I have come to realize that making appointments and deciding on salons, doctors, etc. in a foreign country is quite difficult when you aren’t fluent in the language. So when I needed a haircut I googled “best hair salons in Buenos Aires” and perused a number of forums before deciding upon the Javier Luna salon.
One word, three syllables- Faaaaabulous. After much consideration, I brought in this picture of Penelope Cruz:
After a wonderful washing/head massage, Javier came over looking fabulous in all white (everyone else wore all black- he was like a shining star in the night sky). As he worked his magic he told me about the time he did Penelope’s hair in Rome for a L’Oreal commercial. They’re on a first-name basis- no big deal. And while my hair was dried and styled to look exactly like the photo, I watched a very pregnant dachshund in a leopard print jacket waddle around the salon. Needless to say it was a awesome way to spend an afternoon. Oh, and I made the appointment only 3 days in advance and it cost $63.
I had one tiny complaint – they asked if I wanted something to drink so I asked for a tea. Fifteen minutes later I figured they had forgotten- it was ok, I wasn’t that thirsty. But all of sudden a waiter for a cafe nearby shows up, tray and all, with my tea… and charges me for it. It was only like $1.50, but it was the principle of the thing. Everything else was wonderful though, so I’ve moved on.
Godoy Cruz 3212, Buenos Aires