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You know, ever since straighteners were invented, hairdressers seem incapable of doing anything other than straightening. They have become de-skilled in the drying department.
I've had quite a few different hairdressers over the past couple of years, they all ask if I want my hair straightened and when I say 'no, I want volume' they have all strightened the fuck out of it using a brush and hairdryer.
I agree though my hairdresser who is in her forties and used to teach hairdressing doesn't use straigteners on my hair but most I have been too rough dry and then use straighteners. Its downright lazy imo.
I used to go to a fab hairdresser in Devon who was italian and used to be able to curl my hair with just a brush, it was the best ever. He said in Italy a lot of women have long hair and he was just used to doing it that way.
you know what I find weird? No matter what you say or how you tell them you want it cut, they nod, and then you come out looking exactly the same as you did the time before perhaps with just a teeny bit more or less taken off.
I had my hair blowdried PROPERLY for the first time in years the other week. All the others ask to use straighteners, and as I have started saying no (I have naturally curly, not too frizzy hair ffs) they stand there like so many trained chimps waiting for their next banana.
"Whtcha want me to do wiv it den?"
"I want you to blow dry it, please."
"Ummm. Okay. Ummmm." <<<Disappears into back room - "Gemmaaarrrrrr! Need you out the front a sec, got a fussy one, won't have it straightened, dunno what she wants me to do with it!">>
Enter Gemmarrrrr. Gemmarrrr clearly has barely touched a blow dryer in the last 5 years - since leaving college, in fact.
"Well, no, actually, it doesn't, it makes me look 15 years older than I am, so I'll have it blow dried curly"
"Well, blowdrying curls in is tricky on hair like this..."
Hair like what? Curly hair? Yes, I can see how it would be tricky to blow dry the curls back in, after you have followed your normal modus operandi and knocked them all out with a nuclear blast from the hair dryer and a paddle brush - but here's a novel idea - try not brushing them all out in the first place, and instead of raking your grease laden digits down through my hair, try scrunching some mousse through it!