Freshening My Hair For (Gulp) Autumn/Winter!

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When you get off a long, hot flight from London, the last thing you want to do is make a public appearance. Really, you just want to go home and lie down for what feels like a week. Or at least, that was how I felt when Shauna and I flew back to New York. But I didn’t go home. Instead, I took a cab straight from the airport to Sassoon Salon in midtown.

I hauled my gigantic pink suitcase over the threshold, hung up my bulging tote bag (laden down with a laptop and all my worldly possessions), and took a seat in front of a basin.

Turns out that the best thing after a long flight isn’t simply to go to bed. It’s to tilt your head back over a sink, have your hair lathered and rinsed, and receive an extremely precise yet soothing head and neck massage.

Of course, it then helps to be put into the hands of Martyn Duff, Senior Creative Director and genius. He cut Morrissey’s hair in his kitchen, y’all! I knew that whatever he wanted to do with me would be top-notch.

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As soon as he clapped eyes on me, Martyn exclaimed, “You’ve got a great haircut already!” (Sassoon are famous for bobs.) But we decided to make it a little more dramatic, and went for a drastic A-line cut.

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I like to think of this as boardroom in the back, badass in the front!

It was so much fun to experience Sassoon Salon and see what they’re about. From what I observed, everyone was super-friendly, relaxed, and not stuffy at all. I think that when you go to a hairdresser, it should feel really comfortable and easy — and this definitely did. Sassoon Salon releases two collections of fresh new hair looks every year, and what they have cooking for AW14 is sick! Isn’t it time to try something different? (I say YES! Life is so much more fun with a new haircut!)

I’m a liiiiiiittle bit in love with Martyn (who works at their 18th Street location), and I can’t wait to see him again! Hallelujah!

Flicking my hair like a shampoo commercial,

This post was made possible with the help of Sassoon Salons and Style Coalition.

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