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I have a very boring cut as I like a slightly messy look. Think French long bob. Well that's what I wish for. However at the moment it just looks shit. One side sticks out. I go fur mud priced salon. If I pay for senior stylist in a better salon will it make much of a difference? Is it worth it? Thinking that at nearly 40 yrs of age I need to have a decent look!! Thanks
One of the main bugbears I have is the disco level music. So I choose a quiet time.
I had a T&G visit where they made me stand the whole time (my hair was belt length) , they could've put the seat right up and sat on a lower chair (which is what the salons did when my DD had very long hair. She didn't get T&G though)
The ££ might give you more time to discuss your hair issues. Yes they can style in but its what you do at home day-to-day that you need to be happy with.
It is definitely worth finding someone who understands both your hair and what you are trying to do with it, and then sticking with that person. I literally do nothing to my hair day to day, if its lucky it gets brushed once a day, after washing i just leave it. Brilliant hairdresser lowlights and cuts it every four weeks and that is all it needs. Even complete strangers have been known to compliment me on my hair.
Before I found her, I have had cuts which when i woke up in the morning , stuck up at all angles from my head. I think it is a mixture of finding someone who understands what you want and being realistic about what you want them to achieve,for example choosing between colour and perms, one or the other, not both.
Sadly, I have found no correlation between a hairdressers suitability and their cost. I have been lucky to find some one early on in their career (when they were v v reasonable) and have stuck with them ever since. I tend to find really hot shots in a salon tend to have a 'look' they are known for, and turn out everyone looking like that. They can be good if you are going for their style.
I think it's worth finding a hairdresser who you like and who does your hair in the way you want, because you wear your hair every single day. This may not necessarily be a senior or expensive person, but could take some trial and error to find. I have a short, blunt bob, and go every five or six weeks and pay just over £60 each time - it's a lot of money, but I have cut back on other things to make sure I can afford it because my hairdresser does a really excellent job.
Broadly speaking I've found a correlation between ££ and quality when it comes to haircuts - the best cuts I have had have been with senior people at high-end salons and they have been brilliant. I've also been lucky finding someone mid-price who was really good with my hair and I stuck with her for ages. But a lot of the cheaper and mid-price cuts I've had have been pretty mediocre.
Yes, I will always pay for a good haircut / colourist, and I'm the scruffiest person in the world. Once you find a good person then be very very nice to them and pray they don't decide to emigrate . . .
I'd definitely ask for recommendations, and also be prepared to try several people to find someone who suits you (also look for recommendations from someone with the sort of haircut you want)
I think you have to be ever so careful with these choppy mom cuts. One gust of wind and you're Ken Dodd's doppelganger. And unless you're very, very pretty/petite, you run the risk of looking like a Sherman tank wearing Elton John's toupee.
Is T&G still a thing then? I last visited approximately 20 years ago and came out looking like an over coiffed peach, standard poodle having spent hours (which felt like days) having suffered the "trendy" self-absorbed natterings of the various staff who appeared to think that to work for T&G somehow made them quite special and interesting.
Oh how I loved the little back street hairdresser who undid their "do" at less than half the money.....never again