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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    I actually enjoy it, but I go to a friend's penthouse to get my hair done. He works out of his home, and always provides great conversation, cappucino and cookies. ...he happens to be a wonderful stylist and colorist, and at a fraction of the price of high-end salons such as the one he used to work at.
    Dang I want to find someone like that.

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    ^^I know me, too! PB's posted about her stylist before and he sounds divine.

    I have the worst time finding and keeping a stylist I like. If I'm ever lucky enough to find one I can somewhat tolerate, they always seem to move away.
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    I found it VERY dif to find a top notch stylist.

    The first one I went to was "famous", even had her own national info-mercial lol. She was great with picking out which colors and shades to use, but her highlighting technique made me feel too conservative. I had little variation and there was nothing "fun" about my hair. The colors were pretty but not remarkable.

    The second person I went to was a guy who was considered a master colorer/highlighter. In the begining, he was PHENOMENAL. He gave the best hair cut Ive ever seen. (Infact, I still have it, the woman I go to now acutually copies his lines). The cut was gorgeous! The color/highlights were fantastic. He did not use kerastase, but would special order a conditioning treatment for me that he kept at locked up at his station. It stung a little when it was applied and smelled like lemons, it was INCREDIBLE. I still have no idea what it was. I was his billboard. I couldnt walk 5 feet without being stopped and complimented on my color. It got to the pt where Id carry around his cards. I got him AT LEAST 100 regulars. I was thrilled. Then randomly one day the salon changed product lines and my color just was not turning out the way it had once.

    Now I go to a woman who is a true perfectionist. I probably have the healthiest blonde highlighted all over colored hair ever. She does an amazing job on highlights...and she does one thing none of the others did...she actually LISTENS to what I want

    IMO and in my experience, this is one of those things where you get what you pay for. I did find that the more I spent, the better of a stylist the person was.

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    My hair colour is pretty healthy too, and I also have all-over highlights on natural blonde hair. I would say my stylist is an incredible colourist, and an OK cutter, but since I have fine, thin hair and usually go for a blunt bob style, he meets my needs.

    I've had people stop and ask where I get my colour done and they are always stunned when I tell them. It doesn't hurt that this guy was one of the top stylists at the best salon in town for many years -- he has more customers than he can handle and has the luxury of working his own hours.

    He spends at least two hours pulling my hair through a cap -- he is Swiss, and he gives perfectionist a new meaning. I often tell him that it's good enough but he keeps on until it is done to his satisfaction. A lot of stylists will tell you foil is better, but it isn't -- it's just a lot faster to do, and they can pump through more clients. Good work takes time. And yeah, he listens. He wants me to feel and look beautiful, it makes him happy. And it doesn't hurt that nearly all my friends go to him now, including my mother and niece.
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    I've tried tons of salons in NY. Some I pay a ridiculous amount of money to a namebrand stylist star and get crap- some I pay nothing and get the best cut of my life from someone's transient friend who happens to be a heroin addict and cuts hair for food.

    Buying 'top notch' bullshit gets you the water fountain in the dressing room, a color coordinated robe, and some 20 year old apprentice fawning over you while she massages your scalp. Since I'm not exactly persnickety, I don't care who cuts my hair- I don't mind having it hacked up, it always grows back so who cares? I'm not trying to impress anyone. Best cut- the junkie, second best- on a movie set during downtime and we were bored, third best- my friend's father visiting from Denmark. He cut my hair in a Burger King bathroom and it was amazing.

    Unfortunately when I shell out the triple figures for a cut and color, the results are never as fresh, never as much fun. I've been all over the city and still haven't found a salon and stylist I love. I wish I could find my junkie but he disappeared and no one can find him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picara View Post
    I do. I have a 2 1/2 year old Hannoverian. She's almost 16 hands. I'm hoping she's top out at 16.3. She's going through the terrible two's now. She thinks she's still a weanling while in an elephant's body. She can be a handful. I was trying to get her halter back on, with her head going this way and that, and that was the end of my nails. Ripped off ragged, ugh! I've tried acrylics but they don't last either. One of the many sacrifices of owning a horse I'm afraid.
    She sounds gorgeous. I love them when they are so big but still babyish. What are you hoping to do with her?


    And on the hair thing, I suppose it depends what look you are going for, but I like my hair to look naturally blonde, so I am not sure I would be very happy if someone asked me where I'd had it coloured as it would mean it looked like an obvious dye job. I don't mind when people ask where I had it cut though.
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    when im not being lazy i put a coat of clear polish on my nails generally my nails are neglected so i find it awesome when customers compliment my nails. But im on uni holidays this week so i might give them a clean up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil View Post
    She sounds gorgeous. I love them when they are so big but still babyish. What are you hoping to do with her?


    And on the hair thing, I suppose it depends what look you are going for, but I like my hair to look naturally blonde, so I am not sure I would be very happy if someone asked me where I'd had it coloured as it would mean it looked like an obvious dye job. I don't mind when people ask where I had it cut though.
    I plan on doing a little bit of jumping. She comes from a long line of jumpers. Her grandma was actually on the German Olympic team. But since I've turned into a big coward in my old age, (too many bad falls) I'll mainly be riding dressage. What do you do with your horse?

    You make a good point with the part I bolded. I never thought of that! Well, no one ever asks me where I get my hair done, so I guess that's a good thing. LOL.

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    My horse came from a showjumping yard, but really hated jumping when I got him - we think he'd had a fall or something that gave him a fright and put him off. Three years on he is much more relaxed and really likes it if we put a jump up for him at the end of a lesson. I really prefer flatwork though, and do the odd bit of dressage at local shows in the summer, otherwise I school him, have lessons on him and hack out - he is 'uncle' to all the mad/young/new horses on the yard as he is a sensible boy on the roads, and we escort all the newbies out .

    And I am obsessed with making him beautiful, and am a demon with the scissors and the pulling comb!
    A big boy did it and ran away.

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    Right now, I have mine painted a very dark red that almost looks black-and that's about as classical as I go. I usually like purple nail polish, and silver during the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean James View Post
    I've tried tons of salons in NY. Some I pay a ridiculous amount of money to a namebrand stylist star and get crap- some I pay nothing and get the best cut of my life from someone's transient friend who happens to be a heroin addict and cuts hair for food.

    Buying 'top notch' bullshit gets you the water fountain in the dressing room, a color coordinated robe, and some 20 year old apprentice fawning over you while she massages your scalp. Since I'm not exactly persnickety, I don't care who cuts my hair- I don't mind having it hacked up, it always grows back so who cares? I'm not trying to impress anyone. Best cut- the junkie, second best- on a movie set during downtime and we were bored, third best- my friend's father visiting from Denmark. He cut my hair in a Burger King bathroom and it was amazing.

    Unfortunately when I shell out the triple figures for a cut and color, the results are never as fresh, never as much fun. I've been all over the city and still haven't found a salon and stylist I love. I wish I could find my junkie but he disappeared and no one can find him.
    I'm with you here Dean.
    I had my hair cut it vidal sassoon's in Leeds, years ago & they made a mess of it. A 1 length bob of poker straight hair that isn't 1 length?
    I now go to a local salon (in the country) & a haircut costs £20....
    I remember going to "SuperCuts" or somewhere similar after a really bad breakup & telling her how I wanted my hair cut. She wouldn't do it, we nearly had a Britney moment, then she just said ok, if you want it.... (I got an "Annie Lennox" cut) When she's finished it I made her cut the back into my neck (really short I hate it long on my neck), shoved some gel on my hands & ruffled it.
    It was really funny, she just stood there & went "yeah....!"
    It was New Years Eve, the saloon had been closed before she started on me, the haircut cost $5 & I tipped her 15.... My friend just looked at me & said "you're crazy" & we left & got fried at TGIFs..... Ah! Those Were The Days!!! (she knew it was time to take me home when I fell off my stool!)

    I have a dentist's appointment this afternoon & I'm going to treat myself to a simliar colour to the "Hot Pink" (I'm fair skinned, with cool tones, but brunette not blond...); I'm going to come home & have some self gratification in the form of a "toe job".... hee hee! I LOVE that word!
    (I used to do a garnet shade, but have been french for quite a while now. I do it myself as I believe that I get a better finish... it's too cold here for flip-flaps!)

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    my staple is chanel rouge noir but i also do coral, bright red, dark purples including this metallic dark dark aubergine that i love.
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    I'm inspired to go get my first pedi of the season now. I wish it would warm up a touch though, I don't want to get one if I can't wear sandals for another month and a half.

    Metallic dark aubergine sounds ZEXY!!!
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    This is what I got when I googled "metallic dark Aubergine"
    I love 'em - they'll go so well with my old fat tired boring butt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    This is what I got when I googled "metallic dark Aubergine"
    I love 'em - they'll go so well with my old fat tired boring butt
    Nice shoes!!!!!

    I had a horrible time at the dentist..... so I treated myself to TWO Revlon toe-varnishes.... in "cherries in the snow" and "frostest purple" (that doesn't look purple at all, it looks hot pink????? confused!)

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