We’ve had a lot of rain this spring, which has meant some time spent indoors and feeling a little bleah. One way to help feel good again (in addition to spring cleaning) is to take a little time to refresh yourself; if you feel better you look better and if you look better you feel better, as the saying goes. One way to do this is to go to The Hairdresser, so mark your calendar to put together this Ravensburger puzzle!
Ravensburger sent us their Happy Days at Work #14 The Hairdresser 500-piece puzzle to work on. Funnily enough, this review fell in with an appointment I had with our own town salon, where I had my hair professionally coloured for the first time in 10 years, almost to the day. I think it was interesting for the children to see the differences between the salons of the days of yore and current days; from the hairstyles to the hair dryers, there are many differences!
Kallista really took to this puzzle and has done at least 1/3 to 1/2 on her own, which she likes to remind me. I was going to say that this puzzle has taken us a longer time to build than usual, but this would be the reason why! Instead of sitting stationary and putting it together in a day, it’s been set up for a month, and Kallista puts together a few pieces at a time between homeschooling subjects.
She separated all the edge pieces from the middle pieces herself, and built most of the frame before I even knew she had it started!
Then I sat and worked on it on a Saturday evening while Phil was making our date night dinner. I worked on the car, buildings, and the combs sitting on the table in the foreground.
Kallista and I also worked on The Hairdresser together for a little while one day when we all needed a break. This is when we put together the heads and faces, the photos on the wall, and a few pieces here and there. Sitting with family and working on a puzzle together is relaxing and a good time to have a chit-chat about things that don’t have to do with work or school-yeah!
I’ve been working many times more hours than usual over the past on a big project for a client, and while I’ve been doing this, Kallista has been diligently putting pieces together. She walked into tell me that she was done the puzzle – all but the final piece! She had put together all of the flooring and the most difficult part; the flowered capes around the clients.
Then….while I gathered up my camera to take a photo of the completed puzzle, disaster struck…I walked into the front room to see the puzzle on the floor! It had been knocked off the table and clear off of the Puzzle Handy! This could have been much worse; the puzzle could have been in shambles, but with Ravensburger’s SoftClick technology, the puzzle was still held in one big piece, with only a few pieces knocked out of place.
I really should have taken a picture of this, but at the time all I could do was walk out of the room shaking my head….
Tristan and Kallista picked it up and put it back together; which was much easier than old Humpty Dumpty, and the Kallista patiently waited for me to take the final photo of her completed puzzle.
She’s done a terrific job; now it’s time to clear it away so Tristan can start on the next puzzle challenge: Star Wars Collection 2 1,000 pc Puzzle (Empire Strikes Back.
And here you can see how the puzzle easily stays together; but don’t worry, it isn’t difficult at all to dismantle when you want to!
This was a fun puzzle to do, even if it did make me feel a bit old as I have sat under those huge hair dryers back in the ’90s, although I’m not near old enough to have owned the car sitting outside the window!
Ravensburger Happy Days At Work No.14 – The Hairdresser, 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle is available through fine retail stores and Amazon.co.uk.
The Ravensburger Puzzle Handy is also available from Amazon.co.uk and retail outlets.
If you enjoy a good puzzle, check out these other 500 piece Ravensburger puzzles we’ve reviewed: