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    Default My GM'd hair at Catherine's Salon

    I finally got around to getting a GM treatment and trim today! Just want to let you all know how it went and of course post some before/after pics. I had done a consultation with Catherine a few weeks back before setting up my treatment/trim apt. She went over the GM philosophy and products (her mom was one of his first clients and she was trained by him), general haircare, and looked at some of the combs/hairtoys I used.

    She started today by washing my hair, then applying the treatment stuff. I went under a heat cap for an hour, then she rinsed that out, did something else (I didn't ask exactly which products she used for each step...oops!), then applied the cream rinse and rinsed. Then she combed my hair out and rolled it into big rollers. I went under the dryer for about another hour. During this time another woman came in with somewhere between BSL-waist (it was braided at first and I didn't want to stare..) pretty red hair and she got started with a treatment.

    Once my hair was finally dry, she took out the rollers and combed it again. We went to the 3-way mirror to check out where I wanted the trim at. When she asked how much I wanted taken off, I said 1" (though mentally knew I could go longer to 2 or so...still have that fear of 6" being taken off...). She then pointed to an area where my ends were thinnest and the next bit of layers ended above them and suggested that that would be a good place to trim to for now. I agreed as the condition of my ends is more important to me at this moment than gaining much more length. So I went back to the chair (but stood behind it), and she trimmed dry in a U-shape to where I wanted.

    Catherine took my before and after pics for me, I hope she didn't think I was too kooky! Anyhow, she is a delightful lady and though I'm not usually the chatty type, we chatted here and there about hair and so on. I was happy that she noted that most of my hair other than the last 6" or so that will have to eventually go from old damage is in very good condition and not too many splits, either. She noticed that my baby growth from my 1st post-partum shed (hmmm, 3 years ago) is starting to blend in well with my length, though of course will take a while to catch up.

    My hair is nice and sleek and shiny and excited now. Even though the total taken off was 2" (eek, but I needed it), it doesn't look much shorter at all, and I like how the ends aren't as see through. I'll probably be going back in a few months for a smaller trim.

    Here are the before and after pics:


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    I'm so envious, I would love to go to a GM salon! Your hair looks beautiful and doesn't even look like 2" was taken off! Is this the salon in Ohio?
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    Beautiful ... I swear it actually looks LONGER in the second pic!

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    Really nice!

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    It looks practically the same length in the trimmed pic, just nicer! I'm envious!

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    it looks much better on the second picture..and there isnt much diference on the lenght so i think we can say that it went perfeclty! Healthyer and long at the same eheh
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    Thanks, I'm very happy with it! It does look exactly the same length in the pic (ends right to my pants pocket), but I swear 2" came off! I measured earlier and the last little 5 hairs in my wisp at the end went to 38.5", and now I have a little bush of ends that go to 36.5". In the pics, I had some wave in the first picture and the wispiest of the ends were waving up too, and in the second pic it's much straighter from the rollerset.

    Oh, and she gave me some free samples of the Blue shampoo, Cream shampoo, and Cream rinse. More things to try out! The whole treatment and trim was only $60, also. $55 for treatment and dusting (oh, she S&D'd my hair, too), and I guess $5 for the dry trim. It took 3 hours for the whole process.

    TammySue- I think the one in Ohio is Enchatress. The one I went to (Catherine's Salon) is in Virginia near DC.

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    What does GM mean?

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    It does seem to look longer in pic.2, Birdiefu! Just lovely, and it looks healthier and more moisturised, too.

    I am glad you had such a good experience! Great results
    1" (03/13), 18" (05/14); 6yrs off LHC, pixied 10/17, now 22”
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    it looks fuller and healthier in the second pic. Awesome.

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