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Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Editor's note: Meet Kris Berg at the upcoming Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, which runs from Aug. 5-7, 2009. She will be available to meet with conference attendees from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, in the Palace Hotel's Ralston Room. Click here to send Kris a message. This week, I once again found myself sitting in the hair stylist's chair covered with enough aluminum foil to safely reenter the earth's atmosphere. It's a ritual I perform reluctantly and only when I find that I am too often being mistaken for a Chia Pet or the fifth Beatle. I dread these beautification outings because the outcome is so unpredictable. I am what you might call a hair-care orphan. The moment I establish a relationship with someone who demonstrates a modicum of competence, they suddenly relocate their practice to some foreign country -- like Texas -- and I am left to find and test the talents of a new salon professional. The exception was my last stylist. I'll ...