This salon is both for men and women (although you must be clipped by someone of the same gender or else it is considered prostitution in Kuwait), but this post is mostly for the girls.
As you long-term loyal devoted readers (yup, there is ONE) know, I am always struggling to get good blonde highlights. I thought I had found my hair soulmate - AND, as an extra added bonus, she also read coffee cups which I'm totally into (fortune telling) (for free BTW). I really liked her. She always had good gossip and funny stories. We laughed, we cried, we drank coffee, I got my hair done. I got so many compliments on my hair - even from the women in Kuwait Customs at the airport (which was a real shocker since I am used to people not talking to me). I loved my hair.
That is, until I started wondering why it felt so thin. Why did it look so dark all of a sudden. Heeyyyyy ... where did all the blonde highlights go... oh SH&T!! They're not there!!! WTF!
A blonde girl's worst nightmare come true. I inspected and every chunk of blonde highlight that she had done was missing - from about 2" off my head. Holy SNAP! (Thank God, you couldn't tell unless you got up close and started pawing through it, but still.)
Lawsuit material where I come from....
Long-story-short, Sally overprocessed. I called her. "You went swimming in the sea. Salt water makes it fall out." Uh nooooooo. I haven't been in the sea in over a year.. I'm like dudette, I hate to break it to you, but you left it in too long, or used volume that was too high (like using 40 volume on caucasian hair that isn't black to begin with). Some stylists like using higher volumes because they are lazy - it takes much less time to process, but it does much more damage.
Went to the States and I had it done by the galpal my sister goes to, Shannon. She doesn' talk much to me, but then later, my sister tells me all her gossip. "Shannon said your hair was fried to sh&t when you walked in there." Oh, nice compliment. Anyways, she fixed what she could and I bought about $200 worth of hair care product (Rene Furterer - my new best friend) to bring back to Kuwait with me. (They have Furterer here, but not the entire product line.)
I am ready to go out into highlight world again....
So, where to go, where to go? I don't really want to go back to the other 2 places I've been: Strands and Cutting Edge. I always feel like a dog with its tail between its legs; going back to a salon that you have cheated on for another. The whole self-made-guilt aspect is a big turnoff for me. I'm sure that they wouldn't even remember me at The Cutting Edge now; it has been bought by someone else and the new owner doesn't know me or refer to me by the term of endearment that the old owner did: "Trailer Trash". Not very nice (at 70+ KD per month). Anyhooo...
So I have been hearing whispers about Tony & Guy in Kuwait at the Corniche Club. I had to do a background check to verify that they are indeed THE Tony & Guy of London (they are - I think the other salon with the same name in Kuwait is a knock-off/Kuwaiti brand theft, but I might be wrong). I called the old one and they said they were not affiliated with the one at Corniche Club, so to me that can only mean they are not original.
Pity Party Warning: I am totally down on my appearance at the moment because of the eye thing and the distinct lack of blondeness. I need some serious pampering and I will let you know how it goes at T&G (she'd better use 10-20 volume or else.) Once again... am I vain?... HELL YES.