here's the scoop

what a surprise 
the weather people
 were
 mistaken

 go forth
 they cried
 make the most of your day 
but
 if you plan on being out all day
 take along your umbrella
 the rains
 the down pour
 will
 happen
 late in the day

yeah
 well
 not so much

 i am still auditioning new stylists to blow dry my tresses

 this weekend
 it was a salon that fit the parameters:
 needs
 to be within walking distance 
not more than 4-5 blocks  from home
needs
 to be within the price range 
i had been paying
 needs
 to be open on sundays

 two do 
is on west 82 
between broadway and amsterdam
 tho
 they are not open sundays
it sounded from their website 
as if i would like them
i opined
 if they were truly wonderful
 i would adjust
 to
 a saturday morning appointment
 vs 
sunday afternoon

 i had a 10 am with chi
 (pronounced chee not chai) 
saturday morning

 i wore my yellow hooded slicker
 even tho
 it wasn't going to rain til later in the day

 i like that two do
 is close by
 i liked chi
 he's a nice guy

 the salon is well kept 
they have a big kuerig coffee machine

 they put out cut up bagels & biscotti 
offer 
water or tea
 and
 a color coded smock to wear

 i got green 
another client got burgundy
 she was getting her hair colored
 i was getting a blow dry

 i guess
 for all the amenities they offer
 the extra $5 
i paid
 vs 
what i usually pay
 is ok
 but 
much as i like them
 i really prefer sunday

 i guess
 he/they didn't knock my socks off enough
 to make me switch

 oh yeah
 and
 it was raining
 hard 
when i left a mere 40 minutes after i got there

  last sunday
 i auditioned
 the jeffrey stein chain's 86th and broadway salon 

when i booked
 i asked
 who will be doing my hair

 ludmilla
the booker replied

 eons ago 
i knew a ludmilla
 at the jean louis david salon on broadway at 74th

 how small a world it is

 it was
 the same ludmilla 

she recognized me
 you havent changed she said except you've cut your hair

 i didn't recognize her

 back
 in 2002ish
 she was a wild child
 cropped bleached blonde hair 
high high heels
 short short skirts

 now
 she's a married mother
 with 
a reddish blonde french twist
 low heels
 and 
slacks
 but 
she's still got the same smile 
and
 adept use of brush and blow dryer
plus

 she works sunday
 and
 the price is the same
 as i used to pay at the last succession of salons 

so
 ludmilla is the winner
 i will be seeing her on sunday afternoons 

i knew you'd want to know

apropos
 of nothing
 here's a shot 
of 
the lovely old lighthouse 
out
 in 
sandy hook

7 comments:

  1. I was reading along and wondering which photo you'll show. A lighthouse! Lol. Struck me as funny. Kind of like how many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb.

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  2. Ludmilla . . . how interesting that you've found each other again and great that you found a new salon that fits the bill.

    Love your lighthouse ~

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  3. When we lived in Phoenix, AZ, it seemed that the hairdressers would moved from salon to salon and when I found one I liked I would follow along to the next salon. They are like gypsies and always on the move. Glad you found Ludmilla again!!

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  4. How neat that you and Ludmilla found each other again. Sometimes, it is such a small world.

    Love, love, love the lighthouse! xo.

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  5. I'm sticking with Luciano at Macy's Salon Ala Moana.

    love your light house


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

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  6. What a coincidence you found Ludmilla after such a while! You should have taken a selfie I would have liked to have seen your hair.

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  7. I *hate* finding a new hair person. I don't need a weekly appointment but I do need someone who is good with color and who listens to what *I* want. Hope Ludmilla works out.

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