I was #blessed to be born with beautiful luscious locks that allowed me to apply excessive heat, use drug store products, and color treat my grey roots at home without fear. I was lucky enough to be able to experience this for 3 decades until the birth of my second daughter when it all fell apart. So far it was still worth it, ask me again when she’s a tween though.
Back in January of 2020, you know the good old days, I decided to give up on my hair growing after 6 years of ZERO growth. (No I do not want to try your MLM). I got my hair cut in a super intentional blunt style to my jaw. I was finally ready to embrace the short mom cut that just comes with the territory apparently.
But then March 2020 happened. And my blunt cut was becoming untamed. If I was going to be at home and in loungewear all day, I might as well have a fresh fade. So I handed my husband the beard trimmer and told him to trim me up. And surprisingly it turned out amazing to the everyday eye. And so it began. My husband became my hairdresser.
But what else happened was my hair began to grow! It was a covid miracle! Once the world opened back up I contemplated going to get it professionally done, but why fix what isn’t broken. I was afraid to ruin whatever was working. But after 15 months and a ton of growth, it needed weight taken off. A blunt cut on long hair doesn’t work and layers weren’t in my husbands wheelhouse.
Cleaning up my COVID Hair Cut
After a friend recommended a new hair salon in downtown Franklin, The Parker House on Main, recently opened by a highly acclaimed west coast stylist, Samuel Allen, I made an appointment. I am more than likely the worlds worse client. I make it very clear, I am low maintenance (when it comes to hair). I want to be able to dye my roots without judgement every 2-3 weeks like Mother Nature is intending and I want a cut that doesn’t require me coming in but twice a year.
Samuel Allen didn’t even judge my level of low-maintenance or the fact that I’ve been cutting my hair with beard trimmers for the last 15 months. Or he was just really good at hiding it. I’ve had had other stylists roll their eyes when I tell them I need to be able to touch up my own roots bc my schedule (or budget) doesn’t allow 2x a month touchups in a salon. But he happily came up with a plan to add some depth to my dark color that allows for growth and give me a cut that will give me the flexibility to extend my cut schedule. He even talked me out of curtain bangs knowing I needed low maintenance and wake up and go type of hair. Which I totally appreciate. Who was around back in the day when I thought an “undercut” was a good idea and the stylist gladly obliged creating what is to date a top three bad decisions OF MY LIFE.
The Parker House on Main, is a full-service salon located in historic downtown Franklin, TN, named after Samuel Allen beautiful daughter, Parker. Think down-to-earth luxury and California cool blended in historic Franklin, Tennessee. With over 15 years in the industry, polishing his craft as a master colorist and meticulous cutter, As one of the top stylists in the Orange County area of Southern California Samuel Allen is ready to build that same reputation here in Middle Tennessee.
I love what Samuel is bringing to this spot and can’t wait to see all the cool things that come out of this salon. Thank you to BlueGenes Photography for meeting me there for a quick shoot once I saw the beautiful location. And they even have a photography studio upstairs.
Have you gotten a new hair cut recently? Let me know in a comment below!