Very few people have ever touched my hair besides my mother — she's been my stylist and colorist since birth. (It's what she does.) But when you live two plane flights away (Augusta isn't easy to get to) from your parents and in a city that is so amazing in the summer that you can't bring yourself to leave for fear of missing the small window of gorgeousness that is the Windy City from June to August ... well, getting home for a hair cut is an issue. I finally decided I was going to do something that I thought would be one of the most anxiety inducing events ever — make an appointment at a salon, with another stylist. (Insert dramatic gasp, here.)
On Memorial Day weekend I sat down in Erik Bruketa's chair at Salon Buzz Chicago, Gold Coast. I met Erik and his wife Jeanine at a party around Easter and he had been highly recommended so I decided it was worth a shot. I was a little nervous, but, he told me what he was planning for a cut... I said okay and nervously chatted with him as he went to work.
Well, I love, love, love my new cut. It's been a few weeks and styling has been a breeze and it's perfect for the summer — whether I want to blow it out or just let it air dry.
Basically, for an amazing haircut — I 100 percent recommend, Erik. For an amazing color, see his wife Jeanine. You can schedule an appointment with both of them at the Gold Coast location of Salon Buzz: 312-943-5454 ext. 1.
I think this is going to be great for me and my mother — no more of me peppering her with questions and instructions (although she is the pro) while sitting in her chair. And, I don't have to go way too many months without a haircut. Win. Win.