OK, so…you know those smocks that you put on before you get your hair cut at a salon? Well, at the place where I get my hair done (Fox + Stone in Corte Madera, California), they hang them in a tiny private changing room, so that when you walk in, you take off your jacket (or your shirt, if you’re feeling so inclined), and put on your smock before you sit in the chair.
They’re just the regular ol’, basic smocks. You slip into them like a jacket and tie the front.
Anyway, when I walked into the salon today to get my bangs trimmed, I went into the little room, put on my smock, and then walked back out into the sitting area and sat down.
I was playing with my phone when I got that prickly feeling… You know the one, when you feel like somebody is intensely staring at you?
I looked up and there was this dude sitting in the corner looking at me, but he wasn’t, like, checking me out or anything. He was just staring and looked really, REALLY confused.
So, of course I had to stare back at him with my confrontational “What the heck are YOU staring at, homie?!” eyes. Then he said, quite loudly, “OHHHHH!” and stood up abruptly.
Turns out he’d put on his smock backwards, like a hospital gown! He realized it when he saw mine. 🙂
We both cracked up laughing. “Oh, don’t feel bad,” I told him. “You learn something new every day.”
In other news…I ran into some interesting products while I was there at the salon today, like this hair serum and leave-in treatment by Garret Markenson REVERIE.
Have you heard of this line?
They’re a niche luxury haircare brand based out of Cali. CAKE ($72, OMG) is their anti-aging growth serum, and MILK ($42) is a moisturizing, anti-frizz treatment. If you’re ever out here in the area, they sell the line at Fox + Stone (it’s also available from beautyhabit.com).
My roots did a little dance (I can seem my roots doing the Robocop for some reason, don’t ask me why!) when I saw Oribe’s new Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray.
Did I mention that everyone in my family goes gray early?
Yeah, it’s one of the reasons I haven’t gotten down with the whole silver dyed hair trend. I’m like, “Why would I pay $$$$ to turn my hair silver when it’s gonna do it naturally in the next 10 seconds anyway?”
These sprays temporarily cover the gray and absorb oil and dirt at the roots, kinda like a combo hair concealer/dry shampoo.
Speaking of bottles, these are tiny — just 0.7 ounces at $29 a pop.
Yeah…ouch. I’m still intrigued, though. Oribe is usually worth the price. Everything I’ve tried from them works really well. It’s available now at Fox + Stone (while you’re there, say hi to Alis for me, and tell her I said “wassup?”) and online at oribe.com in five shades — Blonde, Red, Light Brown, Dark Brown and Black.