You know how they tell you, don’t worry cut your hair it’ll grow back. I always worried. I think it goes all the way back to my childhood. When I was a little girl, my mother would never tell me I was going to get a hair cut, probably because she knew I would put up a fight. So I would tag along thinking we were going shopping or something and suddenly, I would find myself on the chair I dreaded the most, about to get my long locks chopped off. I remember each time the hairdresser would comb my wet hair, I would be surprised at just how long my hair looked, and then before I knew it, I would see it again on the floor. My beautiful brown locks brushed away and dumped into the bin. I remember the tears as they rolled down my cheeks and I would look at my mother like she had betrayed me forever. But after attempting to maintain my thick wavy hair for years, (while developing biceps along the way), I now understand just how much effort it probably took my poor mother to keep my hair tangle-free and tame. So, if my baby girl Sienna were to inherit my hair, you bet she’s going to be sporting a short do until she’s old enough to maintain it on her own.
I didn’t really have an issue keeping up with my long long hair my entire adult life, but let me tell you, two babies later, it’s been tougher to steal some moments alone with my hair. We’re also spending the entire summer in our chalet on the beach, and swimming is now an integral part of my workout routine, so last week I finally took the decision to get take the chop. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect.
My hairstylist who has been working on my hair ever since I moved to Lebanon, has branched out on his own after 15 years working in one of the most renowned salons in Lebanon, along with his partner and opened up his much-anticipated full-service new concept luxury beauty salon, CoiffeMoi by Riad and Jean. I also worked with him on a very special TV project I can’t wait to share with you soon.
CoiffeMoi is a breath of fresh air, a minimalist white-gleaming lacquered spacious interior surrounded by natural light and a sweeping view of the sea. The sleek surfaces matched with hundreds of blooming orchids give the place an ethereal ambiance making you feel relaxed and in no rush to leave. Riad and Jean make quite the team, each with his repertoire of celebrity cliental under his belt, along with star colorist Julie, who also joined them after having established her own name. They’re attentive, friendly and fun, keen on giving you the attention you deserve and most importantly understand, that they’re clients new or old are there to get their hair styled by them personally not someone else. This I’ve come to appreciate the most.
When I explained to Riad that I’m in the mood for change, he did not try to pull any theatricals on me, but instead, convinced me to transform my hair in stages. We decided to start off with a chop, not too drastic, right below the shoulders and some soft low-lights made by their resident professional colorist Julie. And with each visit, we’ll slowly work our way to a total transformation. I also appreciated that, I was keen on change, but nothing I would regret, so when I go back and ask for shorter hair, I’ll know I’m truly ready. Already, my hair felt, lighter and restored back to me a confidence and freshness I was yearning for. The best part, I can now rock a more natural wet look, instead of spending time getting a blow out every week. I’ll be sharing with you my hair journey throughout the way both here and on Instagram and SnapChat. You can follow CoiffeMoi on Instagram for all the latest tips and trends and to keep up with what’s new.