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February 24th, 2003, 09:04 AM
Hello everyone! :D
As promised, here are my GM pics – curlers and all! Before viewing them, please bear in mind that the photo processing was pretty crappy and there are dust marks all over the place. I wish I’d had my digital with me! Anyway, the lighting in the salon was pretty rough too and my hair ranges from drab brown to brassy blonde. It’s actually somewhere in-between, I think. The “after” pic makes my ends look much thinner than they are, but something about the way Brent fanned it out and the roller set must’ve done that! :P The condition of my hair after the treatment was very smooth and silk-like and I’m on the final day of not washing my hair (have to wait 72 hours). Can’t wait for a good ‘poo tomorrow! My hair is only 26” currently, so these pics aren’t as spectacular as some of our lovely long-haired friends here. But, the purpose of this is to show step-by-step the process. Have fun and don’t laugh too hard at my rolled up head!
First, the pic descriptions:
1. Colorful Farlow’s Salon
2. My “before” pic. The color isn’t too accurate here, but the texture is pretty much so – you can see the “roughness” on the bottom 6” or so of permed hair.
3. Brent and me right before the first washing
5. My uncombed hair right after washing
6. Brent putting the conditioning treatment on my hair. He took strands like this and kept going until all my hair was saturated. When I asked him what was in the blue goop, he said (in so many words) that it was a secret recipe. Hmmmm….
7. My totally gooped up head
8. Once all the conditioning treatment is on, he puts cotton around the top of the forehead and then puts waxed paper all the head. Nice, look, no?
9. On top of the waxed paper, he puts a lovely blue “cap” on.
10. THEN comes the infamous pink bonnet.
11. I had to add the profile of this stunning look :shock:
12. After another washing (no pic here), Brent proceeds to roll my hair.
13. The finished rolling job from back
14. From front
15. This net shot is especially for Valerie! :P
16. Once my head is all trussed up, I go under the dryer for an HOUR
17. You can’t see it very well in the overexposted and out of focus shot, but Brent is giving me a dusting on the length of my hair by taking strands of hair, twisting it and cutting all the little split ends that are there.
18. Trimming the ends
19. More trimming the ends
20. The “after” pic
21. After profile and front
22. A final fun shot
Now go take a look and just hit “next” above the pics on each page to go to the next shot: http://groups.msn.com/AprilAtchison/gmtreatment.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=73
Have fun! and I hope this works!
February 24th, 2003, 09:19 AM
Let me be the first to say - gourgeous hair (and person)! Thanks for sharing.
February 24th, 2003, 09:27 AM
It worked, it worked! Those pix are so cool, Avri! Our hair type is so similar; I noticed how the roller pix made it look like you had just lots and lots of hair, isn't that neat? And the pink cap? To DIE for! What an accessory. :D
It looked just like silk when he was done. The color of gold spun silk. It looked like your hair had more body than curl at the end of the procedure. Do you think that is just common for our 1a-b F ii type?
You skinny mini, you are just gorgeous. By the way, when do you turn thirty again? :D Hot mama!
February 24th, 2003, 09:35 AM
Oh! Those turned out GREAT! I could see them all very clearly too. the salon looks lovely also. And your hair turned out perfect- thanks for the net picture. LOL. I remember it all too well. During my GM visit- Catherine gave me a gold heatcap. You had a pilgrim look to you with that pink heatcap and towel around your shoulders. :P
You look SO pretty in all those shots too! Who was taking the pictures?
February 24th, 2003, 09:38 AM
Avrilon! I'm still going through the photos, but I just hafta say I've never seen anyone look so elegant while laying back in a shampoo bowl. Dang girl, you look like a Chanel model! ok, let me finish looking at the photos...
February 24th, 2003, 09:42 AM
Those are *awesome*! Thanks for posting them. I loved being able to see the whole process, step by step.
Your hair looks fantabulous afterwards, too.
February 24th, 2003, 10:07 AM
Thanks for posting your pictures! They are great. I can't wait to go back for my trim/treatment in April! Gorgeous!! :D
February 24th, 2003, 10:24 AM
Avi, your hair turned out FABULOUS!! You've got a little flip and even a swoop (YES, a real, live swoop!!). I had so much fun looking at your pics -- it almost felt like we were right there with you. And, I agree with Dulci -- you look like a Chanel model (Catherine Denueve?) leaning back into the shampoo bowl. I don't know anyone else who could look so elegant -- even with that "lovely" pink bonnet on your head!! :P Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!! :D
February 24th, 2003, 10:25 AM
Thanks, guys! :D
Valerie: The gold heatcaps are for long hair like yours. The pink ones are for us shorter-haired ladies. At Farlow’s Salon they now have a muscular therapist and aromatherapist working there. Her name is Sue and she shot the pics. She gave me a hand massage while I sat there! It was wonderful! :)
GoldLady: Yes, our hair texture is very similar, I think. I asked Brent to roll my hair so that it would be as straight as it usually is in its natural state, so it didn’t get much curl. It also brought up the length a bit since it made it a bit poofy around the scalp area. I know it’s good for the hair shaft, but I really don’t like the way it looks rolled.
Dulci: LOL! I look so good in that shot because my jowls are hanging away from my face! Hahahaha~ :D
February 24th, 2003, 10:26 AM
BEAUTIFUL!! Inside and out. You look STUNNING in EVERY one of those photos. I kept admiring your beautiful looks, figure and smile and kept forgetting I was looking at these photos to look at your BEAUTIFUL hair!!!
You are a beautiful person made even more stunning by the depth of your personality!!
February 24th, 2003, 10:35 AM
I'm still looking in an alternate window,
but while they load let me say I am so envious
of your treatment!
How could anyone know that wax paper, goop
and heat would make a girl so very beautiful?
The blue cap was cute! The pink cap even cuter!
Nice big rollers (I'm that far so far)
I gotta go look some more!
February 24th, 2003, 10:38 AM
Thanks for posting!! Beautiful hair, and beautiful you :)
February 24th, 2003, 10:38 AM
Avri, you look great!
Just look how shiny and full your hair is after treatment! Hmm... May be I should schedule one after all...
Thanks a lot for posting!
February 24th, 2003, 11:04 AM
yay for pictures!
the last pic where you're bending forward and your hair's all swoopy and springy (springie??) is an especially great one.
February 24th, 2003, 11:14 AM
Oh I just love the finished result! That looks beautiful Avi. I bet it feels like pure silk. And you are such a lovely lady yourself. Thank you so much for being a GM model :)
February 24th, 2003, 11:14 AM
You are one beautiful lady. great job of documentation. I am presuming you had a great time and the trip was worth it.
take care :)
February 24th, 2003, 11:51 AM
Wow, Avi!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome hair & pics!!! Thanks!! :D
February 24th, 2003, 11:57 AM
Avrilon!!! that was wonderful!!!
You're so pretty and even though your hair was already pretty to begin with, there was quite a difference afterwards!!
I BET you're ready to wash! LOL! I'm a frequent washer myself so I know what you must have been going through and now that you're on your last wash day..well the last day is prolly the worst.
Does the treatment hold up as far as looks up til the last day? Does the gentle curl stay?
Anyway, wonderful pics! I really enjoyed them!
February 24th, 2003, 12:03 PM
Avrilon, your hair is every bit as lovely as those with tailbone length hair! Thank you for sharing the pics :D
February 24th, 2003, 12:10 PM
What a stunner......your hair is looking so gorgeous......Makes me want to rush out and get this done right now......will have to save up and get it done at least once I think. Will have to wait though.
Avrilon..........just lovely lovely......even in those nets and caps ;)
February 24th, 2003, 12:17 PM
Fabulous Avie - you and your hair are terrific - Pink is your color :twisted: and really, your should do an album in that bent back glamor shot :DD pose.
What a treat - thank you btw. I still think you should write occasionally :DD ...g
February 24th, 2003, 12:30 PM
Dang girl, you look like a Chanel model!
LOL yes, that was my thought too - Avrilon, you are beautiful, and such perfect make-up!
Any pics with a pro model for a GM ad couldn't have turned out better :D
February 24th, 2003, 12:31 PM
to share those with us!! I was going to say the same thing Dulci said, but happened to catch her post on the way down here lol I swear I never seen anyone that pretty even with a dag gone plastic cap on!!
You have the prettiest profile.
Your hair looks very similiar to mine except that I have mine colored a bit darker now . The treatment really made it look soft and shiny.
Thanks again for sharing your experience with us! That last pic is really cute!
February 24th, 2003, 12:59 PM
Thanks for sharing with us! :) Your hair is lovely!!
February 24th, 2003, 01:23 PM
Honestly, the next time some gooberhead says that women over 30 should have short hair, I want to show them Avrilon's pics. Doesn't she look stunning?
February 24th, 2003, 01:44 PM
Avrilon . . . I don't think there is anything left for me to add!! Everyone else has said EVERY ONE of my thoughts!!!!
You look phenomenal!!!!!! I will say, I actually said OH WOW!!! When I saw you with your head tilted back in the bowl!!!! I've NEVER seen anyone look GLAMEROUS in that position, but YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jesh!!!!
Jowels!! right!!! hahaahahahahahaha
Your hair is LOVELY as are you (inside and out)!
Thank you for the well documented step by step process!!!! :)
You're a doll! :)
February 24th, 2003, 02:12 PM
wow! your hair looks gorgeous!!! thank you for sharing the process -- boy do i want to get this done now!!!
And I second the lovely "glamor" shot in the sink -- you shoudl send that to the salon, maybe they can use it in their brochures!!!
February 24th, 2003, 02:17 PM
Wow, Avrilon! Your hair looks great! It's so shiney and the color is wonderful!
The pictures came out great! I felt like I was really there!
February 24th, 2003, 02:35 PM
You look great in ALL your pictures! :D
Was this your first time getting a GM treatment?
Thanks for sharing your day with us...
Straight with body wave and one or two visible S-waves, Coarse & Thick
Biotin - 5mg
Flaxseed Oil - 1000mg
Evening Primrose Oil - 1300mg
Vitamin E - 800 I.U. (Dr's orders)
Calcium Citrate - 1000mg
MSM - 1000mg
February 24th, 2003, 03:13 PM
A loud and hearty "AMEN" to what everyone has already said.
Thanks so much for going to the trouble of taking the pictures, posting them and 'splaining them. I felt like I was right along with you.
The more my hubby sees about the GM treatments, the better. :D It might convince him that I 'need' a GM treatment. Maybe when we go to VA in May, it might work out for me to go to a GM salon. I would love to make a day of it with my sister.
February 24th, 2003, 03:22 PM
You are one beautiful lady Avrilon! Although Brent had a great head of hair to begin with, the after pics are amazing! 8) Such shine and silkiness! A magazine should get ahold of you and use those pics for an article!
February 24th, 2003, 03:38 PM
Oh my gosh, Avi! Do you look fabulous or what!! Jowls....if you have jowls well then I'm doomed. LOL. And yes you do look like Catherine Deneuve. Wowa girl! I love the bent forward after shot. Your hair turned out fabulous. I wanna go too! THanks for posting. What a treat to get to see it all step by step.
February 24th, 2003, 04:28 PM
beautiful hair :D
February 24th, 2003, 04:57 PM
Wow, I am so envious!!
February 24th, 2003, 06:09 PM
Lovely, just lovely!!!! And I particularly like the pink bonnet, and the side-view was icing on the cake!!! Of course it only makes ME jealous and want to get a nice treatment myself, but...... I have learned to deal with the jealousy!
Very nice! (from your "cousin")
February 24th, 2003, 09:25 PM
Laughing I hope you enjoyed your time there. It looked like you did.
Thanks so much for sharing that!
February 25th, 2003, 02:37 AM
WOW ~ Avrilon, your hair looks Beautiful!! And all the others are right ... you're stunning!! I *wish* I looked as good as you in a bonnet! Thank you for sharing! :D
February 25th, 2003, 06:16 AM
I felt like I was right there with you. And about your ends and the fanning out of the hair, I also had the same thing happen to me, my ends looked thinner in the pic than irl, but trust me, that does not take anything away from your gorgeous hair!
Enjoy the resutls of your treatment.
February 25th, 2003, 06:44 AM
thanks so much for sharing your pictures with us. I agree with everyone else...I have never seen anyone look so stunning while getting their hair done :!: Your hair looks gorgeous!
Ya know, I still have trouble believing your real age when I see pics of you :D I showed DH a pic and he simply refused to believe me when I told him your age. He says I must have read something wrong :P
February 25th, 2003, 07:45 AM
WOW!!! Your hair looks fab! And as everyone else has said, you look sooo glam and classy. It not fair that someone should look that good while getting their hair done. lol
February 25th, 2003, 07:48 AM
I think everyone has pretty much said it all about your hair, so I'm going to say WOW at your makeup instead :D
I never wear makeup, and now I know why! It would look such a mess next to pros like you, it's just perfect. I thought all those perfect pics in mags were air-brushed, but it seems you look that good anyway 8)
February 25th, 2003, 10:23 AM
Thank you for sharing your GM treatment photos! It must have been so relaxing and fun. Your hair looks beautiful in both the before and after photos. :)