Yesterday it was fine. Today your hair has imploded: frizz, unkempt layers, bangs down to your nose. And wearing a bag over your head as you slink to the salon merely makes your situation more apparent.
Then there’s Hair Room Service. They make house calls. They will climb three flights just to get down to business with a cut, color, makeup, or whatever other beautifying you need.
Michael Dueñas and team are available for regular trims and special occasions, seven days from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., for reasonable rates (a cut with Dueñas is $125). Curly hair and color are specialties, as are unruly kids with unrulier hair.
Dueñas has editorial cred (WWD, InStyle), and, yeah, he tends to celebs (eh, Mariah; yay, Quinn Fabray), but he’s light on gossip and heavy on attention and instruction. He taught us the right way to straighten hair (pulling through: bad; roll and hold: good). Since he was already in our bathroom, he weeded the accumulated product (toss anything with sulfur in it) and gave us enough confidence to leave the house again.
Hair Room Service (866-222-7566 or hairroomservice.com).
While you’re in the mood for a redo, spruce up those scuff-marked stucco walls with affordable pieces from the Emerging Artists Auction. Bid on work from undiscovered artists now through May 13.
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