Thursday, June 3, 2010

Yesterday i...
 went to a new hair salon, I was desperately needing a color and trim. It's hard here for me to arrange my appointments with the language barrier. I have bounced from Salon to Salon with no loyalty... mostly because I don't want to wait for an appointment easier to just walk in and do my charades and bam! it's done.

This is seriously maybe five houses away from mine, I've never been there before. I ride my bike by there all the time, but never stopped there. I always figured what if it went wrong....I'd have to break up with them and then what how awkward would that be. But seeing that I'm moving I thought why not.....

I'm glad I did. I went in and the owner Katrina was very nice. She looked like Paula Abdul, seriously it freaked me out. So she speaks some English, I make my appointment and she asks my name. I say Kathy and I spell it in German, the alphabet is different...So I K..A..T..H.....and suddenly I forget how to say Y ! I'm searching my brian....got nothing, so I say i which sounds like E. So my whole life I've always been I'm Kathy with a Y and suddenly within seconds I've changed my name to Kathy with a i ! This has been my life here you just adapt and go with the flow....it made me laugh....I thought wow who are you! Kathy with an i!

Okay so I've got my hair date and I'm pumped, you know when you are aware your hair is bad but are in complete denial of how bad. So I did my hair so she would see how I do it....brilliant I know! One would think. So I have never been able to get anyone here give me high lights only single color. But not my new girl she was willing to shake it up and color and add highlights. I pick my color from a color wheel and bam! we are off. The girl that did my hair was very nice she spoke some English but decided it was best to just talk to me in German. So I did a lot of nodding and ja! I was a little scared, not sure that we understood each other on color...when she mixed my highlight color she said your hair this color it's good....it was violet...I was all nein bitter...with a begging tone. Suddenly she was funny girl hahahaha I just kidding! WTF! There is no humor when mixing colors my friend!

Three hours later... she is done! She styled my hair like never before. I wish I was brave enough to take a picture...at one time I had 10 roll brushes in my hair I look like Medusa minus the green. The end result I like the color ....thank god! But I couldn't stop laughing after I left ......I rode home so fast to show Katelyn how puffy my hair was...I felt like one of Charles Angles old version 1970's!

Before and after:

Pictures really don't do justice of the amount of volume....just trust me! But end result NO GREY!! Woot !

36 comments:

Lost in Translation said...

Looks great

deiala said...

Looks great and the color's really nice!

Sonya said...

Whooo hooo..you look FABULOUS! Im so loving the color!! I have some grey now too and I want to go in so badly..but I dont trust my stylist yet..lol Im going to have my husband come in with me to make sure they know what Im saying and I dont come out looking like a blue haired old lady or something..the women over here have this thing with dying their hair that weird reddish purple color..blech!

kks said...

you had me laughing, as always!
your hair looks great! isn't it ironic how at the end of your stay, you find your girl?!
good for you! i know how good it makes one feel getting the grey out! looks fab!
my girl never styles my hair anymore...i love it, but i never do anything with my hair..it is either bone straight or in a pony...
how's the packing going Kathy with an i!
xoxo

pve design said...

Wonderful to take time to live well, pamper yourself and wash away the gray! You look "mahvelus!"
pve

Ronda said...

Figures you find her when your ready to leave! Your hair looks fantastic and ready for New York!!
XOXO

Joyce said...

Oh the whole hair thing is so stressful. I'm with you on the 'no joking' bit' when it comes to coloring my hair. It looks great though! Now you have to find a new person when you get back to the states. Its still stressful but at least you can communicate.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Gorgeous color!! don't you just love getting your hair done when it turns out so pretty! Reminds me that I need to make an appointment, I haven't been in months!

Debra said...

Fab-fab!!! You look wonderful-all set for your big move. It's amazing what a little color can do for us. No word on our friend-but I may call this weekend-I will let you know!

Kwana said...

How nice and there she was so close Kathi with and I. LOL.

The Empress said...

I like it very much. It makes you look polished and sophisticated.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

You look beautiful!! I love your new 'do. Nothing like a fresh new look for your brand new adventure :-)

PS You and I are definitely on the same wavelength. I just couldn't stand my hair anymore. This morning I went to our neighbourhood salon and basically said: Do what you will. Result: 10 inches off and big fluffy summer hair ;-)

Deidra said...

So pretty. And I love that flower on your yellow sweater!

Ina in Alaska said...

I really like it and the style and length are great! So you did not want purple in your hair???? PS LOVE the scarf!!!! xoxoxoxo

Kristina P. said...

It looks awesome! Very vibrant and full.

Manzanafam said...

One benefit to moving - you can reinvent yourself. Change your hair, change your name - it's all good and looks good too!

lisaroy said...

Looks great! Don't forget - the higher the hair, the closer to heaven! : )

angie said...

The color does look great. I like the cut, too. I hate it when hair stylists give me too much curl. :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love the color on you! It is gorgeous!

Nancy C said...

LOVE it!

Lisa said...

You look great Kathy with an I!!

It has been so humid here that it really doesn't what my hair girl does to me.... it is flat a stringy in no time.

Leslie said...

Look Ma.. no Grey! You look like a million bucks!!!

Unknown Mami said...

It looks great! From the pictures it does not look like too much volume.

Ann said...

You look great! All set to move to NY with your new look!

WhisperingWriter said...

I really like it!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Look how gorgeous you are (in ALL the photos) but the after is really nice! Your hair is the perfect length-- not too short, not too long and the color is terrific and so natural looking.

HIGH FIVE
jj

Tezzie said...

Love it! Looks wonderful on you :D

Follygirl said...

Nice picture, very nice woman!
But why not grey hair? I guess we had nearly the same age..and I get grey hair, too...but I love it!

Have a sunny weekend...
Liebe Grüße, Petra

Life with Kaishon said...

How pretty are you? So fantastically! My favorite thing is that smile. Perfection :)

Thank you for coming over to Communal Global every single day and leaving us comments. It is so sweet and thoughtful of you. We are delighted to have you as a fan and supporter!: )

Mama Zen said...

I love that color on you!

Deliciously Organized said...

Love the new look!

lytha said...

i never go to hair places, i just ask my man to cut an inch off the bottom every few months. bad, i know.

but for my wedding a couple years ago, i had to go to a stylist in wuppertal and see what a wedding hairstyle should be.

after an incredibly long period of time in that chair, they handed me a mirror and it was horrible. horrible! it was all wonky long curls and pins and and "up-do" or whatever and i wanted it long, and i ran out of there, lying about coming back for my real wedding day appointment.

what sucked additionally - they removed all the pins and crap holding it all up so i could not even walk out of there to show my husband or family.

on the day of my wedding, i took a shower and blow dried it myself as usual. long.

and then i noticed that in most of the wedding photos, my hair was in my face. aha, that is why people pull their hair back when they get married! oh well.

i was happy.

my sister, incidentally, got her hair done by them, a total up-do with streaks, and she was thrilled about her hair for our wedding.

my man still goes there every few months to get his hair cut. i wonder what they think about me still, the woman who ran away from her wedding hair appointment.

~lytha

likeschocolate said...

It looks fantastic! The only experience I had in Germany getting my hair colored turned my hair to borderline red instead of blond. I cried for days.

The Preppy Princess said...

Love it. Absolutely-positively love the change, you look beautiful!

Big smiles at you,
tp

Angie Muresan said...

I love the bounce! I know what you mean about grey though, I have SO much of it, too.

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Very pretty!