Your hair is your crowning glory, literally and figuratively. Whether you have a short pixie cut, or long flowing locks, you really aren’t you without a great hairstyle. Women are known for great hair. Sure, Ryan Gosling has hair of the Gods, but you never look at a guy and say “I really dig his long, flowing locks” or “oh my, his blowout is beautiful.” No. Just, no.
Its one of those things men don’t get to do. We get great hair. They get higher salaries.
But so many of us have bad haircut experiences. I must say very proudly I have never gotten a bad haircut. Whether I pay $35 or $200, my hair always comes out with a great cut. I know that not everyone has such luck. I just went through the trouble of finding a new salon and I just knew I had to share my thoughts.
Know Your Hair
I have beautiful, shiny hair like silk. I don’t have gloriously thick glossy locks. That means not every haircut works for me. Don’t go in with spirally curls and ask for a sleek, straight pixie cut. It might end up looking like an afro. If you have baby-fine hair (like mine!), don’t get razor cut or short, blunt layers. It’s going to thin out your style. Decide what kind of hair you have and research it – there are a lot of great articles out there on how to best cut your hair. The stylist can’t be held responsible if you tell them to give you a bad cut.
Know Your Salon
When I was searching for a salon, I looked for one with great products. Not great reviews, but great products. Salons have to be approved vendors for high end products, so you know a Kerastase salon is a good place to go. Read up on the stylists and call the salon – see how they greet you and how they handle things. If you don’t feel like a high-profile client on the phone, you won’t in person. Also, don’t be afraid to go and check out the salon in person. Look around and make sure you love the environment.
Know Your Limits
My recent salon experience was terrible. First, I had to wait forty minutes. FORTY MINUTES, PEOPLE. It was unbelievable. Then, everything was rushed. It wasn’t the gossipy, glosse, fun trip to the salon I wanted. It was just a haircut. I could have gone to Hair Cuttery (just kidding, please don’t ever go to Hair Cuttery!). Know how long you’re willing to wait and what you’re willing to deal with. No matter who you are, you should feel like a high profile client. You should feel like a supermodel, going to a posh salon, coming out looking better than ever.
Your hair is your crowning glory. As women, we are emotionally attached to it – so when we change it, we need to know what we are doing. As women, we get to enjoy this experience, discussing layers versus angles, partial versus full foil, and Sean versus Brad – who is the cuter Bachelor? Men don’t get this experience. We sure as hell better enjoy it!