Locks of Love (Before/After of our friend, Erika).

If you’ll think back to recall my guest blogger from March, Erika, you’ll remember what a gem she is.

Yesterday we had an especially wonderful time cutting her hair for Locks of Love… for the second time!

Four years ago, we snapped this shot:

(…which makes me wonder why I’m growing my hair out…  Man, I loved that style!)

Erika’s hair is healthy because she gets it trimmed periodically; additionally, that’s her natural color.  In no way have I enhanced that blonde with my own giftedness.

Here’s her before:

Here we have what it looks like when I shape a donation with a future haircut in mind:

Here’s one of the looks we used for inspiration:

Being that she’s a good friend and brilliantly scheduled to be my last client of the day, I really put on the brakes and slowed the process down, obsessing over every strand while listening to Erika tell me about the news in her life.

Upon finishing, I spun her around to take in the new Erika.  If there’s one thing that she’s good at, it’s expressing joy both verbally and through body language.  It’s such a treat as a stylist to see a friend wiggle and dance in her chair!

Here’s the after:

Have a locks of lovely day!


  1. April 22, 2012


  2. April 22, 2012
    Cindi Loretz

    Very nice! I like your hair both long and short Suzy, you look good in anything! ♥

  3. April 23, 2012

    You both look beautiful, but she looks even prettier with shorter hair. Her eyes ‘pop’, as they say!

    Pregnancy has enchanced your beauty!

  4. April 25, 2012

    Very nice!

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