Thanks to Nicole Richie, the Olsens and Jessica Alba, braids are all the rage right now. So much so that earlier this summer, the John Barrett Salon in New York opened up a braid bar, dedicated to creating plaited styles that you could never do yourself.
Some people initially balked at the $45 the salon was charging – not me. I can’t even blowdry my own hair so $45 seemed pretty reasonable. And that was before I went to check it out!
Kayley was my stylist and she was a pro – it only took her about 20 minutes (and about 40 bobby pins) to create a serious milkmaid style on me (see above).
The look lasted about three days…and I have two small children! Quite honestly, I could have gotten another day out of it, but my little angels were starting to stick pieces of LEGO and raisins in it so I thought it best to let it out.
But I plan on going back – again and again. I can already picture myself with a poncho and some riding boots on, walking through a pumpkin patch with a fab braided look. People will stare and point at me, asking each other – “who is that”? Ok, maybe not – but at least I won’t have to deal with washing my hair for a few days!