More than just Hair ….

So this is the one thing that I have looked forward to the WHOLE week .. A week that has been the usual up and down .. with some added ‘challenges’ for good measure …


I go to the hairdresser on average – every 6 weeks .. occasionally I have to make it on the fifth week ..

It’s my ‘thing’ … getting my hair done .. along with coffee with friends – one of my greatest pleasures.
I can live without lots of luxuries, but hairdressing is in my blood .. literally ..
My grandmother was a hairdresser .. My Thursday night / Saturday Morning job throughout High School and in the first year of my marriage was in a Hairdressing Salon (I even commenced an apprenticeship – but sadly my hands couldn’t cope with the chemicals) .. I also have a sister who is a hairdresser. I was happy to sweep the floor, dust stock, even enjoyed the smell of the solutions, shampoos etc ..

Now .. I find the 1 1/2 hours spent there therapeutic. The decision to keep my current style VS a new one thought about frequently .. Maybe even a new colour ?

I enjoy the scalp massage at the basin as my cares are washed away down the drain for at least 10 minutes … I feel fresh and invigorated when I leave ..

I think that part of the attraction is the people connection .. you form a relationship with your hairdresser.

You have to trust that they will listen to you .. That they can interpret what you mean when you say you only want a ‘little bit’ off .. (because a ‘little bit’ to me – might mean a ‘lot’ to you)  … Hairdressers are also artists in my opinion .. so I need to connect with their STYLE of creativity..

My trip to the hairdresser reminds me of the importance of communication in any relationship … of both parties knowing where they stand .. Of feeling comfortable to be honest ..

Not all relationships have that kind of maturity – some people are highly sensitive, and others insensitive ..

Some have no verbal filter and their thoughts just pop out … Some are very caring, others self absorbed.

But .. the only person in the whole world – that I know with certainty – that I can have any influence in changing …



That is so important for me to remember.

It will help me overcome the frustrations of expecting something different from someone who is not capable of

or ready for


My only hope of having any peace in my life – is to please the very one who created me – by treating others – the same way I want to be treated …

EVEN if they don’t respond in kind ..

Not that I have to be a doormat – I can still speak honestly and not allow myself to be pushed around. But there is definitely a respectful way to do that. It is called ‘speaking the truth in love’…

and this is what the Bible has to say about it.

Ephesians 4:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 Rather, let our lives lovingly [a]express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

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