Older guy gets hair reboot
I've had my hair cut at salons before but they always asked what I wanted done, I always said to just do it the way it is but shorter. This time I decided I would ask for recommendations. I did my due diligence and decided to go to Defining Image. I asked Ellery what he thought and he gave me his recommendations as far as the cut. I then asked him about coloring the grey. I've never done this before and was hesitant. He put me at ease.
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Watching Ellery cut my hair, I could tell immediately I was in the hands of a master. Not just the wham bam kind of cuts I usually get. He's also a woodworking (as am I) and I suspect that accounts for his meticulous nature. The haircut is the best I've ever gotten! Why didn't I know about this when I was younger and had all my hair?
Then it came time for the color. His apprentice (I can't remember his name - sorry!) did the coloring. I was nervous but just went with it, telling myself "it's only hair." When we were done and it really didn't take very long, it looked very natural. In fact, I remarked that the hair looked very similar to the color I had maybe 15 years before.
Ellery turned me on to some hair products to use and I was set.
Just ran into my neighbors. Their first comment - "nice haircut." They couldn't figure out what was different and I told them I'd had it colored. They really hadn't realized - just knew they liked it. Exactly the effect I was looking for.
So, in short, a great experience!