Hair Drama

One of the challenges of life on the road is finding places to get your hair cut. Brian has it easy since he uses clippers to shave his head (yes he actually has hair).

I’ve found that I’m happier with hair stylists in big cities, so this week I took advantage of our location and searched for a salon on yelp. I found Radar Hair & Records – they have 94 reviews averaging 5 stars.

I studied the reviews and stylist profiles on their website and decided I wanted Jen to cut my hair. It turns out Jen wasn’t available, but I was able to book an appointment with my second choice.

Monday after the conference we cabbed across town and walked into this funky space. Fast forward two hours, and I’m pretty unhappy. The hair color is off, and I can’t tell if the cut is any good because she did a terrible job styling it.

Brian said we could go back to the room and we could shave my head. I said ok since it would make a good blog post.

Sorry to disappoint, I didn’t shave it off. The cut isn’t as bad as it looked when I left the salon. No one will notice my issue with the color, and the cut is actually good.

This all strikes me as silly and insignificant. The reality is, we live in a trailer, and we’re usually in the middle of nowhere. No one is going to see me, and every other day I wear a bandana.

2013 Cost of Camping:
65 nights paid camping (Through Saturday 7/13)
128 nights free camping
193 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1,585.08
Daily average cost of camping: $8.21

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  • Reply amanda July 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Oh I so sympathize with the hair drama! This is definitely one of the challenges of living on the road. I’ve been patiently waiting until we are closer to Denver before I get my haircut. In the meantime, my hair is way too long and full of split ends. Like you said it doesn’t really matter though, because most days Tim is the only one who sees me, and my hair is up in ponytail 95% of the time anyway.

    That said, I do think that us full-time trailer dwelling girls are pretty low maintenance as is is, so a little indulgence in the form of a good hair cut is not too much to ask. And by the way, I am sure your hair looks beautiful 🙂

    • Reply Jeanne July 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Hey Amanda – I lived in Denver for years and still try to time my haircuts for when I visit family there. My stylist always gave me the best cuts for a reasonable price ($40-$50 range). His name is Brooks Miller and his shop is near 38th and Tennyson (a fun neighborhood in NW Denver that also has great shops and restaurants). Phone is 720-484-5889. You should go see him when you get to Denver!

      • Reply Leigh July 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

        Oooh thanks for commenting Jeanne, I’ll be due for a cut again when we hit Denver at the end of September!

      • Reply amanda July 11, 2013 at 7:42 am

        Oh, thanks so much Jeanne! We’re staying in Loveland and it looks like his shop is about an hour from our campground…but it’s totally worth the drive to utilize a personal recommendation. I will be sure to contact him when we get to there.

  • Reply Tiffani July 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    After a year I finally found a stylist I love… next time, let me know and we’ll make you an appointment with him! Unless you hate my hair, then I won’t make you go to him. 🙂

    • Reply Leigh July 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Ugh I wish I knew and I wish that I thought to ask. Your hair is adorable btw.

  • Reply Pam Wright July 10, 2013 at 11:34 am

    This is too funny! When we told people we were going to live on the road, everyones first reaction…what about your hair! I was a fanatic about my hair. I have color with designer highlights and I like a razor cut. Oh, boy, life on the road can be interesting. So far I’ve survived amd actual had some good cuts. I’ve only done highlights twice on the road in three years. I wait til we hit PA. My best cut and color was in Moab! If you get there, you must get your hair done. But my new line is…oh, well, no one knows me here! Haha! I do wish bald was in! Love the unique salon.

    Hope Curtis had fun on vacation:)

    • Reply Leigh July 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      I love “No one knows me here!” – and who would think Moab for hair!

  • Reply Tim Lavalli July 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I understand the issue completely, not yours Leigh but Brian’s. All of us hairless men have hair we simply choose to defolliculize. To reverse the style choice, every winter people say to me – “Oh you’re growing a beard.” To which I reply – “No, I’m not shaving.”

    • Reply Leigh July 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Funny. As always.

  • Reply Jen July 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Pretty girl – you are so cute! Let’s see a pic of this cut. I think you should get back to LA so that you can get it cut with your girl & visit our driveway again – it misses you. Ok and we miss you, too 🙂

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