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Can I ask about your hairdresser?

(52 Posts)
Kendodd Tue 31-May-11 16:44:01

Sorry should mind my own business really but here goes-

1. How often do you get your hair cut?
2. How long does it take?
3. Do you always make an appointment and see the same person?
4. How much does it cost?

If you are interested here are my answers

1. About every six months
2. Not sure, 25 minutes without shampoo?
3. No never, always just walking past and find somewhere that can do it.
4. £15- £20

mumblechum1 Tue 31-May-11 16:50:11

1. Every 3 months tho' it should be more frequent. I usually wait till I look like worzel gummidge.

2. about an hour altogether

3. No, whover's around and isn't going to charge £££ because they call themselves a Style Director or something poncy

4. £35 to £50 plus £5 tip

bellavita Tue 31-May-11 16:53:38

1. Every 6 weeks
2. About an hour for a cut and blow maybe about 3 for a colour/cut/blow
3. Same person for the last 10 years
4. £27 plus tip for a cut and blow. £57 plus tip for a full colour and highlights

CroissantNeuf Tue 31-May-11 16:56:01

1. How often do you get your hair cut? every 6-8 weeks

2. How long does it take? about 1 hr 15mins (because she likes to chat!)

3. Do you always make an appointment and see the same person? yes

4. How much does it cost? £35

Ooopsadaisy Tue 31-May-11 16:56:42

1. Roughly every 8-12 weeks.

2. Ages - we chat .... and chat .... and chat ...

3. Yep - I ring her up - she's an old friend and she comes to my house.

4. £8.00 (but I give her £10.00). She does DD's hair now and charges £12.00 for us both but I give £15.00.

MrsMeow Tue 31-May-11 16:57:50

1: About every 3 months, although should go every 6 weeks for it to look its best. Luckily, the style I have grows in the same style so looks the same just longer. If you see what I mean!

2: About an hour if I have a cut and blow dry. About 20-30 mins dry cut.

3: Yes. I have to make an appointment otherwise I'd never go! I've only just found another hairdresser after being with a different one for years and had SO many lovely comments about my hair last time she cut it that I vowed to stick with her until one of us die or she loses her fingers grin

4: £24 for cut & blow. £11 for dry cut - bargain! (I live in a tiny town)

OwlMother Tue 31-May-11 16:58:43

1. Every eight to nine weeks
2. About half an hour, curly hair so prefer not to bother waiting for a blow dry!
3. Yes. Same person for the last 10 years
4. About £45-50 (he's recently moved salon a couple of times so it's changed a bit)

Makingchanges Tue 31-May-11 17:01:03

1. About every 6 weeks
2. about 45 mins for a wash, dry, cut and straighten
3. Yes always try for same person but have had others at times
4. About £30 - £40 depending on if I have any treatments

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 31-May-11 17:02:31

1. every 6 weeks (my hair grows horizontally)

2. 2 hrs as always have a few highlights to cover up the grey

3. Yes, or I look like Monica Geller/Bing in Barbados

4. £45 (worth every penny)

GollyHolightly Tue 31-May-11 17:04:50

Every six months to a year.

About 45 minutes

Usually same person, have to make appointment because he's very busy

About £20? (can't remember, it's been almost a year!)

Tanyaaah Tue 31-May-11 17:08:19

Every 3-4 months

45 mins - 1 hour

Don't care who does it but it's always the same salon/price level

£37

thighslapper Tue 31-May-11 17:08:41

every 2-3 months
about 1.5hrs
£15 (she is a lifelong friend)
Always text her for a date she is free over a 2-3 week period.

I HATE having my hair done, my friend cannot bear silences, talks & talks & talks & talks from the moment i get there, till the moment i leave, repeats herself every time i see her and talks utter utter crap. chain smokes the whole time and tells me stuff about people i dont know, have never met and would not like to meet. She is 40 and into "clubbing" and so i get the stories of her clubbing nights when she was so drunk she cant rememebr anything.

She has anxiety ishoos i think. sad
But she is cheap and convenient so worth it. (also sweet) also im happy to be a listening ear for her

ChippyMinton Tue 31-May-11 17:09:35

1. Every 6 weeks, to cover the grey.
2. About 2 hrs for foils, base colour, cut and blow-dry, and eyebrow shaping.
3. I make next appointment before she leaves, sometimes book a couple of sessions in advance, around holidays or Christmas. She's been my hairdresser for about 5 years.
4. £65 for everything listed above.

It's my one indulgence.

bigTillyMint Tue 31-May-11 17:11:30

1. How often do you get your hair cut? intend it to be every 2-3mths
2. How long does it take? at least an hour - hour and half - it is VERY thick
3. Do you always make an appointment and see the same person? yes! and for my DC. She has just cut DS's vry thick hair fantastically wellsmile
4. How much does it cost? £35 wash, cut and blow-dry for me, £10 for same for DC over 10

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 31-May-11 17:12:20

I do the eyebrow dye n shape at the same time too.

or I look like a potato with eyes.

Kendodd Tue 31-May-11 17:35:21

Thank you so much for all your answers, please everyone else keep them coming.

I have a dream of opening a hair salon (I'm not a hairdresser) I have done for years, doing a bit of research.

valiumredhead Tue 31-May-11 17:37:00

Every 6 - 8 weeks

Takes 50 mins for wash cut and blow dry

Cost £36

roguepixie Tue 31-May-11 17:41:34

How often do I get it cut: once to twice a year
How long does it take: two hours (cut and highlights)
Do I have an appointment/see the same person: yes and yes - he is brilliant
How much does it cost: £195

bellavita Tue 31-May-11 17:42:40

Ooh and I always make an appt - in fact I make a few appts in advance.

fedupandfifty Tue 31-May-11 18:10:52

Three times a year for highlights/ cuts. About two cuts in between. I fiddle myself as well. Cost: £25 for highlights; £10 for a cut (usually dry).

A bargain - with coffee and gossip chucked in!!

Ooopsadaisy Tue 31-May-11 19:17:54

Kendodd - I love to hear of someone with dreams!

(I'm a hopeless person who's never had a career ambition.)

My hairdresser (a friend) went mobile years ago as she was struggling with childcare. She says it's the best thing she ever did as she enjoys her work so much more now. She worked in a salon from school until about age 24.

She has a steady regular customer base and most of us are happy for her to take the children along to our homes in the school hols etc.

I always recommend her to anyone who asks. I think that's how she gets all her new clients as she never advertises.

Don't necessarily think that a salon is the only way to go - consider networking to get a bit of freelance work!

Good luck!

Ooopsadaisy Tue 31-May-11 19:19:47

Oooh sorry - I meant to add:

My friend says that she is getting busier as the financial situation is making more people cut back on trips to the salon and using mobile (cheaper) hairdressers instead.

brookeslay Tue 31-May-11 20:40:12

rougepixie where do live i`m looking for someone really good with highlights & cut.

MooMooFarm Tue 31-May-11 20:44:57

Every couple of months.

An hour for a wash cut & blow dry, about twenty minutes for a wet cut if I'm in a hurry.

Yes always with same person - took me ages to find somebody who did a good job so I'm sticking with her.

£25 or £15 for wet cut (+ whatever tip I give)

HavePatience Tue 31-May-11 20:49:49

Kendodd I haven't had a hair cut in over a year. I have long, straight hair in good condition and don't really need much done with it but I could probably go more. I just can't find the time.
If supercuts had an enclosed play area for 2 year old DS, I'd probably go slightly more often... oh yeah, and if it weren't so expensive! Even supercuts now is expensive. I need to find a nice mobile hairdresser like those listed above.

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