Miami Area : Skylake/Aventura /North Miami Beach--Had a cut at Rachel & Jovan Salon

Okay, as those who followed me when I was orphaned by my stylist of 22 years who retired last March, you know I agonized. But I settled on Teri of THE STRAND IN PINECREST salon. She's done fine by me and she's likable.

But the drive. Oh, the drive. From here in Aventura/NMB all the way down to SW 132nd in Pinecrest. Hated it. Hated it bad. Hubby didn't much like it, either.

Today, I just had one of those "I need to cut my hair RIGHT NOW" moments--after a couple weeks of wanting to, it peaked. I had an appt with Teri I had to cancel after getting ill. But I didn't want the long drive and I was feeling daring, so I walked into this salon next to the GNC I visit now and then. Spontaneous. I pointed at one gal who had curly hair (looked curling-iron done, but well, whatever). Turns out to be one of the owners. I asked if she could do me on the spot. Yes.

I don't look for a stylist to change me radically. Just neaten things up. I never did a dry cut, so this was a standard wet cut. I figured I might as well mention it for anyone in the area who, like me, is natural, but just wants a trim now and then and not a major undertaking.

Rachael was very pleasant. We chatted. She's got an upbeat personality. Didn't push products on me. Didn't overtalk. The salon is a bit unkepmpt--not a beautiful or pampering salon sort of place. Very basic neighborhood salon. The cut was $50. That's 20 bucks mroe than Teri at The Strand. I got it diffused to about 80% dry.

Pics up at Fotki for those interested: HAIR December 2010 to Feb 2011 album | MirCurls | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

Six pics. Front, side, back. Hair was still about 5% damp. It's been cooler and dryer here in Miami, and I've been "limper" as a result. No humidity-induced volume. I am attaching 4 pics of the 6. This is a lot more root lift than I had going in and without molding paste or anything other than sculpting lotion. Nothing fancy, but fine.

I'm pleased with the trim. No bells and whistles, but hair looks MUCH better than when I walked in all limpy and needing shape and with a flat crown (even with clipping and molding paste) from low dews and too long layers.

I've lost hair since my last photo updates for my cut with Teri in September 2010. Got sick, autoimmune flare, and lost hair. Sucks, but there it is. So keeping it trimmed matters to not limp the thin hair down, ya know?

Rachael & Jovan:

Rachael & Jovan Hair Studio - North Miami Beach, FL, 33179 - Citysearch®
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3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

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I went back for a second haircut with Rachel right before Valentine's Day last month. Here are some pics the day after and over the last month. It's a standard cut (layered) and she made the bangs a bit shorter this time (face framers), but it's working fine for me (fine, dry, 3b hair, dyed darker to cover grays):

L to R:
Valentines's Day (used CJ Curl Queen and Recoil)
Day after Hair Done (2nd Day Hair, Paul Mitchel Ginger Awapuhi protein tx, some salon stuff I don't recall)
Feb Birthday (All AG Line, from poo to Recoil, with a bit of CJ CQ)
Yesterday(2nd Day Hair, Spiral Solutions CEJ and FHG)
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3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

Shine & Spring w/ Sweet Curls Elixirs!
Curl Junkie Conditions!
Re:coil ROCKS!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumping clumps for VOLUME!
http://public.fotki.com/MirCurls/


Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

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