Tuesday, September 01, 2009


One of the last things you think about when you move to a new area is where you're going to go to get your hair cut. If you're a woman, you can go plenty of weeks before you realize your hair is growing out unevenly (new me) or your roots are showing (old me).

Fortunately, I had the pleasure of doing business with a few stylish women shortly after moving to the area. I admired Tanya's hairstyle and asked her where she got hers cut. She recommended TC Salon & Spa in Bethlehem. I saw her stylist a few times, but there wasn't any chemistry. History: My stylist in DC was amazing; he became a friend and I saw him for almost eight years, despite his moving over to a tonier location (Friendship Heights) and becoming a big shot salon manager. So I asked the girl at the front desk for a recommendation - I have thick hair, don't need color services, want someone who will likely stick around and has some night hours. She recommended the woman I see now and I've seen her consistently since. She also recommended an aesthetician on staff at TC that I see regularly, too.

If you are looking for a salon and stylist that's right for you, I'd definitely recommend doing what I did - even if it's in the checkout line at Wegman's. I don't think you have to go to a fancy salon to get a great cut or color. The longevity of many converted-porch salons is a testament to that theory. I also don't think you need to drive far away - try visiting a couple of salons within a few miles of your home.

I know two people who drive more than 100 miles to get their hair cut, where they used to live. I say, it's time to cut the cord (you know who you are)!

Pamela Varkony wrote about TC's new salon in Allentown recently. The new salon will be designed by the same firm that did Melt at the Promenade Shops!

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