For a while I was going to a "real" stylist who charged twice that. She chopped many layers into my hair which I have been trying to grow out -- I want my hair to be one length. The Academy stylists don't touch the layers and just trim the bottom; in the meantime, and because it's winter, the tips have become damaged. But my part-hippie heart isn't too bothered. The damage will get cut off eventually, and it's not that noticeable, really (see photo). Unless you're a stylist.
Today I went in for a haircut, and after inspecting my hair, the stylist turned my chair around and looked at me sternly. She said my hair was so damaged that I was going to "lose it" if I didn't take better care of it. She told me she was worried about it, and that I had to really keep on top of the home care. I promised to buy the Smooth Infusion because I was so impressed with how much she cared about the heat from the flat iron I use once a week.
Anyhow, the point of this whole long post is that while she was blow-drying my hair, I was sitting there thinking about how I was going to tell Geoff about the lecture and how he was going to react, and I laughed out loud.
My hair smells so good right now, and it's so soft. I love it.