Jul 17

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The peaceful hairdresser

I’ve been getting my hair cut by the same hairdresser for about 10 years, with only a couple of short breaks.  I had that “grass is always greener” syndrome a couple of times and went to try others, but I always come back to Donna. And frankly, at this point, I’m pretty darn happy with how green the grass is right where I am.

First of all, people compliment me on my haircut pretty frequently, so she’s obviously doing a good job.

Second, I love the way that she looks – which may seem superficial, but when someone is doing my hair I want to trust their sense of style.  Donna is always impeccably put together – both her hair and her clothing.  I think she’s gorgeous, which always gives me confidence when I sit down in her chair.

As important as those two things are, though, here’s the MOST important – she doesn’t make me talk!!!  When I sit down in her chair, I close my eyes and enjoy the feeling of her playing with my hair.  Twenty minutes later she nudges me and says, “Okay, you’re all done.”  During those 20 minutes, she doesn’t ask me any questions that I feel obliged to answer. She doesn’t gossip.  She doesn’t fill the air with a lot of words just so that it won’t be too quiet.

I absolutely love going to get my hair cut because it’s truly “ME” time.  I get to sit quietly with myself and my thoughts for a little while as someone plays with my hair.  Truly, what could be better?

In fact, it’s so wonderful that even if I didn’t like the haircuts she gave me, I’d probably still go to her just because she’s comfortable being quiet.  The blessing and miracle, of course, is that I DO like the haircuts she gives me, so it’s a total win-win!

Thanks Donna.  You’re the best.  🙂


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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Tonya Sheridan

    ahhh….the sound of silence. Loved this Leah! I can relate, especially being a Mom and owning a business where I am communicating with people all day – I cherish quiet time. I will pass this on and hopefully the message will spread throughout salons everywhere! 🙂
    Tonya Sheridan recently posted at their blog…How to Create Your Own Emotional Comfort Zone

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Tonya! 🙂

  2. Kristi

    I always wondered if I was being rude by not talking to the hairdresser – I prefer a quiet experience too!
    Kristi recently posted at their blog…40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rock Star on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+

    1. Leah Carey

      I don’t think it’s rude at all – especially if you say to the hairdresser, “I’d really like to close my eyes and be quiet. Do you mind?” I think Donna and I had that conversation one day when I had a splitting headache, and then it just went from there. 🙂
      And now I’m headed over to read your 40+ tips on being a social media rock star…because that’s a place I feel like I’m still falling down. 🙂
      Thanks Kristi!

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