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Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Star is Born

Today the Girl was working at Panera when two customers came up to her and asked her to be a hair model for a show tomorrow. She asked me, and I checked out the company online, and gave my approval. Off we went to a salon in the middle of freaking nowhere. I mean it, we drove down country roads for miles and miles and I kept saying "this couldn't be right, there isn't a store for miles!" But we finally found the salon and the people working on the show were there to greet us. They brought the Girl into the salon, looked at her hair, discussed what they were going to do, and then got down to coloring her hair. Tomorrow she's going to get the haircut and do the modeling.

Of course I had to document the steps they took because we spent 6 HOURS in the salon. Yes, we did. But every second of it was total entertainment. All of the stylists were great, the other models were totally awesome, we learned so much about color and equipment, and they were so nice to the Girl.

The cast of characters.

Sherry, from Maine is a stylist and a model tomorrow. She had her hair colored the most amazing copper.

Claudia (pink shirt) is a salon owner and top stylist in Virginia. Megan is a stylist in Portland, ME.

Melissa is a stylist from Detroit.

Jillian is a hair model from Hudson, MA. This is her third show and she was getting the color job that one can only dream of. I cannot wait to see it tomorrow when she's getting her cut.

The process

Claudia and Megan conferring on the Girl's color. They decided on a tricolor style, with a very dark color, violet and red overtones. It's gorgeous. You'll see it after the cut tomorrow.

Putting in the first of two color applications. Yes, two.

Working in layers.

The back of the Girl's hair after the first color application.

She's a walking head of tin foil.

Washing out the first application. Doesn't she look relaxed? They put on so many different products I can't even begin to describe what they did. It was amazing. All I can say is that we were told that if we were to pay for this color process, it would cost close to $500.

I'll photograph the rest of the show and the results tomorrow. This was so much fun. If you ever get a chance to do it, don't hesitate. You'll be getting the absolute best possible people doing their finest work.

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Blogger Daisy said...

Sounds like fun! I used to go to the local beauty school when we didn't have enough money for haircuts. It was chancy at best. this sounds awesome!

19/10/08 8:47 PM  
Blogger bethany actually said...

What a cool, fun thing to get to do! I can't wait to see the results.

20/10/08 12:21 AM  
Blogger Misfit Hausfrau said...

I once allowed a co-worker to color my hair at a salon so that she could renew her hair license. Normally, I look at the person doing the hair before I allow them to touch mine. Her hair was fried (from dugs I think). However, I alowed her to do it and she did an amazing job. It was the first time I had ever had any color in my hair and she was obsessed with working on "Virgin hair". What a treat for your daughter!

20/10/08 7:09 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

What a hoot! Hey M, are you hooked on Tabitha's Salon Takeover on Bravo TV? Now that you've had this experience you really MUST watch!

20/10/08 7:45 AM  
Blogger margalit said...

Nina...no cable, remember. But you can dvd it for me. Just remember the 17 Iron Chef shows. Right? :-)

20/10/08 5:30 PM  

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