Friday, August 24, 2007

John Eaton - Master hair stylist

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.

8 comments:

Surfergirl said...

yeah i agree with you on hair--as my mom would say .. "Its your crowning GLORY!!!"
show us a photo of your new hair :)
i'd just 'befriended' a hairstylist today from work but i dont know if he's really good.
he noticed that im nursing a very uneven haircut and told me, 'honey this is what you get for going to just cuts' HAHAHA :D
my hair does need some alterations but until today i thought it was un-noticeable :p

Bilbo said...

I never worry about having a bad hair day. I'm just glad I still have hair. I get my hair cut at the local Hair Cuttery, and after all these years, they still can't handle my simple request: cut the gray ones, leave the brown ones. Sigh.

number said...

rp30,000 haircuts in Indonesia come with a hair wash & scalp massage....but the outcome is unpredictable. I had "carpet-on-my-head" haircuts before. But what do you expect more from a USD$3.30 haircut that comes with wash + massage?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

After your pricey hairdo, can we see a picture?

Evelyn said...

PICUTRES PLEASE!!!

Nothing beats a bad haircut.

JUST A MOM said...

uuuuuum ok so show it,,, and I would not be able to do this cause you have to have HAIR!!

Serina Hope said...

Yeah, you can't say all of that and then not show us the results...

Amanda said...

HA HA HA.....ok I'll try to get a photo. I'm usually the photographer and hate having my own photo taken.