Post # 62
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I go to whatever GreatClips or SuperCuts is around me… I did like my haircut at a salon in the mall in my hometown ($30-$50 cut depending on what “level” of stylist) but it’s way too far to drive for just a haircut. But I just wear my hair in a ponytail every day anyway, it’s a waste to spend anything on it really.
Lately I’ve just gotten a slight trim every 6 months. I had a DISASTER from a cheap place in the summer of 2012 where my hair went from bra-band length to shoulder-length. I had only asked for a trim and layers!! A year and a half later and I’m now only getting back to where it was. But I still resent that stupid place because it’s THEIR fault that my hair was so short on my wedding day, a full year after they cut it. My hair grows SLOW.
Post # 63
I tried an ultracuts exactly once. They did a horrific job and it took forever to get my hair back to healthy. I’ve been to moderately priced salons for years with mixed results. I decided to splurge on a high end salon… and I would never go back to the cheap places. The difference is huge and worth every penny IMO.
Post # 64
I have a friend who is a hair dresser who does it for me. She works from home now so I just go over there and get it done. It is great. She gives me a good price too.
Post # 65
I still drive 3.5 hours to Vermont for my yearly hair cut. I trust this chick with my life, and since it’s Vermont, it’s only a $20 cut anyway. (And my family lives there, so I generally just make it a 3-day visit)
Post # 66
@AnneTossy: Omg… that is terrible. I would be so mad. I am glad they were able to fix it for you. It looks SO nice in the 2nd pic!
Post # 67
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
Yeah, I wouldn’t say I’d ever gotten a really great haircut. And yes, it’s usually the salons that F it up! I just go to Great Clips Kuz alli get are trims. Always make sure I have a coup too!
Post # 68
@iarebridezilla: AHHHH! My hair is my thing and after a few horrifying experiences I go to an amazing woman with 15 years experience, gives me a perfect cut every time and is known in the area as the ‘red master.’ I pay a lot of money ($175.00 + tip) but I get amazing results. I am not one to be willing to let it grow out I would lose my mind having a bad hair day!
Post # 69
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I’ve gone to the same hairdresser for ten years. She charges $45 for a cut. She also did my wedding hair for free :D!
Post # 70
I’ve gone all different routes when it comes to cutting/coloring my hair! I went to the cheap chain nearby once, and the haircut that I got was fine, but the lady there gave me attitude. She also didn’t know what she was doing what so ever, so I ended up asking for something a lot more simple than I originally wanted. I wanted a layered, angled, shoulder length bob to be cut from my really long, straight and relatively boring hair. She tried to convince me that I already had a long version of the bob! WTF! I never went there again after that.
I then started going to the salon that my mom has gone to for the past 20 years. It costs about $100 for lowlighting and a cut, but they NEVER seem to get it right. My hair is a very baby white blonde color naturally, but they would use golden undertones to do lowlights in it, and it made me look so washed out. A lot of the stylists have been there for 30+ years, so they were trained in the 80’s, and you can definitely tell when you ask for bangs and you get a puffy front fringe LOL.
Finally I started just going to my friend’s house to get it cut. I stopped coloring it all together, but I am thinking of getting some more lowlights for some definition. My friend graduated from beauty school in 2011, but could only find a part time job doing hair and eventually had to quit for a full time job in healthcare. She still does a great job, and she always does what I want. She doesn’t even charge me, but I always give her $20-50 depending on what she’s doing.
Post # 71
@iarebridezilla: my husband is in the military and when i first started cutting his hair, i was so nervous! i’ve done hundreds of skin fades (for both military and civilians) so i knew what i was doing, but i was still so worried that he’d come home and tell me that he got reprimanded for his haircut being “bad” or “wrong.” but now, it’s no big deal 🙂
Post # 72
@Treejewel19: I always nod along when you post about your hair. I think we have similar regiments and feelings about our hair.
If I could get the same quality of cut for $20, I’d be down, but as it stands, it would be next to impossible to find someone with the skill and patience of my current stylist who would charge less than $100.
Post # 73
I get it done cheaply, and I just walk in because I don’t care who cuts it. The only time I got it done at a salon they did an awful job, didn’t listen to me at all and I hated it! I go to get whoever is stuck working that day to do it, and every single time they falll in love with my hair (I’m too lazy to blow dry/straighten/curl it so its super healthy, and its also incredibly thick) and they do exactly what I ask for. And it always turns out looking great.
Post # 74
I’m pretty picky about my hair and I have an amazing stylist I’ve been with for over a decade. I don’t find it expensive or unreasonable to pay a salon. I also don’t go that often!
Post # 75
I am a hairstylist, and I do get a little annoyed when people talk down about my profession- i.e. “It’s just a haircut, it’s not rocket science”, etc. To become an excellent hairstylist, you need years of continuing education and experience to fine-tune your craft. The schooling we go to is really no more than 1 year (depending upon state regulations), and that year is just to prepare us to pass our boards to obtain our license. School DOES NOT prepare us for the salon, and this is when you get what you pay for. Usually stylist that cannot “hack it” in an upscale salon, will usually go to a corporate setting (Super Cuts, etc), however, that does not guarantee that you will find uneducated stylist in higher settings.
Bottom line, to find a good stylist is to find someone that has educated themselves beyond the minimal requirements because we love our job. Therefore, our higher prices. This is our livelyhood- I would never try to do another trades’ job because it seems “easy”… Let me fix my own outlet, that looks easy…….
Post # 76
@Treejewel19: haha I am the WORST about my hair. Just the WORST. I have never in my life really felt like it looked good or was an attribute of mine that I was proud of. I mean, look at my wedding pic — I wore it in a bun so I wouldn’t have to worry about it! So I can’t even fathom paying $175 for something like my grubby hair. That’d be like paying to get a 1986 Honda Accord washed, waxed and detailed. It would be sheer madness! sometimes I wish I had the patience to give two shits about my hair, but alas … I don’t.