I was only in the chair five minutes and already I was spilling about the drinks I had arranged for that night.
My stylist was blow-drying my hair for the big date and within another five minutes she knew where I was meeting him, how we first met, what I was wearing and whether I'd kiss on a first date.
I know her kids' names, where they go to school, her sister's Nike Air Max obsession and her annual holiday plans.
She knows my tattoos, my family business and my work schedule.
This is a woman I've never met outside the salon, but who I have built up a relationship with every six weeks over seven years as she has coloured, stripped, masked and chopped my hair into various styles and shapes while listening to my stories and keeping my secrets.
I sit with my legs propped up on the recliner that massages my back while my treatment soaks into my lengths and ends at the basin.
One of the girls pops a gel eye mask onto my face and offers me a hand massage.
When I'm fully relaxed, it's back to the station where I read 'Vanity Fair', sip on a glass of wine and snack on chocolate treats.
This is the reason I pay north of €200 every six weeks to attend the hair salon.
But come July 20, when Irish salons open their doors for the first time since March, in phase 4 of the Government's reopening Ireland plan, there will be no hand massages or glossy magazines.
I won't be offered tea, coffee, wine or Champagne. I probably won't even be allowed to check my coat into the cloakroom.
Instead, my hair stylist, whose face I long to see more than some of my own family members at this stage, will greet me wearing a protective mask, a visor and gloves, as I do the same.
She'll wipe down the chair and mirror before I sit down, and it's highly likely I'll be between two Perspex screens, two metres away from anyone else in the salon - if there is anyone else. For this is the new normal hair salons around the world are facing as they get to grips with working in the age of Covid-19.
In Germany, salons must practise social distancing of 1.5 metres, and no walk-ins are allowed. Hairdressers are required to wear face masks and disposable aprons.
Customers wishing to avail of a root touch-up in France must bring their own mask and will be seen by appointment only. There are similar restrictions in Spain, where salons are only allowed to run at 30pc capacity to ensure adequate social distancing.
Amanda Dennison, owner of Head Office in Ballyfermot in Dublin, where she has been for 30 years, is not sure how her business will cope with similar restrictions.
"I don't know how we're going to work it because a lot of our clients are elderly and might only come out once a week," she told the Irish Independent.
"Elderly people come at the same time to meet each other and they'll have tea and coffee and a chat. The salon experience has absolutely changed for them."
Ms Dennison has invested in Perspex screens between nine units in the salon. "I sourced the screens myself and my brother-in-law fitted them. I've spoken to hairdressers who were quoted €400 per unit."
Ms Dennison has also purchased gloves and masks for her four staff members and plans to operate with extended opening hours. All of this extra cost to her will be reflected in customers' bills.
"We have no choice. It's a complete knock-on effect because there is still insurance to be paid."
Samantha Byrne, who runs the 1,000sq ft Vanilla Hair Design in Tullow, Co Carlow, and a smaller salon in the Mount Wolseley Hotel, has put an order in for hygiene screens and PPE, but has paused it until more guidelines are issued by the Government.
"I ordered Perspex hanging from the ceiling that would come to the side of the chair.
"Clients like to speak to each other and caving them in is a bit much," says Ms Byrne, the current Irish Hairdresser of the Year.
"Our hair dryers come from electrical plugs at the side. Your Perspex is going to be designed on the basis of your salon, everyone can't be the same.
"That's why I'm expecting the guidelines to be vague. I had 100pc cotton masks made because if we're coming back on July 20, it will probably be very warm. The more PPE we have on us, the more restricted we are. Even trying to do a hair cut with a pair of gloves is very difficult."
Like Ms Dennison, Ms Byrne acknowledges the cost of PPE and screens will be felt by the customers.
"There will be a rise in prices because we will have to have some type of PPE, but how much we have will depend on how much the price will rise."
Owner of seven Brown Sugar salons, and committee member of the Irish Hairdressers Federation, Mark O'Keeffe, has a more optimistic outlook.
"Hair salons have always been incredibly safe environments because hygiene is a priority in our workplace," he said. "We don't think it needs to be this mass hysteria with loads of Perspex."
Mr O'Keeffe mentioned the Perspex prototype as seen on 'Claire Byrne Live' this week.
"That was really over the top, a caged-in section? Hand hygiene is the most important message that's coming from the HSE, and after that, if you're in a close environment, masks.
"Everything is by appointment, we'll be ringing people to let them know when it's safe to come into the salon because we want to make sure that the one o'clock appointments are gone before you bring in a two o'clock appointment. The key to this is common sense."
Mr O'Keeffe, along with the Irish Hairdressers Federation, is firmly of the opinion that hair salons should be reopening sooner than phase 4.
"Hairdressing salons and the beauty industry as a whole could very comfortably open in phase 2, but could 100pc open in phase 3."
Mr O'Keeffe acknowledged he will be reopening "at best 50pc-60pc turnover to what we were doing in the past", and is calling on landlords to work with small businesses to reduce rents.
Noelle McCarthy, owner of Blow in Dublin, has said the closures have been "catastrophic" for her four salons and 65 staff members. She's calling on the Government to issue clear guidelines.
"Realistic guidelines that enable us to make a living while keeping people safe is really important," she says.
"Sticking the head in the sand and saying it's safe for us to open in phase 4 is nonsense, because the black market is rife. It's very hard from a financial point of view because the Government can't give what it doesn't have, so we understand we have to pay VAT and we have to pay rates, but if it puts us out of business that doesn't work either.
"I'm certainly looking for reductions from my landlords. I've no revenue. It's unfortunate, but everyone is in the same situation."