Adventures in Hairstyling

Adventures and hairstyling are words that have no business together in the same sentence, yet that is what I am about to embark upon today.

It can take time to find the right hairdresser. When I moved here to the Pacific Northwest last summer, I was blessed have success on my second try. My first trip to the hairdresser down here, well, let’s just say it was enough to have me consider regular trips back home to get my hair done.

Then I met Nadine. She wasn’t one of those gossipy girls that I’ve observed, she had just the right blend of conversation and silence. We got to know about each other’s families and she always remembered to ask after them. Her memory about certain things that I had shared with her on previous visits was astounding.

Oh yes, and her hair styling capabilities were magical! She understood how to deal with my double crown and receding forehead. She knew how to make my straight hair find body it never knew it had. The style is so quick and easy for me to style in the mornings. My hair has looked wonderful since I met Nadine!

Imagine my fear last week when I called for an appointment and was told that Nadine had left. Oh they referred me to another stylist who is taking her clients, but I’m not sure it will be the same. I’m preparing myself for a period of bad hair.

This is one more area of stress that I wasn’t counting on right now. Stay tuned for more on this hair raising adventure…….


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Do you know where she went?
    It is hard to find a hairsylist.

  2. I have curly hair, so I know the importance of a good stylist. Good luck!

  3. I hate finding a new hairstylist!!! A good friend of mine told me today that she is going back to the salon she went to a few days ago as they ruined her hair! Now she is not the kind of person to do that — so it could be worse!When we move and have to find new doctors etc–a hairdresser rates high on the list! I have to go to a new doctor next week cause our insurance changed!!! I am moaning about that alot!

  4. Oh my! I CAN relate! I had a wonderful hairdresser for ten years and he really understood my hair and could make it look like my “crowning glory!” However, about 2 1/2 years ago he got pancreatic cancer and had the audacity to die soon afterwards. I am still angry that he left me high and dry. I have been through several stylists since then and all have systematically butchered my hair. I am about to pull what I have left after my latest haircut OUT! I could always count on a good cut from Tony and I never know what I am going to get now.

  5. Would you consider asking the salon where she went? It’s worth it, if she’s good. But in the meantime, I’m looking forward to the style you are going to “own,” I just know it!

  6. I did ask where she went, but no one was telling. My first experience with the new stylist was that she kept me waiting for 1/2 hour….not a good start. Nevertheless, I will give her a second chance. We’ll see how I’m able to do my hair in the morning with the new cut. It’s quite a bit shorter than I had planned. At least it will grow!

  7. Can we see a picture?? 🙂

  8. Not yet….! Maybe in a few weeks when it grows back a bit!

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