To my most recent hair appointment (and in keeping with my current wardrobe style), I wore 3” inseam shorts, a boatneck blouse and slide sandals. Since I needed a color touch up, everything was dark…including the brown sandals – due to the ever-present risk of accidentally-spilled hair color.
When I walked in, a 60-something female customer who had just paid and was on the way out, stopped me and said: “I love your pedicure, dear – white is so fashionable this season.” She held out her hands to show me her beautiful red manicure…and grabbed my freshly-pink-acrylic-manicured hands to check mine. “Very nice, but a bit too plain. After (stylist’s name) gets you all prettied up, you need put on your nicest dress and some heels, then have your fingers and toes painted like mine. Even at our age, you’ll love the attention you get from both women and men, if you wear 20 beautiful red nails.”
Then, she sat down beside me, and we girl-talked about our nails till I was called back to my stylist’s chair, at which point the lady left the salon.
My stylist (who knows my gender) complimented my outfit, and noticed my fresh white toe nail color, which she said was very pretty and in style this year. She was wearing sandals too, and put her lovely pink-nailed feet next to mine so we could compare pedicures. Both were well done, considering that we both have similar problems with our destroyed nails. And she pointed out that I should be looking forward to keeping my nails pretty for a long time…her issues have lasted for years. “You can use whatever is the most fashionable color each year. She had overheard the discussion I was having with the customer, and added “but Martha was right…20 bright red nails are elegant, and always in fashion!”
Yes, the fun just keeps on happening!