June 27, 2006

I am thinking about cheating on Jonathan the next time I get a haircut (which will be soon).

I don’t really have a very good reason for my potential betrayal, but I have lots of bad reasons. For one thing, my salon is no more. Seriously. The word around the sandbox is that the owner sold the place out from under them. All the women went down the street to Acorn Hill, and no one invited Jonathan along. So Jonathan went out to City Place, which is kind of a long way away, if you’re lazy (as I am). So it’ll be a new salon with new people and I feel weird about it. Also, Jonathan’s been my stylist for four years now and the only reason I know he moved is because he told my friend when she got her last haircut with him at the old salon. He told her that he was going to call or send a letter to all of his clients to let them know where to find him, but I haven’t gotten a letter or a phone call and I know the old salon is closed for good now because I pass it on my way to and from work every day. So I’m a little miffed about that.

The other not-very-good reason is that I’ve decided I’m definitely chopping a good amount of length off during my next cut. I’ve landed squarely in ponytail hell with my current hair, which means it’s time to make a drastic change. I know I say this approximately once every two days but I mean it this time. And last time I cut my hair, Jonathan talked me out of going shorter. So I’m afraid he’ll do it again.

But I really only have three choices if I want to try a new salon, and one of them is the one Jonathan moved to. I definitely can’t go there if I want to have someone else cut my hair. And I don’t like change and I don’t know if Jonathan has changed his rates since he moved and waaaaaaah I don’t know what to do.

Filed under: the idiocy files


  • 1. ~A  |  June 27, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    You could do like my aunt would do: Call him, tell him right away that you’re miffed that you didn’t get word from him about the move. Lay that on him first and then just say that you’re not looking to move on to anyone else after 4 years but you’re not driving to (wherever) for a haircut. Then propose that he work something out with you on a semi-dedicated schedule for visits to some place nearer to you. Or, have him promise he’ll call you when he’s nearby and then, tell him that, of course, you’ll also be staying at the same rate. Be a diva and see where that gets you – couldn’t do you any more wrong than the situation already is…

    or, hell, just go with a flowbe.

  • 2. mike  |  June 27, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    I came in here to type one word, but ~A beat me to it.


  • 3. Kristen  |  June 27, 2006 at 4:14 pm

    Finding a new stylist blows. I’ve been going to Sally for about 3 years and love her haircuts. She’s on Newbury St., which is the ritzy st. in boston, but cuts only cost $40. The owner of her salon opened a new one down the street and now cuts will be $75. My broke ass can not afford to spend that much on a haircut. I’m in the same situation. I have no advice, but I can empathize.

  • 4. Sandy  |  June 27, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    ~A has it right; be a diva. The worst that could happen is that Jonathan bitches you out and you never see him again, which is the road you’re headed down anyway. Win-win.

  • 5. jen  |  June 28, 2006 at 10:47 am

    I’d give him a shot at the new place. Confirm his rates when you call to book the appointment.

    And I like you’re hair long, too. (Not what you want to hear, I know!)

  • 6. will  |  June 28, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    You look great in long hair, but your are the one who has to manage it, so we’ll back you on your decision.

  • 7. Ginny  |  June 29, 2006 at 12:29 am

    You should come up here and get it done at The Studio with Jessi… cause she’s totally awesome and I’ve LOVED my hair both times she’s done it… and You NEED to VISIT me!!!!

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