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Old 12-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
 
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I found a person in my area who knows how to cut curly hair.

That's a plus. People like that are hard to find and she did great job.

But she can't style it....naturally. I asked her how to get more defined, natural curls, and she ended up curling my hair with a curling iron...

I...DON'T put heat on my hair. Ever.

She also misjudged how curly my hair is. She said "it's not that curly," but after not being trimmed in a month, and losing a lot of my hair with depression, and having it damaged in other ways, my hair isn't top notch. I get super small ringlets underneath, and super-tight but large s-waves in the back and top. Not that curly? Yeah right.

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
 
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Oh man. That's annoying. Maybe if you see her a couple times she'll get it. I've had that happen.
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Yeah, I really hope so.

She did such a good job cutting my hair....but I went home and washed all the crap out of it and now it's pretty and curly like I wanted it in the first place....
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At least she knows how to cut and that's the important thing. I've never found a hairdresser who can style my hair curly - I either come out with it wet or straight.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
 
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At least she knows how to cut and that's the important thing. I've never found a hairdresser who can style my hair curly - I either come out with it wet or straight.
This.

I got to the point that I told them never to bother styling.

Now I don't get cuts anymore. I just trim and layer it myself. (Can't really afford not to. :/ ) But when I did have it done I always brought a jaw clip to put it up wet and made sure I'd have time when I got home to restyle it. Sometimes I'd just have them straighten it for a little change.
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At least she knows how to cut and that's the important thing. I've never found a hairdresser who can style my hair curly - I either come out with it wet or straight.
I've always been confused when people say this.... Do people go to the salon to get their hair cut and plan to walk out and go shopping or something? Maybe it's just me but I always thought, even from a young age, "get your hair cut after errands, go home."

I've never had my hair "styled" after a cut. It seems so weird.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:02 AM   #7
 
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I never plan to do anything after a visit to the hairdresser, generally it's just straight there and straight home again. Even if I have it straightened by a stylist I'll still go home afterwards as they always do my fringe really weird!
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At least she knows how to cut and that's the important thing. I've never found a hairdresser who can style my hair curly - I either come out with it wet or straight.
I've always been confused when people say this.... Do people go to the salon to get their hair cut and plan to walk out and go shopping or something? Maybe it's just me but I always thought, even from a young age, "get your hair cut after errands, go home."

I've never had my hair "styled" after a cut. It seems so weird.
For me , my parents made me wash my hair immediately after getting home from a haircut. it's become a habit now so I don't bother getting it styled.

The very last time I cut my hair, they attempted to style it using a very fine round brush and a blow dryer. They didn't even bother to use heat protectant. :-O My hair became so tangled and weirdly sticky that I'm scared to let them style my hair again after a haircut.

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Before I found a Deva-trained stylist, I would always ask the person cutting my hair to just leave it wet and not bother to style it, because I didn't like a lot of products in my hair and I didn't use a hair dryer. At first they couldn't believe it. Then they would say they just wanted to put in some leave-in conditioner.

An hour later, despite my protestations, there would be leave-in, gel, mousse and who knows what else and she would have blow-dried it and combed it into a sticky, ugly, frizzy mess.

It's like they can't help themselves.

So yeah, I never planned anything after a haircut because I knew I'd be going home to shower immediately.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:01 AM   #10
 
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Something else that bothers me about getting my hair styled by a stylist is the assumption of some that since I have, in their opinion, "WILD curly hair" that the BIGGER, WILDER, and CRAZIER they style it the better it will look! I've literally had stylist gently diffuse my hair into nice ringlets only to ruin them by racking, shacking, and mussing with them until they are a frizzy huge mess. WHY???!!!!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #11
 
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I always end up getting my hair styled at the salon. I think I've always walked out with my hair styled for probably the past 13 years or so. But I go to top notch salons, so I haven't ever really ended up with a bad style. It's also kind of fun because they can show you different ways to style your hair (I'm talking mostly straight haircuts, not Deva). I went in one day and the guy decided to make my hair wavy. Not like natural hair wavy. Like 20's flapper wavy. Except not greasy like I imagine in my mind when I think of 20's flappers. It was reminiscent of finger waves, but was softer and moved more.

I also like to watch them as they style it so I can recreate it at home. But that's because it was a banging style. If I consistently walked out with a bad styling job every time, I wouldn't hesitate to tell them to leave it alone.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:06 AM   #12
 
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I think part of this pushiness comes from an opportunity for stylists to pedal product on the off chance one of us actually enjoys what they do to us after our cuts.

As far as after-cut styling, most stylists I've patronized have sincerely believed they are an exception to the rule - each seems to believe s/he has to be the one person who will surprise me and style my curls better than even I know how to style them lol. Back when I was less assertive, I just let them go ahead and style it, despite my mild protest against it.

These days if I'm getting a cut and just don't feel like dealing w/another botched style, I tell her/him that no matter what, I want my hair left alone after the cut is over. I tell her this when first meeting her. "Is that something you're comfortable with?" I ask, looking her dead in the eyes. And I've never heard anyone say no or reject the idea. I think the more direct and organized we customers are in our conversations w/stylists, the clearer the expectations, which means an easier time for everyone.
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