I recently visited friends in Birmingham, Alabama (YES, you read that right) and went for a beauty day in a popular local salon called Salon U (voted by Elle Magazine 2012 as TOP SALON in ALABAMA). The salon is massive; I believe two floors, maybe more. The service was impeccable!!! And so was the salon. I’ve been modeling for nearly 10 years now and had many photo shoots and worked with several artists and stylists. Birmingham is up there with one of my favorite blowouts and makeup applications. Almost forgot the BEST MANICURE ever. It just goes to show, never judge a book by its cover. New York City has all the flash but sometimes you find shining stars in places you least expect. Sorry for judging you Birmingham. Please forgive me.