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February 17, 2004

New 'do

I got a haircut today. It's the first time I've gone without Hubby since we moved to Kyiv. In general, I like him to come along as my style consultant. Here, he's a bit more skilled in communicating when neither of us knows the specialized vocabulary.

One of the biggest adjustments for me here has been that things are just done differently in a different culture. And since I'm still learning the ropes and learning the language, everything seems to take longer here than in the States. While I usually put off getting a hair cut until I'm desperate anyway, here I've waited even longer because it seems like such a time-consuming event.

I must say, I miss Francisco in Sarasota. I could say, "I need something new, that can be styled straight from the shower. . ." and he'd give me a fabulous cut.

I got the same cut I got right after R4 was born, when I went from long, all-one-length to shorter layers. If you have our prayer card, I took in that photo and showed the lady that I wanted that cut. It worked. She did it a little shorter and a little more updated, but all in all, a great cut--and for only four dollars!

I'll be at a women's conference this week, and it feels great to have a fresh cut before going. I've also made sure to pack some epsom salts for baths, jasmine candles, and the last sachet of Tension Tamer Tea. Looking forward to relaxing!

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PLEASE tell me more about Francisco in Sarasota! Is that the name of the shop where he works? I am always looking for a good stylist. Well, actually I have one but do not like paying her prices. Can Francisco be trusted to cut and style very thin, fine hair to make an attractive and easy do for a 62 year old grandma? I don't mind the bit of graying I have, but Robin has been highlighting it to provide body. (It's naturally a dishwater blond.)
I thank you in advance for any info you can give me.
FL Grandma - aka the mom of your hubby's friend "Liberal Media", whom I understand you have yet to meet.

Posted by: FL Grandma at February 17, 2004 08:47 PM

A picture, we need a picture. Telling us about your new 'do does us no good.

And somehow I am not surprised that a stylish metrosexual like the revered Discoshaman would be a helpful compainion when choosing a new style. Heck, I was thinking of hiring him as a wardrobe consultant. (And a not-smiling-during-any-picture consultant.)

Posted by: Tim Berglund at February 19, 2004 03:54 PM

"I got a haircut today."

It looks nice.

:-)

Posted by: Aakash at February 23, 2004 07:03 AM

FL Grandma,

I'll e-mail my MIL and ask for Francisco's # and the address--I don't remember it. My mother-in-law loves Francisco, too--and she has thinner, finer hair than I do. I think you'll like him. He's from Peru and very good at what he does.

Posted by: TulipGirl at February 25, 2004 04:41 PM

FL Grandma,

I still don't have the exact address, but are you familiar with The Meadows neighborhood? I think it is just north of Fruitville Road, closer to the interstate than to the Gulf. Anyway, there is a neighborhood shopping complex that you reach not long after entering the neighborhood, and Francisco works at the salon there.

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 4, 2004 10:25 PM

Mom, as a hereditary language junkie, I have to object to your use of the term "naturally." Isn't your little bit of graying also "natural"?

But anyway, I hope things work out with Francisco, and am sorry I won't be able to see the results in person. Much love.

Posted by: The Liberal Media at March 8, 2004 04:00 PM


 
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