And when I said I was going to "chop the mop" I surely meant it! Saturday, Mark and I headed to the Chicago to a suggested hair studio (a.k.a. salon) from C, called Milio's. I gave them a call to make an appointment a few days before and told them I was a new customer and basically I had to take my chances on who the receptionist would give me as my stylist.
I arrived pretty apprehensive because I haven't had to "date" a hair stylist in a very long time. I was introduced to Jeannette and we chatted a little and I showed her a picture of the "faux hawk" look that I wanted. She seemed pretty surprised and immediately asked me if I knew that this would require taking the time to blow dry and style the hair every morning. I told her I did but she still kind of looked unconvinced. I tried to explain that I've had pixie cuts in the past so I wasn't a newbie to the short hair club.
*snip, snip, snip* An hour later we were both at a point that we felt happy with the 'do. I really appreciated how open she was to making the style a collaborative effort as opposed to her getting offended when I asked to take some more off the top. She styled the finished hair cut with more of a "floppy" look (first image below) when I walked out the door and Sunday I styled it more with a faux hawk look (last image below). I think this is probably my most favorite hair cut to date because of its versatility. If you're in the Chicago area and need a hair cut then check out Milio's and ask for Jeannette (she works Tue - Sat)!