I spent 10 years with very long hair as that meant I didn't have to have any conversations with anyone about what I wanted. And another 10 years with a shaved head for the same reason.
My whole life, I've had one good hairdresser, and a great haircut, that worked with my lifestyle. But I can't even explain it, and I was fatter then, and my hair was thinner (less grey) so who knows if it would work now.
I used to spend a lot on hairdressers, well, I used to go to Toni and Guy regularly. (Hey, have I ranted at you about the marvellousness of rock climbing? I bet your DS would love it. We live at the rock climbing place these days, it's at the end of our road.)
He's really good in the sense that he listens to what I want rather than giving me one of 4 or 5 standard cuts (which Toni and Guy do IME) and doesn't seem personally affronted that I have difficult hair.
Can you just turn up and climb at the climbing place or would I need to book? I bet DS would adore it.