You may recall me gushing over my hair idol when an interesting turn of events resulted in me sitting in her styling seat. Since that fateful day over one year ago, OhTee’s danced and modeled in LA, and she’s up here for a few weeks prepping for her next move to Las Vegas. I pretty much decided she was “my stylist” the second I saw her so of course I booked an appointment while she’s in town.
The first step was to tell her what I wanted. As much as I love telling stylist types to make me over the way they think I should be made over, I decided to finally do a cut I’d been envisioning in my head for years. (Seriously, since high school.) An asymmetric bob, broad bangs, and color in the front. I sketched this up while hiding behind a display of sketchbooks at APE, snapped the pic on my iPhone, and emailed it off for OhTee’s feedback. Fortunately, she loved it! And I couldn’t have been happier than to have her be the one to execute the cut.
The overall styling took two appointments booked on consecutive weeknights. The first night was cut night. OhTee knows hair and knows my hair habits (basically that besides washing it every other night and touching up dye every other week, I have none), and she did a great job getting to know the quirky way my hair flips in one spot so she could do some fine tuning.
We researched different dye jobs from the likes of Lady Gaga and others, so (not to say that I’m ungrateful for my hair right now, but) I already have ideas for my next round with dye.
I have to say I kind of loved getting my hair done in a professional’s kitchen. I got to catch up on Maru videos, say hello to the housecats, and I even helped OhTee’s mom put the groceries away with half a head of tin foil.
The reveal was pretty fun. Somehow Manic Panic’s Shocking Blue came out in a range from indigo to cerulean to bright blue. Just the kind of mishap I love! Here are some pics evidencing how I am incapable of blow drying my own hair.
I’m 26, I shower at night, and I sleep on wet hair. One day I’ll learn.
One thing I can do, though, is pick a winner of a stylist.