UPdate: I have an appointment with the stylist of a good friend of mine who has super picky taste (she likes the finer things in life, and she does not suffer fools, so her recs are usually really good, and she absolutely swears by this woman). But... The price, y’all. I will be paying TWICE what I’m used to paying. So I’ll get it done by her once, and then I’ll start searching for someone that I can afford monthly. I go in on Tuesday, and I’m hoping that I will be amazingly gorgeous!

And then.... once I find someone new for long-term, then... I’m going to get a bit more creative!

I have the stupidest “HUGE PROBLEM” in the universe, but... it feels so, so big to me.

My hair is super-duper grey. Like, it’s almost white. I am not quite 40 years old, and this runs in my family. I have been getting it dyed for years, now. I used to dye it myself, but I kept messing that up, and it did NOT look good. I missed my last appointment (in March) because my stylist was in a minor car accident and hurt her leg. No biggie, I figured in a month she’d be OK to be back at work. Well... since that time she has decided to leave doing hair and move on to working with her husband in their new store. Fine. Great for her! Awesome!

But... I have a major Family Event coming up in less than 2 weeks. It’s huge for me, and it’s always important that I look awesome for this event. It’s the ONE time a year that my looks are important to me.

I found out just this morning that my stylist was leaving, and the recommended another person to me, and I have texted that woman, but I just saw on FB that she’s fully booked. I haven’t heard back from her, yet, but I’m doubting she’ll be able to squeeze in a 2 hour dye job.

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WTF do I do??? I normally get my roots done every single month. It’s now been 6 weeks, and it looks So.Freaking.Bad. And in 2 weeks, it will look really awful for the one time a year that I want to look wonderful.

As soon as I hear back officially that the potential new person can’t get me in, I will start calling friends and asking for their recommendations, but most of the great hair people out there don’t have 2 hour spots open all the time! And now I have to trust someone totally new to not screw up my hair.

I want to cry. I KNOW that this is not really a major problem in the grand scheme of things. I know that there are plenty of REAL problems out there, and that this is not one of them.

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This family event is the ONE time each year that I get to do something fun without my kiddos. It’s my only vacation that does not involve managing other people. It’s adults only, and we have so much fun.