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Meeting Tim Gunn and finding my way back to my hair.

February 20, 2012

Several years ago, while I was unemployed, feeling desperate and depressed I wrote a letter to a TV show “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style”. I’ve always admired Tim Gunn, the way he handles himself on Project Runway and his impeccable style. I remember watching a show where he transformed a woman who was stuck in a rut of style. She emerged looking even more beautiful and very confident. I wanted that, I felt I needed it, being unemployed had taken its toll on my self-esteem. So, I wrote a letter to the show and never heard anything back.

Flash forward to where I am now. Managing a full-time role in a non-for-profit, working with authors and artists and bringing a new women focused program to life in the region I’ve spent my whole career in. Definitely not unemployed and certainly not lacking in the esteem department. Yet, there I am looking at an e-mail that asks, “is your hair flat, need volume or are you in a rut?” And I surprised myself by replying. “Yes, my hair is in a rut” — (maybe I’m in a rut?)  Either way — I replied, and within the hour I received a phone call from an assistant. Would I be interested in coming into the studio and having a “celebrity stylist” work on my hair? Oh, and by the way — this is Tim Gunn’s segment on “The Revolution”.

Tim Gunn. Did she say Tim Gunn? Just a week ago I ordered his book from the library “Tim Gunn’s Golden Rules”. And here, I’m going to meet Tim Gunn?

I have always had a knack for things like this, I think of someone or something and shortly it shows up. This, though. This was different. So specific. Delayed, sure — but now I felt ready. Not desperate, not “needing” this. Just happy to be a part of something new, and getting to meet Tim Gunn, was the jackpot for me. Or so I thought. That is before the hair makeover and the rest of the experience.

I’ll be sharing more about this amazing, amazing experience I had. In the meantime — why don’t you watch what happens on the show!

"Behind the scenes"

Join me in my hair-transformation — my “Tim-Tervention” this week on:

February 22, 2012 at 2:00pm, on The Revolution, ABC.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2012 7:52 pm

    Hi Lori,

    Great to hear from you again. What a fantastic thing to have happen! I have restyled my hair myself. I always wanted to grow it, and have a ponytail. My Father, and my girlfriend always objected. Now that I’m 50, and single again, I thought this is the perfect time to do it!

    I’m also lifting weights again, and really like what I see in the mirror. Congrats again, and I will watching the show this week. It will be wonderful to see you at last!

    Take care,

    • Lori permalink
      February 21, 2012 2:50 pm

      Hi Jack! I’m glad to hear you are doing so well! See, fifty isn’t so bad, right?!!!

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