Monday, July 11, 2011

That precious mane


Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices. ~Shana Alexander


Warning: When it comes to hairdressing, better leave it to the professionals.

Our scheduled visit to the hairdresser has long been overdue. My daughters long brunette locks and my mane is looking dull and badly needed some TLC. Mica is wishing for a shoulder length that must have been encouraged by the hairstyle of a loved one. She keeps on telling me about it every time she sees a salon.

Last weekend, instead of a trip to the hairdresser, I played Ms. Hair stylist and cut her hair shoulder length. It wasn't so bad at first cutting it straight but giving shape to it wasn't so easy after all. In short super-mom-pretend decided to take her little girl to the salon for the much needed haircut rescue before her dad sees what happened to his daughter's precious locks. TGIF and it's four thirty in the afternoon and the salon and all other shops in the area where we live are already open (it's Friday so customarily shops opens in the afternoon or after prayer) The Indian lady hairdresser sits Mica in front of the vanity mirror and start cutting her hair. It all looks so easy with some trimming here and there - me thinking. After blow drying and styling it a bit she's done. Mica looked at me and gave me a sweet smile.It only shows that she's happy with her new hair style.

After Mica, I told her to cut my hair too, V shape but same length only an inch or two to trim from the ends. She then ask me if my hair is naturally straight, it was wavy but I had twice re-bonding from the Chinese salon in Dubai. She said she will style it suited for straight hair, putting away my skepticism I gave her a go and the end result is not so bad, I actually liked it.

Mica and I went out of the salon happy with our new hairdo.

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