The haircutting and shampooing must have given you anxiety because you were sitting there in the beauty parlor and may have felt trapped. I grew up knowing what that was like. A great friend came into my life and said some words that I live by: "I can do this. It's a piece of cake." That is my favorite mantra and I use it silently whenever I am in a stressful situation. I bet your hair looks great. That was always so important to my mother, in how she looked and felt.