Dear Twin Cities (and the rest of you), I have had another haircut:
This hairdo, like all of my hairdos for the last few years, is the work of magician Kathy, who is now at Salon George in St Paul. Have I ever told you the story of how I found my hair lady? Back in my secret shopping days, I used to snag awesome assignments at Aveda concept salons and get free massages and haircuts. I ended up evaluating Kathy twice, accidentally, and then decided I was probably busted and came clean at my next appointment. Since then, she has outfitted me with several rock and roll mullets and other hairdos that regularly get attention from strangers and friends alike. Seriously, before 2005 my hair had never gotten such love.
Anyway, there are lots of things to appreciate about Kathy. She is friendly and interested in her clients, but there is no vapid chatter. She is an actual trained and educated artist, too--hair just happens to be her main medium. I can come in with a half-formed idea or a picture, and she gets excited and figures out how to execute it. Possibly best of all--and I don't think I'm alone in thinking this--her haircuts grow out awesomely well, which I appreciate more and more now that I am rocking short hair. There's nothing worse than feeling like you need a haircut every two or three weeks.
Needless to say, I have been recommending her left and right for the past few years, and now, guess what? You, yes YOU, gentle reader, have a big incentive to take my recommendation to heart, for if you make an appointment at Salon George with Kathy before April 1, and you tell her I sent you from my blog, you will get a half price haircut. Not only that: you will be entered into a drawing to win free haircuts for a year.
I mean, come on. You ARE looking kind of shaggy.