- Matthew James
Jan 07, 2011 - I went to get my haircut by Matt yesterday. He is a brilliant hairdresser who really understands curly hair! He sat and talked to me for about 20minutes before even touching my hair about what it was that I wanted, exactly what he was going to do and what to expect from the cut. At this point it became apparent that he really knew what he was talking about which put all my nerves at ease. For example, he mentionned how he is contact with Lorraine Massey and would e-mail her when he first started cutting curly hair for advice in order to perfect his technique. He washed my hair with the Kinkycurly range and then tipped my head upside down and scrunched in some curling custard and a curljunkie leave-in conditioner. In between conditioners he he layered my hair just to get the basic shape in (my hair had a lot of weight!). Then he sat me under the dryer and, when it was dry, cut my hair curl by curl! I was in there for about 2 hours just for cut and blow dry so you can really tell how much he cares! My hair looked amazing! It was so bouncy and full of life and really suited my features! He managed to make all my hair blend together, despite it being a mix of 3a and 3bs. My boyfriend loved it! And my mum was amazed at how good it looked! What is particulary good about Matt is that he doesn't use any fancy techniques. He purposely does this so you know exactly how your hair is gonna look on a day-to-day basis as soon as he finishes cutting. My mum was surprised when I had told her this, because when she got her hair done at Toni and Guy they had finger twirled her hair to bring out the curl. My hair was so much more bouncier and full of life that my mum couldn't believe that he hadn't finger-twirled my hair to make it look like that! So I would recommend Matt to anyone who can reach him! He is a friendly, understanding and talented hairdresser who will make your curls look amazing!