No, you did not read that incorrectly. I'm talking about four hours sitting in a chair getting my haircut. Now before you start coming up with crazy images of Chinese water torture, let me explain. Because it really was a fun experience with a great result.
Whitney is a girl I met through a small group at church and she works at Steven Ward Hair here in Wilmington. On Sunday, she asked me if I'd be interested in being her "model" (I use that term loosely) for a hair-cutting class. I jumped at the chance for a free haircut! I had no idea that Steven Ward is apparently some big deal in the hair world. He's worked on tons of celebrities, had his hairstyles on magazine covers, etc. He was going to be teaching some of his employees new techniques for cutting hair.
So Monday after work, I arrived around 5:00pm. I told Whitney should could do whatever she wanted to my hair, as long as it wasn't super short (like hers) because my hubby would freak out. Then it was time for consultations. Steven went around with all of the other hairdressers (is that what they're called?) to discuss the different styles, hair textures, techniques, etc. I'd say this took about 45 minutes to an hour. Then it was time for shampoo. Ahhh..the best part of any haircut is definitely the scalp massage! Once the cutting officially began, there were several times that they all had to stop for a "lesson." I could not believe the attention to detail! Even after cutting my hair for over an hour, then blow-drying it for 30 minutes, she still went back for finishing touches. This was about another hour! But the results are totally worth it. I finally left around 9pm feeling like a new woman. I made Katie take a picture of it, but the photo doesn't do it justice. At work yesterday, I got so many compliments....from people I don't even know! I'll admit, I thought it was just a fluke....but this morning it continued. I'm so grateful that Whitney decided to ask me to do this. I feel so great!