These last few weeks, I’ve been going over my New Year’s Resolutions from this year and I realize I’ve just brushed the surface with most of them. It just occurred to me that I can’t possibly do well on just one goal, if I’m trying to tackle 10 others that I think are all equally important. In reality most of the items we add to our resolution list are wishes, things we’d like to happen. However, if they do not happen then we go back to remembering, ‘well they were only wishes anyways’. I’ve read this in many books, but you don’t really believe it until you take a look at YOU. So after seeing all my wishes not come true, the list is going to be only two things next year. The first of course being having healthy finances.
Shopping has put a dent in that goal this year. Retail Therapy, a very well known phrase to many. Many of us use shopping as a way of relieving stress, cheering us up after a hard day, or calming the anxiety that creeps up when we haven’t had a shopping fix in a while. My addiction to satisfying my wants instead of my needs has caused my finances to not be where I want them to be. Debt Free. Instead of paying down my debt with the extra amount I might make for any given month, I’ve gone out and bought the cute shoes I haven’t worn yet and the hot sparkly top that is currently collecting dust. 2012 means focusing on my spending and making sure my debt goes down faster than it has been. So instead of retail therapy I am relying on HAIR THERAPY.
When I read blogs from magazine’s, I like to believe what I’m reading, so I called up the salon, asked about the program and booked my appointment. When I sat in the waiting area the first time I went and saw the people walking out, I silently thought to myself, wow, will I look like that? I want ‘Pantene Commercial’ hair. I have thick, curly hair and I’ve never been wowed at the local salons I’ve visited. Even when blowing my hair out straight, my hair looked big and not at all the sleek vision I had when I showed the picture of I wanted to look like.
I remember sitting in the chair and discussing my vision with Jen, someone came over and discussed with her the approach to take with my hair to achieve my request and a lovely conversation later….I had pantene hair. I was super impressed with The New Talent Program at this salon. It allowed me to not only make an investment in myself but at a fraction of the price. I fell so in love with Jen’s work that I stayed with her throughout her progress in the program and could not imagine switching stylists when she graduated the program. I have such a connection with her that I was not at all expecting. Not only is she my stylist but she is my part-time therapist. I look forward to every haircut!
If you don’t believe the magic of this duo, Lindsay’s color expertise and Jen’s magical shears then take a look at the before and after. I cannot wait for my next appointment in April.
Try out the salon with The New Talent Program by making an appointment today by calling 1-212-255-3741. Or ask for Stylist Jen B and Colorist Lindsay. Its located at 127 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011.
I take Metro North into the City, jump on the subway, take the S to Time Square Station, then onto the 1 line Downtown to 18th Street, cross the street and walk up two blocks.
We all work hard for our money, if we can pick one thing that makes us smile and makes us feel good about ourselves then its worth it. Hair is such a major investment in YOU. You can have on a cute outfit but if your hair looks crazy then your outfit goes from cute to OK. I get loads of compliments on my color and my cut, I’ve never been happier with my hair!
What one thing can you not live without next year? Let me know by posting your comments on the Facebook Page of My Pocketful Of Thoughts! Haven’t been there yet? Be sure to LIKE it to 🙂
PS: In the meantime I’ll be whipping my hair back and forth with my Pantene Commercial looking hair, Thanks to Jen and Lindsay from the Antonio Prieto Salon 🙂