24 December 2011

Where I Transform into Anne of Avonlea

I read about the Braid Bar at the John Barrett Salon in Bergdorf Goodman in New York Magazine and knew I had to go.  I recruited Mer and Sugar and made an appointment for August 17.  It's kind of funny how we got lost in Bergdorf trying to find the salon (we took the wrong elevator) but we finally got there.  My stylist was Halli Bivona and she was incredible.  I later returned to her to style my 1962 hair which she also amazed me with. 

I depended on Mer for her vision on what I should do.  She mentioned Anne of Green Gables which made me very happy since she is a childhood hero but I didn't want to look like a 16 year old.  Instead we opted for the Anne of Avonlea look and Halli knew exactly what that meant.

Mer wanted the ballerina.

And Sugar didn't think twice about wanting the Heidi.  All of these styles pretty much fit our personalities.

I think I ended up with about 15 separate braids in my hair.  It was lovely and I was able to keep it in for two days.  It could have lasted longer but I really wanted to exercise.

We ended the night at The Modern and it was pretty amazing.  I loved the looks and comments especially at work the next day. 

Originally the Braid Bar was only an option over the summer but it's now permanent at the salon.  I may return.