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    avatarKate
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    I had booked this months ago, and my husband was able to get in at the barber, but my dog has to wait til June 8th!

    I got a smoothing treatment called Inca Glow, which is what they use now instead of Keratin because it’s like all natural and made of flowers lol. My hairdresser just blow dried it very quickly straight, and I went home in high humidity, then got up in high humidity and took the dog to the park, and my hair is still frizz-free. It definitely still has wave when wet, and I guess would air-dry wavy, but no frizz. Not cheap but worth it for me in summer. Should last 4 months.

    #887169 Reply
    avatarktfran
    Participant

    @copa, that’s a great idea for your birthday. I told the husband I want to take a day off work, get outside if the city, hike and have a picnic. I think it might be less crowded during the week!


    @kate
    , if I had longer hair, I’d definitely want a treatment like that. My apt is a single process and cut. I suppose if I wanted to grow it out, now would be the time. I like my pixie though.

    #887170 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    Stick with what you like!

    I was born with straight hair and then it went wacky in middle school (hormones), and was pretty upsetting for a while. I like how a skilled stylist + technology can make it the color and texture I had as a kid. It helps my mental health. She without image issues among you can cast the first stone.

    #887171 Reply
    avatarCopa
    Participant

    I’m excited for my boyfriend to get his haircut because I keep telling him I want to know what his stylist thinks of my men’s haircut skills. Ha. His family thought I did a great job when we saw them last weekend and I’m inclined to agree, but I’m not a pro and know she’ll be able to see what I did and anything I botched. Curious how a pro would rate my skills.

    My hair stylist and I always have a good laugh because without fail, every time I have a summer appointment with her, it’s rainy and very humid. She styles it and it looks so nice, then I walk outside and BAM! Ruined.

    I will report back the state of Starved Rock on a weekday.

    #887173 Reply
    avatarCopa
    Participant

    I was born with straight hair and then it went wacky in middle school (hormones), and was pretty upsetting for a while.

    Ha! This is my experience exactly. My hair was very thin and pin straight until I was 11 or 12, when it got thick and course and wavy. I had blunt bangs at the time, which was bad enough, and they looked TERRRRRIBLE because I had no clue how to style them. So I grew them out finally! I knew the texture and thickness had changed dramatically and figured out how to manage it by high school, but didn’t really realize my hair wasn’t straight anymore until I was in college and a hair dresser said something. In hindsight it seems weird it took me so long. Haha.

    #887174 Reply
    avatarktfran
    Participant

    Please do!! My girlfriend turns 40 this month. I just sent her a text suggesting the day trip. Bonus, she bought a car two weeks ago 🙂


    @kate
    , totally agree.

    #887175 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    Right! And in the 80s we didn’t have flat irons or know how to blow dry. Everyone just had perms and used curling irons on their bangs, so once I figured out mousse and scrunching, it was ok. But it was hard to get past the point of thinking you could just brush it straight.

    #887176 Reply
    avatarktfran
    Participant

    My hair in jr. high and high school looked like a triangle. In college, I finally had a stylist that layered it. Here, my first stylist had a vision for my hair, the pixie, and that was 10 years ago and I’m so thankful I trusted him.

    I remember after he did it, several people told me that men wouldn’t want to date me with the short hair. Ha. Ok. If that was my ultimate goal? He has since moved and it took a little time to find a new stylist who could cut my hair well.

    The one thing I miss, he’s occasionally give me a pompadour style after a cut and color. I haven’t asked the current stylist to do that.

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by avatarktfran.
    #887179 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    I bet you could do that yourself. You should email him and ask him what he did and what product.

    My stylist and I are the same age, and she’s adapted what she does as we get older over the past 19 years. Like she stopped doing layers because my hair isn’t as thick now.

    She even came to my wedding in Mexico and did our hair. I want to be in the same nursing home as her when we’re old.

    #887180 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    Legit, I love her.

    #887185 Reply
    avatarMaterialsGirl
    Participant

    @copa, starved rock is fun, but I actually recommend Matthiessen which is just around the corner. It’s less crowded too.

    #887263 Reply
    avatarFyodor
    Participant

    I hope that everyone is staying safe. We have had entire blocks destroyed a about a mile from us and the drugstore a few blocks from us got trashed. They’re boarding up all of the stores in our immediate vicinity.

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