You know how it is in life...When you find something you really enjoy, or something that works well for you, you continue with that!
For example: Chipotle really works for me, so I continue to indulge! :)
Well, the same goes for getting a haircut! As many of you know, it's difficult to find someone to cut your hair who does it well, and when you find that special hairstylist, you keep going to them on a regular basis.
Up until a couple of years ago, I had the most amazing Sarah cut my hair. I would show up, plop my ass down in her chair, and watch her work her MAGIC! (All for the reasonable price of $23...) She was also wonderful about suggesting slight & subtle changes to the haircut from time to time, to switch things up a bit and keep me from getting into a rut...
Then, she dropped the bomb on me... "I'm Moving."
After pulling the dagger out of my heart, I took a deep breathe and decided that it was probably best to go on living anyway... I could get through this, right?
Well, it's been close to 2 years now without her and I STILL have yet to find a new 'Sarah.' (or 'Bob'...I don't discriminate...)
I've tried the $50 (plus tip) haircut and it's a little excessive for me. I mean, the hairstylist did a fine job, but it really wasn't much too different from what I'd always gotten; just had a more outrageous price tag attached! These are tough times...I don't want to be shelling out $60 every few weeks!
I've also tried a local place called 'Chicago Male Salon', where the haircut was a more reasonable $30. However, the guy cutting my hair must've decided that he was going to 'experiment' that day, and completely butchered it into something that I didn't ask for. So, i just haven't gone back...
I've also tried to grow it out. That's right! Not only would i save money, but i would also transform into Fabio and look like he does on the front of the Romance novels, right?
Well, it took me a whole 2-3 weeks beyond my normal haircut range to realize that I do not have the patience to deal with styling my hair while it's in the in-between phase. (Plus...it gets REALLY windy at times here in Chicago...I need shorter hair just so it doesn't blow everywhere!)
UGH!...Why is this so frustrating?
I actually like getting a haircut while it's being done. It's like a mini-massage for the head, and yes...at times I get that wonderful 'tingling' feeling!
But the best part about my Sarah (and a couple of randoms since...) is that getting a haircut can be a therapy session! While sitting in that chair (with that long, flowing black cape strapped snug to my neck...) I could say anything I wanted to her, and she had no choice but to listen! Where was she going to go? BUT...my Sarah did more than listen. She would ask questions or just randomly make little noises of agreement to let me know that she was with me on this personal journey of self-discovery!
I admit...I've given in to defeat. There is a SuperCuts in the first floor of my building at work. For the past couple of months, whenever I feel like its time for a haircut I just take the long elevator ride down and head on in. The employees are always really welcoming, and they do a very nice, decent job on my hair for about $13, so I am not going to complain about them at all.
In fact, it's probably a smart decision on my part to go there in these economic times...and since my hair is short anyway, it's hard to really screw up a basic haircut.
But...it's not my Sarah. God, i miss her...
So...I need a new place to get my haircut! I know some of you have some super snazzy-fine looks, so if your hairstylist is looking to take on a new client please let me know about him/her!
Unless they charge the same outrageous price as my monthly Chipotle intake...then I'll pass....