Thursday, December 13, 2007

Royal Salon

Welcome to our Royal Salon. If you would like to get your hair done here, you MUST call ahead. We do not have regular business hours. Some days (like this one in particular) our salon opens before breakfast is served...and before teeth are brushed.
Maiden was the first customer of the day. Pillows were placed on the hard chair entirely for her comfort. We aim to please. If you are thinking about visiting our salon, remember you are more than welcome to bring your battery operated toothbrush along. Especially since our hours are so sporadic.
Duchess is the manager of our salon. She is an expert at using a blow dryer. She does make mistakes from time to time, and if you have long hair, you may find yourself leaving with a comb twisted and lodged firmly onto your scalp. She is very polite and honest when things like that happen, "Oh, sorry. You'll have to get that out. I can't do it." Fortunately she didn't make that mistake with Maiden.
The first step in fixing someones hair is to spray it really well with water. Duchess doesn't ask what you'd like done. She just does what she wants or thinks will look best on you.
Next step is to blow the hair dry. If you want to read while under the dryer, we have a Holy Bible available. Our goal is to make you as beautiful on the inside as we will make you on the outside. God's word can do that for you.
All our work is done with a smile with the attitude of "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23
And if you are a boy, we want you to know that we will fix your hair too. This salon is not exclusively for ladies.
Don't worry, all the water sprayed on you will be dried away with the dryer before you leave. I can't stress that enough. When I say all the water will be dried away, I mean even the water that was sprayed up your nose or into your eyes will be dried away.

Wait a minute, the managing stylist needs her time in the chair too. Just so you know, the manager chooses customers to stay after to help her put her hair in rollers. So don't make any immediate plans following your appointment.
Oh dear, an unhappy customer. I know how you feel Maiden. I've had my fair share of bad stylists do a number on my hair too. (I still have nightmares about a perm I got in middle school.) Don't worry. The day will come when you find a stylist who can read your mind. One who can work magic, who can make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Believe me, there is one out there...just for you. Sometimes it can take years to find the perfect stylist, but if you look hard enough, you will find him or her. And until you do....
You'll just have to take matters into your own hands.
And undo do what the not so perfect stylist did. Just be thankful there were no scissors involved. (I have horror stories about that too.)
I can tell you are feeling better already.


  1. I love reading your stories and hearing about your kids and also seeing pictures....I love pictures!

    This story cracked me up....I remember Jeremy getting a comb stuck in Courtney's hair a time or two!

    Referring to your comment on my blog....if you look real close, the deck isn't totally done....the railing on the east side is still not finished, so....we don't always find the time to get things done around here just work when we can and try to get as much done as time allows! Oh, and have lots of half finished projects...priorities you know!

  2. Your family is absolutely beautiful. The girls look like they are having so much fun. Can I book an appointment?

  3. Aww... How sweet!! I would love to go to your salon anytime -- of course, I will brush my teeth before I get in my car. *wink*

    Your anniversary photo is beautiful!! And the 4th anniversary of Dutchess's arrival was truly a blessing, to be sure.

    It was very fun seeing you last night! :o) Thanks for deleting that terrible photo -- I would have been mortified to have clicked into your blog and have found an incriminating picture of my lack of chin!! *wink* (Is a lack of chin better, or worse, than a double chin. Hmmm... I better ask my hubby.)

    Blessings, Beckie :o)

  4. You make everyday life sound so exciting! It looks like Duchess has a great salon there!

    Congrats to on having her for 4 years. What a special day to celebrate. :)

  5. What a wonderful snippet of your family. I love this and am tempted to run out and get sponge rollers for the girls. (however, I am slightly aware that they might have to be CUT out).

    Such a sweet posting...your children are beyond precious.

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  6. Um...don't tell Duchess, but I have a great stylist already, who has years of experience and never gets the comb stuck in my hair-at least, not lately.

    PS Seriously, though, Duchess has "done" my hair a couple of times, and she is very gentle and sweet.

  7. I am loving your posts about the kids, I have read them all and they are great!! Especially loved the stylist one!!

    You are a great Mom!!!

    Good luck with whatever is going on right now!


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