Why are hairdressers not competant with curly/wavy hair?

(87 Posts)
colditz Thu 31-Mar-11 12:28:08

Every single time I go to the hairdresser, I end up saying

"Don't do that, it pulls the curl out!" (drying with flat brush and hairdryer) or

"Please don't put that on my hair because it makes it lank" (silicone crap) or

"If you carry on running your hands through my hair like a rake I'm going to end up with flat roots and a ball of fluff at the end, and I won't be pleased"

I've had 2 inches off my shoulder length layered shaggy cut today, I walked in with bouncy curls and have walked out with some hair curly, some almost straight, flat at the roots and feeling greasy.

I don't thik I could do that to my hair if I tried, what the fuck do they do to it?

colditz Thu 31-Mar-11 13:23:34

Nobody else gets this?

It must be me...

ClaireDeLoon Thu 31-Mar-11 13:28:11

Because they don't have curly hair themselves. You need to find a hairdresser that has curls and doesn't straighten them.

That said my hairdresser doesn't have curls and does a great job but she takes the time to understand curly hair. She gives me a great cut with layers that work. Often though I just get a wet cut (short walk from home to hairdresser) and style it myself when I get home. If she's drying it I'm very specific about what I want and what products to use.

I usually don't bother with hairdressers now. I have a few kinks and a loose wave.

Anything they do to my hair falls out in a day or 2 and I'm back to my useless mess.

I just want to have those sleek waves in the shampoo ads.

When you find a hairdresser who can cope with curls, you hang on to her. I know exactly what you mean. Came home once, washed my hair and the front sections were three inches longer than the rest. Looked mad. Never went back there.

ruddynorah Thu 31-Mar-11 13:32:03

My best hairdresser is a girl with the same hair as me. She's Indian looking, I'm mixed. Same long wavy hair. Excellent cut, and she works at Supercuts so its dead cheap!

giddybiddy Thu 31-Mar-11 13:33:10

Agree with Clairedeloon. I have very curly hair and the only hairdresser who has made it look good has curls too... I sympathise, have been there too...

BornToFolk Thu 31-Mar-11 13:35:04

It's not just you! I once had someone back-comb my hair. I came out looking like a dandelion flower!
As soon as I leave a salon, I have to rush straight home and wash and style it myself. The actual cut is usually fine (I have found a good hairdresser who gets my hair) but the styling is bad.

ilovegreenbeans Thu 31-Mar-11 13:42:44

Oh yes, me too. I had a brilliant curly-haired girl in London, but we've just moved recently and I have been avoiding getting a cut as I have no idea where to start!
Maybe I should just wander in to various hairdressers until I spot someone with curly hair? (Am in Ipswich btw in case any of you can recommend someone!)
Also second getting a cut only and leaving with it wet to dry/stlye at home. Often works out cheaper and faster too! However, I would love to leave a salon with dry great looking styled curls one day! It's not going to happen though, is it?

MotherNight Thu 31-Mar-11 13:44:07

I have really curly hair and every time I get it trimmed I end up with a bob, I always ask them to remember it will bounce up. I've given up now.

stirlingstar Thu 31-Mar-11 13:48:37

Hairdressers are hopeless with curls. You will never find curly-haired hairdresser, as they all straighten their own out. My (poor) solution is to cut it myself and grit teeth & go to hairdresser about twice a year to get it evened out at the back. And I almost always refuse a blow dry from them.

What is so difficult to understand about "it will bounce up shorter once dry"???

belgo Thu 31-Mar-11 13:50:59

Totally agree colditz. I didn't go to the hairdressers for 10 years because of this, but finally, now in Belgium, I have found a very competent french hairdresser who knows what he is doing with my hair.

I have a Spanish friend with wavy hair, who lives in England, she goes back to Spain every time she wants her hair cut grin

fishie Thu 31-Mar-11 13:52:57

yes I haven't been to hairdresser for years. is total waste of money. the worst was the one who liked to dry my hair upside down so i'd leave with a boiling hot red face. i do a version of mn cut but at the back and dye it myself with herby shite. easy.

TheVisitor Thu 31-Mar-11 13:54:42

My hairdresser is good with my very curly hair, even though she's got straight hair. She spends aaaaaaaaages on the styling when it's been cut and she completely understands that it bounces up once it's shorter. I love my hairdresser. grin

MayorNaze Thu 31-Mar-11 13:56:03

i feel the pain angry

i never ever have poncey hairwashes etc, just tell them to cut it dry. currently i am going to supercuts as that is the only place where they don't get arsey with me and accuse me of telling them how to do their job (er excuse me, it is my hair!)

i am going to be a model at the poshest place i could find (that has won awards and shit!) in a few weeks, lets see if they can have a bash...

MayorNaze Thu 31-Mar-11 13:57:04

and now i come to think of it, i had to do some hacking myself last time i went as she layered the back beautifully but forgot the sides angry

BornToFolk Thu 31-Mar-11 13:57:59

"I have really curly hair and every time I get it trimmed I end up with a bob, I always ask them to remember it will bounce up. I've given up now."

I have the opposite problem. Whenever I ask them to take a bit more off the bottom, I get "well, you know it's going to bounce up when it's dry". Yes, I know! It's my bloody hair! I know what it looks like when it's wet and how it behaves when it's dry and I want a bit more off the bottom to avoid straggly bits. I usually end up hacking bits of with nail scissors when I get home. grin

tethersend Thu 31-Mar-11 14:02:54

Go to the Vidal sassoon school in Bond street. It takes a while, but they have a policy never to cut your hair in a way that goes against what it does naturally IYSWIM- they'll cut with the wave/curl, and tend not to straighten anything.

Cheap too.

MayorNaze Thu 31-Mar-11 14:10:36

ooh ooh ooh

am nowhere near london but this posh hairdo place go by the vidal sassoon "ethic" apparently!!!

maybe there is hope...???

BlingLoving Thu 31-Mar-11 14:17:18

Do you go to a different hairdresser every time? The trick is that you have to find one, and give her the opportunity to get to know a) your hair and b) your preferences. Ideally, the first time, go in for a wash and blow dry - explain the issues with your hair. You'll get a good sense from that if the hairdresser listens to you and can understand what you're looking for.

Then, after your first cut, which may or may not be perfect, when you go back, specifically reference your issues - the layers on the side were too short when my hair dried naturally and more of the curl kicked in.

Even the best hairdressers seldom get it perfect first time. Remember that they're not seeing your hair naturally when you arrive - you've styled it yourself or used your own products or perhaps the cut is so out of date that it's hard to tell what your hair will do with a proper cut.

nikki1978 Thu 31-Mar-11 14:18:08

I have always found this a nightmare. My current hairdresser is pretty good but I still always have him straighten it at the end of leave it to dry naturally. Hairdressers ALWAYS get excited at the thought of drying my hair curly and I never let them as I have been mentally scarred too many times by having to leave the salon looking like a frigging poodle.

They just touch it too much, and comb it and scrunch it.


BlingLoving Thu 31-Mar-11 14:18:23

Also - those of you commenting on the wet/dry thing - good hairdressers these days will do a partial blow dry before finishing a cut if there's any concern about that. Mine has weird kinks in it so it's always dried almost completely and then the cut is finished to make sure we don't land up with bits that are completely off.

BulletWithAName Thu 31-Mar-11 14:19:50

This is why I haven't been to a hair dresser since I was 11.

This is the reason that I cut my hair myself- I do the Mumsnet haircut, it works really well on curly hair and ends up as a layered, shaggy cut. I save myself loads of time, money and stress, as I used to come home from the hairdresser and re-cut it anyway!

makeminemango Thu 31-Mar-11 14:31:50

You have to shop around. I have a wonderful hairdresser but it took a while to find her and she does wonders with my curly hair. I even get her to blow dry it straight at the end because its something i can never be asked to do don't have time for at home. But be assertive, if you don't want your hair done a certain way , tell them. Give feedback on products as well- for example Moroccon Oil just killed my curls.

If you are anywhere near Cambridge I can recommend a fantastic hairdresser who taught me how to get the most of out of curly hair. Good luck

LessNarkyPuffin Thu 31-Mar-11 14:38:18

My sister once came out of the hairdressers with what looked like oiled ringlets. I didn't laugh. Honest,

My hairdresser is lovely and knows how I like my hair styled. I think there are more ways to mess up curly hair post cutting.

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 31-Mar-11 14:44:45

It's not just you. I ended up with a monk's fringe when I was younger, yes, curly hair does bounce up when it's dry, how, as a hairdresser, is that difficult for you to understand?

My hairdressers keep moving on, whenever I find one I like, they disappear. If anyone knows a hairdresser that can really cut curly hair, in north london, please please let me know.

wubblybubbly Thu 31-Mar-11 14:55:18

I was scared for life at the hands of 'stylist' at the tender age of 11 sad Not understanding the bounceback of curly hair, he gave me a fringe like Frankenstein's monster.

seashore Thu 31-Mar-11 14:56:53

FairyLightsForever what's the Mumsnet haircut? Please, please can I have a link to it?

Can't believe I stumbled onto this thread, I've been cutting my hair myself since I was 16 (I'm 42 now) because it's curly and hairdressers just don't know what to do with it.

But recently I've been growing out hair dye, (haven't touched the stuff in over a year) I have just past shoulder length hair, I've been thinking I should get it bobbed (don't trust hairdressers to do anything else with curly hair) just to help get rid of the dye. Anyway I keep stalling on it and just wind up doing another trim myself. I don't really want to say goodbye to my layers which help my curly hair looking good, this thread is making me think I should forget about getting it bobbed and just continue on as normal.

Suppose the thing is most people don't have curly hair so they just don't know what to do with it.

Sorry for the ramble but hair is a subject I can really get going on smile ...

colditz it's not just you, for this very same reason, and some pretty traumatising experieinces as a teenager at the hands of some hairdressers, I only ever cut my own hair now, using the MN haircut, but have been doing this for years. Now I need never have the anxiety attacks I used to get before visiting the hairdresser, and my hair looks fine (in a curly messy way)

Skinit Thu 31-Mar-11 15:00:39

I feel your pain...mine is wavy and I like it....when I say "Please dont straighten it" they look like this shock and dont know what to do!

seashore the MN haircut is basically just brushing all your hair into a ponytail right at the front of your head (next to your forehead) and then chopping off, in a straight line, however much of your hair you want cut.

This automatically layers your hair and is perfect for long curly hair (or shorter hair, it just depends on how much you take off). Lots of youtube tutorials to help you.

seashore Thu 31-Mar-11 15:09:19

thanks overmydeadbody, I've just checked a youtube tutorial, don't think I'd have the nerve to do it though, nope, think I'll just stick to my regular trim which seems to work for me, I am tried of wondering about getting a bob each day though!

brillopads Thu 31-Mar-11 15:13:53

LOLz I'm having my haircut tonight at a new hairdressers (the price had crept up at my previous one so I thought I'd shop around), and yes, my hair tends to have a bit of "natural movement". I always feel bad when they ask about my 'styling routine' & I have to confess that I tend to towel-dry and then leave it to do it's own thang rather than attempt to blow-dry/ straighten into submission ...

This is the inspiration for the MN haircut, here I am trying to find some pictures of me so you can see how it looks on curly hair...

BitOfFun Thu 31-Mar-11 15:56:26

Oh please do, Fairy. I am very curious. I would love to find a hairdresser who understands curly hair- they just don't, in my experience.

GoldenGreen Thu 31-Mar-11 15:56:33

yep, I avoid the hairdresser and when I do go I just get her to straighten it and enjoy having sleek hair for a few hours. I have asked for it to be dried curly twice - the first time I looked like a poodle, the second time (different hairdresser) she dried it straight and then used curling tongs on the ends hmm

ghislaine Thu 31-Mar-11 16:01:07

I suffered for years at the hands of hairdressers who couldn't cut curly hair. I've had some great cuts over the years at the Vidal Sassoon training school -they love curly hair - and now I am super-loyal to my hairdresser (near King's Cross station) who knows how my hair works and what to do with it. The salon's not swish, but who cares? Pm me if you want her details. I feel very evangelistic about having finally found The One.

mrsbumbledosem Thu 31-Mar-11 16:01:09


Partly I think the problem is that I often go to hairdressers with hair up and so they don't see how it looks before they 'work their magic' but I always get a promise that my hair will look amazing whilst the finished result is something like King Charles the first. Hairdressers always expect me to be amazed by how (poodle like) curly they have made my hair. Even though I have woken up looking like Brian May every day for 30 plus years.

With curly hair the less you touch it the better ( in fact my hair looks pretty amazing just washed and left to dry, frizz and all ) but that seems to be an impossible concept for most hairdressers...

mrsbumbledosem Thu 31-Mar-11 16:04:03

actually 'amazing' is a bit strong!

BikeRunSki Thu 31-Mar-11 16:06:43

ME TOO!!!!!

I had had a great haircut for less than a fiver (backstreet salon in Sheffiled, by give away name of Classic Curls) and a terrible one for £70 (big brand salon in Leeds). And T&G refused "we don't do curly hair...."

Since I've lived in the sticks I have had the choice of 2 village hairdressers without flogging into the city on a w/e. One was awful, and have trained up t'other over the years.

BoF I'll PM you some photos

dexter73 Thu 31-Mar-11 16:28:52

I don't think I have ever seen a hairdresser with curly hair! They all have poker straight hair. I hate going to the hairdressers and usually trim my hair myself or get dh to do it. Mind you I haven't cut my hair since last May!

nikki1978 Thu 31-Mar-11 16:39:04

I have been having a scout around and apparently this place is very good for curls (Notting Hill)


The director Michael Price is supposed to be amazing with curly hair.

I don't need a haircut now until August but will be trying this place then and will let you know

nikki1978 Thu 31-Mar-11 16:40:22

Oh and apparently when you call to book you should specify that you have curls so you get the right hairdresser. The director gets booked up 3 weeks in advance.

nikki1978 Thu 31-Mar-11 16:42:05

BoF, sorry I'm rubbish at this technology thing blush are you on facebook?
I can pm my email address and you can have a look...

BitOfFun Thu 31-Mar-11 19:06:10

That would be great, thanks smile

fluffles Thu 31-Mar-11 19:10:09

i go to quite an 'alternative' hairdresser who wears her own hair all sort of messy, it was the fact she didn't iron it straight that made me choose her.

she is very good now, but she wasn't perfect to start with so when i went back i said 'the last time, this bit was too short and this bit too bushy' and to her credit she improved each time and now i can just tell her whether i fancy it longish or shorter and she'll get the shape right.

MrsSeanBean Thu 31-Mar-11 19:49:44

Mahogany (London and Oxford) pretty good with curly hair.

seashore Fri 01-Apr-11 13:54:40

I'm really glad to see that I'm not the only one cutting my hair myself smile the thing that works for me is to cut according to curl section by section, whereas a hairdressers would just brush it all out and then get a fright and probably not know what to do with it! Then I get dh to check it's even for me.

willybreeder Fri 01-Apr-11 13:58:11

If anyone wants an Edinburgh recommendation let me know! I leave the salon with some product that's been twisted into my hair and let it dry naturally - no touching!

thinNigella Fri 01-Apr-11 14:01:33

I get it too. THink it's because waves have never been trendy. Well not in my hairdressers anyway.

Meglet Fri 01-Apr-11 14:05:01

I get so pissed off when they want to use a fecking diffuser on it. It won't make it curly it will make it frizzy.

I don't let them blowdry it at all anymore, I just clip it back and go home straight away so it can dry in the warm.

They look at me like I'm mad when I tell them not to cut it too short as the curl will ping up. Drives me up the wall angry

alexandra65 Fri 01-Apr-11 14:08:22

Have you tried a hairdresser who specialises in black afro hair ? My DSD is 1/4 black, but her white Mum has very curly hair too. They find a local afro caribbean hairdresser the best solution.

My DS (her half brother)who is also 1/4 black has poker straight hair!

Cristiane Wed 04-May-11 17:21:05

Please can you give me the Edinburgh recommendation willybreeder>?

muddlinleigh Sat 07-May-11 22:05:22

Murray at Charlie Miller in Edinburgh does a fabby job on this curly girl.

newrose Sun 08-May-11 00:02:40

muddinleigh - which branch?
willybreeder - please share!

BitOfFun Sun 08-May-11 00:18:57

I finally found a recommended curly expert with a salon locally (yay!), sadly the day after i hacked six inches of my horrendously itchy dreadlocked mess, booked an appointment, only to find that dd2 had given me fucking nits angry. No wonder my hair was bugging me so much...Anyway, I cancelled the appointment, and now I'm scared to rebook in case I haven't got rid of the fuckers.

Himalaya Sun 08-May-11 00:43:19

Oh god I hate going to the hairdresser. they never know what to do with curly hair.

They say gosh it's thick and look a bit dumbfounded, cut layers in too short so it ends up rectangular, try to maul you with a diffuser, put crunchy mouse in it, cut you a fringe (it's not a fringe it's a pom pom on your forehead) arghhhh!

When I had my hair long I used to do the curlygirls drying trick with Boots curl cream and a long sleve Lycra t-shirt. Learnt it off the Internet, it works really well. why can't they teach hairdressers this stuff in college??

Now I wear it short the trouble ialways to pursuade them to cut it short enough, so I don't look like an old lady with a perm.

Last time I got so frustrated I just got DH to do it withthe clippers. It wasn't the best cut I've ever had, but it want the worst by far grin

amberleaf Sun 08-May-11 01:08:35

That ponytail cut looks as though it would be so wrong for curly hair.

The fringe is waaay too short for curls

cheapFlower Sun 08-May-11 11:08:54

DIY - it was my last resort (I have very curly hair) my hair/cut looks looks really good. I get even asked which hairdresser I use every now and then. I spent the £££ on chocolate instead grin

Bunbaker Sun 08-May-11 11:22:10

I have wavy hair and have finally found a hairdresser who works with my hair and not against it. It took me a long time to find her, but she is brilliant. To get an appointment with her you have to book weeks and weeks in advance.

mamajp Mon 25-Nov-13 15:59:29

Hi Williebreeder- who is the curly hair person in Edinburgh?

Beautybymums Mon 27-Jan-14 11:04:24

I know what you mean. I travel down to see this girl Jay in London. She worked in an afro/European mixed salon and my hair has never looked better. She has curly hair too and really knows what she's doing even throws in free treatments sometimes. I would keep her to myself but its time we were all getting proper curly hair treatment and stop paying £150 for haircuts that make us cry. If anyones interested her number is +44 7517441080

Lottapianos Mon 27-Jan-14 14:23:28

'They say gosh it's thick and look a bit dumbfounded, cut layers in too short so it ends up rectangular, try to maul you with a diffuser, put crunchy mouse in it, cut you a fringe (it's not a fringe it's a pom pom on your forehead) arghhhh!'

This exactly! So many times!

It's downright shocking how many hairdressers have no clue what to do with curls. I'm lucky enough to have found a fab hairdresser (MN recommendation actually) who does indeed have curls herself. My first haircut with her was a revelation - she practically cut each curl individually, took off just as much as I asked her to and didn't come near me with any damn thinning scissors either. And didn't blink an eye when I declined a blowdry. She's a keeper smile

Sammyplus3 Sun 02-Feb-14 19:20:55

I used to go to this Salon in Camden. They were OK I guess but I havn't had my hair cut in years now and my stylist isn't there any more. Beautybymums I took your recommendation and saw the stylist up in North London. It took for EVER but only because I needed a total restyle and I do have a lot of hair.
Needless to say I am shocked that a white girl has done a better job for only £60 that years of Afro hair dressers and posh salons. She cut every single curl one by one in its dry state following the Devachon Salon method and my hair looks like it did before my kids sucked the living life out of it.

Also I'm so pleased she didn't try pawn off expensive hair products on me she just gave some really good styling tips and information on at home natural treatments that save money and work better. She has curly hair too and it looks really nice so I take it this girl really knows what she's doing. I don't doubt she'll open her own salon sometime very soon at the rate she is going. I hope she keeps her prices the same :D

TheGreatHunt Sun 02-Feb-14 19:52:35

I'm slightly worried as my two DCs have beautiful bouncy curly hair. Ds is fine, he's a boy so cut it short. DD (who's only 2) has amazing, tightly curled hair (but looser than afro iyswim) - I took her to DS's hairdresser and asked her advice about looking after DD's curls. She suggested I cut it short (as in boy short) hmm not a clue about treatments or anything.

It's going to cost me a fortune isn't it to maintain!?

missymum Sun 02-Feb-14 21:59:26

I too totally understand this and it's taken me twenty years to find my current hairdresser who is fantastic with curls and was trained at the Vidal Sassoon school... She's in Exeter, Devon, if anyone needs a recommendation let me know.

delasi Wed 05-Feb-14 21:52:20

Don't know if this has been mentioned yet (quick read through so might have missed it):

- Going SLS and silicone free is great.

- If you're looking for a curly hairdresser in Brighton, Cuttlefish Organic (North Laine or thereabouts, iirc) has a hairdress who is really good. I don't remember her name, if she's still there, but the first time I went on recommendation I said, "Can I have someone who is good with curls?" and the woman taking my booking said, "Ah, you'll be wanting x then", when I chatted with her it transpired that she had loads of clients with curly hair and it all started with her sister who has very curly hair. I think her name began with an S... blush

delasi Wed 05-Feb-14 21:53:12

PS that's an old recommendation as I left Brighton and couldn't find anywhere new, so I've been cutting my own hair for 2 years now! I'm actually pretty good... wink

Ploom Wed 05-Feb-14 22:10:23

I do the MN cut but dont bring the ponytail anywhere near as far forward as in that youtube clip - I dont want a fringe! I also sometimes leave some front bits out of the ponytail and cut them afterwards.
Only problem I find is that the back is still really long - the layers are great but I'm not skilled enough to then chop some off the back.
Thankfully I've found a hairdresser who isnt trying to do anything fancy with my curls & I top it off with a MN haircut afterwards.

TheRaniOfYawn Thu 06-Feb-14 10:26:44

I just got my hair cut at the training college and it is driving me crazy. My hair is wavy with a couple of ringletty bits and thick and the volume pulls it straight. She cut am inch off the bottom but left all the volume so now I have a shoulder length frizzy mess. She died out straight in the salon which looked fine but I'm going to have to either rely on salt spray or straighten it for the next couple of months. Grrr.

MadBusLady Thu 06-Feb-14 12:56:44

Oh my people! <weeps>

Yy to the diffuser thing. WHY?? In fact styling aids generally. I've almost never had a hairdresser make my hair look as good as it looks when it just dries naturally after a good wash with a good cut, with the right product in, and then lightly combed out.

I used to go to mahogany in Oxford years ago, had a gorgeous little 20s/30s wavy bob then, I second that recommendation if they're still as good.

Scarletohello Thu 06-Feb-14 14:26:54

I've recently discovered a fantastic hairdresser in Birmingham who trained for 10 years in New York with the woman who wrote the Curly Girl Handbook. He totally transformed my frizzy/ wavy/ curly hair, cut it dry, told me what products to use and how to dry it. I couldn't believe how lovely my hair looked afterward. I thoroughly recomnend him.


Sillybillypoopoomummy Thu 06-Feb-14 20:10:12

Yes please makemine!

Does anyone know what tools I'd need to get my 3a spirals into just waves, heated rollers? I really haven't a clue!

Beautybymums Sat 26-Apr-14 14:46:38

I have straightened my hair for years until I found Jay. She trained in NY at Devachon Salon and she is phenominal. I don't really know what to say- she tells you how to really take care of it-doesnt 'sell products' to you but quite the opposite. Best advice is to go as natural as possible. It takes time to cut but I will never change hairdressers again for as long as she about. She has a facebook page open now so can be easily contacted as I may have mentioned before its a nightmare getting her to answer the phone. Im hoping she opens a salon in London soon. Would be fantastic as long as her prices don't change either :P
her facebook page is JiJi Curlsbefree.

TheDayOfMyDoctor Sat 26-Apr-14 14:53:25

My (bald and male hairdresser) is great with curly hair. I went through a lot of hairdressers before finding him. Also in Edinburgh!

printmeanicephoto Sat 26-Apr-14 17:26:44

Any "good with curly hair" hairdressers in Leeds? Please help. Curly hair lass here who has always struggled. I want easy maintenance!

Scarletohello Sat 26-Apr-14 20:23:38

You need to go to Matthew James in Birmingham. He trained for ten years in New York with the woman who wrote the Curly Girl Handbook. I saw him last year and it totally changed my hair! Firstly he cut it dry, not wet as that it how your hair looks naturally. Secondly he showed me what products to use and how to dry it to make the most if the curls.

However the most useful advice of all was to stop using products with sulphates and silicones as they totally dry out the hair and curly hair needs more moisture. He recommended the Body Shop Rainforest range which I've been using and my hair is in the best condition it's ever been! There's also a range specifically designed for curly hair called Devacurl which is only available on Amazon. Not tried it yet but will do when my current products run out.


Chocolategirl7 Sat 26-Apr-14 21:19:36

I have similar frizzy curly hair which is is really dry. I never 'love' it when the hairdresser does it but once I've done it myself (using diffuser) it's great.

My hairdresser has curly hair too but cuts it specially for curls. She kinds of twirls bits and cuts it on the diagonal. She's always nervous of taking length out and I have to persuade her that it'll be fine as when it gets longer there's a tendency for my to look witchy.

She's outside of Winchester if anyone looking in this area.

Mine's great, she always uses curly shampoo and conditioner on me, and curl friendly (no silicone) products, she agrees totally that they are no good for the hair. She does a really good scrunch dry on it, or a lovely bouncy blowdry if that's what I want (I usually go with the scrunch) and cuts it really well. Her hair is poker straight, but she really gets mine.

Scarletohello Sat 26-Apr-14 21:50:53

This is part of an interview with my fab curly hair hairdresser. Have recommended him on MN and people who have seen him have raved about him. He has a long waiting list for appointments and even had people travelling as far as Spain to see him..!


Meglet Fri 13-Jun-14 19:38:18

yes I know I'm resurrecting an old thread but there's loads of good into on here

waaaaahhh, I had a new lady cut my hair today, the lad who usually does it was on hols. No I don't want layers because it makes the shorter length ping up and the longer length stays straighter because the weight of the hair pulls it down. I explained this twice, I thought she understood.

She cut long layers into it and now it looks shite angry. My wavy / curly hair can hold a long bob, it's not a long bob, I feel like one of Bon Jovi may be exaggerating a bit.

Now I have to find a different hairdresser to sort the ends out and bring it back to one length. It's long so plenty of length to play with but all the same I'd rather not have to get it sorted.

Beautybymums Sat 14-Jun-14 18:11:43

I see a mobile hairdresser that is fantastic. Shes so busy so appointments are hard but really worth checking her out. Shes a hidden gem in london. She my hair dry and curl by curl cuts dry and now looks freakin fab. Her name is Jay 07517441080.

I would not trust anyone else with my hair anymore. shes got loads of reviews on hmumsnet and british curlies aswell.

Hallybear Sat 25-Oct-14 12:28:24

Hi makemineamango. I realise it's been a long time since your post in 2011 about a great hairdresser in Cambridge for curly hair... but i would love to know the name as I am desperate after so many bad cuts!. Could you help me out?. many thanks!

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