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Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Italian Hairdresser

I realized today that I have an appointment on Saturday with Simone, my hairdresser. Remembering my last appointment has me laughing all over again, and I'm anticipating what Saturday's visit will be like already. Simone has been the subject of a previous blog, but I can't help talking about him again.

During my last appointment, I got a color and cut. Yes, it's true, I color my hair. I'm just not ready to go grey, won't even be thinking about that. Anyway, Simone is a master at hair color! Since I am still not speaking a ton of Italian (I'm improving, but not there yet), our conversation is limited. He always has some new technique to put highlights in or some such thing, I have no idea what he does, I just leave everything to him. And he is always delighted with the results, as am I.

I also am completely in awe of the way Simone cuts hair. He snips away on your wet head of hair, then steps back, says "Basta!" (No more!). Then he breaks out into a huge smile. Again, as with the the color, I leave things to him. I'm always really happy when I leave his studio because of the magic he creates!

Simone is always after me to just leave my hair go naturally curly, something I have fought my whole life. I've given in to him, I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because everywhere you look there is a curly headed Italian woman, I fit right in! So, most of the time, I allow him to let me leave his studio with a head full of curls. This time, after he finished cutting, I begged him to blow dry it out straight, which he did. And at the end, he said the funniest thing. He asked how I liked it, which of course, I did. Then he says, in his best English with his great accent.... "The color is good,yes? .....but..... for the curly hair, it would be beautiful".

I have a strong suspicion I will be leaving his studio with curly hair on Saturday !

8 comments:

Yvonne said...

I can't wait to see your curly, highlighted hair!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi
I stumbled upon your hairdresser blog post and found it rather entertaining to read :-)
I'm going to get married in Venice end of March and I’m desperately looking for a hairdresser there to get my hair done + make up. Do you know if yours is offering this?
Thanks so much in advance!
Marina

karen said...

Marina-

Simone certainly does hair, but I don't think he does makeup, although he probably knows people here in Venice who do. Congrats on your wedding! What a great place to choose. Have you been here before?? Did you know we do private walking tours here??
Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen

Thanks for you quick response. Any tips from Simone would be most appreciated, do you have his tel-no or website or so?

No, didn't know about your walking tours. Is it like sightsseing tour on foot with information all around Venice?

Have never been to Venice before as haven't some of our guests. May be a nice thing to do so ;-)

Marina

karen said...

Marina- Why don't you try calling Simone and asking him what he can do. He speaks English well enough, and please tell him Karen and Mike Henderson referred you. You never know. If he can;t do something, I'm sure he will know someone who can. His father is also a hairdresser with a shop near San Marco. Simone is right near the Frari church. Here's his number (if dialing from outside italy, you need the country code first 0039)
0039 041740109.
We do private walking tours, please take a look at our website:
www.TheVeniceExperience.com. We've been told we're like seeing Venice with a personal friend. We'd love to share some of our favorite city with you when you are here!
Ciao,
Karen

Anonymous said...

You're a star, thanks so much Karen! Will definitely share your link with our guests :-)

karen said...

Marina-

Thanks, please keep me posted if you arrange something with Simone!

Also thanks for passing our info along to your other guests. We don't do large groups though, only small parties, like 2-4 -6 at a time. 8 has been our max, and even that is tough on some very small streets. If anyone does want a tour, please make sure they tell us they are here for your wedding!!!

Ciao,
Karen

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