August 23, 2002
Vanity alert - There are few things in life that can be so quietly thrilling or horribly demoralising as a haircut. Happily I belong to the former category. After finding consistent rave reviews on CitySearch I threw my hopes into Rumor Salon. Paying top dollar for getting one's hair done seems frivolous, but I couldn't live with bad hair - I'd either have to make a stink about getting it fixed, or if I couldn't trust them, just go to a real place to get it fixed anyway. (The scary thing is, this isn't even top dollar in this town.) I've had a couple of really good hairstyles in life, and that's because I went to a salon instead of SuperCuts. But honestly, I think this is the best haircut I've ever had. The stylist, Hanako, looked at my pictures torn from magazines, looked at me, and figured out what would work with my hair, my face and my proportions. I wasn't asking for anything crazy, but I wanted interesting edges and layers - not just the plain, hang-down heavy hair that I've been growing out for months. She actually found waviness in my hair - it now feels lighter and has movement. But the best part - she gave me a hairstyle that's made to air-dry! I can dash out of the house with wet locks and sport fabulous tresses by the time I get to work.
What's also cool about Rumor is that everyone is super, super-friendly. No snotty salon attitude at all. The whole experience - this is how it's supposed to be!