cosmetology school. In fact, that is where I found her. She did awesome things to my hair, just as a student, and when I tell her what I want, she seems to know exactly what my vision is. She is awesome...as any of Kant's family will probably confirm as I have them going to see her as well.
So, I am here to say that Amy is the the best gal in Kansas City to do hair. Her salon Lady Luck Hair Parlor is in Westport. She doesn't have a website up yet, but there is one in the works. She can work magic with color and hair, not to mention she's just the sweetest girl you could ever meet.
Go see Amy...and tell her that Heather sent you!!!