Ten years ago, I became a stepdad to a little girl named Evei. She was three. I was 33, and she would not let me touch her hair. Ever. In fact, she made her mom take her to a place called Pigtails and Crew Cuts where she could sit in an airplane and have her hair done. That was then. This is now. Evelyn is a super independent spirit, funny, loving and a big-time style maven. She finally lets style her hair on occasion, and it's so much fun to have her come to the shop in D.C.
If you ask me what it was like coming to Washington, D.C. as a young French hairdresser, so many memories come to mind. One was the loneliness of being so far from home and family. Another was the fear of speaking my broken English to American clients. That's why I remember Jjana Valentiner so clearly. Not only was Jjana this beautiful and talented actor, she was such an warm and genuine soul. From the first haircut, we were fast friends. She introduced me to her best friend