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Old 02-08-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
 
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Any comments? I have been to the three top curly hair salons and they didnt do it for me , so I was thinking of going to Aveda who seems to have a new curly line. But i realize that it is risky because although someone there may specialize in curly hair, they probably dont know the difference between a straight hair and curly hair cut, right?
Or do you think hair is hair and I should give it a shot?
Please give any advice/personal experience!! THANKS
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
 
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I don't have any curly salons around so I go to a regular salon. I've had good experiences with some regular salons. My last trim a week ago was at my Aveda salon and it the poor girl didn't know ANYTHING about curly hair.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
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I don't think a salon that specializes in curly hair has to be the only choice. There are stylists who are good with curls and work in regular salons...the trick is to find one! Have you checked the salon reviews on this site? I found my stylist that way.
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I would also try to bring a picture, so they know exactly what you want I would not recommend going to a place that charges less than 20 for a cut, like I used to do :x I now believe that you get what you pay for (it only took me 3 years of my hubby telling me this...lol)
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:55 AM   #5
 
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I think this is why most of us end up cutting our own hair.
Bad experiences and fear of having it happen again.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:54 AM   #6
 
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I agree with the others. It sometimes takes trial and error to find someone in a regular salon. The stylist I go to now is devachan trained and I just LOVE her and she realizes that there are no others in our area. Her goal is to train other stylists in the salon so that there are others. I have gone to MANY other "non curly" stylists and have had so so results and BAD results. My last go around before this one was good to start out with but as my hair grew out, she didn't know what to do. And in the end - she ruined it.
AnnMarie fixed my hair. She couldn't do it in one sitting tho. We had to wait for some of it to grow out.
I don't know what I'll do if AnnMarie leaves or if I move. Before AnnMarie, I too thought about going into Aveda. And I don't have the guts to walk out and say, "UH, never mind!" when they start cutting and you realize they are going to cut it as a straighty.
The one girl I went to wet it down and then pulled it up and out and started cutting away. Then to style.... she got the blow dryer out (she didn't even know what a diffuser was) and used a hair brush and comb to "style" OMG!!! It looked horrible.
When I did call Aveda, they will do consultations (I believe for free) and that way you can discuss things and see what they would do and suggest.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:20 AM   #7
 
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I live in a small town with no access to curly specialists.

What I did was ask around to friends for salon suggestions--or salons in town with good reputations. I then called the salon and asked to speak to the owner. I explained my situation, that I had naturally curly hair and I wanted to keep it that way. I was growing it out and didn't want anything drastic, just some shaping. I didn't want a blow dry or anything, but to let it dry naturally. I asked the owner for a suggestion: did she have any one in her salon that was really good with curly hair?

So far, I've been pleased with the cuts I've gotten. Her suggestion ended up being her (the owner). She will cut it dry if I ask her to. She's been very conservative on her cuts, sometimes leaving me wondering why I even went in. However, even with the small amounts cut off, my hair seems to look better when she's done.

So, my suggestion ends up being to ask around & talk to salon owners. They want to keep up their salon's reputation for quality service.
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Any one out there train their DH to trim or cut their hair?

I am trying to convince mine that he can do it. I love to cut his hair and would love to save the $$ but getting him to do mine. Maybe when my CG book arrives I can have better info to show him the best way.
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:44 AM   #9
 
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I just got my hair cut at an aveda beauty school in Milwaukee for $15 and I love how it turned out. The girl who cut my hair didn't know much about curly hair but since they're students, they're afraid to make a mistake so they cut a little and run off and ask their supervisor for help. I've never gotten my hair cut at a curly hair salon though, so I can't really make that comparison.
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