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7.09.2010

nothing soothes the soul quite like saying goodbye to some dead-ends.


funnylook

it has been an interesting couple of days for me here in provo. perhaps, it is the ending of the honeymoon period--the realization that this is no two week vacation, but rather a three month plopping of the soul in unchartered land.

there are things i miss about new york. like running to the corner store for the raspberries i forgot to get at the market. or evenings on the upper west side when the city finally begins to cool and the streets are empty. love never seems so possible as on a summer evening in new york.

yet even as i write this, i balk at the audacity of saying i miss new york. i mean i do, yes, but utah is so lovely. and the people are so lovely. and guys actually smile at me as i sit slurping my oreo milkshake on the sidewalk outside of sammy's and i feel...dare i say it...beautiful. so while i'm not quite sure how or when or even why my little funk began, it persisted today.

that is, until my haircut.

hairwet

lisa emailed me when i posted about needing to trim my runaway mane and immediately i knew she was my gal. she's been cutting hair for five years now, working at a well-known salon in salt lake before leaving to take care of her baby boy. currently she works out of a salon in her friend's basement in sandy.

hair

lisa was unbelievably kind and her friend's salon is amazing: dark wood floors, flattering (and very forgiving) lighting, and all the amenities of a normal salon. and here's the kicker, $25 for a haircut. yup, that's it. i just about fell off the seat when she told me that. i pay more than twice that in new york for half (not even) the experience. score-keeper, point to utah, please.

drying

the best part is i left feeling lighter: the funk had begun to lift.

us and audrey

to contact lisa about haircuts and the like: lisabug_14@hotmail.com

25 comments:

Bev said...

Meg you look beautiful! I agree, a haircut can lift my spirits any day!

Robby Spratt said...

I know that I don't really know you...but I can tell that you are a beautiful person, inside and out. I'm jealous of your New York experience, but Utah is pretty good too. I hope you find your way out of this funk. Maybe I will too eventually.

Brittany said...

gorgeous! what a cute little salon! never would have guessed it's in a basement. sammys- is that the place with the pie shakes?

Kim said...

You have beautiful, gorgeous hair and features -- the stylist definitely knew how to enhance your good looks!

I recently started reading your blog and I am so inspired. I absolutely love every entry. LOVE! And I usually do not love blogs, only like them. ;) Best of luck with your endeavor in Utah, it is quite a tremendous change from New York, that's for sure! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!

Drea said...

With Audrey watching over, it was destined to be a great experience. :P

anna said...

love the haircut!
as for your comment about sammy's... you've got good taste. their shakes are unquestionably the best!
check out guru's in downtown provo, if you haven't already. it seems like the kind of place you might enjoy :)

anna said...

love the haircut!
as for your comment about sammy's... you've got good taste. their shakes are unquestionably the best!
check out guru's in downtown provo, if you haven't already. it seems like the kind of place you might enjoy :)

HeidiLynn said...

Seriously, Guru's is the best!

Kara said...

isn't it amazing how good/fresh a new haircut can make you feel? i recently combed out my dreads and dyed my hair dark brown and let me tell you, i feel like a new person! your hair looks great btw! ;) xo

Emily said...

Wow! You look gorgeous! I love getting my hair cut - it's so refreshing to the spirit!

Anonymous said...

I love the picture where Lisa is blow-drying your hair, you guys are enjoying a deep conversation and Audrey Hepburn is part of it! You chose the right place and the right person. I hope it was another great experience. Your hair looks fantastic. The pictures give it an auburn cast. Pretty.

erin elder said...

Seriously, there is no better therapy for me than sitting in a salon chair and getting my hair refreshed with a nice cut. You feel new again after leaving a salon...

Your hair looks fabulous. You are one beautiful lady. Keep those boys smiling!! ; )

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Carlita said...

so glad you're enjoying utah :) i haven't been much of a commenter lately, but i do so love to read.

can't wait to hear more about how the UT air changes things.

Lisa said...

I had such a great time with you yesterday! Thanks for trusting me with your hair! :) You are a beautiful person and I think things are just getting good for you, here in Utah!

wishful nals said...

beautiful! i agree - getting a haircut can make a world of difference. xo!

Jacob said...

love it! :)
$25 is pretty dern reasonable!
looks great!

Anonymous said...

Hello there... Lisa told me that she would be doing your hair and about your blog -- I read a little bit and I love the poetry of your writing!! I'll definitely be checking your blog, even if just to see how you are handling the changes of being in such a dramatically different place.
Lisa is absolutely the best, I just love her to bits & pieces (& I'm kind of in love with her little baby Roman too!!) I've never received so many compliments on my hair since she began doing mine. I think you'll soon find the same thing - because your hair looks fantastic!

jess said...

I love getting my hair cut.. somehow it can make my day better!! You and your hair look lovely! I hope the funk is lifted for good..

alisha said...

you look gorgeous, meg :) i miss you!

CrowNology said...

There is something about YOU!
xo
Andrea

Jo said...

What a great salon experience....and what a great cut!! Love it! And all for $25.00?? Amazing!!

emily.beth said...

You,are.beautiful.
Love the new layout.

Kelsey and Riley said...

your hair looks beautiful!

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