Last month, I headed to my haircut appointment with no plans to make any changes. I’ve been getting the same cut for a while, though the color has changed a few times.
For years I wore it blond. Then in 2005 I decided to go auburn, but it really came out dark brown the first time. Each time I went back I asked Shawn to make it more red, and we finally got it to a shade that I love.
Karen’s Evolving Hair Color:
December 28, 2000
August 4, 2005
My first attempt at red…came out more dark brown to my surprise.
September 18, 2006
A variation of this color stuck with me for a bunch of years.
July 11, 2009
November 15, 2009
Accidentally went too brown this time.
The V Haircut:
As I mentioned early, the last time I went to see Shawn, the owner of Shawn Williams Salon, I planned to just get a trim and color.
But something happened. As I stared at myself in the mirror while he was mixing up the color, I realized I was bored with my haircut. The pictures above show how it really hasn’t changed much over the years.
So when he returned with the color, I told him I wanted a new style, and asked him what he would do if I said he could do anything. I gave him just 2 restrictions. It couldn’t be too short…since I didn’t think I could pull off a short haircut. And it needed to be really easy to style.
Well, I obviously gave in on the not too short requirement.
Shawn gave me a long variation of The V haircut. I was nervous, but figured the worse that could happen is I would hate it and let it grow back out.
I’m so glad I let Shawn do what he wanted.
I absolutely love it.
Sometimes you just have to trust the professionals in your life that they know what they are doing.