New Year, New Look

Salon Michelle, Lake Stevens

Nails by Jenny

Hair by Christina

I know, I know. I broke out a new look back in November when Live the SnoCo Life relaunched as a monthly magazine, but a lot has happened since then. I have let go of a lot, planned a lot of changes for the new year, and had a fiasco with my last local attempt at doing my nails to correct.

This time around, I didn’t go for a small boutique provider, or one of the bigger well known salons. Instead, I decided to not only keep it closer to home, but reconnect with someone I had met years before when I was helping local businesses through my nonprofit.

That someone was Jenny, who has been doing nails for forever. I figured who better to get my nails back on the right track then someone with more experience not only with nails, but with customers as well. I don’t know about you, but I like to connect with the people who provide services to me, I want to have fun with them, relax, and build a relationship that makes me want to come back over and over again.

One appointment is a bit early to tell whether or not Jenny will be one of those providers for me, and my nails are still a bit rough around the edges (entirely my own fault), but I definitely had a much better experience this time around, and will be coming back. Having some pretty awesome glittery ombre nails in was more than enough incentive for that. All that is left to decide is which colors I will be going with next, maybe something Valentine’s Day inspired (check them out in the second picture).

After getting my nails in order, it was off to get my hair done. It was something that was necessary due to it finally growing back enough to put up, something I do far too often. Christina did a wonderful job with not only my hair, but with helping me decide what to do with it. Now if only I could get it to look as good at home as she did, or maybe I could just have her come to my house every morning to help me out.

I love my new style so much that I will be back to see Christina again. There’s another decision to be made though, to go with some color to cover up my small gray streak, or leave it be and embrace it. I have committed to being my authentic self this year after all.

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