As I write this blog, I am listening to my friend Guido’s podcast www.itsapurlman.com. He went to NYC to represent at the Harlot event on Thursday and his latest episode is all about the day. Further comments on that day (which I missed because we were in Florida) in a later post. I told you there was a lot to catch up on.
So, the question has been posed, “Do blondes have more fun”. For those of you who read regularly, you know that we had a challenge put out for Stitches West. We always have a sales goal when we go to shows, but this year, we also had our “stretch” goal or “there’s no way we could do X” number. The deal was, that if we reached the “No Way” goal, Steve would dye his hair blonde. Now for those of you who know Steve, he has VERY dark hair, so this was something that was going to be pretty dramatic.
Needless to say, we fell, just a tad short of our “No Way”, but we came SO CLOSE!! So, we came to a compromise – Steve would get highlights. Now, I’m not one to fight mother nature at every possible turn, but I know my limits and always seek professional assistance. I have never used an at-home hair coloring/highlighting kit.
We had the kit as soon as we got home from the show, but we only had about three weeks at home between West and vacation – life was crazy. Just before we left we had a staff meeting and decided the night before that Steve had to take the plunge. I think everyone had pretty much given up that he would actually let me do anything to his hair.
Now I have to say, the name of the kit was so ridiculous. It was a kit specificially FOR MEN:
I have a hard time believing that a “woman’s” kit would have instructions “before you move a muscle”. Maybe I’m wrong, but seems unlikely.
Ready to go:
It was a pretty funny scene at our house. Kids in bed, me coloring Steve’s hair and grilling dinner out on the deck at the same time. He was a great sport, even when the grill ran out of gas (no worries, we always have a back up tank). I can take the empty tank off, but I cannot, for the life of me, reattach the full tank, so there was Steve, highlight goop in his hair, no shirt on (he did put on a coat) on the deck attaching the tank to the grill for me. He refused to let me photograph that moment, but I do have some photos to share.
Here’s Steve “in process”.
By the time he was “done”, Steve was “done” for the night. Here he is the following morning, post Staff Meeting:
Yes, he turned more copper-ish than blonde, but after 30 minutes, even I was starting to get a little nervous. He did get a hair cut just before we left for Florida and the gal who cuts his hair had a minor meltdown when she saw his hair. She put in a bit of toner to calm it down, but the wonderful Florida sunshine has enhance the highlights once again.
So, kudos to Steve for being a trooper, many thanks to our staff at WEST for working so hard to almost hit the “No Way” number and most importantly THANK YOU to our faboo West Coast customers.
I’m sorry this post took so long, I know many of you have been waiting and had lost faith, but I promise to be back on my blogging game from here on out!