What a difference a year makes! Last Mother’s Day I gave myself a treat: an afternoon at my favorite salon. The owner, an excellent stylist, recently opened a beautiful place near the Hilton in the resort area on our seaside town. I planned to get a cut, color and highlights for the beginning of summer. Well, several hours and about $200 later, I walked out with a sharp style, color, and highlights and a pedicure, and groomed eyebrows. It happens every time I go there, she just had this way of talking me into things. In fact, my toenails were even seafoam green!
Fast forward to this year. Friday after I put the kids to bed, I dashed out to use a $6.99 coupon before it expired at the local hair cutting chain. On the way home, I picked up an at-home color and highlighting kit and a six-pack of beer. My stylist, Richard (read that “rish-ARD”), awaited my return. One hour and a few beers later, here are the results.