Hair & Atmosphere

Thursday afternoon I went to the salon

I dig the atmosphere.  Loft, wood, spacious, bright.

I’d love to have a photography studio like this!

It was that time to freshen up my color



So while I gazed out the windows of the old, rehabbed loft and listened to the planes fly overhead (as in mere feet above us; this is Banker’s Hill, aka flight path central.  Which is why I don’t live in Banker’s Hill anymore) …

…I waited for my roots to go bye-bye

I looked like this with foils in my hair

While I was processing, I wandered around the salon admiring these super cool chairs

I kinda want one for my house but wood is so firm

I am more of a squishy chair and West Elm girl in my own house

But these chairs are so cool!

The owner said she got them from HoldIt

Maybe I should buy an old chair at a thrift shop and let Skylar fingerpaint on it?

After I admired chairs and listened to airplanes and my hair was washed, I left the salon with wet hair.  I never stay for a blowout.  As If I have time for that section-by-section uber-thorough blowing out.  Nope.

Instead, I ran a few errands and came home and dried it myself


I feel so much cleaner with freshened up color

Ladies, you know that feeling when your hair either needs a cut or a color, you’re almost embarrassed to leave the house and for the week or so leading up to your appointment you either make best friend’s with a baseball cap or a ponytail holder?

Yeah, that was me but I have been freshened.

I can leave the house again without wearing a ponytail

Now if I could just leave the house wearing something other than yoga pants or my Be Present pants, I’d be in good shape

I pretty much live in them, see this post, too

And I live for chocolate, too.

Here’s an easy one

Mint Chocolate Coconut Snowballs (Vegan, GF, No-Bake, One Bowl + Spoon, Freezer-creation)

An alternative to ice cream if you crave cold treats.  Just as rich.  More so.

Thanks for the compliments on my last post about Being Featured in Fitness Magazine  I was really honored to have been selected!


1. How often do you get your hair done?

I try to stretch it as far apart as possible.  I’d rather be a little root-errific these days than go every 6 weeks which is what I used to do when I had the time and more patience.  I just hate sitting there!

Not to mention, it’s pricey to get your hair done and the health of your hair is preserved the less often you’re coloring it, so I’d say I’m more like every 10-12 weeks.  The old me was every 4-5 weeks back in the day.  Boy, times have changed.

2. Does salon atmosphere matter to you?  Does atmosphere in general matter?

I have to say, I love going to bright, airy, spacious salons that are tranquil and calming; light, bright and wide open with kind, friendly employees.

Things I don’t like in salons:

really loud music or music that’s really grungey/metal/rock, i.e. Punk style salons and me aren’t friends

stations that are too close together so you can hear every word of the customer next to you

dark, dirty, or poorly lit salons

an uppity or hoighty-toighty vibe.  Upscale is one thing, uppity is another.

anyone with attitude from the receptionist to the stylist’s assistant.  Chill out, please, and save the attitude.

So yes, atmosphere does matter.

However, for the right stylist, I don’t care if she was doing hair out of her kitchen or a dirty hole in the wall, I’d follow her.  And I have done that with certain stylists over the years!

It’s really about how well they do your hair and everything else is secondary; from their personality to the salon atmosphere.  But it makes for a nicer experience when the atmosphere makes you say ahhh.  Instead of eeek!

Same with restaurants or shopping or bars or just about anything.

Food tastes better, drinks are more refreshing, and shopping is just more fun when I like the overall atmosphere of a place.  For me, ambiance, atmosphere, and the company I’m with is just as important as the food/drink/shopping itself.

There are exceptions to this (hole in the wall restaurants, certain dive bars, or random stores that are semi-gross but have great stuff are all exceptions) but in general, I’ve gotta be feelin’ the happy vibes with a fun atmosphere.


40 comments on “Hair & Atmosphere”

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  2. I’m so excited to get my hair done tomorrow. I too love how fresh and clean it feels. Something about new color makes me feel like I can take on anything! Your salon looks so spacious and light.

  3. Love the salon decor, very classy, natural, and clean. Love the chairs, they’re a work of art! Hair looks great and I do know the feeling of getting touched up – had to do that last weekend.

    1. About every 4-6 weeks.
    2. Not too much since I’m just getting quick cuts at them now.

  4. Try to get a trim & blowout every 2-3 months. It always makes me feel so good to have my hair trimmed and styled by the pros.

    Totally love my salons vib. Relaxing and enjoyable.

  5. You have such pretty hair :-)

    Glad my comments worked, and were just going to Junk. Wonder why they are going there though … weird!

    I get a trim a few times a year. That’s about it!

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