Monday, March 16, 2009

Cyber Salon

A friend of mine has a daughter who has graduated from beauty school. A week ago, Friday, this daughter came to Vegas and set up a beauty shop at my friend’s house. I was one of the lucky people who received her services.

Just to be clear, usually I get my hair cut at super cuts for $12.99. And I color my own hair with supplies from Sally’s Beauty, that usually cost about $6. For these reasons, it was a huge treat to have someone else color my hair and give me a professional hair cut.

But better than the new doo, was the fun of sitting in someone’s kitchen while several others filed through the hair cutting process. Visiting and catching up with others was so much fun. It reminded me of the beauty shop in Steel Magnolias.

It is sad that times have changed and it is no longer a habit for most of us to go and get our hair done once a week.

But it occurred to me that blogging is kind of a cyber space beauty shop. We all meet together in comment boxes and share each other’s joys and pains. I have no other constant source of comfort and support, and for this I am extremely grateful to my blogging soul sistas.

And it is great that there are an unlimited number of hair dryers for us all to sit under. So while Crash is getting her nails done, Shelle can get a shampoo, Anjeny can get a cut, Funny Farmer can get her brows waxed, Heidi can get a pedi, Kristina can get a facial whilst wearing her snuggie. Annie can get whatever you get for hair extensions. Jen can get a deep conditioning treatment for soft and silky hair. Kritta, Melanie, Eliza, Shauna, there is room for everyone. That is the beauty of the blogoparlor. Get it...Beauty of the beauty parlor. Ha Ha Ha

Every one is invited and welcome.

Keep it up everyone, and I will join you for some pampering at the Cyber Salon.

So come in and set a spell. What's the latest?


Kristina P. said...

Well, I am working for my coworker this morning, so I had to be to work at 8 AM!! I usually work at noon. It's killing me!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said... JUST a shampoo? Because I can't get that silky HEALTHY look without a DEEP condition!

I mean, I PROMISE I will pay more for it! :)

I love that TWIST You put on it...and it's SO true...we are like a beauty salon in each other's comment boxes! :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

We don't get a before and after photo? :D

Smart Helm said...

I don't like salons, but this one sounds very different than a normal one. Sitting having ur hair done? BORING! And it requires touching... ew.

Hence no highlights here. But hope u all have fun! Way to stimulate the economy :-)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Kristina, that is horrible to have to be at work so early, when you are not used to it.

Shelle, I really didn't mean to leave you out of a service that you think you need. That's the beauty of the cyber salon, you can have it all.

Heidi, I really should have taken a before. Actually, do you remember about two months ago I posted about how badly I needed to dye my hair? Well I never got around to it. My roots were like 3 inches long. It was uber scary.

Melanie, that's right, I suppose a salon would burst you space bubble. Ok maybe you could read aloud to us and keep us entertained.

Jen said...

I've just been wondering how my life can be so busy, and my blogging topics so sparse. Oh, how I would love to be inspired right now!

Anjeny said...

Oohh I love this. I am so up for anything...actually, I'm kinda sick of my hair color, maybe somebody can experiment on my hair and see what it look like in a color different than black.

I would so love to see your new do. It's always nice to be able to just sit back and have someone pamper us once in a while and you definitely deserve to be pampered. I love this post. And I agree with you, blogging is really a great place to meet and share our thoughts with each other.

April said...

I love the analogy....truer words have never been written! I love your way with words!

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