Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Day At The Salon: Salon Tonic

I had quite the treat on Tuesday because I was invited back for a follow up haircut. I was long overdue, since the last cut was way back in November before I started the new (old) day job.

The beautiful thing, especially if you're salon averse as I am, is the beer or wine starter offered when you enter the salon. I don't know what it is about me...I tend to be the pamperer and not the pampered, so letting someone take care of me, the way they do at Salon Tonic, is foreign, but once I let go, I get right into the treatment.

While I was waiting for my cut, I checked out all the product and I was thinking, man, I'm not wealthy by any means, but perhaps I should invest a little more in products that take care of my skin, and in this case, my hair.

Salon Tonic is right in the heart of Little Italy and there are plenty of stylists with various talents to get you the cut and color you need. Personally, I like walking in and trusting myself with Leslie. "Make me look better than I did when I walked in." And that's not hard to do, but some stylists wanna blow dry and make me have big hair which just isn't me. I need a haircut where I can wash and go. I don't even own a blowdryer. Or curling iron. Some product but nothing great. I need low maintenance, and Salon Tonic provides.

So I went in for my cut, and I got all lost in the feeling of being taken care of. I particularly the shampoo that really is a full on neck and scalp massage, and the tingling of tea tree oil made me close my eyes and get lost. It was funny to me that the two guys getting shampooed next to me were so chatty with their stylists, because when I'm there, it's full on spa day and I don't wanna talk. Then I started thinking I was rude because I wasn't chatty, so I broke of my trance and talked a little, but I really wanted the experience.

Anyway, as much as I hate posting pictures of myself, my hair was looking good after all was said and done, so here it is.

Anyway, I can't recommend Salon Tonic enough. The ladies treat you right, and there's a constant soundtrack of awesome music. Not to mention the beer to chill you out. Honestly, I didn't wanna leave. I'll for sure be back when this mop gets outta control once again.


Unknown said...

How much are the haircuts? I see this place all the time, but have been kind of intimidated by it.

Dagart said...

Nice Do, I will have to see it in person soon, just to make sure they didn't mess-up the back ;)