I had my thrice-yearly haircut at Grasshopper Salon a couple weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to write about how great they are for a while, as I’ve been going there to get my hair done for the past two years.
I first heard of Grasshopper Salon through a girl in some of my creative writing classes in college. She had long, wavy black hair that seemed to move on its own. She’d fluff her hair once in a while, and I’d watch the sleek, luscious layers cascade around her face and down her back. It was fascinating. It also helped that she was gorgeous. I spent a good deal of class time that year gawking discreetly at her diamond-blue eyes framed by barely-there eyeliner, her small, perky, and often bra-less breasts, and, of course, her beautiful, beautiful hair. And I’m not even homosexual.
One day, I finally asked her where she got her hair cut, and within a week, I found myself at Grasshopper enjoying a shampoo and head massage from Raquel.
Disclaimer: the next few paragraphs will sound like an infomercial. I do not apologize.
Raquel is a hair goddess and hands down the best hair stylist I have ever had. I attribute probably a third of my current good looks to her. She’s not cheap; she charges $75 a haircut, but you can be sure the haircut will be legit. Plus, the salon offers a complimentary touch-up trim between haircuts, so you’re really paying $75 for one and a half haircuts.
I had standard medium-long hair with minimal layers at the time, which meant that from the back, I looked like every other Asian girl in the world. Raquel changed that by giving me a complete haircut makeover. She took note of my naturally wavy, slightly coarse hair and added some intense layers that brought out my waves. In the course of one haircut, I went from looking like just another Asian girl with straight hair to an Asian girl with a wavy perm. Raquel topped it all off with some Bed Head mousse wax that held the waves intact.
That said, I didn’t appreciate the haircut completely for about a week because I thought it was a little too short, but after a week, it grew fully into the beautiful, vibrant, creation it was meant to be (if I do say so myself). Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of compliments and gone back to Raquel for all my haircuts. Similarly, my last haircut took about a week or two of getting used to but now looks great. Because Raquel is the shit.
my hair, post-Raquel: