Monday, May 23, 2011

I Was A Little Scared At First

Well, clearly the rapture didn’t happen on Saturday. I now wonder what all those folks who thought it really was going to happen are now feeling. Someone needs to write an article about that. I’d especially like to hear from the people who cashed out their life savings in anticipation of the rapture. What were they thinking?

Anyway, Saturday morning after my spin class, I went to get a mani/pedi at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) here in Huntsville – it was my first visit and I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that the services performed at this place would be done by students, but as for the quality, I was a little worried. The reason I went to TSPA was because I had bought a Living Social special where the mani/pedi combo was only $15 – not a bad deal!

I got there a few minutes before my scheduled appointment and a few minutes later, this tattooed girl popped from around the corner. She had a couple of piercings in her face too and I actually said to myself that I hoped she wouldn’t be the one giving me my mani/pedi – in other words, I judged the book by it’s cover. Mostly I thought, what it the world will I chat about with tattoo girl? Well, of course, tattoo girl, otherwise known as Krystle, was the girl who was scheduled to do my nails.

It turns out that Krystle was actually a very nice and beautiful girl. She told me she had 19 tattoos. She had the letters “SUCCUBUS” tattooed on her fingers – one letter on each finger. I wondered all morning what the heck that meant and finally this morning, I searched the world wide web only to discover that a Succubus is a female demon who takes on a human form to seduce men – INTERESTING. You can read all about it here. So, apparently a female demon painted my toenails and fingernails on Saturday morning. This doesn’t give me much comfort.

After my pedicure –which looked really good, it was time for my finger nails. I just wanted a clear coat because I’m not much for color on my nails. The soap or minerals or whatever they use there to soak you fingers in was orange and I didn’t notice until I got home, but my fingernails seemed to have an orange tint to them and so I ended up taking off the clear cost so I could get the orange tint off as well.

I also ended up asking for an eyebrow wax, and that made me nervous after I made my request because what if she took off more than I wanted – I just needed a “cleaning up” after all. She did a really great job on my eyebrows though and I was very pleased.

Overall, it was a good experience and I actually made another appointment for the day before I leave for my trip. The prices there are very reasonable ($30 for a mani/pedi combo) and the students do a good job. They are also supervised while they are working and they are trying to earn a degree so chances are they are not going to screw anything up. They do haircuts and colors there as well and also facials. Check out their website for all the prices. I don’t know if Krstyle is really a female demon, but she was a nice girl and we found a few things to talk about so there wasn’t any awkwardness at all. By the time I left, I was no longer frightened, but now that I’ve read about what Succubus means, maybe I should be!


Melissa said...

interesting is right...WOW. who would want that tattoed on them forever? Glad you enjoyed your appointment though - sounds like a good place to go...I like the prices!

Alison said...

So a mani/pedi and a life lesson about not judging a book by it's cover? Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation, I just can't pay salon prices for these services. And yes, I know what a succubus is and no, I wouldn't want it on my fingers either. :)

Erika said...

Well well well....I learn so many things here at The Chronicles of Nat! I had no idea what a "succubus" was, but maybe I should look into it as I don't seem to be able to seduce men in my current state! HA!
I'm glad you had a good experience, and, as Alison pointed out, a life lesson too :)
Maybe I'll have to try this place out sometime.

Kimberly Washer said...

Very interesting!!

Candy said...

haha! Very interesting I must say!