The scene opens on a woman alone in a coffee shop. She sips slowly. Her face is concealed with sunglasses, and her hair is hidden in one of those hipster beanies. She's waiting for someone. Finally, another woman sits across from her.
Nervous coffee drinker: "Cassie, what are you doing here? I thought we agreed to meet in secret later today."
Cassie: "Chill, Lexi, you're the one who decided to come drink coffee where I work."
Lexi: [cursing] "Fine. Let's get this over with."
Cassie: "Well, you're going to have to show me first."
Lexi: "Here?" [shocked and disgusted] "But people will see!"
Cassie: "You're going to have to deal with it eventually. It can't be that bad. You're a serial exaggerator. I'm sure it looks cute."
[Lexi gives Cassie a searing look that can only be compared to the fire of a thousand suns.]
Lexi: "I've been wearing this stupid hat for the past month to cover up my hideous haircut! Britney circa 2007 looked better than me!"
[Lexi cautiously lifts one hand to her head, and as she pulls off the beanie, she hunches her shoulders to try to hide her shame. Cassie bursts into an uncontrollable fit of laughter. Lexi is not pleased].
Cassie: [wiping tears from her cheeks] "Like I said, it's not that bad! Nat will definitely be able to make you fabulous again. Trust me."
[A stranger walks by and addresses Cassie.]
Stranger: "Oh my God, who cuts your hair? The way it shines and bounces — and those layers! Oh my God, is that your natural color, or did you get an ombre?"
Cassie: [glowing] "Nat cuts my hair. I've been going to her for years, and she's the only one I trust to touch my head."
Stranger: [looks at Lexi] "Oh, honey, you should really put that hat back on." [looks back at Cassie] "Thanks for the tip, sugar!" [walks away]
[Cassie slides a card over the table to Lexi.]
Cassie: "I already made an appointment for you. You're in the best hands; she's been doing this for more than seven years. Plus, look at my hair — she has the hands of a hairdressing goddess. And she starts at only $55 for a cut and blow dry, which you know is cheap for girls like us with thick hair."
Lexi: [grudgingly taking the card] "Thanks, Cass. I don't know what I would do without you."
Cassie: "Probably keep wearing hats in the middle of the summer."