These three women, Lindsey, Mel and Beth, and several others,
once worked for a hair salon that I used.
One day I recognized no one.
In a dispute with management, they upped sticks and opened their own salon.
They get my business and my support.
I'm here today with two young women interested in purple hair.
Laura started out in Mel's chair,
but ended in Lindsey's.
First all the old colors, and especially Laura's own Sharpie pen tints, had to be removed.
Over by Emily, Mel used two different color removers on Emily, and the teal would not come out.
Plan B: Purple on the new blond and teal on the ends.
Now it was noon and I had things to do.
I quit knitting and left them.
When I came back, Emily had hair on the floor, purple and blue on top.
Laura had a lot of purple, soaking in.
Mel and Emily are pleased with their compromise.
Over at Lindsey's station, Laura is drying out.
"You'd really like it curled," Lindsey told Laura.
And, everyone did.
Emily is very happy and I think Laura is over the moon.
Back home in the real world, six hours from start,
making egg rolls for supper.