When state leaders began to open up states or cities, hair salons were one of the first type of business deemed essential, giving them permission to open. This was surprising to me. Really, a hair cut was essential in the middle of a pandemic? Could a hair cut be accomplished safely?
For me, the answer was no.
So I let my hair grow and grow. And grow some more. After five months since my last haircut, it became a heavy load. Literally.
I had made some appointments to get my hair cut, but then I would cancel out of caution.
A few weeks ago I decided to fly to Seattle to visit my Seattle family. I would be here on my birthday. An idea began to take shape. What about a birthday haircut? All four family members – my son, my daughter-in-law, granddaughter and grandson – could all participate. I will say, there were varying degrees of enthusiasm. And a sense of are skill trepidation.
But I was all in, believing any hair style that came out of this would be perfect.
I ordered hair styling shears to be sent to Seattle. Katie, my daughter-in-law, began to study hair cut techniques on YouTube.
Yesterday everything came together. As this haircut was to take place outdoors, it was important the day be a good weather day. It was a perfect day for a haircut.
And so it came to pass, my long locks would be trimmed.
All set? YES!
Trim and style time.
Ta da! Happy birthday to me!
I highly recommend this backyard salon experience. They provide an essential service like no other for visiting Nanas.