Alaina, on the left, does hair for both me and Rhonda
I'm not overly girly or dramatic when it comes to beauty. I'm no good at knowing how to style my own hair and sometimes I don't even comb it. If it takes more than fifteen minutes on a good day to do my hair, I'm out. Ain't nobody got time for that.
I've been to many stylists and salons in the past. Sometimes I'd get a good cut but it seemed that, most of the time, I just wasn't happy with the results. I feel like some (not all) hairstylists just want to get you in and out so they can carry on with their next customer. From personal experience, that's mostly with big hair chains and rarely with in-home or small business salons.
Not only is my bestie, well, my bestie but she's also my amazing hairstylist. I've been going to her for nine months now and she's DaBombDotCom. I haven't had a bad cut from her yet. Alaina works from her home with a salon in her basement. Even if we weren't good friends, I'd still go to her. She gets me; she really gets me.
Alaina's in-home salon
Don't go in to Alaina's salon expecting to get in and out of there. Be sure to allocate some time. She is methodical and wants to make sure she's doing it right, so she takes her sweet time. She's also a talker, so be prepared to chat. I was in there just the other day to get my hair cut. As it is, I haven't taken any selfies lately with the new 'do. But I'm, once again, a pleased customer.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Alaina is moving in just a couple of months. And, it will no longer be a hop, skip and a jump for me to have her cut my hair. I won't be able to see my bestie all the time and I don't know if I can't be bias now that I know how I like my hair done.
Sometimes my hairstylist even ties my shoes!
Do you have a favorite hairstylist? If so, be sure to thank them for their hard work today.