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Cut and Color Genius? You Decide!

Cut and Color Genius?  You Decide!

I put a post on facebook the other day "Help! I need a color specialist in Catonsville (or nearby) who can give me a haircut/color that will work for done with the blond!!"

The first response was from a friend saying that her Aunt owns Perfect Touch.  And later: "My aunt's name is Carol. I don't know her specific hours, but i'm told that everyone there is fantastic.

Another saying "I love Perfect Touch on Frederick Road. Cara Platter is a color/cut genius! Good luck."

And another "I second Amy's comment. I also love Cara !!"

Gotta love social media.  3 friends that all recommended a salon...Asked and answered.  My appointment was today.  Here is how I walked in....Now to be fair, it's been too long for a cut and color, too long since the eyebrows were done, and I took this picture myself...Still, none too flattering. (And I promise, despite how it looks, I was not drinking before taking this picture!)

Mortgage Mama Before

This salon can't be easier to get to, right off 695 at Frederick Road.  I parked out front and walked right in. 

Perfect Touch Salon And Spa Frederick Road

I was greeted with a smile and a welcome by Heather Whipps, Salon Coordinator.  I was later told that Heather is the life blood of the salon.  She is responsible for scheduling appointments and keeping everything going. 

Great Hair Salon and Spa near Baltimore 

Great Hair Stylist Baltimore, MD Cara Platter






Just minutes later Cara Platter came out, introduced herself and led me to her station  for a consultation.  This was one of the most thorough consultations I have ever had. We talked about what I was looking for and she made suggestions.  She asked me what I didn't want and what was important to me.  She brought out hair samples and explained the process.  I knew I was in great hands!






Great Hair Salon Catonsville Baltimore MD




Salon assistant and shampoo girl extrordinare Kelsey introduced herself, welcomed me to the salon and prepped me with a towel and cape.  She told me that I would be really happy with Cara and that she would see me when it was time for my shampoo.


The salon was lively, several clients getting cuts and color.  It is clean and organized, and by the looks of things, the staff really likes what they do and working at Pefect Touch.  There is plenty of product for sale, but I never felt pressured into buying any of it.  I am quite sure that they can recommend whatever you need!  They are a Redken Salon.




While she was working on my color, Cara was consulted on color options by another stylist. She told me that they all work together to get the best results for the client.  As my hair was being colored I found out that Cara has been at the salon since she was 15, starting as a shampoo girl and working her way up, apprenticing under the owner for 2 years.  She obviously loves what she does, and considers herself an artist.  She thinks of her clients as her canvas. She told me that they have a lot of continuing education to keep up on new products and techniques.  We talked about life and changes.  I felt very comfortable, as if we had known each other for years, not just minutes.

Estitician, Skin Care, Nail Salon Catonsville MD

Soon enough, I was placed under a dryer for about 15-20 minutes, and offered coffee, tea or water. 

I looked around a bit and found that they have an esthitician on staff who does nails and skin care. Meet Irina Shor.  I didn't have time to check out her services today, but I will in the near future.

They offer hair cuts, chemical treatments, brazilian blowouts, manicures, pedicures, massage, waxing, skin care and more.  For a list of all of their services and pricing, check out their website. 




After Cara checked and was satisfied with the color, Kelsey led me to the shampoo sinks. That is one of my favorite parts of a salon experience.  This was no exception. I don't think I have ever had such a wonderful shampoo.  The wash was thorough, the temperature and comfort level checked and re-checked, every part of my scalp was massaged expertly. She's got skills!!   Relaxed and feeling good, I was sad when it was done, but I couldn't wait to see the results of the color!

Before we could head back to Cara's station, she waxed my brows.  Cara took special care to make sure it was right and that I was satisfied. Who needs a facelift when a fraction of the price and of the pain can make such a huge difference.

Back in the chair, the color emerged, my hair was cut and styled with the practiced hand of an expert.  By the time my appointment was done, I felt like a new woman.  I wanted something that would be easy to manage and something that would make me feel great...Cara nailed it!  It is way different than I would have described, but I think it suits me.  I am already wondering what the artist will do next time!

Maryland Mortgage Mama After

Sydney's first comment to me when I picked her up this afternoon was "Wow, Mama, you look different.  You are beautiful".  My husband?  Yep, he loves it too. 

If you are looking for a new look, or some pampering, you won't go wrong at Pefect Touch. A little shop near Baltimore, in Catonsville, just off 695 at Frederick Road.  You will be greeted with a smile and every touch will be truly perfect!




Color/Cut Genius?  You decide.

Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO or


If you are considering purchasing a home in Maryland and want to be sure you are mortgage ready, my brother Tony and I will be happy to help! We help to make the mortgage process a pleasure! 

If you already own your home, we are happy to provide a no-cost mortgage review to help you to determine if refinancing may be in your best interest.  Please contact me at 410-960-2061.

Comment balloon 8 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • September 27 2011 10:56PM


This is localism to the Nth power.  I didn't recognize you in the first photo...but the second photo has that similar signature of your profile picture!  They must be good at what they do!  Awesome.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 8 years ago

I like how your eyes now 'POP', Bridget.  Everyone looks so happy in the photos.  Great blog!  Great 'do'!

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) over 8 years ago

Looks good!  I wish they were closer to me because i'm in need of some snazzing up myself.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

Bridget, you look fabulous darling!!  Wow, what a difference the color makes.  I'm in need of a hair cut myself but I'm scared to color it.  You look a million years younger!!  Ok, not a million, maybe 10.  Enjoy!!

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer LLC) over 8 years ago

Bridget, you look as good in red hair as I do.  Great find, a bit far for me but if I ever find myself in your neighborhood, I want to go there too.

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) over 8 years ago

Larry,  Funny, I wasn't FEELING like me in that first photo.  I was so ready to find me again, Cara made it happen!

Chris,  Why thank you!!

Stacey, If you decide to meander over this way, we can always head to lunch after!  There are some great restaurants in Catonsville!!

June, You would be in good hands with Cara.  She gave me a discount card for a friend...let me know when you are ready to take the plunge!

Marge, We look Maaah Velous!!  If you are ever in the area be sure to look us both up!!  I am sure we could get an AR Meetup together!

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) over 8 years ago
You look gorgeous!!!
Posted by Cheryl Kierce over 8 years ago

Stylin'. How will I recognize you with a sharp new do. It suits you.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago