So, I’m pretty high maintenance. Statements that come out of my mouth—and send most male suitors running—are known to include:
“I’ll take a skinny-two-shot-iced-dirty-organic-chai-latte, and make it snappy, please.”
“The bus? I only take Uber.”
“Are there animal byproducts in that soup?”
“Thanks anyway, but Daisy Mae only eats organic kibble, and, yes, she will be joining us on the patio for dinner.”
Between the manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing, this glamour puss likes to be well-kept.
One thing I am not high maintenance about is my hair. Until May, when I had the life-threatening hair apocalypse of 2012, I’d never had my hair blown out post-haircut. You see, my hair is thick, like, really thick. And, I’m likely running off to Pilates anyhow. So, I’d get my hair cut in about 20 minutes and then leave the salon with my hair wet … much to the horror of the hair stylist.
I’d certainly never gotten my hair blown out. Then, all that changed last week and I can now add blowouts to my ever-growing list of prissy prerequisites.
That’s because lovely folks over at Toka Salon held a fabulous little shindig for about 30 ladies to get blowouts, drink cocktails, and mingle. They’re plugging their new $40 blowout option, which is a deal if you ask me.
I was joined by Katherine Kennedy, Marisa Schneider of Gilt City, Belle of Capitol Hill Style, and Liz of So Much to Smile About and other Washington bloggers, media gals, and event regulars. We munched on passed hors d’oeuvres catered from neighboring Cafe Milano and desserts from Making Whoopie! and sipped Prosecco and martinis while enjoying complimentary blowouts and makeup treatments from Toka’s super sweet staff.
The event was hosted by Meredith Fineman, the brainchild behind the always hilarious blog FFJD, which started as a chronicle of Meredith’s dates on the yuppy Jewish dating site J-Date, and turned into her hilarious musings on life as a 20-something, fashion, love, and everything in between. Meredith also runs the newly launched Fine Point PR, and already has some great clients—no doubt from her connections through the blog and her overall fun, witty personality.
The whiz behind my salon chair did my hair in less than 20 minutes and it looked amazing—silky, smooth, soft and wavy. Meanwhile, I sat there—champagne in hand—and caught up on my e-mail and some other work. I walked out of there, buzzed, beautiful and de-stressed. Seems like it’s worth the $40 to have someone else style your coif, if you ask me.
So, we have a giveaway for you—to get a complimentary blow out from Toka at a time of your choosing. All you have to do is leave your name in the comments and tell us what your most high-maintenance attribute is. We’ll pick the winner Friday—just in time for you to get your hair did for the weekend—and get your addy to send you the gift certificate.
Toka Salon has locations in Penn Quarter, Georgetown and Alexandria.