No, I get the follicle accolades entirely because of my stylist: Annie at Urban Style Lab. I've been singing her praises ever since Living Social provided a coupon for the salon, which is conveniently located just south of Dupont Circle.
|As you can see from this Google Maps screen shot, Urban Style Lab is right near The Big Hunt, |
so you can get your hair did and wash it down with a frosty beverage.
Now, since I already said I'm not one to spend hours in front of a mirror primping and since I'm clearly a girl who's constantly out and about, I need a cut that requires minimal maintenance. Additionally, I have thick, coarse tresses that explode into frizz in the swampy D.C. summer humidity and fall pin straight in the bone-chilling winters, so having a cut that navigates the seasons is also high on my priority list.
Stylist Annie comes through on all accounts. In the summer, I need only let my hair air dry to get this:
|Pardon the face -- I was doing a tequila shot, which is always a bad idea.|
And in the fall/winter, a quick blow dry and run-through with a straightening iron gets me this:
|Look how nice my layers are!|
In my case, the Living Social coupon did everything it was designed to do: It gave me a sample of the salon at a lower price (my coupon was $40 for $80 worth of services, which is just about how much it costs for a hair cut and nothing else) and earned my repeat loyalty. I've been back to the salon three more times.
Annie at Urban Style Lab, you are an American Hero. I salute you and everything you do. Thank you for doing the work so I don't have to.