My battle with the hair salon

I’m getting my hair done today!

For most  women this is a joyful day. A time to look forward to where one can relax and unwind. For most people going to the salon feels like this:

this is the best

And then there is me.

I think I’m the only person in the world that can’t stand going to the hair salon. As soon as I walk up to the receptionist, my anxiety creeps in and I turn into this:


I look at the sterile rows of salon chairs and feel like I’m making a slow long walk to my death at an electric chair. I want to be excited, I’m coming here to be beautified! If only I could sit in the chair, read a book, and get done what I’m paying to get done.

Simply put, I hate small talk.

no small talk

Don’t get me wrong – I love my stylist. She’s very sweet. She remembers tid bits about my life and we usually catch up on what is new in each other’s lives. She also does an awesome job with my color!!!

However, this “catch up” usually lasts all of 5 minutes. I then feel like I’m scraping the edges of a steel barrow for something to talk about. Even while they are blow drying your hair, stylists seem to feel the need to shout questions at you. I have no desire to scream back to her about the weather or my shoes or what is on TV tonight.  It’s already so loud with all the blow dryers, extroverted chit chat, and bad music. Why is silence at a salon so unheard of? I just want to curl up in a ball!


I’m been itching for a change in my hairstyle lately. I’m thinking of going a little shorter – something like this:

hair 2 However, I know that as soon as I sit down in that chair I’m going to clam up and say, “just a little trim please!” Because the other times I’ve tried to say what I want, it usually turns into something the opposite of what I want. And, No, I do not want to buy $40 product! No matter what you say, it WILL make my hair greasy!

no no no

The only calm time at the salon is when my color is setting for about 20 minutes or the 2 blissful minutes of the scalp massage. Ah, quiet peaceful joy.

I also say I can just go home with my hair wet as it usually takes around twenty minutes to dry my long hair. That twenty minutes usually ends up feeling like an hour. I usually close my eyes so it looks like I’m asleep and I can avoid shout talking over the blow dryer. I just can’t wait to get the hell outta there!


After paying the too large fee, I push open the doors with a big smile and take  first non shallow breath I’ve had for over two hours. Time to go home and watch the Halloween special of Pretty Little Liars with a glass of wine while smelling how lovely my beautiful fresh hair looks!!!!! (I know, huge nerd alert).


Anyone else have salon anxiety? It can’t be just me, right?!

xoxo katie

Five Friday Favorites

Dedicating Friday’s to a list of 5 of my favorite (totally frivolous) things from this week. And because I love alliteration so much, they all must start with F.  Fun!


most heartbreaking winnie the pooh comic

Are you ready to cry?


Suri Cruise

Suri Cruise shares her disappointment with the rest of young hollywood

frizz free

Keratin Complex RX

  – A new “must have” product. I couldn’t live with out this stuff! Makes my hair feel so glossy and “salon” fresh. (by the way my salon sells this for $41 and I get it only for $12….)

line famous friends brodylieghton

You guys, Blair and Seth are still dating! Caught holding hands in NY. You don’t know how happy it makes me to see two of my favorite tv friends from two of my favorite tv worlds (shows) collide in love! I think they should write a new show. The laid OC clan goes to NYC and battles the royals of the upper east side. Oh Gossip Girl how I miss thee. Ok, I probably lost a few (er all) of you there. I hope a few of you understand.

line fall-fashionSince I haven’t been able to shop – staying true to my Fall Goals. It has been so hard. So, I decided to go shopping in my closet and put together this true Americana fall outfit. I love outfits that are perfect for specific occasions/events. Fashion is still like dress up to me , it keeps it fun! So, who’s ready to go pick some apples? (is it also weird that I feel like Julia from Parenthood in this ensemble?) Also, please ignore my dead flowers below -gardening is not one of my leading specialties as you can see.

clothes2 clothes1 Boots: Corso Como, bought on

Jeans and Top: J. Crew Factory

Pearl and Rhinestone Bracelets and Rhinestone Necklace: Forever 21 you gotta add some glitter and glam to this preppy country look.

xoxo katie