So today was definitely a first. I went to the highest rated salon I could find to have my brows shaped and trimmed.... I figure, if you do it for the first time it might as well be high quality. So I ended up at Michaud Cosmetix (69 Newbury St.) and worked with Sarah. Even though they pluck and it hurt a lot I think the end result was worth it. Sarah was great - a true professional who has been at Michaud for nine years - and I could tell she knew exactly what she was doing.
please note that it is really difficult to take a self-portrait at arms length when you have a huge lens.
If only I had taken that first-time-high-quality route when I randomly decided it was time to dye my hair this Monday for the first time. I thought I'd start with some highlights, nice and subtle.... and the herbal essence home highlights kit seemed like a good idea at the time. I asked my friend and fellow photographer Gwyneth to give it a go... and, well.... I ended up with spots on the top of my head. Going to Salon Cu tomorrow to see what they can do for me.
Ah, the joys of being a woman in our image-focused culture. Why do we do this to ourselves?