I’d finally had enough of my ‘long’ hair so when I got the opportunity to have my hair cut and colored at the Anthony David Salon in Burlington, MA I took advantage of the blogger deal and set-up an appointment. I’ve mentioned this before, but I was completely apprehensive about finding a stylist here in Boston and as a result I put off getting a cut and just kept trying to grow my hair out.
In St. Louis I had ‘my guy’ who I went to every 6 to 8 weeks. He got my hair and what I was trying to do with it. He was easy to talk to and didn’t mind that I was one of those clients who doesn’t talk much and watches everything he does intently with a lot of interest. But it had taken me almost a year and 5 other trial stylists to find him so it’s no wonder I was nervous about starting that process all over again, especially in a city where everything is more expensive than the Midwest. Thankfully – my search is over before it really ever began.
Anthony Vitale is the owner of Anthony David Salon. He opened this Burlington location in November, after owning and operating Studio for Hair in Boston for the past 14 years. He still works out of the Boston location once a week, but has begun transitioning to this suburban location in order to reach those who are unlikely to drive into the city.
Since Anthony is the expert and I just wanted it shorter I let him make all the calls. My only criterion was that I didn’t want to walk out looking like a boy and I still needed to look at least semi-professional, so no mohawks of half-shaved heads. Anthony put in these great honey-colored highlights and then I got an iPad to play with while the color set under the drier. The shampoo and conditioner smelled and felt great – a personal creation of Anthony’s. And then he went to town cutting, sculpting and shaping my hair. This is the result:
Amazing, right? And for me, the real test is whether I can style it on my own to recreate what was created in the salon. But it’s actually easy to work with. I blow dry it straight and then run a flatiron through it to smooth out the edges. Done.
This is outfit 5 of 30 for the Kendi Everyday Challenge.
Pants: Paige Denim scored at a swap
Boots: Jessica Simpson
Watch: Francesca’s Collections
Sidenote: I’m trying to be Refinery29’s Next Big Style Blogger. Please take a second and vote. I can be found at Katy from Boston.