11 May 2009

Wasted Time?

At 5:30 I left work/home to go to Bumble & Bumble University - a "model" call for people willing to be guinea pigs for student hair stylists. You go, have your hair reviewed, choose the haircut and then schedule the appointment with the

A ~25 minute walk to the Meatpacking District (and I saw Scott Speedman - swoon! - at the corner of Perry & West 4th). Then I get to the building and wait in line.

And wait.

And wait.

And wait some more.

The call was 5:45 - 6:15. I got there at 6 and wasn't in a "consultation" chair until probably 6:50. The line wrapped around the open space with all the stylist chairs - so I could see and hear the various consultants working with the different women there. Always touching their hair, always having a 2-5 minute conversation about their hair, style, etc.

Yeah, I get in my chair, fill out my form and when my turn finally comes the guy looks at me, doesn't shake my hand (maybe they only shake pretty girls' hands?) and says "what do you want to do?" I said something about being OK with going shorter - maybe the shortish-layers. He said - why don't we just do the curly cut. He wrote it on my form and said "take this to the girls in the front to make your appointment." Yeah - 30 seconds. Something that someone could have told me when I first walked in. OBVIOUSLY I was there for the curly cut.

So now I have an appointment for June 5 - at 2:15 - meaning I'll have to leave work at 1:45 if I decide to do it. I mean, on the one hand it's a free salon haircut (these student stylists aren't fresh off the boat and probably have as much or more experience as a Super Cuts person). But on the other hand, it's time off work - which isn't a giant deal, but I'd rather take that time to squeeze Owen J. So - is it worth it? I don't know. What's the point of having a haircut no one sees?

BUT the trip to the call was worth it - how many times in my life would I have the chance to see BEN COVINGTON in the flesh? Ha!

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