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JEM of a Time

Recently I was in need of some beauty renewal, so I decided to head off to JEM Salon & Spa in Elkader, Iowa. And let me tell you, walking into this beautiful and comfy Salon & Spa is quite an experience. I was warmly greeted by the friendly cosmetologist, and as I admired the stylish décor, I was offered a seat in the royal blue comfy couch and couldn't help but notice the relaxing atmosphere.

As I took a seat in the black salon chair, we talked about a new style for me. I went over all their colorful hair samples and decided to enhance my base color with a rich mocha color and some bold highlights. With summer here, I wanted a new trendy easy-to-maintain look. 

If you've never been, the coloring process starts with the shinning foils being placed sporadically within your hair.  While my mocha color and highlights were processing, we talked about the local news. Then comes one of the best things about going to the salon for me: getting a relaxing shampoo and head massage. You can smell the fresh scent of the rosemary mint shampoo lathering up on my hair and there's really nothing like it. I mean seriously. Sitting back and having your scalp massaged is like a glimpse at heaven. And feeling the warm water cascade off your hair is paradise.

Now, the haircut starts. With a few snipes of the shears and a slide of the razor, my new stunning style is almost complete. She gently rubs some styling foam in my hair. The blow dryer goes on hot air, and with a twist of an airbrush, volume is added. Slowly, my hair takes shape and the revel will soon happen. The stylist puts a curl here and there, with slight finger comb, air oils, and a good spray of hairspray. I am ready for the unveiling.

Taking a look in the mirror was a jaw-dropping moment. Admiring this totally fabulous new cut and style for the summer ahead is perfect. Now, I'm looking like a JEM. As I made an appointment for my next trim, I decided to also get a manicure and pedicure with a cool design for an upcoming family event.

I'd like to give a big "Thank You" to JEM Salon & Spa in Elkader, Iowa. The things we ladies go through. LOL

Image credit: Jem Spa and Salon

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