"Thanks, Karlynne, it's great to have this time together--you're a great hairapist." It just flew out of my mouth without forethought, and struck us both as hilarious.
"I've never heard that in all the years I've been working as a hair stylist," she said through her giggles. "Can I quote you? I'll give you full credit!" She continued to laugh until tears came.
It occurred to me that if she's using the term and giving me credit, I ought to give myself credit, too. HAIRAPIST. You saw it here first.