I’m just an average looking girl, no star-like qualities, nothing that would grab your attention if you just saw me in passing on a regular day. But one day, every eight weeks or so, I get noticed. That’s the day I see my hair guru, Kevin Booker, at Jean Pierre Salon. He turns this plain Jane into a desirable woman each and every time. I’ve been seeing Kevin since he started in Boston. It happened by chance; desperate for a cut, I sauntered into the Hair Salon he worked for at the time and as luck would have it ended up in his chair. A couple of Salons later we’re still happily seeing each other regularly. In fact, we’ve been together longer than I’ve been with my husband. All the while Kevin treats me like family, bossing me around (about my hair), and I’m usually smart enough to listen to his sage advice just as I would a respected relative. During that time, my hair has gone from a professional looking layered short do, to luxuriously long locks of verylight blond, and more recently to a deeper, more natural “me” shade that after a long lecture about going “brunette” surprisingly, both Kevin and I really do love.
My hair may change, but one thing never does- I always get noticed when I leave Kevin’s chair. Sometimes by men who literally have stopped me on Newbury Street to then stumble over their words while they ask me out (quite flattering even now that I’m happily married), by women who want to know who does my hair (I hate sharing that secret because a busy Kevin = no time for him to work on me), by my former students who always gave me a shout out for how great my hair looked right after I saw Kevin, by friends who I’ve let in on my secret (and are now Kevin devotees), by other employees at Jean Pierre (Kevin was stopped to be complimented on my hair three times while we walked through last time), and even by a wedding photographer who actually wrote in a caption under a picture that I was in with the happy couple that I have the best hair she had ever seen-not at a wedding but ever. Kevin always has an opinion, and is not afraid to share it-thank goodness, because let’s just say the big bangs I had in junior highschool should never return, and I know Kevin would never let me make a fatal hair mistake. If you need a new do for everyday, blowout to wow for just that day, an up-do for a special event, or a color to create a a new effect, Kevin will create a you that will wow!