Next came the front two doors of the cabinet.
My hanji teacher also had these beautiful lamps in class that she had just finished for a customer. They are handpainted by a Korean artist and then my teacher makes them into a lamp. I asked her how much for one and she said the painting was 30,000 WON ($25 USD) and the lampmaking was 70,000 WON for a total of 100,000 WON ($87 USD). I'm thinking about ordering one.
They couldn't decide who would have to do the foreigner and after about 10 minutes, one of the stylists came forward to direct me to her chair. I guess she lost. She didn't understand I just wanted some curl when a red headed and I mean red like fire engine red came in and they called him over immediately. He spoke really good English.
He said they were hesitant to give me a perm since my hair was already damaged. I said that it was always damaged and that was ok. We talked back and forth for another 10 minutes until I told them to just do it. I didn't care. I also told him I wanted the chemical perm like a Western perm. I had told him that I had received a perm in Korea before and the perm lasted until a left the salon.
She put the rollers into my hair and used the electric cooker which heats up each roller. Then she unrolled me and put on the chemicals. When she washed my hair, there was no curl. No kidding! I had told them. So the red head guy helped her to reroll me but with larger rollers than I usually have in the States. But they did the chemicals just like the States.
When they unrolled it, it was pretty straight still. So they took everything out and in record time, rerolled my hair with thinner rollers like I had gotten in the States. Third times a charm. This whole ordeal took 5 hours! I'm not kidding. Rocketman came and got a haircut while I was going through the third rolling. He didn't mind waiting because he had his ITouch.
This is how it turned out. I don't know how long the curls will last but at least I have some curl until I wash it. Maybe I'll never wash my hair! I just wish they would have listened to me in the first place and saved all this time. It can be very frustrating.