Well here I am, better late than never. It seems to be my motto these days. I never seem to find enough time in my day to get all the things done I want to, including this article. Sorry for my tardiness, I hope you enjoy it and I’ll see you again next Sunday!
I don’t know about you but lately I have been feeling like I am chasing my tail. There is so much to do and so little time. Everyone wanting a piece of your day and nothing left for Self. Our 9-5’s are promoting work life balance but I am not so sure we are succeeding at more personal time. Let’s face it; life isn’t getting any cheaper and with all these taxes that are getting shoved down our throats it’s a wonder we can take any time off at all.
Wow, I’m sounding like a bitter Queen! With that in mind I decided to take action and book myself “Self Time!” No friends, no work, no writing, no singing, just me and myself but what would I do to relieve my stress but not get myself into any trouble?
I decided to book myself into rehab. Well hair rehab. It was time for a “Due” update so that was just what I was going to do! Hmm, now to the next problem, where would I go to have this act performed on me? I had recalled a cute little salon in Yorkville that I had past by on my way to meet friends one night. It had my name all over it.
I was nervous actually! Yorkville can be a bit intimidating but I deserved this and I wasn’t going to let my nervousness change my plan. I made my appointment and off I went. I had a bit of contact with one of the owners and hair designers earlier this year and thought he would be the best man for the job. I pulled together my self confidence and one amazing bottle of vintage and walked up the long flight of stairs to utter fabulousness.
Steven (the owner and stylist) was there to greet me and made me feel very welcome. I offered the wine and he smiled and said “let’s get this thing popped!” After my first sip and my first snip I knew this was going to be a fantastic visit! He noticed how nervous I was and said “You need to lighten up already!” and with that, on went the purple goo!
How exciting my “Me Time” had turned into a new friendship, a great Merlot and a great shade of blonde!
So I lightened up as he suggested and had a great time! Everyone there that day was very cool! Yorkville, not so intimidating anymore!
Jean Pierre and Kristensen Coiffure
29 Bellair Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2C8
edited by Mary Ellen Monk