My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

May 1, 2012

Hair Therapy

I keep my hair long, so I splurge every now and then for a partial highlight and cut. When I get to the salon, I always tease my stylist, Laurie, "Time for hair therapy!" She laughs, I grab a chair and we dish. We share stories, both positive and challenging, especially lamenting the trials and tribulations of our 8th grade daughters. We laugh at my inability to choose how much length to take off my mop, and how she is proud that I haven't asked her to cut my bangs back in after growing them out a few years ago. (A big hurdle for me!)

My two hours at the salon is "me" time.  I chat with Laurie as she covers my hair with just the right formula of high and low lights.  While the color processes, I sit back and relax with the latest issue of Glamour or People.  

Then comes the shampoo.  This salon has reclining shampoo chairs!  Ahhhhh - they give a fantastic scalp massage, too!

When it's time to head over for a haircut, the conversation continues.  We even chat while the hairdryer is going!

As I head home, I'm relaxed and pleasantly distracted from anything that was bothering me before my appointment.  Hair therapy - you can't beat it!


  1. Nothing like a good head massage - it made my head tingle as you wrote.

  2. My head is's still another three weeks until my next hair appointment. :) Thanks for capturing this slice of your life.

  3. You said it girlfriend! Any time I "dish" with women friends I find it great therapy. The only thing I think is...SPLURGE more certainly deserve it!

  4. Ah, some me time. That sounds wonderful! I chit chat with my hair dresser, but I truly love the quiet times too. I never seem to have any? enough? me time to myself just to think or relax. So during my hair therapy, I like the quiet. :)

  5. Oh, I love love having my hair washed and my head massaged. Heaven! Your hair therapy sounds perfect.