Held hostage #SOLC19

“Have fun!”, said my husband instinctively as he dropped me off at the door to the hair salon.

“Thanks. See you around 4:30,” I replied.

“Wait. Do you have fun when you get your hair done?”, he asked.

“Sure do!” was my response.

Hah! Have fun? Are you kidding? 90 minutes in someone else’s care, relinquishing all control? You bet I do!

No household chores or errands can be done.

I’m forced to sit still with color on for 30 minutes with nothing but People magazine filled with actors and musicians I may or may not have heard of. In Touch gets me caught up on the weeks leading up to the arrival of Harry and Meghan’s royal baby.

The Keurig machine provides me with a bottomless cup of relaxing chamomile tea.

Salon staff I’ve known for a dozen years, give or take, stop by to say hello and give or take updates on life.

Around-town gossip is shared. Who is closing, who is opening, who is causing controversy.

Laughter. Lots of laughter.

Then, with feet propped up on a foot rest, the head massage in the rinsing sink begins. All the week’s worries swirl down the drain with colored residue. Ready to begin anew.

A slightly altered angled bob, refreshed color, grays blended away. And then my husband appears at my side. “Did you guys have fun?” You bet we did.

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This post is part of the annual month-long Slice of Life writing challenge organized by Two Writing Teachers. Join us! It’s my third year of slicing in the challenge and I’m looking forward to writing and learning along with all of you.

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11 thoughts on “Held hostage #SOLC19

  1. Ah! I love this image: “Then, with feet propped up on a foot rest, the head massage in the rinsing sink begins. All the week’s worries swirl down the drain with colored residue. Ready to begin anew.” Love your use of your “husband” and “fun” for a circular opening and closing of a beauty shop narrative.

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