I’m off to Palm Springs for the weekend. It’ll be my first time out in that neck of the woods since I was about 10 years old, when we went out as a family to visit my grandmother, who wintered in neighboring Palm Desert, so I’m excited! I’m bringin’ my camera, and I’ll tell you all about it after I get back.
For today, though, I’m sharing ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos, because in preparation for the Palm Springs trip, I called up the Glendale Salon Spa and made an appointment with Heather, who has been cutting my hair for a few years now. I haven’t had a haircut since July (see those ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos here), and I needed one badly. When my hair gets long, it gets frizzy and poofy, and I have to put tons of product in it to make it manageable, which makes it stiff and crunchy. When my hair gets long, I only love it for about an hour after I get out the shower, when it’s slick, shiny, and controlled. Once it dries, I start getting annoyed by it.
Here’s what I looked like pre-haircut. This is actually about 45 minutes post-shower, so it doesn’t do the rattiness of my hair justice, but you can get an idea about the length:
And after Heather worked her magic:
It might not look like a drastic change, but there was a giant pile of hair around the base of the chair when Heather was done. She did take a lot off, especially in the back.
Two thoughts about that ‘After’ photo: 1) Natural light does wonders for photographs. 2) Man, I look really young in that picture! It might be because Heather, while washing my hair, did a little mini-facial on me – she rubbed something in, then wrapped my head in a warm towel, then blotted it off, then used a toner and a moisturizer. I don’t care if it’s the light or the facial or the liters and liters of water I drink daily, I really like that picture of myself. It’s a keeper!
Off to Palm Springs!
Keep it up, David!