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Friday, July 23, 2010

Hair Styling, Olives, Letters, Dry Cleaning, and Tomatoes

Good morning,

My daughter, my son's two daughters, and I sure had fun getting our hair styled recently.  Back in the old days we called this getting our hair cut, but this was surely much more special than a haircut.
First was my turn, but since I own the camera and it was in my purse, I didn't get any pictures.  I had about 2.5 inches cut and special styling so my hair can be in a pony tail for gardening or walking the deck of a ship - or - gently curled for more formal events.

Next, nine year old Katie had her hair "shaped."  Katie didn't want to lose any length, but needed shaping and trimming.  That's what I love about our stylist:  she takes the time to ask how we would like our hair styled and does it!  We all have horror stories of getting something totally different from that we request at the style salon.
Our stylist, Robin Volkman of Salon Concepts in West Chester, Ohio, has been the only person to style my hair and my daughter's hair for quite a few years now. We have followed her from shop to shop until Robin went into business for herself.  Each time she moved she moved further from where we live, but it is worth it to seek her out.  
Katie's hair has been styled and it's soon big sister Anna's turn.  Katie warns against having too much cut!
But first, Aunt Catherine is in the chair.  That's Anna on the right trying to decide just how much of her locks to lose.
Now Anna is in the chair.  She had approximately 8 " cut off the length and bangs carefully styled to fall perfectly to the side.

The really cool thing is that our hair was swept up and put in a box of hair being collected to send to the gulf oil spill.  The hair is used as packing in booms to corral and absorb oil.

The rest of that title up there has to do with the rest of our day:  lunch at Olive Garden, a trip to the Post Office, dry cleaners, and grocery shopping.  It sure was a fun day for the four of us.

I feel so fortunate to have such a lovely family with whom to have such fun times.

Very best,

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Diana said...

I had a good stylist like that for a few years and then she moved really far! Sounds like a fun day Lois! You should have showed us your hair style!! Love Di ♥

Wanda..... said...

Westchester is just a hop, skip and a jump from where I live, Lois!
My DIL's sister is a hairstylist in Landen!

Elaine said...

A good hairstylist is worth following. The gal I was going to was a military wife and her husband was transferred. Right now I have been dithering over getting my hair cut, but I'm going to have to do something soon.

It sounds like you had a lovely day. It is really nice when you can have fun with your family. I always enjoy going and doing things with my two daughters.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, this was a fun day. My daughter lives with us and the two grand daughters (my son's children) have been with us a good deal lately. It is just a pleasure to be able to spend time with them.

I'm so delighted to have found this hair stylist I would probably drive to another state to have her cut my hair. She is just wonderful about doing what you ask her to do and making it perfect.

Yes, Wanda, we are very, very close! We are right down I-71 from Landen. I absolutely love your blog with your terrific pictures and commentary of walking in the woods near your home.

In fact, I love all of your blogs. I look forward to being able to have a connection long enough to get back into them tomorrow in a US port. I feel I have been exile for a week! But, it is a lovely "exile." ;)

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,