There are a few things about me that will never change: my love of hot dogs (yep, I know what's in them), my uncontrollable laughter when I see someone trip, and the person who cuts my hair. And why would I ever think about going somewhere else? To truly understand my loyalty to Missi, you'll need a little back story. Here's what makes her so awesome.
She cuts a mean fade
When I started going to Missi she was an apprentice, just starting out. The salon was four blocks away from my house; I saw their sign, and I called. Since that day, we've rendezvoused every three weeks for nearly four years.
I later learned that she learned how to cut a fade on my head. It was literally flawless. Had the haircut I walked out that day been jacked, I probably would have never returned. But perfection is Missi's middle name. She always gets it right. And when she asks me, "What are we doing today?" it's really just a formality. With the exception of the time she cut a dollar sign into my hair, she knows the answer is going to be "the usual."
She's an artist
I'm not the only one who sings her praises. I've recommended Missi to several people, and they all feel the same way. She's a visionary. Being a hairstylist isn't just a job for Missi; she truly loves what she does. She has a passion for making people's hair look as good as it possibly can. She's honest about what will and won't look good, so if I rolled up asking for some crazy hippiness, she'd just flat out tell me no. Some people might call this overreaching, but she cares about both of our reputations. Like any great artist, she wouldn't sign her name to something she wasn't proud of.
I really should file insurance claims for what goes on while I get my haircut, because my hairstylist is also a therapist extraordinaire. Over the last four years, she's seen me through four companies, six jobs, a graduation, an engagement , two dogs, and buying a house. I'm not sure what kind of confidentiality policy hairstylists have to commit to when they finish school, but she's saved me thousands of dollars in therapy.
I get genuinely excited every third Saturday when I'm scheduled for a hair modification. If you can't tell by now, Missi is more than just "the lady who cuts my hair." She is an awesome person. I'm extraordinarily loyal to her for her talent, but also because we're really good friends. We hang out, we joke (a lot), and we genuinely enjoy each other's company.
Even though not all of her clients can be her favorites, I know they are just as fiercely loyal to her as I am. She's booked out (sometimes months in advance), and I would imagine that translates into big bucks. While you don't stand a chance at ever cutting my hair, there are lots of clients out there frantically searching for a hairstylist like Missi. You just might be that person. Search for hairstylist jobs in your area!