The emotional stages I go through when getting my hair done

I never really used to take care of my hair. I would just get haircuts once in a while. But in the past year, I’ve been obsessed with my locks. I went blonde and the maintenance for keeping it nice and pretty is very high.

Aside from using the right products and caring for it at home, I have to schedule regular appointments at the salon. This is to make sure my roots look good, my hair is healthy, and my ends are taken care off. I usually block off a Saturday morning for this since it takes a few hours. As someone who has been getting her hair done for a while, these are the different emotional stages I go through.


Every time I’m in between hair appointments, I get a little sad. This especially happens six weeks after when my roots really start to show, the color isn’t perfect, and I need a trim. If you’re fussy about your hair like I am, you understand this emotion completely.


For the past year, I get my hair done every six or seven weeks to keep it looking fresh. I always make an appointment on Saturday morning. I grab breakfast beforehand and bring a book with me. From the moment I sit in the salon chair, I start to get excited. My hairstylist and I start chatting about life and my hair. We talk about future plans for my hair like cuts and different colors.


Having your hair done, can take a long time. Whether it’s a haircut, color, or treatment, it can take a few hours. When I go in for my regular root touch-up, it takes around three hours. Halfway through, I always get sleepy. If this happens to you too, don’t be ashamed to take a quick nap.


At some point, you’re bound to get a little impatient sitting in the chair. Especially if you don’t do well with sitting still for long periods of time. When you start to feel a little uncomfortable, walk around a bit.

Pure bliss

Nothing compares to the feeling of seeing your hair looking nice and fresh. After a nice blow dry, you can’t help but feel more confident. So, strut your stuff when you walk out the door.


Art by Marian Hukom

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