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Raving about Babooshka

Thursday, June 5, 2008 Leave a Comment

Continuing my newfound love affair with Colfax, I have to rave about Cue at Babooshka, over on Colfax & Steele.

If you are anything like me, you have a hard time shelling out $120 for a haircut every 6 weeks. (OK, I only get my hair cut every six months, but I have really curly hair, so I can go a long time without it.)

For $120, I want to feel special. And pretty. I want to be gossiping and giggling with the girls. I want to feel like I belong there. And that just never happens at the downtown place.

But at Babooshka, it did.

On my very first visit, which I count as the day they were having a kids' scavenger hunt on Colfax, and my son ran into Babooshka, and Cue gave him bubbles and struck up a conversation resulting in my setting an appointment two weeks away, I felt special.

And on the day of my appointment, the girls made me feel at home. And pretty. They all commented on how cool another customer's cowboy boots were; they watched as Cue straightened my curly hair with a contraption they called the "press & bake oven." They said the color of my hair was pretty, and unique, and a color that just couldn't be replicated (imagine the girl making money off your blond highlights telling you that!)

And... Cue knows curly hair.

If you have curly hair you know where I'm coming from: most stylists wash me, then start combing every single strand of hair to within an inch of its life, stretching out the curls and cutting, and pretty soon, my hair has sprung into an afro. I can never tell how the cut really is until I get home and re-wash it a few times.

Not with Cue.

She told me to come in with my hair natural, and she'd cut it dry, to not disturb the natural curls. She gave me my first styled cut since I lived in San Fran.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

Then she took the time (and it was a long time) to style me up -- she straightened my hair like I've never seen it, just for fun.

And I got my brows done and it was all less than half the cost of that downtown place.

But don't take my word for it: go read what other girls have to say at Yelp.