observations/ponderings

Having decided to give curly another try (now that I am informed via ) I have to say:

With 65% of population being curlies WHY dont stylists have a better grasp?

I found a stylist loacally via a reco I found at this site and in chatting with the receptionist I gathered that this stylist is (recently) in DEMAND by local CG's who got her name here.

I do now have a great stylist to go to but she does not have dry cut experience. Oh well, she will as I will have her practice on me.

Interestingly, yesterday I went to an Aveda salon to look at product. When we got to discussing dry cuts for curly hair they all looked at me like I was from Mars. "You'll have to try and find someone who does that " Can you imagine? As I stand there, right in the salon as a potential client.

I wonder how much $$ curlies generate in sales as we straigten, purchase the wrong product over and over all in the name of taming what we are told is crazy hair?

I am thinking the CG demographic is a hot market. I'd love a salon that specailizes in curly hair to open near me! (Chicago NW Burbs)
Lisa -

3B can braid to relax into 2b or diffuse into 3A. I confess I have 3C envy :-) Chin length weighed down by product - using Pureology Hydrate condish, home made brews and on occasion Redken Fresh Curls
Lisa, you stated it perfectly. I am amazed at how many times I ask if anyone in a Salon specializes in cutting curly hair and the receptionist looks at me like why are you asking that, everyone can cut curly hair and yes Aveda was one of those. I just want to jump over the desk and strangle them and begin a rant about curly hair and how it does take someone who has some knowledge of curls, how it grows and what a 3b, or c means, and yes there is a specific way to cut it...oh I'm sorry, I feel better now. I am glad you found someone to take care of your hair. I am still looking for that person that actually does know how to cut curly hair, I think it is a lost cause where I live.
At the very least, you'd think that more stylists would understand the PAINFULLY OBVIOUS fact that curly hair shrinks as it dries. The many cuts of mine that have *somehow* turned from shoulder-length to earlobe-length are a testament to the fact that they clearly do not!!!
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

fotki pw= crrrls
At the very least, you'd think that more stylists would understand the PAINFULLY OBVIOUS fact that curly hair shrinks as it dries. The many cuts of mine that have *somehow* turned from shoulder-length to earlobe-length are a testament to the fact that they clearly do not!!!
Originally Posted by Gemini13
Well ladies listen to this... just because I am the curious type I called about 20 salons today to see who they had on staff that specailized in cutting curly hair. Only ONE had someone who did and offered up that tidbit in an immediate fashion.

No stylists, plunking, pineappling (?), picking a poo or condish, gels, aaarrrggg!!!!! I thought going curly would be less of a fuss (snicker).
Lisa -

3B can braid to relax into 2b or diffuse into 3A. I confess I have 3C envy :-) Chin length weighed down by product - using Pureology Hydrate condish, home made brews and on occasion Redken Fresh Curls
Wow, I feel so lucky! My stylist is VERY conservative when cutting and knows about NC.com, plopping, etc. She can't style my hair to save her life, but she makes it look good for when I style it.
*Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
caysee,

I also had an Aveda shop near me say they "specialized" in curly hair, but when I looked in the salon, all I saw were straighties cutting, styling, dying, etc., straighties.
Wow, I feel so lucky! My stylist is VERY conservative when cutting and knows about NC.com, plopping, etc. She can't style my hair to save her life, but she makes it look good for when I style it.
Originally Posted by Bailey422
Oh, I have a great Deva-trained stylist now, I just had my second cut with her and I love it! But it only took me, oh, about 18 of the 20 years I've been curly to find her!
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

fotki pw= crrrls

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