te hehehe. You all should have seen me earlier this afternoon - when I went to a hair-salon to buy a bottle of shampoo (Shu Uemura), for my sister's birthday. I asked for a certain product and the women/stylist in the salon asked if I the bottle is for me. I said no, it's for my sisiter. Why you ask?
She said that my hair is too thin and the shampoo would not work for my hair.
That's when I frowned my eyebrows. Thin hair? Excuse me? Thin?
Having just asked my hairstylist (at another hair-salon) to cut me a Cameron Diaz-short-bob, having listened to my hairstylist who told me that he can not cut the Cameron-bob with my hair, because Cameron's Hair is thin and fine and mine is strong and thick and that Cameron would love to have hair like I have. My hair, thin? Excuse ME? May we have a word ...
I started explaing the woman that I am not naturally blonde, even though my hair looks natural, I am a brunette and you know what, brunettes usually don't have thin hair. You really think, this is thin hair? And I started going through my hair with my fingers.
The woman was Persian. She said "you have European thin hair".
Oh yes, then she told me how to use a conditioner properly. She could not know that I am the Queen of correct usage of any product and that no conditioner ever touches my scalp but only the lenghts.
It's during moment's like this, where I like to have Larry David on my mind - when I start defending my hair towards a women I have never seen before who is supposed to sell me something. No doubt, the other person IS usually doing the right thing in the situation, only Larry/me is too convinced of his/my belief, one ends up arguing. Mostly on luxury problems.
When I left the salon (with a bottle of shampoo which she recommended, not without thanking her for her advice), I reflected upon Shu Uemura's products, how Japanese and Chinese women have thick hair, Persian women probably, too. In the eyes of a Persian women, my hair might, just might seem a bit thin. It's a global market. I had compared my hair to other Caucasian hair, not realising that thick might be thick in terms of Chinese and Persian hair.
News on my "new "haircutSorry, I have to disappoint you, since my hairstylist has disappointed me. The planned "new cut" became nothing more but a mere maintenance haircut, since the hairstylist did not want to cut more than an inch! The Cameron photos did not convince him. He said that my jawline is too distinctive to go with this short cut (=polite speech for "you are way too chubby and fat around your jaw line")
Isn't it supposed to be the other way round: the woman begging the stylist not to shorten the hair too much. What is wrong with my hairstylist? Why won't he shorten cut my hair?
Ok, I will have to return to my "other" stylist (yep, by now we have reached stylist #3 in this posting), the one I had visited in December, the one who chopped off inches and more inches.
Final thought for today: do you know what I really appreciate? Colleagues who won't faint when you tell them that the best haircut yuo can get is a bit costly. It costs 82 EUR. Because those colleagues (those who WON'T faint) have lived in London in the past, and they KNOWthat a senior stylist cuts better than the junior stylist and that a good hairgut is ABSOLUTELY worth those 82 EUR. Taking in consideration how large the label "Hair" has become on this blog, I better make the investment, since hair seems to be important for me.
Have a nice weekend and in case you experience any Larry David Moments, try to find the fun in them. Makes life easier and more fun!