Post # 77
@iarebridezilla: I have very curly hair and even when I’ve had it cut by professionals with decades of experience at a high priced salon, they seem to lose their place and end up cutting and cutting and cutting. Often trying to get a trim has meant walking out with hair 5 inches shorter. It SUCKS.
So when I was about 16 I finally found this lady who somehow didn’t eff it up. I have followed her to four different salons over the years (all relatively cheap places…. didn’t spend more than $25 for a wash & cut). Now she’s disappeared and I haven’t had my hair cut in over a year! I trim it myself but man.. with a wedding in about 15 months, I really want to find someone who can help me keep my ends neat and hopefully grow my hair out a little more. I’m terrified of going to someone new and ending up with a mini-fro. 🙁
Post # 78
@HappySky7: “The difference is huge and worth every penny.”
Seriously. After I started splurging on proper haircuts, I’ve yet to have a bad hair day. Also, my cut is such that I can easily style it the same way the hairstylist styled it despite having zero hairdressing skills – THAT is the sign of a good haircut. Who cares if it looks awesome when a stylist does it on the day of – it’s how it looks afterwards when I style it that matters.
Post # 79
@AnneTossy: I’m surprised you managed to get a picture!
Post # 80
@iarebridezilla: Best stylist I ever had charged $30 for a women’s cut.
Where I live now pretty much everyone charges $8-12 and I’ve never walked out hating it anywhere.
Post # 81
@MrsNewDay: Exactly. That and the quality of the dyes. My hair was so full of fly aways and strays before. Now it’s shiny, soft and the colour never fades, only grows out. When I went to ultracuts and asked for layers, she grabbed a chunk of my hair and dragged scissors through the back DRY. Wtf. My Darling Husband kept going there and he would come out with his hair murdered. So, so short and it seemed like nobody there had a clue what to do with curly hair, so they would hack it off.
Post # 82
@HeatherD16: I have such tremendous respect for what you do! It’s the combination of a steady hand, artistic talent, and dealing with picky clients- all those things I seem to lack. I would gladly pay a premium for a hairstylist who has a good eye and truly enjoys their job.
That being said, I voted “other.” I occasionally go to a “cheapo” chain salon for a simple trim or a blowdry- I just CANNOT do a decent job myself! And there are some talented folks out there. But for anything like a major cut or highlights (anything involving chemicals lol) I feel more comfortable in an upscale kind of place.
Post # 83
I go to the Aveda beauty school and get an appointment with the most senior person they have. It’s $20 which is a great deal, considering that a month from now, it’s closer to $100.
The minus is that it usually takes twice as long!
Post # 84
I go to my regular hairdresser who owns a salon. I dont cut my hair often but I usually get extensions, straightening, and then cut into lots of layers and curled. It costs $500+ for hair and style.
I’m not even sure how much she charges for a regular, plain cut. Maybe $60-75? or around $100?
Post # 85
My niece is a stylist thankfully! Before her, I just went wherever. Got some shitty cuts some places but by FAR my worst cut was at a true semi upscale salon. AWFUL. I looked like an idiot and in HS of all times. I’ve never had anywhere eff it up as badly as that guy did.
Post # 86
@AnneTossy: That is awful what they did! On the plus side, your hair looks fabulous in the second pic!
Post # 87
I don’t do ANYTHING to my hair besides once a year, and that’s the start of summer where I chop off about 6 inches of hair.
I know that’s bad and I should get a cut every month or so, but I’ve been doing this for years and I love how I have length in the winter and shoulder length hair in the summer.
I get it cut with the same lady every year and she is about 50 bucks for a cut, she’s also the same lady who does my mothers hair.
Post # 88
@iarebridezilla: Yeah, I’m pretty sure they’d have 0 idea of what to do with my waist length, thick, curly, confused biracial hair. I WISH I could go to a place like that. You’re lucky 🙁
Post # 89
I think here we have like Supercuts and the like and it costs $25 for a “cheap” cut. Then you have to pay $7 extra if you want it dried, and another $5 for a style (straighten). So for $37 you can have your hair done at a cheap place, where they have butchered my hair numerous times!
I think the $13 extra to get it done at my current salon is well worth it. When I walk in, I get asked if I want water/tea/coffee, there is a nice waiting area, the stylists are phenom! The price includes a deep head massage and most of the girls throw in hot towel treatments. Then once I am back at the chair, they offer a complimentary neck massage with mint or lavender oils… amazing!! Then they cut and style it exactlyhow you want it to be done for that day. I am all about saving money, but I really use my haircuts as a pamper time for me, and I enjoy the whole experience.
Post # 90
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard
all of the above. the thing is, I’ve had great haircuts at cheap places and terrible haircuts at expensive places. and every time I find a person I like, they eventually leave. so I constantly try different salons and prefer the ones that are in the $35-40 range if possible. I go a long time between cuts (like 3 months or more) and I trim my own hair at home.
I do all of my hair coloring at home, I don’t trust anybody else.
Post # 91
@spezia: so true — my hair is easy, which is how I get away with the cheapie haircuts! But, it’s also ugly and uninspiring at its best, soooo….haha I guess it’s a trade off 😛