There’s a lot to be sorted when moving. A lot.
You’ve all played along with my internet saga? Well yes, that’s kind of fixed. I have internet but the accounts and plans are still all mixed up.
They keep phoning Mr SY who’s successfully delegated all communication about communication to me for the past decade or so. All he knows – and wants to know about the bundle – is that it brings him Fox Sports through the TV.
Anyway, after internet, I’m thinking that finding a new hairdresser has to be up there with being a potentially stressy part of a move, don’t you think?
Well, I’m a long-term investor in being blonde.
My hair gets to about the five-and-a-half-week between salon visits and the re-growth seemingly takes over. And and that point: That’s. All. I. Can. See.
Yesterday all was restored in the blonde department and I’m very happy with the result.
It’s nerve-wracking changing hair stylists and colourists but I want to share with you my story as I think if you can make it work for yourself, should you find yourself in a similar situation, it’s a win-win for you and continual Good Hair Days.
Let me start with my previous hair stylist. The gorgeous and amazingly talented Maria Faulder at Suite Three Hair on Buderim.
Someone I’ve very honoured to call a girlfriend. We’ve shared more champagnes that I care to count, we’ve holidayed together and we’ve solved life’s first would problems by the river at Cotton Tree.
So, when the subject came up late last year as to how I was going to manage my hair once I’d moved from the Sunshine Coast, neither of us could look at each other as if we did, it was only going to end in tears.
Much as I would love to drive up the Coast for my six-weekly appointments, adding three hours of travel to three hours in the chair just wasn’t feasible for me.
She did the next best thing and referred me to a hair stylist in Brisbane. Someone who she’d worked alongside with at fashion shows and at training events – and importantly had a lot of professional respect for.
At my last appointment for 2013, she organised for my appointment to be made with this new stylist, calling them up, talking through my hair and what colour they used – down to the specifics as it’s the same salon colour.
Kind of like sharing your medical records. Only more fun.
So, when I arrived at Globe Creative in Paddington, I had none of the nerves you might have at the thought of handing over your hair to someone new.
Salon director and owner Josh Magee made me feel very much at home from the moment I stepped in the door.
I left several hours later feeling fresh, blonde and grateful.
Grateful for a successful transition and grateful that next time I see Maria, it won’t involve work. It will involve friendship and champagne. Always with the champagne.
And that’s how to change hairdressers, Stylers.
Tell me … have you got a hairdresser transition story to share? Followed the one hair stylist around your city each time he or she moves? Had a bad break-up with definitely no sharing of colour history?