The Seven Stages Of Hair

28 Sep

I have to say, I love turning fifty!  I’ve been celebrating since July and it’s not over yet – it’s the birthday that keeps on giving.

My lovely friend Christine told me to keep last Saturday morning free.  She collected me at 8:30 and walked me up to her hairdresser’s, Hair @ 42 on Bloom Street in Edgeley, where I had a cut and blow and a manicure!  How annoying that I had showered in honour of our date.

Right now, Christine is on a cruise, celebrating her own birthday.  As she won’t be here for my birthday, spoiling me was the least she could do, I’m sure you’ll agree.  Christine knows I haven’t been to a hairdresser for about six years; and I’ve never had a manicure.  I have the best friends!

The idea was that we do the whole thing together – me for my birthday; Christine for her cruise – but she couldn’t get matching appointments.  She waited in the salon, however, denying boredom and taking barked-out camera direction from me, for your delectation.

Janet the Hairdresser was lovely but I’m not sure she was a real hairdresser because she wasn’t at all intimidating and she seemed genuinely interested in what I wanted done to my hair.  She was most obliging, as well, stopping to allow Christine to take a picture whenever I gave the word.  When it’s time for my next hair cut in six years’ time, that’s where I’ll be going.

The hair part was fun but the manicure was funner.  Christine knows Alison the manicurist well and we had a girly, giggly session, the likes of which I haven’t had since my teens.  I can’t tell you what was said because what happens in the nail room stays in the nail room; but I can tell you that I went to the toilet before we started (just as well, with all the giggling that followed) and I was so enthralled with my hair, admiring it in the mirror, wondering if I could ever reproduce the style, that I forgot to wash my hands.  Fortunately, I realised before I touched anything, and went back to do it.  I don’t think that has happened since I was a toddler.

Bet you wish that information had stayed in the nail room, don’t you?

The Seven Stages Of Hair

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Disgust

(On my part, when I worked it out and then had to say it out loud)

You'll have to lose 2 1/2 inches if you want it in good condition. Six years!  Tch!

You’ll have to lose 2 1/2 inches if you want it in good condition.
Six years! Tch!

Resolution

Just do it!

Just do it!

Anxiety

Will the Hub ever speak to me again?

Will the Hub ever speak to me again?

Acceptance

Take the picture, Christine: I don't mind looking stupid.

Take the picture, Christine: I don’t mind looking stupid.

Delight

I'm being pampered!  I LOVE going to the hairdresser's!

I’m being pampered! I LOVE going to the hairdresser’s!

Vanity

Get me, all posh!

Get me, all posh!

Gratitude

Christine&Tilly Friends 4EVR

Christine&Tilly
Friends 4EVR

 

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16 Responses to “The Seven Stages Of Hair”

  1. Helen Cherry September 28, 2013 at 23:36 #

    YOu have really beautiful hair Tilly….50 is VERY young.. I will be 60 in February !! Yipes!

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  2. Barbara September 29, 2013 at 00:40 #

    Happy Birthday!!!

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  3. laurieanichols September 29, 2013 at 00:44 #

    I am so glad that you had a wonderful time with the manicure, the hairdressing and your friend.:) Your hair is so very pretty, it matches your face, so very prettily. 🙂 The Hub must have pounced on you when you got home.;)

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  4. bluebee September 29, 2013 at 00:55 #

    Such a lovely gift from Christine 🙂 Your hair is beautiful.
    The Hub’s just like mine – he doesn’t like it when they cut much off 🙂

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  5. slpmartin September 29, 2013 at 01:13 #

    Wow you are getting spoiled for this birthday. 🙂

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  6. Terry September 29, 2013 at 01:49 #

    what wonderful friends! and you had to have had the best pampering day ever! so glad you had a good time!

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  7. Musings September 29, 2013 at 02:29 #

    Christine is the best kind of friend. You look absolutely fabulous!!! I love this fun post!

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  8. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com September 29, 2013 at 06:53 #

    What a lovely and thoughtful person: A wonderful gift for the nicest 50-year-old.. Have a happy day.

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  9. Elaine - I used to be indecisive September 29, 2013 at 07:21 #

    Your hair looks lovely in the ‘after’ shot. What a great birthday present.

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  10. Pseu September 29, 2013 at 07:58 #

    What a marvellous birthday present!

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  11. Janie Jones September 29, 2013 at 15:09 #

    What fun!!

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  12. Grannymar September 29, 2013 at 20:42 #

    Friends like Christine are the best! Your hair and nails look fab!

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  13. Rorybore September 29, 2013 at 23:49 #

    You have lovely hair! I haven’t been back to the hairdresser since they accidentally made it purple. And I love purple – just not in my hair. Glad you didn’t end up one of the purple people.

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  14. jmgoyder September 30, 2013 at 08:50 #

    Since turning 54, my hair is getting thinner than it already was, so that is something for you to look forward to ha!

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  15. benzeknees October 2, 2013 at 21:21 #

    You look so beautiful & young for 50! And you have beautiful hair! I just chopped all mine off last weekend when we were visiting Grande Prairie because I got annoyed. It was almost waist length when I started & is now shoulder length. I’m regretting I let the hairdresser cut so much at one time, but it will grow back.

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