Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Problem Hair

So, today was supposed to be a happy day. Because I reached the first milestone in my personal weight loss challenge: 5 kilos off the starting weight! Maybe I shouldn't mention that these were the same 5 kilos that I had put on over Christmas, consuming copious amounts of Christmas cookies, cakes and chocolates?

But anyway, they're bygone now, and it was time for the reward I had promised myself. A hairdresser's appointment. With my favourite hairdresser, Jay, who always manages to make me feel like this:


As you can see, that's a glamorous Ava Gardner with shiny tresses, and not a weeping wreck, trying to wash and rearrange her hair immediately on her return home after having been made to sit with a scarily ├╝bercool stylist for too long. And here you have an actual picture of me after an appointment, so you can see I'm not so far off:


I was REALLY looking forward to making this appointment for several reasons.

Firstly, I had been putting off having my hair properly cut since the wedding last August (I know!), and my locks so need a trim.

Secondly, my grey roots are showing quite, which I pretend is alright and almost invisible when I wear the hair up, but in reality I urgently need some highlights.

Thirdly, Jay is really lovely to talk to, not intrusive or gossipy, but friendly and sweet. Of course she still is ├╝bercool (comes with the territory), but she's not scary. And she is such a wizard with the hairdryer. Not to mention the actual cutting!

All the time from August till now, I had a bad conscience, because I thought she might think I defected to a different salon and I wanted to make up for lost time. Last I saw her, she gave me a hug and wished me good luck for the big day, so I thought I certainly was due for catching her up on my married life.

Now wait for this. I call the salon in giddy anticipation, asking for a date with Jay.

And the girl on the other end of the phone says:

"Sorry, she's not working here at the moment."

So I ask:

"Has she moved to your other branch?"

Girl:

"No, she's gone travelling for two months and we're not sure if she is going to come back after."

I:

"You mean she might come back?"

Girl:

"We don't know."

Now I, desperately:

" Erm, okay, I will have to see, maybe I will wait and call again in two months?"

Girl:

"Uh, okay?!"

I:

"Okay, thanks, bye."

Girl:

"Bye".

NO!!!!! Jay has left me!

She could not wait 6 months for my return? How? Why? I should have known. We always talked about trips we'd taken or were planning to take, she had severe wanderlust. And now she's gone. I am traumatized. Does anybody know where she is? Should I hire a PI to track her down?

All I know now is that I will have to look for a new hairdresser that I like and can afford, and last time that took 10 years and several cities. Maybe I will book a cut with one of her colleagues, but can they be trusted? Wouldn't that be cheating? Just because Jay and I are taking a break does not mean I should be seeing other people. What should I do???

Maybe I will just let my hair grow forever. Even if that adds 5 kilos...

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01/03/2011:

All shall be well. Let's cross our fingers. After I sent a heartfelt email message FAO my former hairdresser last week, I got a reply from the salon owner:

From: meg.liu@hotmail.com
To: thelivelong@gmail.com
Subject: RE: An Email from ESHK
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:45:50 +0000

Hi Annika,

Your message is very important to us! Thank you and I'm so glad that you like our service. But I have a good news for you, Jay suppose leaving us but I think she will come back after her holidays, which is in April, therefore I will delivery your message to her when she is back or you can come back anytime after April to tell her this yourself!

Thanks again and I really hope to see you in ESHK soon

Regards

Meg

This was my original message. Don't call me weird...

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:06:36 +0000
To: meg.liu@hotmail.com
Subject: An Email from ESHK
From: meg.liu@hotmail.com

a form has been submitted on February 23, 2011, via: /contact [IP 10.54.146.67]
Contact Page Form

Your Name Annika
Email thelivelong@gmail.com
Subject Jay
Message Hi there. I just found out that Jay from the Hoxton salon is no longer working with you at the moment, and I always had my hair cut by her. I did not get an appointment for a while (not because I defected, but because I got a bit lazy about my hair), so I did not know she was leaving. If possible, could you give her a message and let her know how much I appreciated her personality and what she did with my hair? I am devastated to loose such a great hairdresser! And good luck to her in whatever she will be doing next! I would be so grateful if you could somehow forward this on to her. Thank you very much. Best regards, Annika

The salon is ESHK, by the way. I go to the Hoxton branch. For the time being, I booked in with Miguel. Miguel, don't let me down!

1 comment:

  1. What about that?
    -Britta`s Zauberschere- March 5. or 12. in Germany?

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