Well, what can I say? Absolutely a dream!
I walked in a bit early so I heard some of their morning meeting. I was given a lovely brown robe and a glass of lemon water.
I wasn't nervous but this was the first time I was going to cheat on my hairstylist of many, many years.
Time for a change.
The salon is chic and clean and everyone was very nice.
I met Ronnie my hair colorist who was so sweet and kind. I asked him if he had eaten his Wheaties that morning. My grays were going to be some tough cookies to handle.
A tall Texan, Ronnie listened to my concerns and had me laughing and feeling comfortable.
I also met Gina, a Minnesota girl, who chatted with me about what style I wanted.
I told her off my shoulders which meant cutting about 8 inches off. I shared with her my concern that it seems as I get older, my hair gets thinner.
For some reason, I trusted these two. I told myself to surrender to the process and that is what I did.
Ronnie gave me a lovely hand massage while my color was working its magic. I saw Ted Gibson's husband coloring Wendy Williams wig and it turned out beautifully. So, I felt confident my real hair would as well. I also chatted with him a bit about his recent appearance on Oprah. He was very nice.
What can I say but this was the best cut and color I have ever received. It felt so good to get someone else's perspective on my hair - someone younger and hipper.
The color did not smell or itch and looked beautiful.
The cut was like something I had never had before. Gina said she was going for Jenny McCarthy's bob.
I don't have a photo of my hair but it looks somewhat like this - longer in the front than the back and dark brown, with more layers.
I love my hair wavier so after washing it, I still love it. I have received so many compliments on it.
I don't know if I will ever go long again. I love having it off my shoulders and not long enough to put in a pony tail.
This was such a great experience of what a real salon should be. Just sleek and indulging.
What I loved about Ted Gibson's Salon was that there were many women of all colors represented as both customers and stylists. This isn't the case where I usually go. So it was awesome to see so many different women.
It is more expensive than I normally pay and a trek to the city by train but I think it may be so worth it to meet up with Ronnie and Gina again and again.
If you are ever in Manhattan, treat yourself to a real NY Salon experience at Ted Gibson's Salon.