Judy Miller had a lament about haircuts and finding a hairdresser to cut short hair. I sort of agree. It seems that young hairdressers aren’t being taught how to do short haircuts. Maybe because everyone seems to wear their hair long. In looking at my hairdresser’s Instagram I see all long hair styles. When I asked her about her clients with short hair, I found I was about the only one. Well no wonder she had difficulty getting my hair cut correctly and to suit me. She tries, though, bless her heart.
I had a really good hairdresser for about 10 years who could cut and color. She was amazing, more so than I knew at the time. You never appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone. About the time I retired, she up and did likewise, moving to the other end of the state. She said I inspired her. Hmmmph. She turned me over to another hairdresser who was good at coloring and okay at cutting. She always wanted to style my hair with a brush and blow dryer. After two years she too retired. She said she liked the sound of my lifestyle.
The next hairdresser to whom I was handed over, is also a fine colorist and young enough that she is not going to retire any time soon. But she has long-haired clients. She also likes doing skin care, facials, and makeup. I think hair may be the “back burner” part of her business. She also moved to another salon, across town, in the very la-di-dah part of Fresno. Although I pay her $120 each time, I’m feeling it’s probably not enough and I should be leaving more. I’m hearing that some stylists at a nearby salon are charging $300 for color. But it’s long hair and mine is short.
I have been so busy that I put off getting my hair done until this weekend. It has been six weeks. Here are before and after pictures.