UPDATE--haircut left curls noticeably longer on one side

I'm getting my hair trimmed by a new person tomorrow (my most excellent stylist moved to Asheville, NC). The new-for-me stylist cuts my DH's hair and communicates really, really well so I can say "more like this" and she always does whatever "this" is.

I think if I give her specific directions I should be quite pleased, especially with being able to give specific wishes.

I'm tired of struggling with egotistical stylists who know everything when they don't know my curls and inevidably most want to cut not-so-curly pieces shorter which makes them straighter...errrrr).

Please send prayers, well-wishes, good hair vibes, etc. The last cut I got was supposed to be a micro-trim from someone at the Aveda salon and ended up taking off two inches!
I'm getting my hair trimmed by a new person tomorrow (my most excellent stylist moved to Asheville, NC). The new-for-me stylist cuts my DH's hair and communicates really, really well so I can say "more like this" and she always does whatever "this" is.

I think if I give her specific directions I should be quite pleased, especially with being able to give specific wishes.

I'm tired of struggling with egotistical stylists who know everything when they don't know my curls and inevidably most want to cut not-so-curly pieces shorter which makes them straighter...errrrr).

Please send prayers, well-wishes, good hair vibes, etc. The last cut I got was supposed to be a micro-trim from someone at the Aveda salon and ended up taking off two inches!
Originally Posted by laurabeth33

Good Luck Laurabeth! I'm sure your hair will look fabulous after the cut

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GOOD LUCK! I'm sure it will look beautiful!
My curls are now free to be 3a! Hooray for layers!!!
Good luck! I hope you come back with raves and wonder how you ever lived without this stylist!
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Lots of good hair vibes coming your way! I'm sure it will look fabulous!!
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Good luck! I know that going to a new hairstylist can be a bit scary. So I wish you nothing but well wishes!
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On the positive side, the stylist cut my hair dry and interacted well with me, well enough that I feel comfortable going back to her.

On the negative, while she cut my hair dry, she combed it all out so the curls were just fluff and weren't springing normally so it was impossible to tell where they would spring up more or less (almost as if it were wet).

As a result, the left side of the back of my hair is noticeably longer than the right side of the back. I thought I was imagining it when I got home and did my hair myself. However, my DH could see it too, and after showering the next-next night, my DH said it was really, really noticeable when my hair was wet.

So here's my question...I'm going to go back to her to have her fix the unevenness. Should I request a wet or dry cut? If it's wet, I think she'll even it out nicely and feel more comfortable/in her element. But it could shrink up unevenly (though I have more consistant curl tightness in the back). If she cuts it dry, she'd have to avoid combing it out and just comb the ends right before cutting, something I don't think she's familar with.

Which should I request--wet or dry? Also, I expect the touch-up will be free since I got the cut Sat, but do I tip again?
I would have her cut it wet, just to be on the safe side. If she did it crooked the first time, who's to say she won't mess up again cutting it dry? I would not tip again. You wouldn't be coming back if she didn't screw up in the first place. The way I see it, you're having her actually earn the first tip she got.
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I have had to go in for a touch up with my stylist. She cuts my hair wet and I can't always tell if it is going to be enough off, even though it feels like it. What we did is I came in with my hair styled my way and then she just trimmed it dry right from that point. No combing out or anything, that way we know how it will fall and it is in the style that I do it.
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i'd say wet too. i've always had my hair cut wet, as any stylist would faint at the idea of cutting it dry, and is the best way to get a reliable, 'good' cut. it might not be tailor-made to every curl but she'll be able to see split ends, even it up and make sure it all looks healthy once she's done.

good luck with it, and sorry to hear it wasnt right the first time!

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I'd say wet too. And no, I wouldn't tip again. This is a fix up session.
I finally found a devachan trained stylist and she cuts each curl dry but before her, they all cut my hair wet. I did have one who combed it out too and then tried to cut each curl but that didn't work because like yours... it was just fluff.
Darby
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Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
I would ask for a wet cut too. Seems to be safer.
(I always get wet cuts and prefer them over dry ones.)

I wouldn't give a tip again.
smack her smack her!

Ok back to the legal world.....
I'd have her do it wet to be safest on it being evenly cut at least but tip for a job ill done? no way baby!
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