The Chop: My davidKspace Haircut

I’ll admit it…

I think I’m going through a quarter life crisis. I started to feel stuck in my routine and all of a sudden I had the desire to go skydiving and chop off my hair.

(I started with the hair. Baby steps!)


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It’s not a secret that my hair stylist, Alex Azelski, is also my best friend. But trust me, bestie or not, I would never let just anyone slice ten inches of hair off unless I truly believe in their skill set!

My inbox is littered with emails from salons offering free services (which I am so not complaining about, btw!). For this drastic of a change though, I chose to take my own hard earned cash to a place where I know that I’ll be satisfied – The davidKspace.

The boutique salon, located within the heart of the historic downtown Northwood district in West Palm Beach, channels the essence of New York. The décor is to die for and the energy in there is electric. See…

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The chic spot is owned by internationally renowned salon owner/stylist David Kinigson. Alex trained under David K himself and his team of expert stylists including Salon Director Parker Plotkin (who you may remember from the second season of Bravo’s Shear Genius).

They practice a totally organic method of cutting designed by David. The technique, called “Plane Blending,” focuses on following the growth patterns of the hair to create sections rather than parting out perfectly straight lines. Not only does it totally make sense from a technical standpoint, but it creates a more artistic and personalized haircut.

Keeping my (thin/fine) hair texture in mind, we had a long consultation on what the length should be, how angled, where it should fall, etc.

Based on our talk, Alex designed a graduated bob that comes to a point a few inches under my chin. I LOVE it. I feel much more stylish after rocking the “long and straight” for so long. The shape is extremely flattering and my new ‘do almost styles itself!

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Want Alex to cut you, too? She’s currently accepting clients on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the space. They also have a team of expert colorists on hand to craft your perfect color. Here are the deets:

Salon: davidKspace, 2401 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach; (561) 340-6400

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[Editor’s Note: I did not treat this like a regular “Salon Spy” with the full rating system because of my friendship with my stylist.]