Breaking up is hard to do

This Saturday, something is happening that I've been dreading ever since October. A stranger is cutting my hair.

Shannon, my beloved hairdresser, has moved. Her husband got a really great job opportunity and, while I'm thrilled for their family, I'm heartbroken. So is my hair.

Shannon also gave Mister his first haircut and did SUCH a great job!
Other than a couple of updos, no one other than Shannon has done my hair since 2007. That's SIX years people. I have really wonky, thick hair (that totally got even more weird when I was pregnant/nursing) and really don't trust a lot of people to touch my hair.

For a long time, I felt like it was a breakup. I had no idea where to pick up the pieces {dramatic, I know} or who to go to. I mean, to me, a hairdresser is like a BFF. You have to click and be able to carry on a conversation. What if the new girl Shannon recommended and I don't click? What if it's silence for an hour? What if she screws up? What if I freak out when I walk into the salon and Shannon isn't there.

For a long time I considered making a "clean" break and just going to someone at a totally different salon. I picked up the phone and dialed the number a few times, only to hang up. I mean, it's like going on a date with a new person, and I'm just not that gutsy.

So on Saturday, I'm going in for a haircut and color. I'm REALLY hoping to walk out with a new BFF.

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  1. Oh girl I understand completely I would DIE if I had to break up with my hairdresser. I hope it goes well!

  2. Aww I really hope it goes well! I've never had a consistent hairdresser, and I've always wanted one! I guess I don't get my hair cut very often, so I've just always gone to different people. I would love to make the friend who cut my hair to donate my consistent hairdresser, but she's moving to New Mexico :( Here's to hoping we both find new hair BFFs!

  3. Ughhhhh, I hate having to switch hairdressers. HATE it. Hope yours goes smoothly!

  4. I've only ever liked one hairdresser! Since my hubby is in the army we had to move away from her... yes it made me very sad. Now I have to go through the process of finding "the one" again. Good luck!


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