Another not so good cut

I had high hopes. A fellow curly recommended a salon. The recommendation was coming from a man with short hair so maybe I should of been cautious. The stylist is also a curly. I walked in and her hair is a bit blown out looking. I was a little concerned She sat me in the chair and took the time to ask me how I did my hair (hope rising). I explained I was growing out. Like to side sweep my bangs. Want to keep the length. She then takes a brush and gets the knots out of my hair , then washes my hair , and does a wet cut. Now I can live with a wet cut only for the fact that I"m more wavy than curly so I think my hair has a bit more leeway. I wasn't too thrilled with 1 inch being removed however my ends were dry and I'd let the stylist judge the amount of damage to remove. I did let her know up front that I didn't want it thinned. I had a lot of promise that she'd give me an individual curly cut but when she started sectioning off and very carefully lining up all the edges I knew I was doomed. I didn't see it but felt her razor the scissors over my bangs The blowout wasn't a gentle diffuse but constant aggressive hair manipulation. Not scrunching but more fluffing and racking My hair ended up looking like hers (a little wild, crazy, and a bit of frizz fluffing through). She didn't use much product so at least I came home and was able to add my own product. I'm not devastated by this haircut and actually I'm optimistic. This because I was "this close" to cancelling my appt today (I'm in the wake of Hurricane Sandy) and had already started searching for another stylist and found someone through the NC Salong Finder and it's only 45 min away from my work and has late hrs to accommodate me. So my next haircut will be there and I can't wait! I've already read from numerous reviews they do dry cuts and really take the time to go over the curl girl philosophy! The moral of the story...."if at first you don't succeed try try again!"
It is hard for me to trust any hair stylist...and I am always a bit concerned as well when the stylistís hair isnít all that great. I think if she canít do her own hair what is she going to do for me?

I guess all you can do is hope they know what they are doing and go on recommendations that you trust.

I will never let anyone cut my curly hair wet again! My hair gets shorter when curly and it makes it impossible for the stylist to judge length accurately...but that was a long time ago and my hair is very long now.

I am letting my hair grow to hip length from waist length right now and trimming the ends myself with professional shears to avoid scissor happy stylists who may or may not know what they are doing.

Good luck with your next cut
It is hard for me to trust any hair stylist...and I am always a bit concerned as well when the stylistís hair isnít all that great. I think if she canít do her own hair what is she going to do for me?

I guess all you can do is hope they know what they are doing and go on recommendations that you trust.

I will never let anyone cut my curly hair wet again! My hair gets shorter when curly and it makes it impossible for the stylist to judge length accurately...but that was a long time ago and my hair is very long now.

I am letting my hair grow to hip length from waist length right now and trimming the ends myself with professional shears to avoid scissor happy stylists who may or may not know what they are doing.

Good luck with your next cut
Originally Posted by Ericachristina
Thank you! I'm not too bummed because at least my hair has been reshaped and I was having issues with the ends being too dry. She was familiar w/the S pattern and I noticed when she cut she at least released the tension on the ends so as not to take too much off. It just makes me wonder how I as a non stylist am able to recognize there is something "wrong" when I have to fight against my curl but a trained professional seems oblivious to common rules that apply to most of the curly population?? I google everything and think if I were a stylist I'd do the same. I mentioned naturallycurly.com to here when she asked me how I dry my hair (LOL I was telling her about plopping!) and she wasn't familiar with it. Probably one of my big mistakes is the fact that I don't speak up. I'm usually so behind on getting my haircut that I'm trilled to death to get some shape back and it's not until a couple of weeks later when curls aren't laying right that I kick myself for not speaking up. I'm happy I found this site though because now I have a good opportunity to go to a salon that DOES follow the rules of cutting/styling curly hair. There is always that chance that I may still not be a 100% satisfied but I'm confident it's a step in the right direction and at least if I mention plopping I won't get a blank stare! LOL!
I have been there. Sitting in that chair while they cut and feeling the heart drop...

I am growing out a horrible cut now. Thinned by one of those weird looking scissors, way too short, wet cut and it was uneven. My husband helped me even it a bit.
Never going back there.

I found a place where they have "Curly Girl" trained hair dressers and 9 good reviews on here, so going there next.

No more "butcher cuts".

Hope that other place you found will be a hit!
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