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Today: Viva Vidal.


And Viva Portugal… but we’ll save that for another post.

Last night I attended my very first CitySearch Dictators event, hosted by the lovely Christine (thank youuu!).  Fourteen of us met up for a glam gathering at the Vidal Sassoon Salon in the Back Bay for an evening of pampering and socializing.  I have to admit, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, and had to give my occasionally-introverted self a pep talk while taking a lap around the block before entering the salon.

I'm in the back, with the Hello halo. 🙂

Upon actually arriving (gosh, I hope no one noticed my first walk-by), Julie whisked me off to a salon chair for a consultation.  My hair is naturally very curly, so she suggested a few different options to bring some of the volume from the ends up to my crown.  In other words: she advised me on how not to be a Triangle Head.  Following the consultation, I received a luxe Keratase moisturizing treatment with Ross, a makeup application from Dani Wagener, and met up with Julie again for what may be the straightest, sleekest blowout of my life.  She gave me some great tips.  Can you people move into our condo?  I am sure Nick and Clark won’t mind. I am excellent cook.  And I do laundry. Please?

After being fabformed, I mingled with the other dictators and enjoyed a fresh, dill infused Karlsson’s Vodka cocktail.  It was all very glamorous.  Flossy, flossy.

I’d be remiss to write about our evening at Vidal Sassoon without mentioning the man himself.  Vidal Sassoon recreated the bob in the early 1960’s, making it more exact, geometric, and angular.  While I am not brave enough to have my locks chopped, I love this look.

Added bonus to the night: I ran into Talia at the salon.  She and I transferred to BC at the same time, and she was always a friendly face on campus.  It was great to see her.  Oh, and the goody bags… Lord, the goody bags!

Not bad for a Wednesday, eh?

Also On Tap for Today:

If you could test drive any hairstyle for a day, what would it be?

Author: Elizabeth

A writer, non-profit exec, a BC alumna, a CrossFitter, a FitFluential Ambassador, a (holy crap) 2x marathoner, and a very happy bride-to-be.

10 thoughts on “Today: Viva Vidal.

  1. Glad you had fun last night and sorry I missed the event! I was nervous for my first blogger event and for my first CitySearch event but the community is so welcoming that you eventually lose the nervousness! I hope to see you at a future CitySearch Dictator event!

  2. You look beautiful.
    Sounds like it was well worth the pep talk.
    I like my hair with long layers and gently wavy, that’s what I would test drive.
    About a hundred and five years ago my grandmother had a bob and it was considered scandalous, or at least the craziness of youth.

  3. I should have said 95 years ago.

  4. It was so nice meeting you & what a fantastic post! They really did a wonderful job.

  5. That was such a fun event!! and that swag bag-unbelievable!! it was nice to meet you!

  6. Flossy flossy heh ? (Canadian-Québécois accent here)
    You look beautiful. It’s wonderful that you get to have these moments of no triangleness. And what is in the goody bag ?

  7. So cool – wish I could have been there!

  8. My hair is naturally curly and I can totally relate to the triangle head thing. It’s that or a mushroom for me. Thankfully, I have found the most fabulous and talented stylist. She has long conversations with my curls. I hope she never moves away or quits, I’ll be lost!!

    Also, I hadn’t noticed your 38 while 28 until now and thought I’d let you know that I have a Dirty 30 on my blog…you might find a few suggestions there, but certainly not another 40! It’s fun to have goals…I’m hoping to accomplish most of mine but feel like I’m running out of time!

  9. I just discovered your blog from a comment you left on my sister’s blog (thedailycraic). I go to Vidal Sassoon Academy and have 1 week left to get my license then will hopefully work in one of their NY salons. So it was really cool to read about your experience at their Boston salon! I hope you enjoyed it, they are a company I hold near and dear to my heart! I’ll be sticking with your blog now!

  10. i’m going to use ‘flossy, flossy’ from now on, thanks to you 🙂 so pleased you had such a great time at the event! and it’s awesome to hear from michelle & other dictators that it’s absolutely impossible to feel out of place — we’re all friends here. hope to see your stylish self around boston supersoon!

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