John Eaton! This man is a genius. He is a person with incredible talent and passion for his work (and for life). His pre-cut consultation is not limited to just looking at your head. He takes into account how your hair is in relation to your shoulders and hips too! Who wouldn't want to know that their hair length affects how wide their hips appeared? He knows hair inside and out! We had discussions about how breastfeeding changes the way hair behaves and also how baby hair is without its core. John works at Tony Mitchell Hair on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday and the rest of the week he paints, cooks and tends to his garden. This is a person who really has a balanced life.
Sure, a hair cut by him has cost me too much to mention here but since the last cut from him, I have waited 2 years for a haircut. I had to cheat and get a cheap trim in Ipoh back in December but apart from that, I haven't had any other haircuts because I have been waiting to come back here for a totally satisfying haircut. Nothing is worse than going to the hair salon excited and returning home raging from the disappointment.
Some people say that hair is just hair and that it will grow back. This is true but I just can't subscribe to that thought. Hair is what frames your face and presents you to the world.
For some people, a bad hair day can really dampen their outlook on everything. On the flipside, a good hair day can boost confidence by 100%. I'm one of those people. In fact, I remember needing to wash and blowdry my hair before each exam I sat for in university. Even if I had spent the entire night cramming and had bloodshot eyes with dark circles around them, none of that mattered if I had great hair. I was 19 and that was the only way I could fully concentrate on the exam :)
So, for the past year, I have had probably 300 bad hair days because of you-know-who. But, enough of blaming him. Today, I look good enough to be in a L'Oreal advertisement.