'Store Bought' Haircut.

@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
United States
July 18, 2012 6:50am CST
I was a hairdresser for 47 years. Had to retire in 2005 because i had a stroke along w/other health issues. I have thin, naturally curly hair & have not been able to find anyone to cut my hair to suit me not even my dil. I know , i'm hard too hard to please but my goodness they don't listen to u, don't care whether u come back or not or whatever their problem is. Monday i was in the bank & liked the teller's hair & ask her who did it. She told me & i went to see her yesterday. She did a great job, i'm very pleased & will definitely go back.I have been cutting it for years myself & was getting where it really bothered me to hold my arms up that long. Have u had a hard time finding someone to cut your hair to suit u?
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@GardenGerty (105553)
• United States
18 Jul 12
I am not very picky about my hair, and right now it is just long. I have a niece who will sometimes cut it. I have cut it myself. I have had it cut really short in a shop. It curls and waves. Right now I color it with henna and indigo. I like it long, I also like it really short. All the in between stuff bothers me.
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@BarBaraPrz (21385)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Jul 12
You have purple hair!?!
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@GardenGerty (105553)
• United States
18 Jul 12
No, when you mix it it looks brownish, especially if you use more henna than indigo. I like how it makes my hair shiny. I guess if you do a henna treatment then indigo that you get black. I am so tempted to let my white stripes come back and do the indigo to have blue stripes instead.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Hi GG, thanks for responding.I don't have good enough hair to be picky, lol but i do like a good haircut. I have been cutting my own & that's getting a little hard to do. soo glad i liked this one's work. Barb, would u try to behave, lol.
@gjax57 (897)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Hello there, I feel for you hun i've been there and can be sooooo frustrating. I am fortunate enough now tho that my daughter is a hair dresser and she does it to my liking every time :)............I can remember years ago I brought my daughter to a salon to get french curls and her hair was very thick, she may have been 9 or so. The hair dresser said to me that I should be reported for child abuse because my daughter had such thick hair and she thought that she would in the future have problems with her neck, go figure...she is now 34 and doing just fine but that one was a pip I tell you.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
HI, thanks for responding. Glad your daughter please u. Wish my dil had pleased me but she could have cared less, lol.That's the stupdist thing i ever heard for the woman to tell u that. DUH!
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@gjax57 (897)
• United States
18 Jul 12
I know can you imagin, I wish I could remember her and bring my daughter back to her and show her just how wrong she was lol.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Wish u could to. Bet she doesn't even cut hair anymore w/that kind of attitude.
@squallming (1776)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 12
Yes. I have had a hard time trying to find a skilled professional hair dresser to cut my hair. I went to quite a number of barber shops, most of them were quite disappointing which their work is just not satisfying me. Perhaps some easier hair styles they would be able to handle. Anyway, I did came across one particular female hair dresser whose skill I admire and the whole process of cutting my hair and straigthening feels so comfortable and lasting. My girlfriend liked that hair dresser too after I brought her there for a try.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. Glad u found one u liked & your friend does to.It's hard to do sometime.
@salonga (27956)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Hi!I'm glad you've found a hairdresser that suits your taste. Well I can't blame you if you are too choosy because you know this art pretty well. I am also very choosy and can't be easily pleased by any hairdresser so what could I expect from someone like you who knows this art from A to Z. I had one very good hairdresser. He is Alex, the best of all hairdressers I've had. Too bad he went abroad to work there and has not come back. For the time being I have to content myself with another gay hairdresser. He is okay but not as good as Alex. If Alex will not really come back I wish I could find someone as good as him one day soon.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Jul 12
hi, tHANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE. tHANK U, I'M GLAD I FOUND HER TO. kEPT THINKING I'D TRY FIRST ONE & THEN THE OTHER BUT HADN'T HAD MUCH LUCK TILL NOW. i HAVE JUST BEEN CUTTING IT MYSELF.Sorry alex ran off to another country. Maybe he will come back but i doubt it. Have a good one.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
18 Jul 12
well for me, it has been the style that suits me more than the haircutter. i have been going to a big box haircutters for years and have really never had many complaints.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I have never heard of them but glad they please u.
@AmbiePam (50457)
• United States
18 Jul 12
That's really cool. My great-grandmother had her own beauty shop when she was alive. My grandmother talks fondly of those days when she ran the shop right out of their house. It was connected to the house they lived in.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Good morning, Ambie.Thanks for your response & SHARING YOUR MEMORIES. mY MOTHER & BOTH MY AUNTS WERE HAIRDRESSERS. gUESS U COULD SAY IT'S RUNS IN THE FAMILY, HUH?
@celticeagle (121065)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jul 12
You know I can't even remember how I started going to my hairdresser. It has been about three years and she is always the one I see. I like her prices and her work. I am glad you found someone you like. What better way to find someone than threw seeing someone elses work.
@celticeagle (121065)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jul 12
Ya, I am too. I have been to some weird ones over the years.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jul 12
Happy weekend to u.
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@celticeagle (121065)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jul 12
Hope yours was nice and cool.
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
18 Jul 12
I'm pretty easy to please with my hair, though I have had bad experiences a few times. My hair is straight, but it is dry and frizzy. I used to think it was all split ends and would tell the people to cut off all the damage. They'd cut off a tiny bit but it never looked any better, but never did they tell me it was dry and frizzy and how to fix it. My bigger problem has always been my kids. My oldest is mixed race and has thick, tight curly hair. He needs a very particular haircut, and it's been hard to find someone who will do a fade just right, without taking him into the city to find someone who's used to black people hair. My other boys all have crazy cowlicks and need their hair to be a very certain length otherwise the cowlicks show and their hair looks bad. One of them needs his hair a little shorter while the others need it longer. The last time I took them for a haircut I told the woman this, but she cut the 2 boys hair too short and the other one not short enough so their cowlicks still showed.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. It's a shame they want do as u ask . If u ever find one who does stick w/them. I'm not saying u do but people have a habit of hopping from one hairdresser to another.It takes the hairdresser awhile to get use to people's hair & learn about cowlicks etc.Sometimes u can't do that in one visit. Sometimes hairdressers don't listen very well either.
• United States
18 Jul 12
I usually just go to the barber here in town. She only charges $7 for the boys. She's not the greatest though, but sometimes saving money is more important, especially for little boys since their hair grows so fast anyway.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jul 12
That's a very reasonable price. Wait till the boys get older & start thinking about their looks & u may not get by w/that, lol.
• United States
18 Jul 12
Honestly, I have not had a great haircut since the mid-eighties! I have very long hair and nobody seems to know how to style it the way I want it. Yes, I know, the style I want is out-dated. Who cares, it's what I want! I got so frustrated over a cut last year that I cut off 12 inches of my hair by myself, layered in some bangs and facial frills, too. It is so frustrating not to be able to get a good haircut.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. I hate u are having the trouble i was. 12 inches, omgosh, it must be long. I can see why u are having the trouble u are.
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• United States
19 Jul 12
Yes, it was very long, long enough I was sitting on it. It is now down to the bottom of my back/top of my behind. I want one of those old-fashioned layered and feathered from top to bottom and nobody seems to know how to do those anymore when the hair is really long.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jul 12
tHAT'S TOO BAD. oNE THING I HAVE FOUND OUT [THE HARD WAY] IS THE YOUNG HAIRDRESSERS ARE VERY LIMITED IN WHAT THEY CAN DO.
@BarBaraPrz (21385)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Jul 12
I just cut it myself. It grows at different speeds or falls out or breaks, so even if I got a super-duper store-bought haircut, it wouldn't look that way for very long. Glad you found someone who does it well.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
Thanks for responding. It's good u can cut it yourself & a whole lot cheaper.
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@BarBaraPrz (21385)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Jul 12
Well, we cats have been doing our own grooming for ages, anyway... =^..^=
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jul 12
GO CAT GO,
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
28 Jul 12
You bet...... when I was in my hometown I had found a really good hairdresser just around the corner of where I lived. She did my hair for years, also for my wedding in Sept. 2005 and I was happy with what she did. when I relocated to the town where I am now, it was very hard to find a good hairdresser. I had two very bad experiences with hairdressers in walking distance from our home and was fed up and frustrated as I wanted to let my very thin fine hair grow and not cut too much. But then my husband suggested why I wont try the hairdresser he goes to and this has been the best decision ever. They only cut the spliss out of the hair and it grows wonderfully now. Never thought it would grow that well.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Jul 12
Good morning, thanks for your response. I am glad u finally found someone u like. Know it's hard to do sometimes.Altho i haven't worked since 05 i still run into former customers who tell me they wished i was still working. I wish i could for more reasons than one. Hope u have a great weekend. Take care. hugs.
• Lippstadt, Germany
28 Jul 12
hi dearest Antiquelady if you saw my hairstyle maybe you would say get the hair cut short as it messes up really easily and I hate hairspray. But I am sooooo proud that I got my hair longer now. I still would be overjoyed if I could have my old hairdresser back...... the new ones are good but I still miss her a lot as well.
• United States
24 Jul 12
I still need to find someone here to cut my hair. We moved here a few months ago, and I still have not found my "go to" person for my hair. I have most of my other stuff lined up--doctor, bakeries, favorite upscale restaurant, favorite lunch place, farmers' market, kitchen shop... However, I still have not chosen someone for my hair. I have been busy with some other things, but I think I've also been avoiding choosing a place. My boyfriend has a place, but his standards are lower than mine. The woman he goes to does an okay job, but she is rushed and rather rude. I expect at least a somewhat polite personality to go along with some kick-butt hair cutting skills.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Jul 12
Notice other people's hair & if u see someone's hair u like ask them who did it.That's what i did.Thanks for resonding. Hope u find someone to please u.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
24 Jul 12
I'm very lucky - my best friend also happens to be a hairdresser! And an amazing one at that. Before we met I had an awful time with hairdressers too. I have very thick, wavy/curly hair that I've always worn long. Hairdressers HATED cutting my hair. I also had a hard time explaining what I wanted, I could never quite communicate it right. It's so much easier for me know that the person who does my hair is someone I talk to everyday, so no matter how long it takes me to explain what I want she understands. And she also knows what looks good and what works, so a lot of the time I don't need to say anything at all. It's SO nice!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Jul 12
U are very lucky to have her as a friend & as your hairdresser. Thanks for responding.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Jul 12
[b]Oh Jo, I do know what you mean! I have a terrible time with hair dressers! I'm still in the works of finding someone who will and can cut my hair the way I want it but it seems so deg gone remote anymore. I've not had a hair cut in about a year now because I hate having it done and not knowing who to go to so I'm thinking of growing it out so I can just put it up in a pony tail or just up on my head to get it out of my eyes so I can see to hear! My eyes are my eyes and ears since I can't hear well at all so I can't have this long strands hanging near my face like a lot of girls do these days. It drives me insane! I've got to know what's going on around me or I'm a nervous wreck! .....sigh..... sigh again. As for me, I'm sooooo burnt out but I don't have a choice but to carry on. I only hope the strength that I need will come to me soon because I'm so worn out. Tomorrow I have to take mom an hour and a half away to a neurologist in hopes he can help her with her dizziness and find out what's going on with her because she's deteriating so fast now especially since dad has passed. She's so depressed and cries a lot because she hates not being able to help with all that needs doing and hates to have to lay around and watch me but what choice does she have? My foster brother's daughter just turned 18 and is thinking of moving down here to help care for mom/grandma which will be such a welcomed blessing!! Please keep your fingers crossed that she does!! I need help so bad![/b]
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Jul 12
BLESS YOUR HEART, I know u are exhausted. I so hope the boy comes down to help u w/your mom. U can't keep on at the rate u are going, cats, u are going to get down yourself.THEN WHAT??? It always seems to me that the care always falls on one. thanks for responding & sharing w/us. hugs.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
21 Jul 12
I've had many a disastrous hair cut but I had my hair cut earlier this week and was p,eased with the results. At home, I stick to the hairdresser who knows my hair and knows me - what I like. I am open to new ideas but don't decide what to do without consulting me. I am so happy that you have found someone who does your hair to suit you. It is a funny thing about hair as if we are nt feeling good about our hair then we feel so bad about ourselves. Many blessings. Jhordie is well and the surgery is a success. She will have sight in that eye. So I am feeling so good about it all. They are know beginning to mAke plans to return home next month. I think that I will be here until September.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jul 12
GOOD MORNING CYNTHI, SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM U. Wonderful news about jhordie's surgery. I am so thankful it is over with & she has sight .I was anxious to hear from her.Good way to start my day w/good news.Of course the first thing i notice about ANYONE is their hair. If your hair looks good it doesn't matter what u have on , my opinion of course, lol. U are smart to stick to the same hairdresser at home.Glad u liked the hircut u got there. BIG HUGS TO U.Thanks for responding.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
20 Jul 12
Yes, yes, and yes!!! It is almost like they have an idea in their head about the way my hair should be, no matter what I tell them I want. The funny thing is that no matter where I go, they seem to all have the same idea. Maybe I should just go with it since I am out voted. I do micro manage my cuts now though...much more than when I was younger and just let them get a hold of me..lol..I wish I had known you when you were doing hair. It would be worth the trip to have it done the way I wanted it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jul 12
MAYBE, YOUR HAIR WILL not do what u want,lol. I'm not taking up for the hairdresser but if they all told u the same thing makes me wonder,lol.It is very aggravating to get a bad haircut. If u have a good cut that the best start to any style.Come on down , i can still give a h/c if u don't mind me sitting down every few minutes.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Hi AL! I have the same kind of hair as you do, but am not a hairdresser, although I did cut my own hair for awhile. I am very fanatic about my hair because it is so thin and curly and it needs someone who really knows how to cut curly hair, which not every hairdresser does. I have had alot of "traumatic cuts" throughout the years and everytime I find a good hairdresser something happens. My last hairdresser, who was great had to retire early because she has cancer. I was devastated when I heard about it because I really liked her and knew her for a very long time. She was also one of the partners. Before she started cutting my hair the first partner cut it and he decided to leave and start his own business behind his other 2 partners back. Well, since my hairdresser left I had to go to the "last standing partner". I had my first cut with him about 6 weeks ago. He's a great guy and I think I trust him with a scissors!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Jul 12
HI AGAIN, Twice in one day is great.U are right so many people can't cut hair like they should or just don't give a hoot.. I live in a small town & had to depend on people coming back to me. I think in big cities they think someone else will show up if someone doesn't like their haircuts. I took great pride in my work. Of course i didn't please everybody i did but i tried.It's not always easy to find someone u like, glad u have. Thanks for your response.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
19 Jul 12
I was ok in finding hairdressers until I moved to Puerto Rico. I had an aunt here doing it and she did a great job. However, she lives much further away then I wish to drive too especially with the gas prices. Then I had this guy in town who did a great job the first time but the second time was terrible. So I wanted to let it grow so I would cut my own bangs and my better half would trim the back for me. Now I find that I really need a professional cut because now I'm just shedding and its driving me crazy. I'm tempted to go back to the guy but I'm so afraid too. I really wish they had a "supercuts" here. They did my hair both in New York and New Mexico and they were great.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Thanks for responding lelin.Even if u are letting it grow it needs to be trimmed every 6-8 weeks because it will just start breaking off if u don't.I hope u can find someone u like closer than u aunt but at least if u went to her y'all could visit & get your hair cut to.
@bunnybon7 (37984)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Jul 12
always had trouble with that and my hair is the same as yours but i should tell you as you get older, it gets worse because it thins even more. i had a great hair dresser and cutter back when i had my job. mostly because i made such good money i could afford her. shes still in business but i cant afford her now.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Jul 12
HI BON, Thanks for responding. Girl, i'm older than u are. Sorry u can't go to your favorite hairdresser. That stinks, huh?There are some here in town that charge outrageous prices. If i could afford to go to them i wouldn't. I don't like people that gough & i feel sorry for stupid people that pay their prices. DUH!!!~
• United States
18 Jul 12
There has only been one person who cut my hair so good that I loved it! I can't stand the old lady haircuts (don't mean to offend anyone) where it's swooped up on the sides, blah, blah, blah. I like to keep up with the styles of today, not yesterday. The girl who cut it was a Manager of the shop but moved on and no one would really tell me where she went...go figure. I usually cut it myself but I'm getting tired of doing it. I need to go and get it straightened out soon, haha, as I'm no hairdresser.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 12
tHANKS FOR RESPONDING. tOO BAD SHE MOVED ON & THEY WOULDN'T TELL U WHERE BUT SHE SHOULD HAVE CALLED U & LET YOUknow she was moving. I'm not surprised they wouldn't tell u. Hairdressers can be like that, lol.