Monday morning had me hankering for a change. My hair was giving me grief and wasn’t doing me any favors. I briefly considered getting a digital perm if I managed to find a salon crazy enough to perm bleached blonde hair when I thought about my Hair Bucket List. I had been planning on growing it out but my laziness (to get weekly treatments or deep-condition) had my hair in terrible condition.
So I thought about finally getting that blonde pixie cut I’d been thinking about since June (when the left side of my head was growing out awkwardly). I was unsure, of course. I haven’t had “boy hair” (sorry for that term) since I was in high school and my freshman year in college. I don’t recall looking cute then, so I was hesitant. At the same time, I was better at preening and fixing myself up now so maybe I could pull it off… right?
When I started questioning whether or not I should do it, that’s when I knew I had to. I also had to do it real fast because I didn’t want to give myself the opportunity to chicken out.
I was planning on getting it done at Tony and Jackey but I couldn’t find one near me and I decided at the last minute that that salon was a little too masa for my taste. A bit hypocritical coming from someone who used to frequent Bench Fix for her haircuts and F Salon for hot oil treatments, huh? I remembered Trixie recently had her hair done at a place called Hairshaft so I gave them a call and asked if they accepted walk-in customers. They did. I packed my stuff, left work early, and walked to Podium.
Haircuts at Hairshaft are a little on the spendy side, based on what I got off Mara’s blog.
I’m a little broke (sucks cos I really want a 32gb ipod touch now lol) but I didn’t want to be stingy on something as big as going short so I went with an artistic director.
Bamboo is fantastic. I showed him my pegs and that ideally, I would like it to grow out into something like this. I also love how he didn’t make me feel guilty for not taking care of my hair or that he didn’t try to upsell. I’ve been to salons that try to make me get a hair treatment on top of my hair cut and I HATE IT.
Almost an hour later (the precision that went into this hair cut is amazing haha), we were done and I was looking a bit like a Japanese doll (Bamboo’s words, OK). “Kanina, funky; ngayon, cutie!” he said.
Naturally, I took about two hundred photos when I got home.
Now for some…
How it looks like today aka after washing and air dry:
I LOVE IT. This morning, I woke up and was a bit confused because I wasn’t sleepily pushing hair out of my face. I remembered why and instantly felt giddy.
Hairshaft is located on the 3rd floor of Podium. Give them a call at 638-2040.