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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser

Those of us who have had bad haircuts sympathize with you! I've had 2 really great haircuts over the course of many years!

 

What I'm contemplating is going to a new (for me) salon, but the price for a cut (imo) is outrageous!

 

But I'm really considering it because my DD just had a super great cut, and I remember I had complimented someone else on her really great cut, and she said it was from there.

 

So, is it a matter of price? Or, a matter of skill with who's behind those scizzors?

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser

I find Yelp reviews helpful.  I have curly hair and it helps to find someone who has reviews that state the person is good with curly hair.

 

It also helps to have a photo of the person on their website.  My stylist also has curly hair, so she knows the ins and outs of it.

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser

It's so hard to find a good stylist!  I usually do my own nails, but I've made manicure appts before at a new salon. That way I could watch stylists and see what their clients looked like as I got my nails done.  I've done this a couple times Smiley Happy   Otherwise, if you ask for advice on a stylist, they're going to give the one with the most appts available.

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser

I look at the reviews of salons in my area to see how others rate them.  It has not failed me yet!!  Good Luck  Smiley Happy

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser

I never see a problem getting a shorter haircut. And "yes" hair does grow. I wear mine in a short pixie, spikey on top with highlights. So I get my hair cut super short all the time. I've never had a problem with haircuts. I like looking different and updating my look. I couldn't stand looking the same day after day. Yuck.

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser

I hope you didn't go in asking for Pelosi hair! That could have been your first mistake! Never talk politics with your stylist!  LOL! Woman LOL

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser

Bring in a ruler and ask them if they can read it and do fractions. If they can't do it. RUN😁
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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser


@granddi wrote:

I'm thinking about going into a salon and just setting in the waiting area and watching the hairdressers. When I see a stylist that doing styles that I like, I think I'll just ask his/her name and ask for appointment.

 

I moved to a new community about 18 months ago and just cannot get a good haircut. This time I went to a stylist recommended by a lady I met at the gym. I wear a long bob. I went in looking like Nancy Pelosi and came out looking like Eliz Warren!

 

I asked for a trim only. I took time to explain my likes and dislikes in haircuts and said "my hair cut is not bad now. I just want 1/2 inch trim." When she finished, I said "this is the shortest my hair has been since 4ht grade!" She said "hair grows out."

 

Why is this so hard? I've tried the 20 something, & the 50 yo with 30 years experience. It's just salon roulette for me. 

 

I had gone to Tony and Guy with great results. So when I moved I went to the location here and had a horrible cut. Now I understand that some salons are company owned and others are franchise. Company owned salons usually require more training and training with T&G specifically. 

 

Just frustrated. 


@granddi  I found out the hard way that a trim to one stylist is a haircut to another. Always take photos from magazines or Pinterest and before any scissors are raised, make sure you both understand her intentions...an inch to her may be an 1/2 inch to you. 

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser


@KatCat1 wrote:

@granddi  I know what you mean.  I had that thought to myself more than once.  Try an Aveda salon.  Normally, they are very good.  Either go to Aveda online or just Google Aveda Salons.


 

 

@KatCat1  I agree. Even if the stylist needs a few tries to learn your hair, likes and dislikes, the fragrance of the products entice me.

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Re: Stalking a Salon for new Hairdresser


@granddi wrote:

Thanks for listing to me rant................


 

 

@granddi  Any time. I love rants....I usually have the same complaints.